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Week 4 H.S. Football Game Previews

Week 4 H.S. Game Previews:

  • (3-0)Saint Marys at (2-1)Tyler Consolidated - Thursday, 7:00: An improving Tyler Consolidated team will get the chance to host one of the state's best teams in undefeated Saint Marys.  The Silver Knights have posted back-to-back victories over Doddridge County and Cameron.  TCHS' only loss is to top-ranked Williamstown.  Saint Marys has rolled to victories over Ritchie County, Wirt County and Parkersburg Catholic by a combined score of 132-26.  The Blue Devils are 3rd in the WVSSAC rankings while Tyler is tied for 13th.  Last year: Saint Marys won 35-6.
  • (2-1)Braxton County at (2-1)Ritchie County: Braxton County has already exceeded their 2013 win total with victories over Lincoln and Philip Barbour.  The Eagles have yielded just 35 points in 3 games.  After a season-opening loss at unbeaten Saint Marys, Ritchie County has posted back-to-back wins over Roane County and Clay County.  Ritchie is tied for 13th in the WVSSAC rankings while Braxton is tied for 15th.  Last year: Ritchie County won 14-0.
  • (2-1)Robert C. Byrd at (2-1)Bridgeport: The Indians have yielded just 28 points in their 2-1 start (9.3 PPG).  That is the second-best total in Class "AA".  The Flying Eagles saw a 14-0 4th quarter lead disappear at Frankfort in a 27-21 2OT loss in Week 3.  Bridgeport is seeking their third consecutive victory of their arch rivals.  Bruce Carey will return to coach from the visitor's sideline at Wayne Jamison Field for the second time.  The Indians lead the all-time series 14-5 (6-3 at home).  Bridgeport is 7th in the WVSSAC ratings while RCB is tied for 10th.  Last year: Bridgeport won 42-14.
  • (0-2)North Marion at (1-1)Buckhannon-Upshur: Buckhannon-Upshur posted their first victory over East Fairmont in almost a decade with a 53-0 win in their home opener.  This is BUHS' final home game until Week 8.  North Marion is coming off their bye week and they are hitting the road for the first time.  Last year: Buckhannon-Upshur won 40-12.
  • (1-2)Lincoln at (0-3)East Fairmont: A key injury has taken a toll on the Cougars, as All-State senior quarterback Jarrod Kellar has played sparingly due to a shoulder injury.  Freshman Kobie Carpenter has played well in his absence.  East has allowed 131 points in their 0-3 start.  Last year: Lincoln won 22-10.
  • (1-2)Preston at (1-1)Elkins: The Knights erased a huge first half deficit to defeat the Tigers in Kingwood last year.  Preston is coming off back-to-back road losses at Lewis County and Fairmont Senior.  After a bye week and a 1-point overtime loss at Hampshire, Elkins is playing their home opener.  Last year: Preston won 47-26.
  • (2-1)Fairmont Senior at (2-1)Lewis County: In a new matchup on the schedule, Lewis County and Fairmont Senior each seek their third victory.  Lewis has yielded just 35 points in their first three games.  LCHS owns a pair of wins against Class "AAA" teams in Oak Hill and Preston.  Fairmont Senior is tied for 10th in the WVSSAC rankings while Lewis County is tied for 13th.  Last year: teams did not play.
  • (1-2)Sherman at (1-2)Gilmer County: The Titans bounced back after back-to-back losses to defeat Wirt County 52-6 in Week 3.  This will be their last home game until Halloween night against Parkersburg Catholic.  Sherman owns a pair of single-digit home losses to Tug Valley and Valley Fayette and a win against Calhoun County.  Last year: teams did not play.
  • (2-1)Weir at (3-0)Grafton: With 124 points scored in their first three games, Grafton owns the 4th-best scoring offense in Class "AA".  After a winless season in 2013, GHS will be tested over the next three weeks (Robert C. Byrd & Notre Dame).  Weir owns a pair of victories over Ohio teams and the Bearcats will be their first in-state opponent.  Grafton is tied for 8th in the WVSSAC rankings. Last year: Weir won 22-21.
  • (2-1)Liberty at (0-3)Philip Barbour: After a 34-7 win over Lincoln in their home opener, Liberty hits the road again.  The Mountaineers have yielded only 15 points in their two victories (East Fairmont & Lincoln).  PBHS has surrendered early leads in both of their last two losses to Lincoln at Braxton County.  Liberty is tied for 15th in the WVSSAC rankings.  Last year: Philip Barbour won 28-7.
  • (2-1)Moorefield at (1-2)Tucker County: In a benchmark game annually on the Tucker County schedule, the Mountain Lions look to level their record at 2-2.  Tucker is coming off a 10-point loss at Northern Garrett(MD) last week.  The Yellow Jackets have posted back-to-back victories over Pocahontas County and Southern Garrett(MD) after dropping their opener to unbeaten Frankfort.  Moorefield is 11th in the WVSSAC rankings.  Last year: Moorefield won 33-14.
  • (1-2)Calhoun County at (0-3)Tygarts Valley: The Bulldogs seek their first victory in their third consecutive home contest.  Calhoun County has dropped back-to-back games after winning their opener at Gilmer County.  Last year: teams did not play.
  • (2-0)Wheeling Park at (2-1)University: In a matchup of teams that combined for three playoff victories in 2013, Park takes the field for the first time since defeating Bridgeport in Week 2.  After opening with wins over Brooke and Parkersburg South, the injury-riddled Hawks fell to Brooke in Week 3.  Wheeling Park is tied for 6th in the WVSSAC rankings while University is tied for 10th.  Last year: Wheeling Park won 17-6.
  • (2-1)Morgantown at (1-2)Washington: Morgantown's schedule is unrelenting over the next month.  First up is a 3-hour trip to Washington this week. The Mohigans will then host 4-time defending state champ Martinsburg.  After that comes road trips to Wayne, Wheeling Park and Musselman.  Morgantown is tied for 10th in the WVSSAC rankings.  Last year: teams did not play.
  • (0-2)Notre Dame at (2-1)Bishop Donahue - Saturday, 7:00: Just like Morgantown, Notre Dame's schedule continues to challenge.  After road losses at Wheeling Central Catholic and Parkersburg Catholic, a trip to McMechen awaits as the Irish visit Bishop Donahue.  Two more road games at River View and at unbeaten Grafton will follow before Notre Dame finally plays their first home game in Week 7 against Liberty.  Bishop Donahue is tied for 16th in the WVSSAC rankings.  Last year: Notre Dame won 37-16.

Open Date: Clay-Battelle(3-0), Doddridge County(2-1), South Harrison(1-2), Valley Wetzel(3-0)


Week 3 Premier Bank Player of the Week

Grafton's Nate Moses: 10 rush, 114 yards, 2 TD, 1 rec., 39 yds., TD, INT in 21-0 win vs. So. Harrison.


Week 3 WVSSAC Ratings

Class "AAA":

ank  schoolrating    won   lost   tied   total
   1SOUTH CHARLESTON13.3330015544
   5CABELL MIDLAND12.3330015334
   6POINT PLEASANT12.0030014414
   6WHEELING PARK12.002004423
   9PARKERSBURG SOUTH9.002108373
   10SPRING VALLEY8.672109193
   13LEWIS COUNTY8.332107735
   13WOODROW WILSON8.332109853
   16GEORGE WASHINGTON8.002106896
   19GREENBRIER EAST7.332108188
   21JOHN MARSHALL5.002108633
   26SPRING MILLS4.3312055117
   32LINCOLN COUNTY0.0003020131
   32OAK HILL0.000202778
   32SHADY SPRING0.0003040136
   32ST. ALBANS0.0003046125
 Class "AA":
rank  schoolrating    won   lost   tied   total
   3MINGO CENTRAL9.3330011363
   10FAIRMONT SENIOR7.332106853
   10ROBERT C. BYRD7.332109549
   13CLAY COUNTY6.672102735
   13RITCHIE COUNTY6.672105473
   15BRAXTON COUNTY6.332103235
   15HERBERT HOOVER6.3321012584
   15LIBERTY (HARRISON)6.332107161
   15LIBERTY (RALEIGH)6.332108867
   20NICHOLAS COUNTY6.002108639
   22WEBSTER COUNTY5.0021089110
   23JAMES MONROE4.501105635
   24OAK GLEN3.001203568
   24RIVER VIEW3.00120111132
   29BERKELEY SPRINGS0.0003038137
   29EAST FAIRMONT0.0003042131
   29MOUNT VIEW0.0003020140
   29NORTH MARION0.000202783
   29PHILIP BARBOUR0.000304695
   29ROANE COUNTY0.000303366
   29SUMMERS COUNTY0.000306997
   29WYOMING EAST0.000306299
 Class "A":

rank  schoolrating    won   lost   tied   total
   3ST. MARYS8.0030013226
   5PENDLETON COUNTY7.3330011822
   7MEADOW BRIDGE6.6730012628
   7VALLEY (FAYETTE)6.6730011451
   9VALLEY (WETZEL)6.003009730
   10GREENBRIER WEST5.672108353
   12EAST HARDY5.0021010449
   13DODDRIDGE COUNTY4.672108456
   13TYLER CONSOLIDATED4.672109380
   16BISHOP DONAHUE4.3321010465
   16TUG VALLEY4.332106846
   20PADEN CITY3.501104267
   22CALHOUN COUNTY2.3312047104
   22POCAHONTAS COUNTY2.331204154
   22SOUTH HARRISON2.331206848
   27GILMER COUNTY2.001208292
   27TUCKER COUNTY2.001206853
   30MIDLAND TRAIL0.0003016149
   30NOTRE DAME0.000203588
   30TYGARTS VALLEY0.0003032130
   30WIRT COUNTY0.0003034125



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