PARKERSBURG -Opening week of the high school football season saw only one of four Wood County teams -Parkersburg South -play at home.
Now, in week 2, once again only one Wood County venue will be in use, but it will witness two games.
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Stadium Field will play host to Parkersburg High School's home and Mountain State Athletic Conference opener as the Big Reds, fresh off a 35-34 win over Brooke, will meet Cabell Midland, which also won its opener, holding off Spring Valley, 21-13. Then, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Parkersburg Catholic will play its first game, against Pocahontas County. The Crusaders ran into a buzzsaw Friday night at Buffalo, dropping their opener, 45-0. Pocahontas County also was a shutout loser, falling to Tucker County, 29-0.
Photo by Jeff Baughan
The Parkersburg South Patriots debuted with a 42-28 win over Ripley on Friday. South will meet Linsly at Bethany College this Friday night.
Wood County's other two teams, Parkersburg South and Williamstown, will take to the road. The Patriots, who debuted with a 42-28 win over Ripley on Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, will travel to Bethany College for their first-ever meeting with Linsly, a private boarding school that is considered a Class A team for ratings purposes.
Speaking of Class A, Williamstown's Friday night game at Magnolia is a huge one for the small school division. Williamstown long has been one of Class A's perennial powers, while Magnolia won the Class AA state title in 2010. Due to a drop in enrollment, Magnolia is now a Class A school.
Washington County will witness a pair of rivalry games on Friday night as Marietta (1-0) travels to Warren (0-1) and Belpre (0-1) visits Fort Frye (0-1). Waterford (1-0) is at Federal Hocking (0-1) while Frontier Local (1-0) will play a Saturday night game at Harding Stadium in Steubenville against Steubenville Central.
- This Week's Schedule -
7:30 p.m. Friday
Cabell Midland at Parkersburg
Parkersburg South vs. Linsly at Bethany College
Williamstown at Magnolia
Wirt County at St. Marys
Ritchie County at Roane County
Marietta at Warren
Belpre at Fort Frye
Waterford at Federal Hocking
Wifnield at Ripley
Sherman at Calhoun County
Wahama at Trimble
Van at Paden City
Tyler Consolidated at Doddridge County (7 p.m.)
Gilmer County at South Harrison
Miller at Eastern
1:30 p.m. Saturday
Pocahontas County at Parkersburg Catholic
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier Local at Steubenville Central
Little Kanawha Conference action will witness Wirt County (0-1 visiting St. Marys (1-0), Ritchie County (0-1) traveling to Roane County (1-0), Doddridge County (1-0) playing host to Tyler Consolidated (0-1) and Gilmer County (0-1) venturing to South Harrison (0-1). LKC member Calhoun County (1-0) will entertain Sherman (0-1) in a non-league game.
In other games, Ripley (0-1) will attempt to bounce back from its loss to Parkersburg South when it makes its home debut against visiting Winfield; Wahama (1-0) travels to Glouster to meet Trimble (1-0) in a huge Tri Valley Conference game; Paden City (0-1) plays its first home game against visiting Van (0-1), and Eastern (0-1) entertains Miller (0-1)
Ravenswood (1-0), which won its first game under head coach Mick Price on Friday night at Herbert Hoover, takes a week off before making its Little Kanawha Conference debut on Sept. 7 at Roane County.