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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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Two Bobcats take home volleyball player of the week honors
Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich spoke to the media about entering full-time Mid-American Conference play.


Through the first three weeks of the 2014 season, it has been anything but a struggle for the Point Pleasant Knights (3-0), as they have dispensed of all three of their opponents in impressive fashion.

For a conference that was on the brink of disassembling before the 2014 season began, the SEOAL has provided plenty of excitement through the first three games. The Jackson Ironmen sit atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record after shutting out its last two opponents.

In the first nine volleyball matches of her senior season, Hannah Burkle has already recorded more kills and blocks than her previous seasons as a Bobcat combined.

Ohio senior goalkeeper Brittany Walker and freshman Megan Silveira were named Mid-American Conference field hockey defensive and offensive player of the week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 16.


1) Trimble Tomcats (3-0)

It’s so-good so-far for the majority of the TVC-Ohio with all but Megis and Vinton County accumulating winning records through the first three weeks.

Ohio University announced plans Wednesday for a new “state-of-the-art” academic center that will be located behind the north end zone at Peden Stadium, as well as a fundraising campaign to finance the project.

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced a new drug policy on Wednesday afternoon, and it has some implications on some former Bobcats.

The first quarter of the season is over and the race to the top of the MVL is a tight one. The defending league champion Tri-Valley Scotties sits atop of the conference for now but don’t blink just yet.

The leaves are beginning to fall off the trees, the sun is going down sooner and the Friday night’s wind is growing the baby teeth to winter’s harsh bite. It’s football season and three weeks in, the power players in West Virginia are beginning to show themselves.