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Zacciah Saltzman: Player of the Year Candidate

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According to Merriam- Webster, a leader is “an individual who directs activity or performance of a group to bring to some conclusion.” Athens tailback Zacciah Saltzman led most of the region, especially on box scores. Saltzman piled on a colossal 2,112 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground, averaging over eight yards per rush. His… Read More

Extra Points: South Gallia Wins Big, Saltzman Runs Wild

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In his final game as an Athens Bulldog (6-4), Zacciah Saltzman rushed for 361 yards and finished his final season as a Bulldog with 2,113 rushing yards. Entering the longtime rivalry game, Saltzman needed 250 yards to reach the 2,000 mark and he reached his goal single handedly in the first half rushing for 261… Read More

River Valley Rides Hot Start To Victory

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The River Valley Raiders (7-2, 4-2) scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, which is more than the Athens Bulldogs (5-4, 3-2) had first downs. River Valley’s quick start kept enough distance between them and the Bulldogs to seal the Raiders 35-21 victory Friday night. The Raiders marched down the field and straight into their… Read More

Athens Battling to Keep Title Hopes Alive

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In one of the most competitive seasons TVC-Ohio history, there are three teams vying for the title and Friday’s matchup between Athens and River Valley has huge implications for both the conference crown and playoff picture. The Bulldogs will come into the match-up against the Raiders the winners of four straight, largely thanks to running… Read More

Extra Points: Athens’s Comeback and Alexander, Zane Trace’s Routs

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Athens needed to win in order to have a shot at a share of the TVC-Ohio crown. Wellston pushed the Bulldogs to the limit, but it came up one drive short against a prolific Athens offense. Athens (5-3, 3-1) tacked on a touchdown in overtime to come out on top in the shootout, beating Wellston… Read More

Extra Points: Bloom-Carroll, Wellston, Athens Win Comfortably

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The Athens Bulldogs (4-3) protected their home turf Friday night as they fended off the Meigs Marauders  (5-2) 49-34 in a barn-burner. Athens running back Zacciah Saltzman went off again this week amassing 303 yards and seven touchdowns on 37 carries. Saltzman broke off four runs of over 20 yards and two runs of over… Read More

Alexander Subdues Athens Offense in Win

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Alexander came into Friday’s match-up having lost its past four match-ups against Athens. Consider that streak snapped. The Spartans (3-1, 1-0) came out with a chip on their shoulder, defeating the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-1) by a score of 31-14. The Spartans muted what had previously been a dominant Athens offense, forcing a whopping seven turnovers… Read More

Alexander’s Stout Defense to Face Challenge in Athens

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It’s Athens week. “It is definitely going to be a little more special,” Alexander head coach Alex Penrod said. “Our goal is to win a conference championship, and this is step one.” Alexander (2-1) and Athens (1-2) came into the season as title contenders and Friday’s game could set the tone for the rest of… Read More