Updated Thu, Jul 24, 2014 7:05 pm
Editor's Note: With practices beginning in a matter of days, our writers have scanned the schedules to find the biggest games for the upcoming season. We begin in the MVL.
Philo at Maysville, Week 3
This matchup has always been one for the books, and it’s a great rivalry that never fails to disappoint. In 2013, Maysville came roaring back in a fourth quarter battle to take the 28-21 victory over the Electrics. This year, Philo will have a lot of new faces on the field, seeing as they were senior-heavy last season where as Maysville returns several of its key players. This game will not disappoint as an early view on who may contend for the MVL crown.
Tri-Valley at Philo, Week 10
The 2014 season-finale features a rematch of the MVL’s top two teams that will surely be one to remember. Tri-Valley dominated the game last season, beating the Electrics 35-3 to take home the MVL crown. This could be another MVL title matchup as Philo will hope for redemption.
Zanesville at Tri-Valley, Week 4*
Last season, Zanesville was the last loss for the Scotties before they went on a seven game winning streak to end the season. Zanesville went undefeated last season and beat up the Scotties to the tune of a 52-7 final. However, the Blue Devils had a senior-heavy roster last season, and has lost a lot of its experience. Tri-Valley may be able to flip the score and take advantage of a rebuilding Zanesville squad.
Maysville at Tri-Valley, Week 9
Last season’s triumphant comeback by the Scotties against the Panthers was one for the record books. Tri-Valley spoiled Maysville’s senior night festivities with a dominant second-half performance, scoring 28 unanswered points to leave with the 42-27 victory. Maysville let one slip by them against the Scotties and should be looking for a little bit of revenge in this late season matchup. Both teams have the returning offensive tandems, Tri-Valley’s Brock Fargus and Maysville’s rushing tandem of Eli Chambers and Chase Roberts. It’s a toss up game and one fans should look forward to.
Philo at John Glenn, Week 5
Dropping two games to Philo in 2013 may give the John Glenn some extra motivation in this early season match-up. The Electrics walked away with a 39-19 home victory during week five last season. Then in the first round of the playoffs, Philo again dominated John Glenn by a score of 30-7, in Philo’s first playoff game in almost 20 years.