LEAGUE LEADERS 

FINAL


Team scoring offense (points scored)
No.
Team
pts
avg
       
1.
Athens
571
57.1
2.
Meigs
365
36.5
3.
Vinton County
223
22.3
4.
Alexander
211
21.1
5.
Nelsonville-York
200
20.0
6.
Wellston
157
15.7
       
       
       


Team scoring defense (points allowed)
No.
Team
pts
avg
     
1.
Athens
139
13.9
2.
Meigs
233
23.3
3.
Nelsonville-York
253
25.3
4.
Wellston
268
26.8
5.
Vinton County
298
29.8
6.
Alexander
393
39.3
       
       
       


Team offense (total yards)
No.
Team
 yds avg
       
1.
Athens
5,386
538.6
2.
Meigs
3,899
389.9
3.
Vinton County
2,983
298.3
4.
Alexander
2,680
268.0
5.
Nelsonville-York
2,638
263.8
6.
Wellston
2,277
227.7
       
       
       


Team defense (total yards allowed)
No.
Team
yds
avg
       
1.
Athens
2,708
270.8
2.
Nelsonville-York
2,859
285.9
3.
Wellston
2,863
286.3
4.
Vinton County
2,924
292.4
5.
Meigs
2,998
299.8
6.
Alexander
4,047
404.7
       
       
       


Individual passing
name
cmp-att-yds (td)
avg
     
1. Burrow
145-200-2620 (35)
262.0
2. McGrath
136-296-1700 (15)
170.0
3. Sheets
61-114-956 (11)
95.6
4. Womeldorf
70-146-894 (6)
89.4
5. Bartrum
45-94-797 (7)
79.7
6. Long
43-120-642 (5)
64.2
7. Adams
48-104-502 (2)
50.2
8. Edwards
16-23-197 (1)
19.7
     
     


Individual rushing
No.
name
car-yds (td)
avg
       
1.
T. Williams
127-1483 (27)
148.3
2.
A. Mount
161-1054 (11)
105.4
3.
M. Davis
120-775 (12)
77.5
4.
T. Ousley
121-729 (6)
72.9
5.
J.T. Hayes
121-599 (6)
59.9
6.
K. Sheets
80-467 (4)
46.7
7.
A. Long
129-466 (5)
46.6
8.
N. Cox
106-433 (6)
43.3
9.
J. Burrow
66-422 (8)
42.2
10.
N. Andrews
95-411 (7)
41.1
        

 Individual receiving
No.
name
rec-yds (td)
avg
       
1.
R. Luehrman
38-959 (15)
95.9
2.
L. Thompson
47-734 (5)
73.4
3.
M. Davis
35-574 (5)
57.4
4.
H. Wiseman
37-561 (11)
56.1
5.
T. Phelps
38-561 (6)
56.1
6.
J. Warren
32-473 (1)
47.3
7.
A. Luehrman
22-376 (5)
37.6
8.
Z. Saltzmen
19-328 (1)
32.8
9.
K. Sheets
14-280 (3)
28.0
10.
S. Vander Ven
18-262 (3)
26.2







  6-0 190 lb junior Trae Williams
led the TVC-Ohio with 127 carries
for 1,483 yards and 27 touchdowns.




6-4 190 lb junior Joe Burrow led
the TVC-Ohio with 145 completions for
  2,620 yards and tossed 35 touchdown passes.




6-4 185 lb junior Ryan Luehrman
led the TVC-Ohio with 38 receptions
for 959 yards and caught 15 touchdowns.




  5-9 150 lb junior Michael Davis
  was 3rd in the TVC-Ohio with 120 carries
for 775 yards and had 12 rushing touchdowns.


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TVC-TOP 6 BREAKDOWN
(FINAL)


  


1. Trimble - The Trimble Tomcats ended the regular season Friday in grand fashion when they traveled to Stewart and knocked off the Federal Hocking Lancers 59-0. The win gave head coach Phil Faires his first ever 10-0 season and the Tomcats earned their first outright TVC-Hocking championship since 2009. The win also helped Trimble earn the overall No. 1 seed in Division VII, Region 25 and will take on No. 8 seed Bellasville Saturday night at Glouster Memorial Stadium. After holding Federal Hocking to zero points, the Trimble defense broke the school record for shutouts in a season with seven - and also broke the school record for points allowed. The previous mark was 46 set by the undefeated 1989 team; this years unit allowed just 33 points. Junior Austin Downs caught 7 balls for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns versus the Lancers, which allowed him to break Scott Holbert's single season record for receiving yards at Trimble. Downs has been terrific all season and leads the entire TVC with 57 receptions for 1,083 yards and 13 touchdowns.
     Quarterback Konner Standley was 10-of-11 passing for 179 yards and tossed 4 touchdowns, which was the 3rd time in his last 4 games that he has thrown 4 TD's. It was also the sixth consecutive game he has thrown at least 2 touchdowns. Standley has completed 108 passes on 162 attempts for 1,794 yards and 25 scores this season - and has accumulated an astounding 66 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns over the last two years while leading the Tomcats to an impressive 20-2 record. Sophomore Justice Jenkins, who carried the ball just 4 times for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns against Federal Hocking, became the teams leading rusher with 581 yards on 64 carries. With the news Jake Kish may be done for the year, the 6-foot-1 180 lb Jenkins will need to step up to the plate in a big way, both offensively and defensively, as the Tomcats get ready to host their 2nd home playoff game in two years.


Side note: Trimble improved to 26-1 in its last 27 regular season games after the win over Federal Hocking and have won 15 straight TVC-Hocking games. The Tomcats ended the regular season with a 23.0924 computer average in Region 25 - and barely edged out Shadyside, who had a 22.0308 average, for the No. 1 seed. Trimble (10-0) will host No. 8 seed Bellsville (6-4) in the 1st round of the Ohio High School playoffs at 7:00 pm on Saturday in Glouster. The Blue Devils have won 3-out-of-4 heading into the match-up with the Tomcats and are averaging 23.7 points per game this season. They lost to Madonna 63-8 in the season opener, dropped a 14-6 decision to Frontier, were defeated 55-20 by Shadyside a week later - and then lost to Bishop Donahue 42-13 in week 9.


record: (10-0)
league: (8-0)
avg points scored: 43.4
avg points allowed: 3.3
best win: at Wahama 12-7
losses
: none
top performance
: Konner Standley was 13-of-17 passing for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns and carried the ball 17 times for 127 yards versus Southern.
next opponent: Beallsville (6-4)




1. Athens - The Athens Bulldogs earned their 2nd perfect regular season in the last three years after defeating rival Nelsonville-York 56-20 inside Scott Riggs and Family Stadium on The Plains. Athens clinched a 3rd consecutive outright TVC-Ohio championship, finished 10-0 overall and 5-0 in the league, and were awarded the overall No. 1 seed in Division III, Region 9. Junior Joe Burrow had an incredible night completing 12-of-14 passes for 237 yards and 4 touchdowns, he ran for 58 yards on 6 carries and scored 1 TD - and caught a 64 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Luehrman in the 2nd quarter. With the 4 passing scores, the 6-foot-4 190 lb quarterback now has 82 career passing touchdowns and is currently ranked 11th all time in the state of Ohio. Burrow, who has scored over 100 combined touchdowns in his career, needs only 3 more passing touchdowns to pass Austin Bruns of Coldwater to move into 10th place all time. Junior Ryan Luehrman caught 5 passes for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns versus Nelsonville-York, which was the 5th time this season the 6-foot-5 receiver has topped the 100-yard mark in a game.
     Perhaps no other player in the area has made a bigger impact on his team over the last several weeks than Trae Williams. The 6-foot 190lb tailback had an outstanding TVC-Ohio season carrying the ball 57 times for 899 yards and 15 touchdowns versus Meigs, Alexander, Wellston, Vinton County and Nelsonville-York. Williams averaged 179 yards per game, 3 touchdowns and 15.8 yards per carry in league play, which should put him in the conversation for TVC-Ohio offensive players of the year. On the season the junior has carried the ball 127 times for 1,483 yards and scored 27 rushing touchdowns. The Bulldogs offense, which averages an astounding 57.1 points per game, will face a big test Friday as they welcome the Logan Elm Braves from the MSL to Rutter Field. Logan Elm has a nice balanced offense that averages 27.8 points per game, but the Braves have been susceptible to the pass and give up on average 21.7 points. They dropped 2-of-their-last-3 games, including a 26-14 set back to rival Circleville in week 8 - and lost to Hamilton Township 24-21 in the season finale. 

Side note:
The Bulldogs improved to 18-1 in their last 19 home games and are 34-3 overall since a tornado came through The Plains and tore up the old Rutter Field. They are also an impressive 29-1 in their last 30 regular season games since the start of 2011. Athens past Marion Franklin in the final week of the regular season to earn the overall No. 1 seed in Division III, Region 9 with a 27.2000 computer average. The Red Devils ended the season with a 26.7000 average. The winner of Athens and Logan Elm will square off against either Tri Valley (9-2) or New Philadelphia (9-1), who play each other Friday night as well, at a neutral site designated by the OHSAA.


record: (10-0)
league: (5-0)
avg points scored: 57.1
avg points allowed: 13.9
best win: at Fairland 55-46.
losses: none
top performance: Joe Burrow was 28-of-37 passing for 492 yards and threw 8 touchdowns vs Fairland. Heath Wiseman caught 12 balls for 270 yards and 6 TD's.
next opponent:
vs Logan Elm (7-3)




3. Wahama - The Wahama White Falcons won their seventh consecutive game after they breezed past Miller 66-8 Friday in Mason. Senior Kane Roush had a night to remember playing in what may be his last game at Bachtel Stadium. The 5-foot-10 170 lb tailback had a pair of rushing touchdowns, returned a punt and an interception for scores, in addition to hauling in two passes for touchdowns versus the Falcons. Roush scored on 5 different occasions, but only carried the ball 3 times for 51 yards. For the season he has 1,181 rushing yards on 102 attempts and has scored 22 rushing TD's. Tailback Colton Neal racked up 66 yards on just 3 carries versus Miller and scored twice to give him a total of 10 touchdowns over the last five weeks. The dynamic duo of Roush and Neal have really come on strong the second half of the season - and have helped Wahama become the No. 1 offense in the TVC-Hocking averaging 47.6 points per game.
     Senior Hunter Bradley also had one of his best games of the season Friday versus the Falcons. The 6-foot-5 quarterback completed 5-of-7 passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns and added a third score on the ground. Bradley, who has been a nice addition to the White Falcons defense this year, also had 2 interceptions on the night. 12 seniors were honored before the game in what could be their last time playing at Bachtel Stadium in Mason. Wahama is currently holding down the No. 8 spot, but are in danger of being passed by Notre Dame before seasons end. Only the top 8 teams host playoff games in week 11. The White Falcons will travel to Buffalo this week to take on the Bison (0-9), who may not offer enough points for Wahama to hold onto that last spot.

Side note:
The win over Miller improved Wahama's record to an impressive 38-1 overall the last four years during the regular season and 31-1 in the TVC-Hocking. They are 48-3 overall, including the playoffs, with one state championship in 2012. The White Falcons lost to Trimble 12-7 in 2013, went 14-0 last season, lost to Williamstown 24-7 in the state semi-finals in 2011 - and lost 28-14 to Wheeling Central Catholic in the state championship game in 2010. If the seniors can pull out a win at Buffalo on Friday, they will have only lost one regular season game during their 4-year high school career. Just 5 points, a 12-7 set back to Trimble this season, kept Wahama from going a perfect 40-0.

record: (8-1)
league: (7-1)
avg points scored: 47.6
avg points allowed: 12.7
best win: Southern 28-14
losses: Trimble 12-7
top performance: Kane Roush rushed for 155 yards and scored five touchdowns and added another 129 yards receiving vs Eastern.
next opponent:
at Buffalo (0-9)




4. Meigs - The Marauders ended there stellar turn-around season on a high note Friday by defeating Alexander 53-21 in Rock Springs. Junior Michael Davis carried the ball 9 times for 105 yards and caught 2 passes for 54 yards to lead Meigs to its seventh win of the season and a 2nd place finish in the TVC-Ohio. Freshmen Cody Bartrun was 4-of-9 passing for 85 yards and threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Damon Jones and the other to Nick Combs. After the young quarterback took over under center for the Marauders in week 5, they went 5-1 over there last six and averaged 40.3 points per game. Sophomore Kalieb Sheets had one carry for 68 yards that went for a touchdown, and Jordon Hutton gained 43 yards on 5 carries and scored once as well. Meigs made it clear it was the 2nd best team in the Ohio Division by jumping on the Spartans early and often, and by taking a commanding 40-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. The two teams traded punches in the 4th before the Marauders walked away with a convincing 32-point victory.
     Without a doubt Meigs was one of the most surprising teams this fall going from 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the TVC-Ohio a year ago - to (7-3), (4-1 TVC-Ohio) this season. With a very good coach in Mike Bartrum, good fan support and a beautiful new stadium; the Marauders are a program on the rise and one to keep an eye on going forward. Perhaps the biggest asset for Meigs though is its wealth of talented underclassmen. Davis ended up 3rd in the TVC-Ohio with 775 yards rushing and 3rd in receiving with 35 catches for 574 yards and 5 touchdowns. Sheets is another diverse player who passed for 956 yards, rushed for 467, and even finished 9th in receiving with 280 yards and 3 scores. Bartrum climbed all the way to 5th in the TVC-Ohio in passing despite not taking a snap until halfway into the season. He completed 45-of-94 passes for 797 yards and 7 touchdowns. All three players including Ty Phelps, who finished 5th in the Ohio in receiving despite missing the last two games, will be back next year for the Marauders.

side note: Meigs finished 13th in Division IV, Region 14 with a 13.8000 computer average. Had the Marauders dropped to DV, Region 17 they would have been the No. 7 seed and traveling to Martins Ferry in week 11. To really show the improvements Meigs made over the last year, all you have to do is take a quick glance at their schedule. Last season they lost to Coal Grove 24-8, but knocked off the Hornets 46-44 in week one this year. Last season they were hammered by Warren 57-12, but returned the favor a few weeks ago by thumping the Warriors 43-18 on their home field. Last season they were blitzed by Nelsonville-York 54-8, but beat the Buckeyes for the first time since 1999 when they cruised past them 47-6 in the TVC-Ohio opener. They also lost to Wellston a year ago - but dominated the Golden Rockets 40-7.

record: (7-3)
league: (4-1)
avg points scored: 36.5
avg points allowed: 23.3
best win: at Warren 48-13
losses: at Fairland 33-20, vs Trimble 16-0, at Athens 61-13
top performance: Michael Davis had 273 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored 4 touchdowns vs Warren.
next opponent:
none




5. Southern - The Southern Tornadoes became the 3rd team from the TVC to clinch a playoff spot after they shutout rival Eastern 34-0 Saturday at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Stadium in Meigs county. It was an impressive showing by the Southern defense, which is ranked 2nd in the TVC-Hocking allowing just 9.4 points per game this season. The unit forced an astounding 9 turnovers, held Eastern to only 107 total yards and recorded its 5th shutout of the year in the process. Tailback Tyler Barton had another stellar performance carrying the ball 23 times for 152 yards and scoring 2 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9 185lb senior led the Hocking Division with 181 carries for 1,346 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.
     The Tornadoes have been a terrific story to cover as they went from a 4-6 team one year ago - to reaching the Ohio High School State Football Playoffs for the first time in school history this year. It may have been a little surprising to outsiders seeing the success Southern had this season - but not to those inside the Tornadoes program. After winning 3-of-its-last-4 games in 2012, Southern brought back 10 starters on defense, 9 on offense - and 8 of them had been starting since their freshmen year. They were primed and ready for a big season, and now they get to continue it as they head to Harding Stadium to take on No. 4 seed Steubenville Catholic Central. The Crusaders are led by 4-year starting quarterback Brenton Colabella, who owns several school records including passing yards in a season (2,484), career passing yards (5,513), touchdown passes in a season (28) and is the all time leader in career touchdown passes at SCC. Southern has the make-up to pull off the upset so long as its offensive line can control the line of scrimmage. If Barton is carrying the load, gaining first downs, and the Tornadoes can control the clock - they can keep SCC's high powered offense on the sidelines and have a chance to win in the end.

Side note: Southern is 11-3 in its last 14 games with the only losses coming to Trimble and Wahama this year - and a 21-0 set back to the Tomcats last season. In Division VII, Region 25 Southern ended up 5th with a 13.5556 computer average. It looked as if the Tornadoes would be traveling to Malvern in week 11, but a 24-0 win by Magnolia over Steubenville Catholic Central on Saturday changed the look of the region dramatically. The winner of Steubenville Catholic and Southern will take on the winner of the Trimble and Beallsville game in a regional semi-final next Saturday at a neutral locaction designated by the OHSAA.


record: (8-2)
league: (6-2)
avg points scored: 30.1
avg points allowed: 9.4
best win: beat Symmes Valley 14-6.
losses: Wahama 28-14; at Trimble 42-14
top performance: Tyler Barton carried the ball 22 times for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns at Federal Hocking.
next opponent:
at Steubenville Catholic Central (8-2)




6. Vinton County - The Vinton County Vikings reclaimed the No. 6 spot in the final rankings after a huge 22-19 win over rival Wellston on Friday. Junior Nate Schrader scored the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run with just 2:54 remaining in the game to give the Vikings their first win over Wellston since 2007. The hard fought victory also assured Vinton County its first non losing season in seven years. Sophomore Tim Ousley led the Vikings, which finished (5-5), (2-3 TVC-Ohio), in rushing with 91 yards on 16 carries and Schrader chipped in with 46 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps the best performance of the night though was the Vinton County defense, which limited Wellston to just 179 total yards, 10 first downs and only 14 passing yards.
     It was quite the turnaround this year for a Vikings team that won just 1 game last season - and had only 5 wins in the previous four years combined. They went 3-2 during the non-league portion of their schedule beating SVC foes Piketon and Unioto - and knocked off Harvest Prep in week five. After going 2-3 in the TVC-Ohio, Vinton County finished 3rd -  but was 1 of only 3 teams in the league that didn't end the 2013 season with an overall losing record.
     One of the big reasons the Vikings improved so much over the past year was because of their ability to run the football. Ousley finished 4th in the TVC-Ohio in rushing with 729 yards and 6 touchdowns. J.T. Hayes carried the ball 121 times for 599 yards and 6 touchdowns and finished 5th in the league. Even quarterback Andy Long was amongst the leaders in rushing and racked up 466 yards on the ground and scored 5 TD's.

Side note: The excitement level surrounding the Vinton County Vikings football program seems to be growing and the future looks bright for the maroon and white. Ousley is only a sophomore, Long and Hayes are both juniors and will be next season. Receiver Max Ward had a nice season and is just a junior - and 6-foot-3 207 lb sophomore Sean Caudill should be back next season after suffering a knee injury versus Meigs. The Vikings will, however, need to replace several key starters on the offensive and defensive lines. The schedule next year should lighten up a little too as Vinton County adds Federal Hocking and River Valley to its 10-game slate.


record: (5-5)
league: (2-3)
avg points scored: 22.3
avg points allowed: 29.8
best win: 22-19 win over Wellston
losses: 35-22 to Bloom-Carroll; 48-19 to Gallia Academy; 46-20 to Meigs; 48-12 to Athens; 22-8 to Nelsonville-York
top performance: Sophomore Tim Ousley carried the ball 17 times for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns versus Alexander.
next opponent:
none



LEAGUE LEADERS

FINAL


Team scoring offense (points scored)
No.
Team
pts
avg
       
1.
Trimble
434
43.4
2.
Wahama
428
47.6
3.
Southern
301
30.1
4.
Federal Hocking
261
26.1
5.
South Gallia
250
25.0
6.
Belpre
218
21.8
7.
Eastern
107
10.7
8.
Miller
106
10.6
9.
Waterford
82
8.2


Team scoring defense (points allowed)
No.
Team
pts
avg
       
1.
Trimble
33
3.3
2.
Southern
94
9.4
3.
Wahama
114
12.7
4.
Belpre
209
20.9
5.
South Gallia
243
24.3
6.
Eastern
271
27.1
7.
Federal Hocking
302
30.2
8.
Waterford
320
32.0
9.
Miller
370
37.0


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Senior running back Tyler Barton
has carried the ball 181 times for 1,346
yards and scored 17 touchdowns this year.




  Quarterback Konner Standley
rushed for 537 yards and 9 touchdowns
and passed for 1,794 yards and 25 touchdowns




Wide receiver Austin Downs
had 57 receptions for 1,083 yards
and recorded 13 receiving touchdowns.




  5-10 170 lb tailback Kane Roush
has carried the ball 102 times this year
for 1,181 yards and scored 22 touchdowns.


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