High School Football Preview Capsules

Published 1:38 am Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coal Grove at Fairland

OFFENSE: Tanner Dolen adds another strong runner to the Coal Grove offense to go with Isaiah Gunther, Tanner Murphy and Austin Ruggles. Fairland offense revolves around QB Chance Short who has a solid receiver in Dylan Murphy and RB Colton Brumfield.

KEY: Coal Grove will use a strong running game to keep the ball away from the quick strike Fairland offense.

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NOTE: Coal Grove is 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the OVC. The Hornets need a win to keep their postseason playoff hopes alive. The Pointers are 2-4 and 0-1.

Minford at Rock Hill

OFFENSE: Minford’s backfield has size including Sean Gambill (6-0, 205), Aaron Alley (5-8, 225), Zach Justice (5-8, 195) and Austin Daniels (5-7, 170). The QB is Matt Joyce (5-9, 175) with Alex Parker (5-10, 235) the top offensive lineman.

DEFENSE: Minford DL Cain Madden (6-3, 325) anchors the defense.

NOTE: Rock Hill is 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the OVC. Minford is 4-2 and 1-0 in the SOC II.


Ohio University Southern is televising an area high school football game of the week. The games will be on the Ironton Tribune website and OKTV Channel 25.

The remainder of the schedule: Fairland-Rock Hill Oct. 17; South Point-Coal Grove Oct. 24; Raceland-Ironton Oct. 31.