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Athens quarterback Landon Wheatley (#18) continues on as Brayden Markins (#13) tackles Logan wide receiver Colten Castle (#9) to the ground at the Athens High School home football game against The Logan Chieftains in Athens, Ohio on Oct. 4, 2019.

Athens Football: Bulldogs take on rival Nelsonville-York with outright TVC-Ohio title on the line

Athens’ 69-26 blowout victory against River Valley last week was the epitome of the Bulldogs’ performances against Tri-Valley Conference opponents, as they clinched a share of the TVC-Ohio crown. 

This week, they look to clinch the TVC-Ohio title outright with a win against one its biggest rivals in Nelsonville-York. 

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday at R. Basil Rutter Field. 

How to listen: 

970 WATH will have a radio broadcast. 

News and Notes: 

- The Bulldogs (5-4, 5-0 TVC-Ohio) remains in first place in their conference, and the Buckeyes (6-3, 4-1 TVC-Ohio) currently sit in third place. 

- Both teams have been playing well recently, with Athens winning their past three games and Nelsonville-York winning their past two. Last week, the Buckeyes defeated Vinton County 34-20. 

- Nelsonville-York's defense has allowed just under 22 points per game this season. This week, it’ll be tasked with stopping Athens’ high-powered offense, fresh off a 69-point performance. 


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