Last week, Athens left R. Basil Rutter field with its first victory of the season, and the first win of Nathan White’s head coaching career.

After a winless three weeks to start the season, a 28-6 win over Alexander proved the Bulldogs are still among the better teams in the TVC-Ohio.

The Bulldogs’ (1-3, 1-0) next challenge will come against the Vinton County (2-2, 1-0) this Friday in McArthur. The Vikings lost their first two games, but have seen success with new head coach Travis Bethel after consecutive wins against Fairfield Union and Meigs.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

How to listen:

970 WATH will have a radio broadcast for the game.

News and notes:

- The Vikings suffered a 42-13 loss to the Bulldogs and finished the 2018 season with a 4-6 record.

- Athens has won 11 consecutive games against Vinton County since entering the TVC-Ohio. This sequence includes back-to-back shut out victories in 2011 and 2012.

- The last time the Vikings won a TVC Championship was in 1999 where Bethel actually played for the Vikings.