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Prep Football Roundup

ROANE COUNTY AT

SISSONVILLE

Game time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last year’s result: Did not play

RCHS (4-4) results: lost to St. Marys, 31-13; d. Lincoln County, 39-22; d. Braxton County, 44-14; lost to Nicholas County, 47-19; lost to Elkins, 32-30; lost to Lincoln, 27-13; d. Ravenswood, 14-7; d. Liberty (H), 34-15

SHS (6-3) results: d. Chapmanville, 24-8; d. Logan, 28-6; d. Scott, 28-6; lost to Mingo Central, 33-14; d. Herbert Hoover, 43-7; lost to Poca, 69-24; lost to Winfield, 34-21; d. Wayne, 42-18; d. Nitro 51-27

Key RCHS players: QB/DB Shadraq Greathouse, RB/LB Danny Bush, RB/LB Josh Huffman

Key SHS players: QB Jackson Foster, RB Dylan Griffith,

Keys to victory: Entering the last week of football in the mountain state 18th in the double-A ratings, the Sissonville Indians will need to beat the Roane County Raiders and have a couple of teams to lose on Friday night to sneak into the playoffs.

In order for the Raiders to win, they will have to slow down QB Jackson Foster and RB Dylan Griffith in the backfield. Both the Indians duo reached over 100 yards on the ground, Griffith had 153 yards, four touchdowns, and Foster 142 yards and one score in the Indians 51-27 win versus Nitro last week. Foster also threw for 109 yards and two scores.

MAGNOLIA AT

WHEELING CENTRAL

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Magnolia d. Wheeling Central, 21-12

Magnolia (0-9) results: lost to Williamstown, 27-0; lost to Shadyisde, 44-8; lost to River, 34-14; lost to Frontier, 47-13; lost to Monroe Central, 51-13; lost to Marietta, 54-8; lost to St. Marys, 40-6; lost to Tyler Consolidated 61-12; lost to Fort Frye, 69-8

Wheeling Central (5-4) results: d. Williamstown, 35-13; d. Steubenville Central Catholic, 39-12; lost to Linsly 31-7; d. Shadyside, 31-27; d. Western Reserve, 48-7; lost to Fort Frye, 42-0; lost to Martins Ferry, 27-13; d. Paul Charter (DC), 59-8; lost to St. Clairsville, 35-20

Key Magnolia players: Lineman Mikey Shamblin; QB Caden Cisar; WR Silas McKeever

Key Central players: QB Jacob Rine; WR Jalen Creighton; WR Jordan Waterhouse

Keys to victory: Look for Central to be revenge-minded coming into this one. Afterall, Magnolia handed the Maroon Knights their only loss of the 2018 season, 21-12. Don’t expect this year’s matchup to be as competitive. Magnolia has played hard but struggled to find success on the gridiron, going winless in its first nine games. Central, while a bit down at 5-4, is still one of the top teams in Class A.

Even with star quarterback Curtis McGhee out for the season, look for new QB Jacob Rine and the Knights to run away with this one and go into the postseason on a high note.

GILMER COUNTY AT MEADOW BRIDGE

Game time: 7 p.m.

Last year’s result: Meadow Bridge 64, Gilmer County 30

GCHS (3-6) results: d. Clay-Battelle, 34-21; lost to Richwood, 44-13; lost to Wirt County 27-2; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 60-14; d. Hundred, 71-8; lost to Doddridge County, 47-0; lost to Calhoun County, 28-14; d. Tucker County, 42-32; lost to Ritchie County, 66-26

MBHS (5-4) results: d. Van, 40-6; lost to Clay-Battelle, 28-15; d. Midland Trail, 14-2; lost to East Hardy, 21-14; lost to Greenbrier West, 43-6; d. Webster County, 41-16; lost to Summers County, 34-0; d. Montcalm, 33-0; d. Calhoun County, 20-6

Key GCHS players: QB/LB Ean Hamric, WR/DB Cole Cogar

Key MBHS players: RB/LB Nick White, FB/LB Hunter Claypool

Keys to victory: This end-of-the-season clash between Meadow Bridge and Gilmer County comes with an added incentive for the Wildcats.

At 5-4, they come into this contest ranked at No. 19 in Class A. Getting the win over the Titans could put them in the conversation for an outside shot at a playoff berth. The ball-carrying duo of Nick White and Hunter Claypool could get the job done. Claypool ran for more than 100 yards in the team’s win last week against Calhoun County.

Gilmer County is just looking to finish strong. While the team is in the midst of rebuilding, they still have weapons that could keep them in this game.

Quarterback Ean Hamric has plenty of options to throw to, including Cole Cogar.

TRINITY at

WIRT COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Did not meet

THS (2-7) results: d. Maptletown (Pa.), 38-34; d. Hannan, 42-0; lost to Fairpoint Harding, 50-0; lost to Maryland Deaf, 1-0; lost to Madonna, 32-6; lost to Bridgeport, 16-13; lost to Steubenville Catholic, 37-7; lost to Tygarts Valley, 36-0; lost to East Hardy, 39-0

WCHS (3-6) results: lost to Calhoun, 8-6; d. Paden City, 40-8; d. Gilmer, 27-2; lost to P. Catholic, 28-7; lost to Tyler, 28-14; lost to Doddridge, 35-0; lost to St. Marys 26-7, d. Hannan 61-0; lost to Ritchie, 20-13

Key THS players: QB Davon Eldridge, RB Levi Teets, WR Mason Steptoe

Key WCHS players: FS Nathan Murray, RB Trent Richards, DL Dylan Toler

Keys to victory: Trinity will bring a tiny roster and two wins into Wilson-Eisman Field as host Wirt County looks to end the campaign at 4-6 by sending its seniors out with a victory.

As long as the Tigers take care of the pigskin, they shouldn’t have too much trouble with the Warriors.

RITCHIE COUNTY AT CALHOUN COUNTY

Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

Last year’s result: Ritchie County 50, Calhoun County 30

Ritchie County (8-1) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 58-20; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 50-13; d. St. Marys, 32-2; lost to Doddridge County, 27-18; d. Ravenswood, 41-13; d. South Harrison, 38-12; d. Webster, 62-34; d. Wirt County, 20-13; d. Gilmer County, 66-26

Calhoun County (2-7) results: d. Wirt County, 8-6; lost to Webster County, 47-44; lost to Doddridge County, 65-0; lost to Tyler Consolidated, 74-36; lost to St. Marys, 35-20; lost to Clay-Battelle, 21-14; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 45-16; d. Gilmer County, 28-14; lost to Meadow Bridge, 20-6

Key Ritchie County players: TB/LB Tre Moss, G/LB Ryan Scott, QB/C Ethan Haught

Key Calhoun County players: QB/LB Adam Parsons, RB/LB Travis Richards, OL/DT Levi Allen

Keys to victory: Ritchie County needs to be prepared for anything in Mt. Zion. Playoff seeding isn’t yet solidified in Class A.

If the Rebels fall, they could tumble from the second seed to anywhere from third to sixth.

This means they will play on the road in the quarter and semifinals instead of host until Wheeling. Pendleton County requires assistance, but the dream isn’t dead.

Another monster game from Tre Moss likely secures a Ritchie County win. If Garrett Owens returns from injury, you can lock the Rebels in for a victory.

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