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Southern and Eastern line up across from eachother during their game on Saturday

“This Game Is All We Need To Focus On Right Now.” Inside One Of Southeastern Ohio’s Biggest Rivalries

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Inside the coach’s office at Eastern High School, home of the Eagles, assistants sit on the couches that line the white concrete walls. After a Thursday practice, the room is buzzing with their idle chatter, and with an exceptional energy that comes around only once a year. Amidst the talk, one line rings out above… Read More

Mason Dishong Eastern Eagles

Eastern Punches Ticket To Postseason With Win Over Southern

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Coming into their regular season finale Friday, the Eastern Eagles had not been to the playoffs since 2001. This year, however, saw a vastly improved Eagles team jump out to a 7-2 record (4-2 in conference). A win against their cross-county rival Southern Tornadoes would push them into the postseason, while a loss would yield… Read More

Trimble Tomcat Cameron Kittle drops to pass as a Southern Tornado defender stares him down on October 26, 2019.

Trimble Shuts Out Southern in Game of the Week

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GLOUSTER, Ohio- The Trimble Tomcats came into this game undefeated, and they showed no sign of letting up against the Southern Tornadoes. The Tornadoes came into this game 5-3, including being undefeated on the road, but that changed Friday night once they hit a red-hot team of Tomcats and fell 76-0. Southern received the opening… Read More

Gage Shuler awaits the snap

Game of the Week Preview: Tornadoes Seek to Take Down Goliath in Glouster

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The Southern Tornadoes (5-3) travel to Glouster on Friday to take on the undefeated Trimble Tomcats (8-0). This is going to be a very physical game due to the way Trimble’s front seven succeeds against the run thanks to defensive standout Sawyer Koons. Southern, being a run heavy team thanks to Senior running back Trey… Read More

Waterford Wildcat players Joe Pantelidis and Holden Dailey celebrate after scoring a touchdown

Waterford Leaves Racine With Statement Win Over Tornadoes

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RACINE, Ohio- The Southern High Tornadoes took on the Waterford Wildcats in the eighth week of southeastern Ohio’s high school football season. The Tornadoes came into this game 5-2 and the Wildcats came in at 6-2. This was a huge game as it could help be a deciding factor for who will win the TVC-Hocking…. Read More

Gage Shuler drops back in the pocket

Southern Tornadoes take Lancers’ Home Opener

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STEWART, Ohio- Lancer fans were buzzing Friday night as Federal Hocking played host to their TVC-Hocking foe, the Southern Tornadoes, in their home opener following an emotional 28-20 win over the Hundred Hornets, their first since week 9 of the 2014 season. The buzzing didn’t last long though. On the opening kickoff, Southern’s Trey Mcnickle… Read More

Waterford Rolls Past Southern To Make It To Convo

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The intensity was at a fever pitch Wednesday as the Waterford Wildcats (16-6) battled the Southern Tornadoes (12-10) at Meigs High School in the Sectional Finals. Bodies sprawled across the floor on nearly every possession, as both teams put their bodies on the line in a win-or-go-home scenario. Waterford did assert themselves in the end,… Read More

Tomcats Impose Their Will Over Southern Tornadoes

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There are few pregame introductions more unique in Southeast Ohio than that of the Southern Tornadoes. As the sirens blare and the PA system announces tornado warnings, it is easy to get swept up in the pageantry. The Trimble Tomcats did not get into first place in the TVC-Hocking by being easily frazzled though. They… Read More

Wildcat Defense Shuts Down Tornadoes

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Week eight marks the make or break point for team’s seasons and Friday night’s matchup between Waterford and Southern had playoff implications written all over it. The Wildcats moved one step closer to a playoff spot Friday night with a dominant 42-7 performance against Southern. The Wildcat defense forced a turnover on Southern’s opening drive… Read More

Athens Invitational Marching Festival


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You are invited to attend the 44th Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00am at Athens High School’s Basil Rutter Field! This festival is the 3rd longest running marching band festival in the state of Ohio. High School bands from Southeast and Central Ohio will travel in to perform at this… Read More