Athens has not lost to Vinton County since joining the TVC-Ohio in 2008. Friday’s game could test that streak’s longevity. 

The Bulldogs’ 20-13 victory over Alexander last week served as both a strong start to the season and a call for improvement. Athens’ offense didn’t score in the second half and the defense struggled to hold back the Spartans from forcing overtime.

Coach Nathan White isn’t worried. It was the first game of the season. He’s confident that he and his staff can correct the problems on both sides of the field before Friday night.

“We’re not going to change our scheme,” White said. “I believe in it and I think that it’s the right thing for us.”

Game information and notes:

  • Opponent: Vinton County
  • Venue: Joe Burrow Stadium, The Plains, OH
  • Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.
  • How to listen: 970 WATH will have a broadcast for the game.
  • The Vikings allowed 22 points during the fourth quarter in its game against Meigs.
  • Athens has scored an average of 48.09 points against Vinton County since 2008.