Shawn Falkenstein: Morgantown-Martinsburg Could Be Classic

While much of the focus this week has been on the game-ending brawl between South Charleston and Hurricane there is a semifinal game coming up on Saturday that could prove to be epic.

No. 3 Morgantown (11-1) travels to the eastern panhandle to face No. 2 Martinsburg (12-0). These two schools could very well be the best high school football teams in the state.

Morgantown is averaging 42.5 points per game while the Bulldogs are only allowing 8.1 points per game. It’s a case of the unstoppable force against the immovable object.

Martinsburg has not lost a game all season while Morgantown’s only blemish is a 35-7 loss at Ohio powerhouse Steubenville.

Both teams are led by senior running backs that have had phenomenal seasons. Morgantown’s Joey Musick has to be a Kennedy Award favorite with his 1,883 yards and 22 touchdowns (he also has three receiving TDs), while David Gladden has had an outstanding senior campaign, breaking the Martinsburg school record for rushing yards with 1,552 yards to go with his 24 touchdowns.

So, as you can see it has all the makings of a remarkable game, but it’s all being lost in the courtroom commotion caused by the South Charleston players that were suspended for their upcoming game against Brooke.





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