MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The MetroNews high school football power rankings are voted upon weekly by a panel of 25 radio broadcasters and sports writers across West Virginia. The rankings include season record, total points and first-place votes in parenthesis.

Class AAA

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 MARTINSBURG (1-0) 249 (24)
Last week: Defeated HD Woodson (DC) 24-7
This week: vs. Sherando (VA)
Ranking last week: 1
Notes: Martinsburg defeated HD Woodson 24-7 last week after things were tied 7-7 at the half. The debut of quarterback Carter Walburn was smooth as he finished the game 5-of-7 through the air for 107 yards — he also scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground in the win.
2 CAPITAL (0-0) 211
Last week: Bye
This week: at Riverside
Ranking last week: 2
Notes: After a less-than ideal bye week to start off the year, Capital will begin its 2014 campaign at Riverside — a Warriors team that lost to Cabell Midland 63-13 in week one.
3 SOUTH CHARLESTON (1-0) 206 (1)
Last week: Defeated George Washington 56-14
This week: at St. Albans
Ranking last week: 3
Notes: South Charleston made a statement in week one, pounding rival George Washington 56-14. Junior quarterback Kentre Grier and senior running back A.D. Cunningham combined for seven touchdowns in the win. Grier rushed for over 220 yards and threw for another 180, scoring three times on the ground and two more times through the air (both to receiver B.J. Moore). Cunningham finished with two scores and over 170 yards on the ground on 17 carries.
4 HUNTINGTON (1-0) 166
Last week: Defeated Hurricane 37-6
This week: at Spring Valley
Ranking last week: 4
Notes: Huntington held Hurricane to minus-44 yards rushing in week one and just 78 total yards on the night. Huntington running back Stefan Gibbs led the Highlanders with 100 yards on the ground, including a 66 yard touchdown scamper. Huntington quarterback Clark Wilson finished 5-of-8 through the air for 81 yards. He also added 75 yards on the ground as well.
5 MORGANTOWN (1-0) 124
Last week: Defeated Anacostia (DC) 41-0
This week: at Brooke
Ranking last week: 5
Notes: Morgantown shutout Anacostia (DC) 41-0 in week one as sophomore running back Maverick Wolfley rushed for 125 yards on 15 carries. Junior Logan Wotring scored two touchdown runs and senior Stone Wolfley had two touchdown catches in the win for the Mohigans.
6 WHEELING PARK (1-0) 121
Last week: Defeated Taylor Allderdice (PA) 30-13
This week: vs. Bridgeport
Ranking last week: 6
Notes: Running back Theo Blackston filled the void left by Savion Johnson’s injury by rushing for a school-record 296 yards. One of the biggest games around the state looms this week for the Patriots against Class AA defending state champion Bridgeport.
7 POINT PLEASANT (1-0) 95
Last week: Defeated Lincoln County 54-0
This week: at Ripley
Ranking last week: 7
Notes: Junior Point Pleasant running back Cody Mitchell rushed for 136 yards and three scores on 12 carries in the week one win over Lincoln County. Quarterback Aden Yates added a couple of touchdown passes as well for Point Pleasant in the win.
8 CABELL MIDLAND (1-0) 94
Last week: Defeated Riverside 63-13
This week: vs. Winfield
Ranking last week: 8
Notes: Senior running back Alex Childers totaled 136 yards on just six carries for the Knights in week one against Riverside, scoring on touchdown runs of 15 and 66 yards. Childers also added a touchdown catch for 62 yards as well.
9 UNIVERSITY (1-0) 42
Last week: Defeated John Marshall 21-12
This week: at Parkersburg South
Ranking last week: 9
Notes: University built a 21-0 lead before a John Marshall comeback effort fell short. University led 7-0 at the half as quarterback Jeremy Eckels scored on a 48-yard touchdown scamper. Running back Jace Neville finished with 90 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the win.
10 SPRING VALLEY (1-0)
39
Last week: Defeated St. Albans 42-16
This week: vs. Huntington
Ranking last week: -
Notes: Spring Valley senior quarterback Tyler Brown totaled four touchdowns in the win over St. Albans. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another 109 yards and two more scores on 11 carries. A big game is coming up this week for the Timberwolves against Huntington.
Dropped from rankings:
George Washington (10th)
Also receiving votes: Princeton 12, Jefferson 6, Woodrow Wilson 5, Lewis County 2, Washington 2, Parkersburg 1

Class AA

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 WAYNE (1-0) 238 (16)
Last week: Defeated Tolsia 40-18
This week: at Sissonville
Ranking last week: 1
Notes: Wayne quarterback Grant Ferguson threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns, Mason Hodge ran for 135 yards on seven carries, and Cody Stiltner collected 186 receiving yards as Wayne beat Tolsia 40-18 in week one. An intriguing matchup is on the way this week for the Pioneers at Sissonville, a team they beat twice last year.
2 BRIDGEPORT (1-0) 218 (8)
Last week: Defeated Buckhannon-Upshur 38-7
This week: at Wheeling Park
Ranking last week: 2
Notes: Running back Dante Bonamico finished with five touchdowns and 166 yards on the ground in Bridgeport’s 38-7 win over Buckhannon-Upshur. The Indians totaled 414 yards of offense in the win. The Indians this week will be at Wheeling Park — their lone loss from a season ago.
3 BLUEFIELD (1-0) 209 (1)
Last week: Defeated Graham (VA) 76-48
This week: vs. Princeton
Ranking last week: 3
Notes: Bluefield had 573 yards of total offense in the win over Graham (VA). Sophomore Carlos Reed led the way on the ground, totaling 173 yards. D.J. Stewart rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries, quarterback R.J. Bourne totaled 119 yards on the ground, while fullback Corey Coppola added 131 yards on the ground in the win.
4 ROBERT C. BYRD (1-0) 174
Last week: Defeated Fairmont Senior 28-7
This week: vs. Liberty (Harrison)
Ranking last week: 4
Notes: RCB jumped on Fairmont Senior early in week one as running back Ben D’Annunzio finished the game with 178 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in the win.
5 SISSONVILLE (1-0) 140
Last week: Defeated Chapmanville 42-14
This week: vs. Wayne
Ranking last week: 5
Notes: Austin Burford rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries, including an 85 yard touchdown run for Sissonville in the win over Chapmanville. Jared Wilkinson added 119 yards on the ground on 20 carries as well for the Indians. Tough matchup this week against Wayne — the team that eliminated Sissonville in the playoffs last year 48-7 and beat the Indians in the regular season 58-19.
6 KEYSER (1-0) 122
Last week: Defeated Clearfield (PA) 43-30
This week: at Berkeley Springs
Ranking last week: 6
Notes: Keyser erased a 30-14 halftime deficit to beat Clearfield (PA) 43-30 in week one. Cody Rodeheaver led the Golden Tornado with 195 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in the win.
7 FRANKFORT (1-0) 96
Last week: Defeated Moorefield 34-12
This week: at East Hardy
Ranking last week: 7
Notes: Frankfort running back Brady Watson collected 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Falcons’ week one win over rival Moorefield. Frankfort quarterback Gage Shaffer went 13 of 22 for 225 yards and a touchdown in the win, while Noah Bible caught four passes for 126 yards and rushed nine times for 63 yards as well. The Frankfort defense sacked Moorefield quarterback Dakota Vetter six times.
8 MINGO CENTRAL (1-0) 86
Last week: Defeated Wyoming East 37-28
This week: vs. Tolsia
Ranking last week: 8
Notes: Mingo Central put up 479 yards of total offense, while holding Wyoming East to just 188 yards of offense in week one. The Miners were led by quarterback Stephen Hammond who rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Senior running back Chase Justice rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries, while sophomore running back Joe Hunt added 117 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the win.
9 RAVENSWOOD (1-0) 35
Last week: Defeated Wahama 27-6
This week: at Webster County
Ranking last week: -
Notes: Ravenswood debuts in the top 10 after a 27-6 win over Class A Wahama in week one. Senior Rhys Jelich finished the game with 181 yards rushing on 31 carries, while going 9 of 10 through the air for another 142 yards as well.
10 SCOTT (1-0) 13
Last week: Defeated Herbert Hoover 28-27
This week: at Lincoln County
Ranking last week: -
Notes: Scott jumps into the top 10 following a 28-27 win over Herbert Hoover in week one of the season. The Skyhawks were led offensively on the ground by Hunter Bradley who finished with 82 yards on 12 carries.
Dropped from rankings:
Fairmont Senior (9th), Wyoming East (10th)
Also receiving votes:
River View 10, Westside 9, Fairmont Senior 7, Grafton 6, Independence 6, Wyoming East 3, Weir 2, Nicholas County 1

Class A

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 WHEELING CENTRAL (1-0) 236 (18)
Last week: Defeated Notre Dame 54-21
This week: vs. Catholic Central (OH)
Ranking last week: 1
Notes: Wheeling Central pulled away in the second half from Notre Dame, beating the Irish in week one 54-21. Brandon Angalich rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Sophomore Maroon Knights quarterback Isaac Rine went 8 of 12 through the air for 173 yards and three touchdowns — he also rushed for 97 yards and another score.
2 ST. MARYS (1-0) 200
Last week: Defeated Ritchie County 47-0
This week: vs. Wirt County
Ranking last week: 2
Notes: In the Blue Devils’ week one 47-0 shutout of Ritchie County, Jeremy Pratt rushed for 90 yards and scored three touchdowns. St. Marys defensively held Ritchie County to just 63 yards of total offense. The Blue Devils have now won 19 straight regular season games.
3 GREENBRIER WEST (1-0) 194 (1)
Last week: Defeated Nicholas County 20-14
This week: vs. Richwood
Ranking last week: 3
Notes: The Cavaliers picked up a nice win in week one of the season, edging Class AA Nicholas County 20-14. The Cavaliers this week continue the second of five straight home games to open up the year. A big matchup with Magnolia looms next week.
4 WILLIAMSTOWN (1-0) 170 (2)
Last week: Defeated Tyler Consolidated 30-7
This week: at Magnolia
Ranking last week: 4
Notes: Senior quarterback Dakota Watson rushed for 162 yards and passed for 138 yards as the Yellowjackets had no trouble in week one, beating Tyler Consolidated 30-7. A key road test is set for this week at Magnolia.
5 MADONNA (1-0) 148 (4)
Last week: Defeated Beallsville (OH) 47-13
This week: vs. Tusky Catholic (OH)
Ranking last week: 6
Notes: Despite many new faces in the mix for the Class A defending champs, the Blue Dons looked the part in week one, handling Beallsville (OH) 47-13. Sophomore quarterback Joey Ewusiak finished the game with 185 rushing yards on 16 carries and completed 6 of 13 passes for 134 more yards. He accounted for six total touchdowns, running for three and passing for three more.
6 BISHOP DONAHUE (1-0) 139
Last week: Defeated Cameron 42-18
This week: at River (OH)
Ranking last week: 5
Notes: Bishop Donahue overcame five turnovers and nearly 130 penalty yards in week one, beating Cameron 42-18. Quarterback Jesse Padlow combined for 332 yards on the ground and through the air. Running back Brett Moore finished the game with 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns — he also added an 18-yard touchdown catch as well.
7 MAN (1-0) 103
Last week: Defeated Logan 32-26 (OT)
This week: vs. Mount View
Ranking last week: 10
Notes: Man made a statement in week one, beating Class AAA rival Logan 32-26 in overtime. Man’s Mikle Rowe scored the game winning touchdown in overtime after Logan failed to score on its possession. The win over Logan was the first for Man since 2009.
8 MAGNOLIA (0-0) 84
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Williamstown
Ranking last week: 8
Notes: The Blue Eagles had a bye in week one and will have a stiff test right out of the gate as Williamstown will visit. The Blue Eagles lost to Williamstown last year on the road 15-14.
9 CLAY-BATTELLE (1-0) 51
Last week: Defeated Paden City 54-14
This week: vs. Midland Trail
Ranking last week: -
Notes: Clay-Battelle quarterback Jarret Hockenberry threw for 93 yards and two touchdowns on four completions in that week one win over Paden City 54-14. Cannon Brummage brought in one of those scores, a 65-yard touchdown catch in the win.
10 MOOREFIELD (0-1) 20
Last week: Lost to Frankfort 34-12
This week: vs. Pocahontas County
Ranking last week: 7
Notes: Moorefield hangs onto the No. 10 spot despite falling in week one to Class AA rival Frankfort 34-12. Moorefield quarterback Dakota Vetter was sacked six times in the loss. Vetter completed 12 of 22 passes for 161 yards, wil running back Wil Schoonover collected 76 yards on the ground on nine carries.
Dropped from rankings:
Wahama (9th)
Also receiving votes:
Wahama 8, East Hardy 6, Valley (Fayette) 4, Meadow Bridge 3, Notre Dame 3, Doddridge County 2, Buffalo 1, Calhoun County 1, Pendleton County 1, Valley (Wetzel) 1
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Comments

  • buddy96

    lets go St. Marys, its our year get that state championship!!

  • park101

    i will say this if Martinsburg beats all the out of state wv teams this year then they will roll the state of WV and get another Champiochip.

  • RJ

    No I don't believe there is a clear front runner in class A this year

  • RJ

    Not sure just taking it one game at a time. This Friday should be a great game

  • Dogs07

    Is there any front winner in class a this year to make it to the super 6

  • Hawkguy

    Rj- does the big blue see a championship in it's near future?

  • RJ

    Huge game in class A this week as the Magnolia Blue Eagles host the Williamstown Yellowjackets. This is the blue Eagles season opener

    • Jonathan

      Let's go Big Blue!