PARKERSBURG -It's the biggest rivalry in the Mountain State, no matter the records of the teams.
It's Parkersburg High vs. Parkersburg South and it will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stadium Field.
The game will pit the 3-3 Patriots against the 4-2 Big Reds. Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday in the athletic offices at both high schools, as well as at Anglers Xstream on Camden Avenue. Tickets will be sold until 3:30 p.m. each day through Thursday and until 1 p.m. on Friday, if any remain. Past games have sold out as fast as 45 minutes, although tickets have been available at the gate for some matchups.
PHS is coming off a 38-35 homecoming win over Riverside while South lost to national powerhouse Friendship Collegiate Academy, 60-10, on Friday night.
The city battle highlights virtually a full slate of Friday games as the only two Mid-Ohio Valley teams who will take a week off are Roane County and Williamstown, both 3-3 after Friday night losses.
Perhaps the best matchup will take place at Buffalo, where Wirt County and Buffalo, both 4-1, will meet in a game that will have a significant impact on the Class A ratings.
Week 7 Prep Games
Parkersburg South (3-3) at Parkersburg (4-2)
Belpre (1-5) at South Gallia (0-6)
Parkersburg Catholic (2-4) at South Harrison (3-2)
Ritchie County (4-2) at Lincoln (1-4)
Calhoun County (2-4) at St. Marys (4-1)
Wirt County (4-1) at Buffalo (4-1)
New Philadelphia (6-0) at Marietta (1-5)
Conotton Valley at Paden City (1-4)
Oak Glen (3-3) at Tyler Consolidated (1-4)
Gilmer County (2-4) at Doddridge County (4-2)
Caldwell (1-5) at Frontier (2-4)
Trimble (5-1) at Eastern (4-2)
Fort Frye (4-2) at Buckeye Trail (4-2)
Wahama (6-0) at Federal Hocking (5-1)
Warren (2-4) at Chillicothe (1-5)
Ripley (3-3) at Hurricane (3-2)
Braxton County (3-3) at Ravenswood (2-3)
Franklin Furnace Green (3-3) at Waterford (1-5)
Magnolia (5-1) at Weir (0-6)
Idle: Roane County (3-3), Williamstown (3-3)
Wirt isn't the only Little Kanawha Conference team stepping outside the league Friday as Ritchie County (4-2) will travel to Lincoln (1-4) while Tyler Consolidated (1-4) will entertain Oak Glen (3-3).
LKC games will feature Parkersburg Catholic (2-4) traveling to South Harrison (3-2), St. Marys (4-1) playing host to Calhoun County (2-4), Doddridge County (4-2) entertaining Gilmer County (2-4) and Ravenswood (2-3) taking on Braxton County (3-3) at Flinn Field.
Other games involving West Virginia teams will see Ripley (3-3) travel to Hurricane (3-2) for a Mountain State Athletic Conference contest, Wahama (6-0) venture to Federal Hocking (5-1) in a key Tri Valley Conference game, Magnolia (5-1) meeting 0-6 Weir at Jimmy Carey Stadium, and Paden City (1-4) playing host to Conotton Valley (3-2).
On the Ohio side of the river, other Tri Valley Conference games will see Belpre (1-5)travel to South Gallia (0-6), Eastern (4-2) play host to Trimble (5-1) and Waterford (1-5) entertain Franklin Furnace Green (3-3).
In Pioneer Valley Conference contests, Fort Frye will visit Buckeye Trail in a battle of 4-2 teams and Frontier Local (2-4) will entertain Caldwell (1-5).
New Philadelphia (6-0) will visit Don Drumm Stadium to take on Marietta (1-5) and Warren (2-4) will travel to Chillicothe (1-5).