MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A look at some of the more important contests played Friday in Week 11 of high school football.
Four teams finish off unbeaten regular season
Six teams will enter the playoffs with a 10-0 record after four won Friday to wrap up an unbeaten regular season.
Cabell Midland cruised past South Charleston, 62-21, to secure the No. 2 seed in Class AAA. The Knights are one of two remaining unbeatens in Class AAA, joining Martinsburg. The Bulldogs will bring a 52-game win streak into the postseason and were on their bye in Week 11.
In Class AA, No. 1 Fairmont Senior and No. 3 Poca both won convincingly to remain perfect.
The defending champion Polar Bears beat crosstown rival East Fairmont, 53-0, for their 24th straight win dating back to the start of 2018.
The Dots also posted a shutout and improved to 10-0 by beating Wayne, 32-0.
Fairmont Senior, Poca and Oak Glen comprise the three Class AA teams without a loss. Like Martinsburg, Oak Glen had its bye in Week 11.
The lone undefeated team in Class A is Doddridge County.
With Friday’s 46-7 win at No. 9 Tygarts Valley, the Bulldogs wrapped up their second straight unbeaten regular season and will be the No. 1 seed in the Class A playoffs.
Class AAA: Cabell Midland (10-0), Martinsburg (10-0)
Class AA: Fairmont Senior (10-0), Poca (10-0), Oak Glen (10-0)
Class A: Doddridge County (10-0)
Spring Valley gets by Huntington
The Class AAA No. 3 Timberwolves built a 19-0 halftime lead and held on to beat No. 8 Huntington, 19-11.
Luke Christopher’s 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal, and Nate Ellis’ 30-yard pass to Zane Porter accounted for both Timberwolves’ touchdowns.
SV (9-1) also got a 34-yard field goal from Porter and added a sack via an intentional grounding call to hold the 19-point lead at the break.
A blocked punt helped Huntington (5-5) score its only touchdown, which came on Brocton Blair’s 7-yard run.
Nathan Young’s 32-yard field goal closed the Highlanders’ deficit to eight points late, and they recovered an onside kick that gave them hope to tie it late.
But Wyatt Milum came up with a key sack and HHS ultimately stalled on downs, allowing the Timberwolves to prevail.
Other notable Friday results
— Class AAA No. 6 Wheeling Park won its third straight game to close the regular season, beating No. 16 John Marshall, 48-28. With the loss, the Monarchs are now projected to miss the postseason.
— Class AAA No. 4 Parkersburg South bounced back from its only regular season loss in a big way, beating No. 11 Parkersburg, 49-14. The Patriots are projected to stay No. 4, while the Big Reds project to fall to No. 12.
— Greenbrier East is projected to host a first-round playoff game after the No. 9 Spartans won at No. 14 Riverside, 25-6. With the win, GE should rise to No. 8, overtaking Huntington for a top 8 seed.
— Class AA No. 4 Keyser entered Friday’s Mineral Bowl tied in the playoff ratings with nearby rival Frankfort. The Golden Tornado are projected to be the No. 5 seed in the Class AA playoffs after beating the Falcons, 35-0. It was Keyser’s seventh shutout of the season. The Falcons are now projected to drop to No. 8, though that would still allow them to host a first-round playoff game.
— St. Marys will stay home for the first round of the postseason after the Class A No. 6 Blue Devils beat Tyler Consolidated, 43-34. The Silver Knights entered the week at No. 17 in the playoff ratings and needed a victory to qualify for the postseason.
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