North West Region: DOUBLE A

Our North West Region borders the Valley to the south, splits along the MD/Panhandle, and touches on the Coalfields.  It is the largest geographically thus why it is home to the most Single A’s.  There are many storied programs through this area of the state with an unmatched uniqueness to every school.  Title contenders of every class come from here every single year.

 

 


The Age Old Battle

For the past decade, Bridgeport vs Fairmont Senior might be one of, if not, the best rivalries the state has had to offer.  Both have been yearly title contenders and their last three matchups have been nothing short of classics.  Bridgeport’s only loss last year came by the heroic late antics of Antonio Parsons and Bryson Gilbert until they fell to Bluefield in the semifinals.  The Polar Bears only loss came on a buzzer beater field goal to AAA University until they, too, fell to Bluefield in heartbreaking fashion in the state finals (their second straight runner-up finish).

Bridgeport loses less star power, that is for sure.  They lose a playmaking quarterback/safety that’s impact was evident when injured against Bluefield.  They lose several key men up front too.  However, the switch and fit scheme that has replaced every position, including head coach, will be very much in play for the legendary town.  Jake Bowen returns as a top ten defensive back but more importantly for them, an every down runningback that will score multiple times a game.

Tag-teaming him is potential game breaker D’Andre Holloway.  He has more shiftiness and slasher qualities.  Anchoring their upfront defense is Trey Pancake, an experienced watch list linebacker.  This will be a textbook Bridgeport year.  A higher question lies in Fairmont Senior.  They lose two phenomenal playmakers by name of Bryson Gilbert and Dante Stills.  According to recent developments, one of them might be replaced seamlessly.

Though the Polar Bear backfield already included Malachi West and Caleb Walker- Bryson’s younger brother, Breeden, has been said to have transferred in for his senior season after leading his Tennessee state championship team in rushing while also pulling 150+ tackles.  Add in the Connor Neal to Antonio Parsons nasty connection plus top five lineman Zach Frazier, and the Polar Bears seem to be in much better shape than anticipated early offseason.  On the 24th, Fairmont Senior opens up at Robert C. Byrd, and Bridgeport hosts Lewis County.  The two will meet week four in Fairmont.

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Riding High

Super teams have not seemed to be a regular in high school sports, especially West Virginia.  Many will argue the hype regarding Weir since they did not handle top teams like Fairmont Senior well last year.  It must be pointed out, however, they held their own against Bridgeport in the first round with Tyler Komorowski, who recently committed to Army, out at quarterback.  Their signal caller and outstanding defensive lineman should roll in healthy this season.

The big news came when Donovan Kirby, the state’s leading rusher in 2017, transferred from Madonna (in Weirton) to Weir.  This was more than a replacement for the top runningback and spreads attention for watch list receivers Reed Reitter and Sebastian Spencer.  Coach Tony Filberto also has a well-sized line with playoff experience.

A lot has already been said about Weir.  At this point, they are probably tired of the hype.  They are just a very interesting team in a very interesting class.  With Mingo Central’s new guys unknown, a wonderment if Bluefield can replace Collier and Edwards easily, and Fairmont Senior having new faces- AA could be a five to seven team race.  The Red Riders host Oak Glen on the 24th of August.

Photo Credits: Weirton Daily Times

 


Big Ten Sleepers

For a long time, everyone bragged about the MSAC (still do), and the Cardinal Conference (we still do).  Can’t forget the out-of-state panhandle schedule either (don’t shoot us).  But the Big Ten could be one of the more competitive conferences from top to bottom this year.  With the two perennial top teams covered, we look into several other potential contenders.

Robert C. Byrd began gaining a lot of steam at the end of last season.  They began putting huge points behind freshman quarterback Xavier Lopez and first-team all-tate runner Ghovan Davidson.  They both return as well as two top-rated offensive/defensive linemen Robert Arnold and Jaden Marino.  Between these four, that is an electric base that can compete with about anyone.

Continuing upon teams that blossomed last season, Liberty (Harrison) and Philip Barbour look to both prove to not be flashes in a pan.  Philip Barbour tallied eight wins after back-to-back gutter years.  They do lose a notable linebacker but have Chase Collier, a two-way star, to pick up the slack.  Overall, they seem to be in a reloading phase.  The same is said for Liberty as they lost two headline rushers.  Luckily, they return all-state quarterback Seth McIntyre, who can really shine as a passer this year, and top ten big man Jaden Rollyson.  Two teams that should not be overlooked.

Finally, we have North Marion.  Coach Daran Hays has set a high standard for the culture of this program, and it is obvious to the outsiders.  Playing the brutal big school division of the Big Ten has had them as borderline playoff teams the past two years.  This year, it looks to be further ahead than usual.  Defensively, they can improve tenfold with watchlist linebacker Ricky Newbrough and transitioning watchlist corner Desmond Fluarty.  The big key will be quarterback Dalton Malcomb.  He is much raved about but had to battle injuries in 2017.  North Marion is definitely in position to have a banner year.

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Photo Credits: The Times WV

 


SPEED ROUND

Lincoln and Braxton County both lost superstars off their 2017 playoff teams.  While the Eagles have several all-state caliber players returning in the secondary, the Cougars will have to rely solely on Hunter Moore until new help arrives.  As we said last year, Lewis County was much better than their record last year.  They return some big men and a good quarterback.  Grafton also returns a solid quarterback and a decent defense off a under .500 regular season.  Roane County and East Fairmont have fallen on harder times, but the adversity has hopefully made them stronger in the likes of Philip Barbour.  We hope to see an improvement. Up in the tip top of the state is Oak Glen who runs a pass-heavy offense and collegiate-style defense.  We are excited to see Ted Arneault’s wild side.

Photo Credit: WV News

 

 

FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE. Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions. We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out. We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region. We will spend a week on each in that order. Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region. Let’s get it!

 

North West Region: SINGLE A

Our North West Region borders the Valley to the south, splits along the MD/Panhandle, and touches on the Coalfields.  It is the largest geographically thus why it is home to the most Single A’s.  There are many storied programs through this area of the state with an unmatched uniqueness to every school.  Title contenders of every class come from here every single year.  

 

 

Just the Start

Mike Young is no stranger to dynasties.  He has had several runs with Wheeling Central racking up multiple state championships.  Though 2017 began rough with a strength of schedule that rivaled AAA schools, the Maroon Knights caught fire and cruised to a state title.  We are thinking what everyone is as well… the whole gang is back.

Quarterback and defensive back Curtis McGhee III was the star through their historic run.  With a true dual-threat ability, he diced up opponents on the ground and through the air.  His tag-team partner offensively was Braden Price, who played in the slot but took a bulk of hand-offs as well.  Between the two, defenses did not know which way to go.

Upon the line was first-team all-stater Timmy McCabe.  He anchored a line that improved every game and for the most part, all return.  The award winner of the squad came in linebacker Adam Murray- he was the first sophomore in state history to win the Huff Award.  They also have all-state kicker Jacob Rine mounting special teams.

All these men and more are back.  Wheeling Central is the most favorited out of any class to win their respective championship.  When you win like they did, these expectations are created.  This is something Mike Young is very familar with, however, and we expect them to be mentally and physically ready.  They open up at Williamstown on August 23rd.

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Rebuild or Reload?

It was no secret that South Harrison and St. Marys were among the top contenders in the state last year.  On any night, they could have competed to win the championship.  Between the two schools, they lose incredible star players with the likes of Freddy Canary, Cam Barnette, and Jaiden Smith.  In a class decided by stars, how will this affect them?

Coach Jodi Mote has had the Blue Devils as a perennial threat for several years now with them finally getting the ring in 2016.  However, as of now, they don’t seem to have an answer for losing Jaiden Smith.  They do return starting quarterback Eric Illar and a promising runner in William Steele.  Other faces might arrive as competition rolls around.

South Harrison is in a similar spot.  With the two runners previously named gone, the Hawks must find a new way to run the system that gave them the top Single A rating from the regular season in 2017.  They, too, return their quarterback Nate Wright.  Landon McFadden seems to be the next in-line at runningback with Brenten Barnette leading the way in multiple spots.

Regardless, we think both teams will face early growing pains.  Whether or not they make the team better or worse is in the air.  We believe in both coaches and returning players.  Neither play an easy schedule, that is for sure.  South Harrison opens up with Doddridge County on 8/24 and St. Marys starts week two against Scott on the 31st.

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Title Contenders?

The four to five schools that always linger in and out of title contention all seem to be sitting pretty going into August.  Doddridge County had a spectacular defensive run that ended in the second half of the playoffs to St. Marys.  They lose Seth Davis via transfer but return many of their stars like Hunter America.

Magnolia is a dangerous team, just like 2017, but do have a hard road, indeed.  If they can pull those last second nailbiters, they can definitely get into the playoffs and do some damage.  The same can be said for Williamstown who is a for-sure dark horse in Single A ball this year behind quarterback Carter Hayes.

A team that reminds of us South Harrison a year ago is Tyler Consolidated.  They never caught their footing last year but obviously had talent and most importantly: speed.  Between Griffin Phillips, Mark Rucker, and Hunter Forester, the Silver Knights are liable to light up the North-West region in a banner year.

Cameron did lose a hellacious quarterback in Colby Brown, but they return plenty of talent such as all-state Trey Scott and Travis Mickey.  They have surefire all-conference players in several spots.  They gave Wheeling Central their best run in the playoffs, and Scott Holt has succeeded in making them capable of a reload.

All these teams can potentially make noise within the state.  Doddridge County opens up at South Harrison August 24th alongside Magnolia who hosts Sherman.  Williamstown hosts Wheeling Central on the 23rd.  Tyler Consolidated hosts Ritchie County the 24th.

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Speed Round

Clay-Battelle was a bubble team last year and return a lot.  They have a respected staff with top facilities.  Wirt County and Valley-Wetzel are both looking at rebuilding seasons after plus .500 years.  Gilmer County does not seem to be looking much changed.  Notre Dame has a better schedule but lost an excellent QB.  Wahama just recently found their coach and will be starting behind.  Parkersburg Catholic, Paden City, Calhoun County, and Hundred are four of the smallest schools in the entire state, and it will show.  Should be an exciting year of North-West Single A’s!

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FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE.  Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions.  We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out.  We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region.  We will spend a week on each in that order.  Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region.  Let’s get it!

 

MD/Panhandle Region: PRESEASON TEAM RANKINGS

The Mason-Dixon Panhandle Region was created by us to even the spread of teams in the state due to the vast amount in the North West Region. The Panhandle is often a second-thought and looked at as an outsider as they tend to play in their own league and/or out-of-state. However, the king of the state lives there with some other promising title contenders. We have grouped all M/D bordering counties so the always exciting Morgantown teams are involved this time around. The fastest growing region in the state.

 

MartinsburgBulldogs

1. Martinsburg

 

MusselmanApplemen

2. Musselman

 

HedgesvilleEagles

3. Hedgesville

 

MorgantownMohigans

4. Morgantown

 

UniversityHawks5. University

 

KeyserGoldenTornado6. Keyser

 

ElkinsTigers

7. Elkins

 

EastHardyCougars

8. East Hardy

 

PetersburgVikings9. Petersburg

 

SpringMillsCardinals10. Spring Mills

 

AAA Honorable Mention: Hampshire

AA Honorable Mention: Frankfort

A Honorable Mention: Pendleton County

 

 

Team Predictions

Offense of the Year: Martinsburg

Defense of the Year: Martinsburg

Breakout Team of the Year: Tucker County

Hardest Schedule: Martinsburg

Biggest Question: University

 

 

FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE. Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions. We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out. We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region. We will spend a week on each in that order. Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region. Let’s get it!

 

MD/Panhandle Region: PRESEASON ALL- MD/PANHANDLE TEAM

The Mason-Dixon Panhandle Region was created by us to even the spread of teams in the state due to the vast amount in the North West Region. The Panhandle is often a second-thought and looked at as an outsider as they tend to play in their own league and/or out-of-state. However, the king of the state lives there with some other promising title contenders. We have grouped all M/D bordering counties so the always exciting Morgantown teams are involved this time around. The fastest growing region in the state.

 

OFFENSELogan Holgorsen (QB) SR

Dewayne Grantham (RB) SR

Blake Hartman (RB) SO

 

Amir Richardson (WR) SR

Malakai Brown (WR) JR

 

Jarod Bowie (WR) JR

Nick Malone (OL) SR

 

Brandon Moran (OL) SR

Jaden Wolfley (OL) SR

Philip Hull (OL) SR

 

Michael Turner (OL) JR

 

 

DEFENSE

Ben Gribble (DL) SR

 

John Hicks (DL) SR

Jestohn Moore (WE) SR

Dalton Pollock (LB) SR

 

Jesse Cain (LB) SR

 

Daniel Romans (LB) SR

 

Grant Harman (DB) SR

 

Teddy Marshall (DB) JR

 

N’iyjere Smith (DB) SR

 

Kole Puffenberger (DB) SR

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Jonah Phares (K) SR

 

Finnegan Hall (P) SR

 

Aden Funkhouser (KR) SR

 

UTILITY

Jacob Hartman (QB/S) SR

 

 

MD/PANHANDLE REGION PREDICTIONS

Offensive Player of the Year: Malakai Brown (WR) Hedgesville

Defensive Player of the Year: Dewayne Grantham (LB) Martinsburg

Special Teams Player of the Year: Jonah Phares (K/P) University

Lineman of the Year: Nick Malone (OL) Morgantown

Newcomer of the Year: Corbin Pierson (QB) Jefferson

Career Performer: Grant Harman (DB) Martinsburg

 

 

FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE. Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions. We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out. We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region. We will spend a week on each in that order. Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region. Let’s get it!

 

 

 

MD/Panhandle Region: TRIPLE A

The Mason-Dixon Panhandle Region was created by us to even the spread of teams in the state due to the vast amount in the North West Region. The Panhandle is often a second-thought and looked at as an outsider as they tend to play in their own league and/or out-of-state. However, the king of the state lives there with some other promising title contenders. We have grouped all M/D bordering counties so the always exciting Morgantown teams are involved this time around. The fastest growing region in the state.

 

The Battle for Motown

University and Morgantown have traded blows year after year.  This is one of the truest rivalries in the state because any given year, either team could win.  In 2018, the first time in several years, both teams look like promising deep playoff squads.  They, of course, both have their faults, but nonetheless, are talented.  There is also a little added spice for this inter-town competition.

2017 showed Morgantown a tough road.   Hard losses came early and often.  Even with an upset loss to Riverside, Morgantown managed to back into the playoffs only for a Martinsburg rematch.  2018 looks much brighter.  Their schedule is not easy by any means but losing Martinsburg always helps.  They will have a incredibly strong front on both sides with linemen Nick Malone, Jaden Wolfley, and Marcellus Marshall.  On defense, behind them, are watch list backers Ty Konchesky and Jestohn Moore.

The skill group will be their point of fresh faces looking to make that all-state step.  Quarterback Cameron Rice, wide receivers Kaden Rice (brother) and Preston Fox, and do-it-all player Aaron Alvarez.  University’s bread and butter will bee the skill position.  Their quarterback will be Morgantown-transfer Logan Holgorsen (#5 QB in West Virginia).  Wide receivers will be Amir Richardson (#1 WR in West Virginia) and Evan Parow- a returning all-statesmen.

University’s question mark lies on the line.  They will see some young faces and a lack of size.  If anyone can make it work, however, it is coach John Kelley.  Across town, Morgantown walks around with a big chip on their shoulder.  They will get their shot against Top 10 Parkersburg to open the year on the 24th.  University will open up at John Marshall the same night.  The two will play each other in MoHawk Bowl week eleven.

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A King and His Throne

Martinsburg has redefined dominance in AAA football.  They don’t rely on a revolutionary offense.  They don’t rely on the transfer of talent.  They don’t rely on a strategic schedule to the championship.  They simply just win.  2017 showed us the second half of two of the greatest teams in state history, without a doubt.  With only several more wins needed to break the all-time win streak record, how far will they climb with the loss of a legendary senior class?

Up front lies that question.  Three next level linemen made the Bulldogs’ D what it was.  Their surge in the state championship game was the difference.  These spots hope to get filled by Matthew Bednarski, Brandon Moran, and AJ Brinegar- offensively and defensively.  Good-sized but have never had to be the go-to guy.  Linebacker and runningback-wise, now we’re talking.  Dewayne Grantham, Trey Sine, RJ Barrett, Aaron Pierson, and Asa Creamer-Jenkins are all-state caliber from top to bottom with Grantham being a Huff Award candidate.

Out wide, they’re deep as well.  Jarod Bowie and Teddy Marshall are top five WRs/DBs.  Michael Boaitey, Chelo Teneval, and Matt Vanduzer would be absolute star players on any other team in state- they must fight each other for catches here. Replacing Tyson Bagent at quarterback will either be rising junior Elijah Banks or Grant Harman, the number one defensive back in the state.

When your program reaches the level that the Bulldogs have, you are going to lose bundles of talent every year.  They lose some key positions, but the talent level is still at the top.  We will see how Dave Walker maneuvers his known top men around into playmaking places.  The Bulldogs are still the king.  They open up with Loudoun Valley (VA) on August 24th.

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The Rise

Only several years ago was Hedgesville at the bottom in AAA.  Now, after back-to-back successful years under head coach Joey Yurish, they enter the season a top ten team with the ceiling of a top five performance.  This begins with two electric playmakers.  N’iyjere Smith got on our radar early with some clutch catches and teeth shattering hits on defense and special teams.  He embodies the rise of this program with finesse but also some mean hitting.

Secondly, Malakai Brown blew up out of nowhere in his sophomore campaign.  As you’ve heard 100x by now (because it’s that impressive), he led the country for his class in receiving statistics.  He is nearly unguardable down the sideline and in the open field, he is liable to make three to four miss any play.  Tossing them the rock will be new, but widely praised, Owie Ash.

They possess Jesse Cain and Keenan Smoot, two watchlist linebackers and runningbacks.  They will be running behind talented linemen Michael Turner and Nathaniel Hughes.  A solid key for Yurish will be that of Finnegan Hall, a top five kicker/punter in The Mountain State.  With all this returning and the possibility of rising stars, it looks promising.  They open up at home against Washington on the 23rd (Thursday) of August.

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Photo Credits: WV News

 

 

Speed Round

Musselman lost a next-level quarterback, left tackle, and the all-time school leading rusher.  However, they do return several all-staters like Tre Beard III (who will be the QB), Blake Hartman (top five runningback), and Sebastian Oldham (watchlist linebacker).  Schools like Spring Mills, Jefferson, and Hampshire all have next-level players.  Their lack of depth might do them in when it comes down to their schedules though.  Preston and Washington do seem to be moving in the right direction but are still far from their final product.  2018 doesn’t appear to see any major power shifts coming out of this region, but when it comes to those Friday Night Lights… you never know.

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FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE. Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions. We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out. We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region. We will spend a week on each in that order. Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region. Let’s get it!

 

MD/Panhandle Region: DOUBLE A

The Mason-Dixon Panhandle Region was created by us to even the spread of teams in the state due to the vast amount in the North West Region. The Panhandle is often a second-thought and looked at as an outsider as they tend to play in their own league and/or out-of-state. However, the king of the state lives there with some other promising title contenders. We have grouped all M/D bordering counties so the always exciting Morgantown teams are involved this time around. The fastest growing region in the state.

 

 

Storm Brewing

The Golden Tornados are coming off a successful 7-3 season in which they reached the “AA” playoffs and held their own in the first round against a very talented Fairmont Senior team. 2017 was one of the best years that “AA” football has seen in a while. With an unbelievably competitive field, we saw dark horses, unexpected upsets, and undefeated seasons from some of the most talented “AA” teams the state has ever witnessed. With that being said, come playoff time, Keyser was able to find a spot amongst these teams as a #13 seed, but they found themselves matched up against #4 Fairmont Senior and fell in the first round.

Keyser will be returning an experienced offensive line as well as a seasoned running back in senior Brady Clay. Clay really exploded last season, but he is set to have an even more productive year in 2018. Another major offensive threat for the Golden Tornados is senior wide receiver Reggie Redman. Redman is a fast receiver who doesn’t hesitate to use his size to his advantage. QB Ryan Shoemaker will be taking the reins this season and commanding this deadly offense.

They return several all-staters among the line such as Don Woodworth. Keyser has been a year-in and year-out playoff team in a class where that is not common. They will probably be able to pass more than year’s prior which could really catch teams off guard. Keyser will be off in week one but will make the trip to Berkeley Springs in week two to take on the Indians.

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Run Tiger Run

The Tigers had a very constructive 2017 season as they finally found an offensive scheme that clicked and started to figure things out defensively. Most of the losses that Elkins suffered came by way of “AA” powerhouses such as Fairmont Senior and Bridgeport. Though it may not seem like it, the Tiger were five points away from being 7-3 in 2017 as they dropped a close week six game to Robert C. Byrd (28-24) and were defeated by Lincoln in the final seconds (45-44).

The Tigers finally found an offensive groove in 2017 as they had two running-backs go for over 1,000 yards on the season. A strong and talented offensive line is more than partially responsible for this, but RBs Daniel Romans and Thomas Talkington are set to have another phenomenal year on the ground and will be the main offensive weapons for this Elkins team.

The Tiger defense is set to be led by DB Chance Burdette who can not only put pressure on the best of WRs, but also provides strong run support. Austin Corey will also be returning for his senior season and will help to anchor the Elkins secondary, adding depth. Romans and Talkington are also all-state linebackers. Coach Evan Hott and the Tigers will match up with East Fairmont week one.

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The Viking Bubble

Coach Kevin Board has been making steady progress to put together his team and build a culture over the last few seasons, and he may finally have all the pieces tothe puzzle. The Vikings finished 2017 at 5-5, but to say they had an unsuccessful season would be absurd. The Vikings came within one score in week four as they fell to the AAA Trojans of Hampshire County by a score of 33 to 27. In week six, Petersburg also came close as they traveled to Phillipi to take on Philip Barbour but couldn’t get it done as they were defeated last minute (35-29).

Now that this team has had some in-game experience and everyone is settled in its time for Coach Board to turn on the burners. Jacob Hartman will be returning to command the Viking offense and after stretching his legs in 2017, this gifted QB is ready to take off. Hartman is big, fast, and strong. He can run through, over, or around nearly anyone in “AA” and has an absolute cannon. His main target is likely to be returning wide receiver Peyton Singledecker who is a very precise route runner and catches most anything thrown his way.

Doug Morral will be a defensive leader for the Vikings as he brings experience and leadership to the MLB position. Morral is a sound tackler and will help to keep opposing run games in check. With a strong dual-threat offensive attack, and a solid defense the Petersburg Vikings are set to make some noise in 2018. They will travel to Berkeley Springs to take on the Indians August 24th.
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Speed Round

Frankfort is steadily improving but has been in a rut ever since their last state championship appearance. With some returning All-State talent, runners/backer Dalton Pollock and Nick Marley, the Falcons could pick up a couple more wins in 2018 but seeing them with a winning record would be surprising. The Indians will be rebuilding in 2018 as new players come in and get used to the program. With many young players and a new coach, we see Berkeley Springs paying their dues this year and finishing with three or four wins maximum. Should be an exciting year in the panhandle AA.

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Photo Credits: Knobley Imaging

 

 

 

FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE. Each week we will be diving into one of our four regions. We’ve sliced it up a little different to equal the spread of talent out. We have the Coalfields region, MD (Mason-Dixon) Panhandle region, North West region, and Valley region. We will spend a week on each in that order. Every week will include Monday: Single A, Tuesday: Double A, Wednesday: Triple A, Thursday: Preseason All-Region Team, Friday: Top 10 in the Region. Let’s get it!