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As a member of the Ohio Bobcats football team, it is not typical for freshmen to come in and contribute right away.

In fact, out of all the upperclassmen currently on the Bobcats roster, only nine players did not redshirt as freshmen.   

On paper, Ohio’s game with Eastern Illinois on Saturday appeared to be the typical FCS-matchup that results in an easy win for Ohio.

The renewal of the “Battle of the Bridge” rivalry between Gallia Academy and Point Pleasant did not turn into one of the exciting battles of the past as the Big Blacks came out on top by a score of 58-3.

Tri-Valley continued their MVL dominance with a 38-7 over New Lexington on homecoming weekend in Dresden.

Lani Smith fought her way into the box before realizing that there were no Bobcats’ defenders to stop her run and looking at a wide open goal.

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Last season on the first Friday night in October, Tri Valley traveled to New Lexington and took care of business, shutting the Panthers out 43-0. One year later the Panthers (2-2, 2-1) will travel into Tri Valley’s (4-0, 2-0) domain on Friday night with aspirations for redemption.

1) Athens Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0)

Joe Burrow, Trae Williams and the Bulldogs offense put on another show in Week 4, beating Alexander 55-9 to open the conference schedule.

The Ohio soccer team begins Mid-American Conference play on Friday with a 4 p.m. game against the University of Akron. As the Bobcats delve into conference play, here’s a look at how the MAC opponents have performed this season, with teams are listed in order that they will face Ohio.

The Logan Chieftains are not afraid of a little competition, especially against their route 33 rivals. 

Two teams with two different strengths will meet Friday night in Pomeroy, but one goal is in mind: staying in the TVC-Ohio race behind Athens.

The last time Gallia Academy and Point Pleasant played each other we were in a different decade. The Big Blacks were still playing conference games in Ohio, and Gallia Academy was at the top of their game.

Week 4 proved challenging for SEOAL teams, except for Jackson and Portsmouth.  The Ironmen have continued to showcase their sound offense and defense as the rest of the conference struggle to hang on.  Portsmouth nabbed its first win in a shocking fashion, knocking off Waverly 29-27, earning the

Week four proved to be a mostly successful one for teams in the mountain state.

Week 4 brought many key games in the TVC-Hocking. Trimble remained undefeated and continues to dominate the conference. Wahama brought their win streak up to three and continue to be one of the top teams in the conference.

After losing All-American Juli Accurso to graduation, the Ohio Bobcats' women's cross country team has found a new identity behind their captai