Buckeye Valley-River Valley football preview

Buckeye Valley Barons vs. River Valley Vikings

Where: River Valley High School

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Records: River Valley 5-2 overall, 3-1 Mid Ohio Athletic Conference; Buckeye Valley 4-3 overall, 3-1 MOAC

Last year: River Valley won 34-14

Last week: Buckeye Valley defeated Pleasant 27-14; River Valley lost to Galion 38-21

Keys for River Valley

Short memories. Vikes have to forget outcome of last week and focus on the Barons.

Play a full four quarters. River Valley was outscored 31-0 in latter stages of last week’s game.

Win in this game against four-win Division III BV team would enhance computer ratings for Div. IV Vikings.

Keys for Buckeye Valley

Pressure River Valley QB Jax Harville, who has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards this fall.

Direct passing game away from RV DB Devin Hessler, who has five interceptions this season.

Win in this game would keep Buckeye Valley alive for possible MOAC Red Division title.

Stat of the week

River Valley dropped from sixth to ninth in this week’s computer ratings.

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