Week 2 will see key high school matchups

PARKERSBURG -If Parkersburg High’s football team wants to take a moment and celebrate accomplishing the school’s 800th victory, it has the time to do so.

That’s because PHS will be taking this week off after opening with a 41-22 win at Warren Local. The Big Reds are one of two area teams who won’t be playing this week, as Paden City also is idle.

For the rest of the Mid-Ohio Valley squads, it will be business as usual.

Parkersburg South, a 35-27 winner over Ripley on Friday night, will play its second straight game at the Erickson All-Sports Facility this Friday when University, which won its opener, 21-12 over John Marshall, comes to town.

Parkersburg Catholic, which dropped a 13-12 decision to Buffalo, will make its home debut on Saturday at Stadium Field against Clarksburg Notre Dame.

Williamstown, which opened with a 30-7 win at Tyler Consolidated, will once again head north on W.Va. 2 to take on Magnolia in a key Class A contest.

Speaking of heading north on W.Va. 2, Wirt County, a 30-15 loser at Valley Fayette on Friday goes from the frying pan into the fire by visiting St. Marys, which opened with a 47-0 beatdown of Ritchie County. The Rebels will look to rebound at Roane County, which debuted with a 24-14 win over Clay County.

Doddridge County, which made an impressive comeback to down South Harrison, 27-23, will entertain Tyler Consolidated, while Calhoun County, which broke the longest losing streak in school history by beating neighboring Gilmer County, 41-30, will attempt to establish a winning streak when Sherman visits Mt. Zion. The Tide opened with a 20-14 loss to Tug Valley.

Gilmer County will look to rebound from its loss to Calhoun by visiting South Harrison.

Ravenswood, which looked sharp in a 27-6 win over Wahama, travels to Webster County, which nipped Richwood, 33-32, while its Jackson County counterpart, Ripley, will host Point Point Pleasant, a 54-0 winner over Lincoln County.

The biggest rivalry game of the week will take place at Warren, where the Warriors will play host to Washington County rival Marietta, which blasted Morgan in its opener, 46-0.

In other games involving Washington County teams, Belpre, which debuted with a home win over Fort Frye, will travel to Trimble, while the Cadets will make the long trip to Boone County, W.Va. to take on the Van Bulldogs, a 50-6 loser to Meadow Bridge.

Frontier, a 34-14 winner over Shenandoah, will make its home debut versus Southern, while Waterford, which defeated Miller in double overtime, will entertain Wahama. Miller will travel to Eastern, Caldwell will entertain Buckeye Trail and Federal Hocking will play host to South Gallia.