(Posted Jan. 19, 2021)
Photos by Jeff Pfeil, staff photographer
West Jefferson hosted Madison-Plains on Jan. 15 for Ohio Heritage Conference (OHC) crossover play. The Golden Eagles left the east side of Madison County as victors over the Roughriders in a tight 37-36 win.
Coming into the game, West Jefferson (2-7 overall, 1-7 OHC) was averaging 46 points per game offensively. The Golden Eagles created havoc on defense, holding the Roughriders to 36 points.
Madison-Plains won the turnover battle, only giving up 11 turnovers and gathering 19 turnovers on West Jefferson.
West Jefferson, holding tight to fourth place in the OHC’s North Division, fell to 2-8 overall and 1-8 in OHC play. Madison-Plains held on to their fourth-place spot in the South Division with a 6-4 overall record and 5-4 in conference play.
Madison-Plains will be back in action on Jan. 22 when they travel to Greeneview. The Rams lead the South Division with a 12-2 overall record and are 8-1 in OHC play. The game can be watched live on Greeneview’s athletics Youtube channel: Greeneview Athletics.
West Jefferson hosts Liberty Union on Jan. 20; tune in to https://team1prep.com/oh/?S=WJRiders to watch the game. The Roughriders travel to Greenon on Jan. 22.