It was a pivotal week of high school football on Friday night, the final week of the regular season. Several teams came into the night with an opportunity to play their way into the playoffs – some did and some didn’t.
The Logan Wildcats came into play Friday night at No. 17 in Class AAA. On Friday night, they knocked off Scott convincingly, 41-6. They also got some help on the night as No. 18 Musselman fell on the road at Brooke 49-21 and No. 16 Parkersburg South was upset by previously one-win John Marshall, 20-13.
In Class AA, No. 16 Keyser fell on the road at Mountain Ridge, Maryland 27-20. 17th ranked Poca, on the other hand, defeated two-win Tolsia 42-12.
Meanwhile, several teams clinched undefeated regular season records on Friday night. In Class AAA, top ranked George Washington rolled over St. Albans 54-14. Senior Patriots’ running back Felix Mollett finished the game with 154 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries.
In Class AA, No. 1 Ravenswood defeated Ripley impressively, 35-10. No. 2 Magnolia also finishes undefeated on the year with a 49-0 shutout of Grafton. It’s the Blue Eagles’ fifth undefeated regular season in school history.
In Class A, top ranked Wahama took out rival and No. 5 Buffalo, 40-8. The White Falcons set the tone early with a 52 yard halfback pass. Wahama quarterback Trenton Gibbs finished with 195 passing yards and two touchdowns on 8 of 12 attempts. The White Falcons forced seven Buffalo turnovers, three interceptions and four fumbles.
No. 2 Meadow Bridge crushed Richwood’s playoff hopes with a 52-12 win. Senior running back Tyler Bennett finished with 125 yards and three touchdowns. Devonte Petitt also added 122 yards on the ground and a touchdown for Meadow Bridge – that performance put him over 1,000 yards rushing on the season, joining Bennett. It’s the first time since 1975 that the Wildcats have two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season.
Also, No. 2 Bishop Donahue finishes the regular season undefeated as well with a 61-0 win over Paden City.
Also on the night, Class AAA No. 4 South Charleston improved to 9-1 with a 51-30 win over Riverside. The Black Eagles led by just six points with 3:22 to go in the contest.
No. 5 Hurricane defeated Cabell Midland 49-25 and No. 6 Capital rolled over Huntington 45-6. No. 7 Bridgeport also cruised on the night, rolling over North Marion 55-28. Senior running back Corey Wagner finished with 212 yards rushing while fullback Garrett Parker added 160 yards on the ground as well.
In Class AA, No. 5 Bluefield had no trouble with No. 4 Wayne, winning 47-6. Also, 10th ranked Point Pleasant comes from behind to knock off Chapmanville 35-28. No. 9 Roane County improves to 8-2 on the year, scoring 21 straight points to close out the game.
Another note out of Class A, No. 5 Williamstown picked up a solid win, defeating No. 11 Parkersburg Catholic 37-3.
For a complete look at Friday night’s scores, you can click on the Wendy’s MetroNews High School Football Scoreboard.