Hartley was too much for Athens to handle Friday night.
Athens will face former state champion Bishop Hartley in the first round of the playoffs Friday.
Athens defeated the Buckeyes and won a league championship for the first time since 2014 on Friday night.
Athens can capture the outright TVC title with a victory and qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2014.
After breaking both of his legs, Nick Barga returned to the field just in time for senior night.
A total of 19 Bulldogs played their final game at R. Basil Rutter Field on Friday.
Athens' offense had the ball for 20 minutes less than Wellston on Friday night but still came away with a blowout victory.
With a playoff spot still unsecured, the only thing that matters to the Bulldogs is a conference championship.
J.L. Kirven joins host Matt Parker to talk about the likelihood Athens High School will make the playoffs.
Coach Don Eskey led the Bulldogs from 1957-1970.
Athens running back Evan Adams exited Friday's game early but the Bulldogs were still dangerous on the ground.
Athens finally defeated the Chieftains in Logan after 28 years.
The Bulldogs are ranked seventh.
At the halfway point of the regular season, the Bulldogs are 4-1 and undefeated in the Tri-Valley Conference.
Clay Davis had a monster game on homecoming night.
The Bulldogs started quickly against Vinton County.
The Bulldogs will play their homecoming game Friday.
Coach Ryan Adams wasn't impressed by the way his Bulldogs came out Friday night.
Athens had no problem with its local rival Friday night.