Most Teams Are Halfway Finished!

Please tell me it’s not true!!!  Most teams are really halfway finished with their 2018 high school football schedule?  Well, as they say in the accounting world…..the numbers don’t lie!

Here is the way it breaks out for each Class:

In Class AAA:  21 of 29 teams have played 5 games and that equals:  72%

In Class AA:    29 of 44 teams have played 5 games and that equals:  66%

In Class A:      27 of 43 teams have played 5 games and that equals:  63%

So, add the numbers and the total looks this way…..of the 116 teams that play high school football in the state, 77 have played 5 (or at least half) of their regular season games which means for 66% of the teams, the regular season is halfway complete!!  Which also means for fans, if you haven’t been to a game this season, your time is running out!  We have had some tremendous games played so far this year and the way things are shaping up as far as the playoffs go, I know it is only going to get better!

Looking ahead for week #6, here are some of the great matchups:

In Class AAA, quite possibly the top game in the state will take place at University of Charleston Stadium as the Capital Cougars (5-0) will welcome Spring Valley (5-0) to Laidley Field.  Since both teams play in the Mountain State Athletic Conference, their schedules have been very similar and through the first five games, they have three common opponents.  Capital beat Hurricane 49-10, Spring Valley defeated the Redskins 27-3…..Capital beat Cabell Midland 20-7, Spring Valley defeated the Knights 35-7…..and, Capital beat South Charleston 42-13 while Spring Valley defeated the Black Eagles 42-14!  Is anyone thinking like me that the game this Friday night between these two very talented teams might be one to see?  Also this weekend in Class AAA, Musselman will put their undefeated record on the line as they make the trip across the mountain to battle (3-2) Morgantown.

In Class AA, the (4-1) Oak Hill Red Devils will try and rebound from their first loss of the season this Friday night as they welcome the (3-2) Panthers of Pikeview.  Last Friday night, the Red Devils lost on the road to Nicholas County 47-26 after going in at halftime with the scored tied 20-20! Also in Class AA this Friday night, the undefeated Poca Dots will put their unblemished (5-0) record on the line when they travel to Sissionville to battle the (4-1) Indians.  Sissionville’s only loss of the season came in week #4 when they dropped a 39-36 game to the Mingo Central Miners.  The Dots defeated the Miners last Friday night 45-27 to improve to (5-0)!

In Class A this weekend, the Fayetteville Pirates (4-1) will try and bounce back from their first loss of the season this Friday night as they welcome the (4-1) Tide from Sherman High School.  Last Friday night, the Pirates traveled to Wheeling and lost 33-0 to undefeated Wheeling Central Catholic.  For Sherman, their only loss of the season came in week #1 when they were shutout 24-0 at the hands of Magnolia.  Speaking of Wheeling Central, it is time for the annual city battle between the Maroon Knights and the Cadets of Linsly.  As mentioned, the Maroon Knights are undefeated at (4-0) and have shutout three of the first four opponents and outscored them 168-7!  The Cadets of Linsly are (4-1) and coming off their first defeat of the season losing last Friday night in overtime to Morgantown 31-28!

Week #6 of the high school football season looks to be exciting and I invite you to join Dave Jecklin and me for all the scores after the games on MetroNews GAMENIGHT!  The show is heard from 9:30 to Midnight on many great radio stations around the state and at

Talk with you Friday night!!


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