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Published 4:49 am Thursday, October 7, 2010

South Point (1-5, 0-1) at

Fairland (2-4, 1-0)

Fairland and South Point might be looking in the mirror.

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Each team relies on the speed of their skilled players to make plays while they continue to develop their interior linemen.

Moving Chad Fisher from quarterback to tailback has helped fill the void left by the injury to Eric Riley. Jon Baise is continuing to improve at the quarterback spot and the Dragons need to develop a passing game for conference games.

South Point has been able to move the ball on all its opponents. The Pointers biggest problem they must overcome is stopping their opponents.

River Valley (1-5, 0-1) at

Chesapeake (1-5, 1-0)

There are a lot of similarities in this game.

Both teams are 1-5 on the season and both have become dependent on their running games.

Even though River Valley lost 56-14 last week, running back Patrick Williams went over the 100-yard marker. Two weeks ago the Raiders lost to once-beaten Alexander but the scored 20 points with Trey Noble running for 126 yards and Williams for an even 100.

River Valley had 366 total yards against Alexander with 276 on the ground.

Symmes Valley (6-0, 1-0) at

Sciotoville East (3-3, 0-1)

Sciotoville East has plenty of inexperience players who have to make contributions for the Tartans.

The key to the team’s success is running back and linebacker Cody Belveal ((6-0, 180) and running back Nathan Bradford (5-7, 155). The quarterback is sophomore Justin Crager (5-11, 172) who will be looking to Austin Elrod (5-10, 145) as the main receiver.

Up front is where the Vikings are strong and East must get strong play from Shelby Taylor (6-1, 240) and Michael Crawford (5-9, 165).

Green (3-3) at

Waterford (2-4)

Green must be able to move the ball against the veteran defensive line of Waterford.

The top player up front for the Wildcats is 6-foot-1, 304–pound Joe Mills who plays noseguard in the 50 defensive alignment. The ends are Colton Brown (6-0, 153) and Tyler Pyatt (6-2, 192) and the tackles Jake Stewart (5-9, 188) and Kendrick Schwendeman (5-10, 201).

Waterford’s offense is led by tailback Levi McCutcheon, fullback Levi Porter and quarterback Trevor Lang. Track star Matt West is the key speed threat.