By the numbers, a look at the 2007 and 2008 area prep/college football seasons.
0: Wins Parkersburg South (0-10) had in 2007; returning starters Marietta High opponent Hilliard Darby has on offense going into 2008 season; losses that Bill Stewart (1-0) owns as a head coach at West Virginia University.
1: Number of high schools (Belpre) in Washington County that advanced to the Ohio playoffs in the fall of 2007.
2: Number of former Marietta High football players competing at the NCAA Division I level (Justin Estes and Robbie Spencer); Ohio State's 2008 preseason AP ranking; Consecutive Class AAA (W.Va.) titles Parkersburg High has claimed going into 2008 season; number of Marietta Black brothers (Nate and Luke) playing at Fairmont State University this fall.
3: Number of first-year prep head football coaches in Washington County - Andy Schob (Marietta), Eric Huck (Fort Frye) and Chad Ross (Waterford); also, wins Marshall University had in 2007.
4: Consecutive Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL) titles Logan has going into the 2008 season.
5: Returning defensive starters Marietta High opponent Hilliard Darby has going into 2008 campaign; Belpre graduates on Golden Eagles football coaching staff; Federal Hocking's wins and losses in 2007.
6: Hilliard Darby's 2007 final ranking in Ohio Division I; wins and losses by Ohio University last season.
8: West Virginia University's preseason AP ranking.
9: Marietta College's preseason ranking in Ohio Athletic Conference media poll; games on Parkersburg Catholic's schedule; Waterford's school-record win total in 2007
10: Marietta College's preseason ranking in coaches poll.
12: Touchdown passes Marietta College quarterback Dexter Hughes had in 2007; number of letter winners back at Fort Frye.
13: Interceptions thrown by Hughes in 2007.
14: Touchdowns rushed and thrown by WVU quarterback Patrick White in 2007
15: TD passes by Marietta High quarterback Cody Westbrook in 2007; TD passes by Shenandoah QB Cody Johnson in 2007.
16: Interceptions thrown by Westbrook in 2007; the number of Monroe Central letter winners back in 2008.
18: Number of Ohio State starters returning.
23: Combined wins by a Waterford football team since 2005
25: TD passes by OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman in 2007.
42.7: Average yards per punt by WVU's Pat McAtee last season.
77: Solo tackles by Williamstown linebacker Robbi Wigal last season.
86: Tackles by Marietta College linebacker Grant Cowell in 2007.
120: Marietta High senior Garrett Kerr's listed roster weight.
130: Wins head coach Mike DeVol had in his first tour of duty at Caldwell High.
224: Passing yards Frontier QB Corey Fickiesen had in the Cougars' 24-10 win over Fort Frye in 2007.
320: Listed roster weight of Waterford's Joe Mills.
340: Listed roster weight of Frontier's Andrew Hurte.
381: Passing yards thrown by St. Marys quarterback Drek Barnhart last season.
435: Number of pounds Parkersburg South lineman Ryan Small can bench press.
490: Receiving yards by Marietta High's Sean Munfield last season.
623: Rushing yards gained by St. Marys running back Derek Spitzer last season.
660: Combined rushing yards gained by Warren running backs' Andrew Dunfee and Seth Wellspring last season.
818: Receiving yards by Marshall University pass catcher Cody Slate last season.
935: Receiving yards by OSU's Brian Robiske in 2007.
1,090: Rushing yards by Williamstown running back Cameron Powell last season.
1,196: Passing yards by Caldwell quarterback Travis Mettler last season.
1,231: Passing yards by Parkersburg Catholic QB Jason Williams in 2007.
1,609: Yards gained on the ground by OSU's Beanie Wells in 2007.
2,203: Passing yards Westbrook threw for in 2007.
2,379: Passing yards Boeckman threw for in 2007.
Ron Johnston is The Marietta Times sports editor, and can be reached at 376-5441, or at firstname.lastname@example.org