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An Offseason in a Pandemic: SEO Coaches Go In-Depth on Abnormal Summer

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Nine months ago, nearly the entire town of Crooksville Ohio funnelled into downtown Village Park to commemorate the 100th year of their Ceramics’ football program, and to gear up for a rivalry game against the New Lexington Panthers. Hundreds of fans, students, parents, and coaches enjoyed the festivities in preparation for the contest, which would… Read More

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Bulldogs Knock off New Lexington for Second Straight Sectional Title

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For Cinderella, the clock always strikes midnight and ends the dance. Fresh off their victory over the third seeded Sheridan Generals, the 14-seed New Lexington was looking to pull off yet another upset, this time against the six-seed Athens. The Bulldogs crashed New Lex’s party, playing with their usual up tempo pace and knocking down… Read More

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Athens Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Panthers

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- Despite losing four seniors from a TVC-Ohio championship team a year ago, the Athens Bulldogs have not missed a beat to open up the season. After knocking off a solid Gallia Academy team, the Bulldogs turned their focus to the New Lexington Panthers at McAfee Gymnasium Tuesday night. Athens (2-0) were scrappy… Read More

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Game of the Week Preview: New Lexington Looks to Take Revenge on Tri-Valley

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David vs. Goliath. An old MVL powerhouse vs. a new, rising contender looking to take the throne. This game between the Tri-Valley Scotties and the New Lexington Panthers has the combination of conference implications and hype to live up to the billing of Gridiron Glory Game of the Week. Perennial power Tri-Valley comes into the… Read More

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Preseason Power Rankings: MVL

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The MVL hasn’t had much parity in a while. The Tri-Valley Scotties have won at least part of the MVL each of the last eight years and the teams vying to overtake the top spot usually stay consistent as well. But with a new season comes a new chance for teams to take down the… Read More

Trouble From The First Touch For West Muskingum As New Lexington Panthers Dominates From Start

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The Tornadoes received the ball to start the game and three plays later, New Lexington recovered a fumble, drove down field and acquired a lead that they would never relinquish. One score was all they needed. 48-0 New Lexington was the final. That touchdown off of the turnover set the tone for the Panthers as… Read More

Philo Needs Win Over New Lexington and Help for Playoffs

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The 2017 regular season has reached its final chapter, and for many teams, this week will determine whether or not they get to continue their story into November. Philo is one of those teams. The Electrics (6-3, 5-2 Muskingum Valley League) enter week 10 on the brink of making the postseason with an eighth place… Read More

Week 7 Power Rankings: MVL


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1. Tri Valley Scotties 6-1 (5-0) Next Opponent: John Glenn Unofficial Playoff Ranking Region 11: 6th The Scotties can all but clinch the Muskingum Valley League this week with a win against John Glenn. Tri-Valley currently sits sixth in Region 11 and should be able to secure a playoff spot if they win out. Scotties… Read More

Week 4 Power Rankings: MVL


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1. Tri-Valley Scotties 3-1 (2-0) Next Opponent: Philo A familiar spot for Coach Buttermore’s squad which has won three straight games since its season opening loss to Saint Vincent-Saint Mary. The Scotties will face arguably the most talented player in the league in Isaac Gill on Friday when it matches up with Philo in a… Read More

Athens Dominates New Lexington

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The Athens Bulldogs have gotten out of the slump they started the season with. Athens defeated the out-of-conference New Lexington Panthers 67-42. A major key for the Bulldogs was their ball movement. Griffin Lutz led the Bulldogs with 15 points. Nick Lutz, no relation to Griffin, added 12 points of his own, including two threes. 10 players… Read More

Sheridan Survives Triple-Overtime Thriller Against New Lexington

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The Sheridan Generals avoided an upset in a triple-overtime thriller against the New Lexington Panthers, winning 20-14. Sheridan traveled to New Lexington sitting at No. 11 in the playoff rankings, so a win was necessary to stay in contention. The Panthers got on the board early in the first quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass… Read More

Sheridan In Need of Convincing Win Vs. New Lexington

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Just a few weeks ago, Sheridan (6-3, 6-1) was sitting pretty atop the MVL after a 14-6 victory against Maysville with a win against Tri-Valley standing between the Generals and a path to the MVL title. They were not so lucky against the Scotties. Sheridan’s offense faltered against Tri-Valley’s stingy defense and the Generals fell… Read More

Tri-Valley’s Defense Shuts Down New Lexington

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Tri-Valley’s (4-1, 3-0) defense shut it down Friday night, stifling New Lexington’s (2-3, 2-2) offense en route to a 35-0 win. The Scotties were at their best tonight, forcing three turnovers and five three-and-outs. The first turnover came in the form of a forced fumble, which led to a 66-yard Colin Slaboden fumble return to… Read More

Stingy New Lexington Defense to be Tested Vs. Tri-Valley

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Despite dropping its first two games of the season, New Lexington has righted the ship and won its last two games, outscoring opponents 50-20. After winning the starting job for the Panthers, senior quarterback Mitch Wycinski has since lost the starting job to junior Bradley Clapper. The switch may be just what New Lexington needs to… Read More

Maysville Defense Stifles New Lexington

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Sloppy weather led to sloppy football in Maysville on Friday night. New Lexington and Maysville racked up many a penalties and turnovers, but it was the Panthers from Maysville who came away with the 21-0 win. The Maysville rushing trio of Chase Roberts, Johnny Runkle, and Chase Himmelspach combined for 183 yards and two touchdowns… Read More

New Lexington Defense to Face Stiff Test in Maysville

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Chase Roberts led the Maysville Panthers (1-0) to a 43-7 victory over the New Lexington Panthers (0-1) last year, but New Lexington’s defense has made significant strides since then. New Lexington lost to Fairfield Union last week, but surrendered only seven points. The game showcased the positives of a strong defense, but the negatives of… Read More

New Lexington Focusing on Fundamentals Ahead of Fairfield Union Game

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Dog fights. That’s the word New Lexington head coach David Rupe used to describe the games between the Panthers and the Fairfield Union Falcons the past few years. He doesn’t expect Friday’s match up to be any different. “That team is big, it will go all the way down to the wire like last year… Read More