Logan in Need of Bounce-back Win Against Gallia Academy

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After an uncharacteristic two-week drought, Logan is looking to turn the tides on the road Friday against Gallia Academy.

With running back Bryce McBride still out to injury, expect senior quarterback Lane Little to do some serious damage.

Little has a lot of different hands to look for when he drops back. Not only is Isiah Smith (42 receptions, 716 yards, 12 touchdowns) a veteran and favorite of his quarterback, but Little has also found younger guys throughout the season. Little has connected with both juniors Jenson Wallace and Riley Nelson for a combined 630 yards.

This season Little has thrown for 1,658 yards. Right now, Little sits as the 4th all-time passing quarterback in Logan High School history. It will only take him 244 more yards through the air to move up to number 3. Little has passed for over 100 yards each game, so moving up in the history books this season is not a far reach.

It would not be out of the question for Little to pass this milestone on Friday against Gallia Academy’s struggling defense.

Gallia Academy is riding a high off its win over Warren, but the Blue Devil defense has allowed an average of 46 points in the last four weeks. Gallia Academy will have to make some defensive adjustments to keep up with Little and company.

Kole Carter will lead the offensive front for Gallia Academy and has consistently proven himself in 2015. Carter is the heart and soul of the Blue Devil team. The senior makes up almost 90 percent of Gallia’s total offensive production this season with 676 yards rushing and 770 yards passing.

Carter will have to look out for Tommy Hayden on the line. Hayden leads the Chieftain’s defense with seven sacks and 58 total tackles. Carter might also have a hard time hitting his receivers. Isiah Smith is just as talented on the other side of the ball at free safety with 78 tackles and three interceptions this season.

This marks the 34th trip to Gallipolis for the Chieftains and it could be the last. The Blue Devils will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference next season. Although Logan leads the all-time series against Gallia Academy 42-40, the Blue Devils have an advantage under Memorial Field’s lights. At home, Gallia Academy has a 17-15-1 record against Logan.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Field in Gallipolis.