Week 4 Power Rankings: TVC-Ohio

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1. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0)

After four weeks of football, the Buckeyes take the number one spot in the TVC-Ohio power rankings. The Buckeyes haven’t lost a TVC-Ohio game and are standing at 7-0 since the 2015 season. In the Buckeyes’ game against River Valley, Garrett Maiden threw for six touchdowns and broke the Buckeye passing record with 340 yards. Two other offensive threats are running back Keegan Wilburn and wide receiver Chris Cook. They have scored 141 points this season and have only allowed 54. If they keep up their momentum they have so far this season, they have a good chance of landing the TVC-Ohio title again.

2. Athens Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0)

The Bulldogs take second place in our rankings. Their powerhouse offense is led by quarterback Clay Davis, Treyce Albin, Robert Dickelman, Evan Adams, and Michael Casteel. These playmakers can run the ball and pass the ball, which throws off their opponents and gives them many options on each drive of the game. Their defense returns seven of their 11 starters and they don’t allow many points. Last week, they shut out Alexander and sacked their quarterback multiple times for loss of yards. Their most important game this season will be their last one against Nelsonville-York which may determine the TVC-Ohio crown.

3. Wellston Golden Rockets (2-2, 0-0)

The Wellston Rockets are the only team in our coverage who have not played a conference game so far this season. Although they were shutout by their bitter rival Jackson in week one but quickly bounced back with two double digit wins over Huntington and Adena. Although they have been outscored 81-75 by opponents this season their high powered offense, led by All-TVC running back Travis Jayjohn, the Golden Rockets should have no trouble putting up points in the future.

4. Meigs Marauders (2-2, 1-0)

The Marauders take our 4th spot in this week’s rankings. Meigs has struggled so far this season with trying to find a quarterback as they lost their first two due to injuries. Corey Cox is now the starter and he is trying to find his groove within the Marauders’ offense. Offensive threat Zach Bartrum is all over the place for the Marauders and someone opponents have to keep an eye on as he can run the ball or go down field for a pass. Keep an eye out for the Marauders as they may be the black sheep in this conference.

5. River Valley Raiders (2-2, 0-1)

Taking our 5th spot in our ranking is the River Valley Raiders. Led by senior quarterback Patrick Brown, the Raiders are currently lacking a running game as they can’t seem to make anything happen on the ground, and they lost huge targets within their wide receivers. The Raiders have scored 42 points this season and have allowed opponents to 147.

6. Vinton County Vikings (1-3, 0-1)

Finishing second to last in the conference are the Vikings. The Yates brothers carry the offense with Naylan at quarterback and Nevin at running back. Naylan lost his biggest target from last season and isn’t as consistent as he was last season. Their one win this season was against Piketon, and this Friday they are hosting Athens for a big game and an opportunity to make a statement.

7. Alexander Spartans (1-3, 0-1)

Rounding out the conference is the Alexander Spartans. The Spartans offense is struggling as they have a young and small offensive line protecting their backfield. They won their first game of the season against Federal Hocking and Federal Hocking was their only win in the 2016 season.