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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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The Ohio Bobcats will host the Idaho Vandals in the 2014 home opener at Peden Stadium on Saturday.

In a matchup that has given fans close games over the last several years, the Parkersburg South Patriots put on a show for their home crowd on Friday as they rolled over the Warren Warriors by a score of 49-7.

The Trimble Tomcats (4-0, 3-0 TVC-Hocking) showed no mercy against the Waterford Wildcats (1-3, 1-2), dominating in every phase of the game and coming away with the 69-0 win.

Coming into week four, Point Pleasant had won 17-consecutive regular season games and had No. 18 on the brain.

The Sheridan Generals continued their dominant start to the 2014 season Friday night as they beat the John Glenn Little Muskies 42-0 at Paul Culver Stadium.

The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes dropped River Valley for the Raiders’ first loss on the season Friday night, as the Buckeyes used two second-half touchdowns to pull away from the Raiders and win by a final of 28-7.

The Bobcats opened their season in Bird Arena with a 4-0 defeat over the John Carroll Blue Streaks. 

It was Dayton junior Ashley Campbell’s night to shine and she did not disappoint, scoring a hat trick to deliver a tough 4-0 loss to the Ohio soccer team in Dayton, Ohio, on Sept. 19. 

Here are all of the scores from teams around the area:

SEOAL (Conference teams in bold)

Jackson: 42 Bishop Ready: 14.

Loudonville: 43 Logan: 13

Portsmouth: 29 Waverly: 27