MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As the regular season ends in high school football next weekend, over twenty games have been taken off the schedule due to the state’s COVID metrics map, which was released Saturday afternoon.
Mingo County is the state’s lone red county, meaning no competitions or practices can be held.
Berkeley, Morgan, Upshur, Wayne and Wyoming counties are orange, meaning teams can only practice.
Ten counties are gold, meaning they can compete only against other gold counties. Those counties are: Braxton, Clay, Jackson, Jefferson, Logan, Marshall, Monroe, Putnam, Tyler and Wood.
Games canceled involving teams in red counties:
- Bluefield at Mingo Central
- Tug Valley at Wirt County
Games canceled involving teams in orange counties:
- Hedgesville at Princeton
- Bridgeport at Musselman
- Spring Mills at Morgantown
- Independence at Berkeley Springs
- Elkins at Buckhannon-Upshur
- Spring Valley at Hurricane
- Wayne at Poca
- Independence at Westside – (Tuesday)
- Wyoming East at Liberty Raleigh
- Pikeview at Westside
Games canceled involving teams in gold counties (can reschedule against other gold counties):
- John Marshall at Wheeling Park
- Madonna at Cameron
- St. Marys at Tyler Consolidated
- Winfield at St. Albans – (Tuesday)
- George Washington at Winfield
- Buffalo at Wahama
- Washington at Weir – (Saturday)
- Logan at Herbert Hoover
- James Monroe at Summers County
- Williamstown at Magnolia
The Scott boys soccer team will be allowed to compete in their Class AA/A Region IV final against Point Pleasant on Sunday. Boone County dropped from orange to yellow Saturday.
However, the Martinsburg soccer teams will not be able to compete in their regional matches against Jefferson. Berkeley County remains in orange. Both Jefferson teams will advance to the state tournament next weekend in Beckley.
Volleyball sectionals begin Monday and regional tournaments are set for Saturday. Teams in red and orange counties are not cleared to compete. The same is true for regional cheerleading competitions, which are set for November 7.
The Tug Valley football team (3-0) will fall short of the minimum 4-game requirement to be playoff eligible. Mingo County is unable to play this week.