Week Seven Fight Card

WRITER’S STANDINGS

(Out of 77)

56 – Writer2
56 – Shotgun Writer
56 – Writer Out of Ink
52 – El Writer
52 – Third Writer
51 – Wide Writer

 

 

PRELIMINARIES

River View at Montcalm

River View and Montcalm came into 2018 with high hopes.  Both have yet to get a win past the halfway point.  The Generals fell to four straight teams out of Virginia and then to a red hot Van team.  River View has fell to out-of-states too but in recent weeks have put up honorable points against Man and Wyoming East.  Both of these teams are desperately searching for a morale building win, and someone will walk with it this Friday.

El Writer (River View)
Writer2 (River View)
Third Writer (River View)
Wide Writer (Montcalm)
Shotgun Writer (River View)
Writer OOI (Montcalm)

C&C Prediction: River View (38) Montcalm (7)

 

 

Clay County at Roane County

One week after losing their first game of the season to Independence, Clay County travels over to Roane.  Roane County has had a much better year than their winless 2017, and that has a lot to do with Danny Bush.  They have knocked off St. Marys and Braxton County.  Clay County’s 4-0 start was to unlikely candidates and showed dominance by two-way stars Joel Cruickshanks and Caleb Wynn.  Their strength of schedule won’t get them in at 7-3 (possibly) so every game from here on matters completely.

El Writer (Clay County)
Writer2 (Roane County)
Third Writer (Clay County)
Wide Writer (Clay County)
Shotgun Writer (Roane County)
Writer OOI (Clay County)

C&C Prediction: Clay County (28) Roane County (14)

 

 

Princeton at Ripley

Ripley has jumped out to 4-1 with the departure of their MSAC schedule.  Only an opening loss to Parkersburg South is their blemish.  The Vikings are led by playmaking backs Robert Evans and Josh Kay while Caydan Keeler is one of the top sackers in the state.  They will host a winless Princeton Tiger team that has hung around with Bluefield and Musselman for a bit behind the dual-threat playmaking of QB Ranson Graham.  The Tigers need a first win, and this could be the perfect trap game for Ripley.

El Writer (Ripley)
Writer2 (Princeton)
Third Writer (Ripley)
Wide Writer (Ripley)
Shotgun Writer (Ripley)
Writer OOI (Ripley)

C&C Prediction: Ripley (42) Princeton (21)

 

 

Greenbrier West at Pocahontas County

Not many expected Pocahontas County to be sitting at 3-3 after the loss of such a great senior class.  Now, they come into week seven controlling their own fate.  That opens the door for a secretly talented 1-5 Greenbrier West.  To put their losses in perspective, their last four falls came by 7 to Covington (VA), 6 to Webster County, 5 to Summers County, and 5 to James Monroe.  One score going another way each game and Greenbrier West comes into this game at 5-1.  Could they cut the late season run short?

El Writer (Greenbrier West)
Writer2 (Greenbrier West)
Third Writer (Pocahontas County)
Wide Writer (Pocahontas County)
Shotgun Writer (Greenbrier West)
Writer OOI (Greenbrier West)

C&C Prediction: Greenbrier West (35) Pocahontas County (24)

 

 

UNDERCARD

South Charleston at Woodrow Wilson

In AAA, the playoff race never seems quite over until seven losses.  South Charleston has held close early with several of the top teams in the state.  QB Shyleik Kinney has played noteworthy against stout competition and the Black Eagle defense has its moments with Drew Joseph and Zeiqui Lawton.  They are winless while Woodrow Wilson comes in with two wins against Greenbrier East and Riverside.  The Flying Eagles, before their bye week, went down to the wire with Hurricane.  With Cabell Midland, Capital, George Washington, and Bluefield left on the schedule- this one really matters.

El Writer (Woodrow Wilson)
Writer2 (South Charleston)
Third Writer (Woodrow Wilson)
Wide Writer (Woodrow Wilson)
Shotgun Writer (South Charleston)
Writer OOI (South Charleston)

C&C Prediction: Woodrow Wilson (17) South Charleston (14)

 

 

Hurricane at #3 Huntington

The last time these two butted heads, Hurricane almost had one of the biggest upset of the playoffs in 2017- falling on a two-point conversion.  Behind their talented line, Ty Wilcoxon has thrived but left the game last week injured.  Hurricane has their own talented runner, Christian Hill, who has put up big numbers no matter who they played.  With a capable defense, this one might get interesting for the Redskins and Highlanders.

El Writer (Huntington)
Writer2 (Huntington)
Third Writer (Huntington)
Wide Writer (Huntington)
Shotgun Writer (Huntington)
Writer OOI (Huntington)

C&C Prediction: Huntington (28) Hurricane (10)

 

Tyler Consolidated at #3 Williamstown

Williamstown has looked real good since their opening loss to Wheeling Central.  Donathan Taylor and Carter Haynes have been paramount in this five game winstreak as well as Kole Sutton- a ball hawk in the secondary.  Tyler has won three straight with the offensive duo of Griffin Phillips and Mark Rucker.  Their lone losses are to Ritchie County and Doddridge County.  Their Yellowjacket matchup starts another stint of tough games.

El Writer (Williamstown)
Writer2 (Williamstown)
Third Writer (Williamstown)
Wide Writer (Williamstown)
Shotgun Writer (Williamstown)
Writer OOI (Williamstown)

C&C Prediction: Williamstown (35) Tyler Consolidated (21)

 

 

#9 Morgantown at #10 Wheeling Park

Though Wheeling Park comes in with only one loss, it might sting more than all three of Morgantown’s.  Their last second, comeback foiling, loss was not to say that Alex Dunlevy did not show out his passing ability.  Morgantown’s three losses have came close and hard to good teams, and this looks to be a potential trap game for the possibly hungover Patriot program.  Expect a hogmolly battle in the pits, hard nose running, and well-timed passing by both mobile quarterbacks.

El Writer (Morgantown)
Writer2 (Morgantown)
Third Writer (Wheeling Park)
Wide Writer (Wheeling Park)
Shotgun Writer (Wheeling Park)
Writer OOI (Wheeling Park)

C&C Prediction: Wheeling Park (38) Morgantown (32)

 

 

MAIN CARD

#8 George Washington at #7 Parkersburg

On the otherside, the Patriots and Big Reds come into Week Seven riding a good high.  George Washington impressed with a 24-13 win over Hurricane while Parkersburg, of course, held on to defeat an unbeaten Wheeling Park.  This game will feature two prolific quarterbacks, Grant Wells and Jake Johnson, and could have all the makings to be one of the most exciting games to see this week while also having a lot on the lines in terms of playoff points.

El Writer (George Washington)
Writer2 (George Washington)
Third Writer (Parkersburg)
Wide Writer (Parkersburg)
Shotgun Writer (George Washington)
Writer OOI (Parkersburg)

C&C Prediction: George Washington (43) Parkersburg (42)

 

 

Tolsia at #7 Mount View

Mount View, #1 in the SSAC ratings, will face their toughest test to date.  With stars allure such as Jesse Rose, Elijah Barner, Marqus Ray, and breakout runner Ty Powell- they have been rarely challenged.  Their speed will host a big Tolsia Rebel team.  The Rebels schedule does not get any easier so they need this win badly.  Devon Crum comes in as the Rebel star on offense and defense.  It will be a telling matchup between where both teams stand.

El Writer (Mount View)
Writer2 (Tolsia)
Third Writer (Mount View)
Wide Writer (Mount View)
Shotgun Writer (Tolsia)
Writer OOI (Mount View)

C&C Prediction: Mount View (42) Tolsia (17)

 

 

#6 Hedgesville at #5 Musselman

It’s been awhile since someone from the panhandle knocked off Musselman other than Martinsburg.  The Eagles looked prime to do so.  With one of their best lines in years, an improving defense, and the offensive trio of Owie Ash, N’iyjere Smith, and Malakai Brown- they look deserving as the #6 team in the state.  Musselman, led by Blake Hartman, is coming off a road win over Morgantown that was well earned.  A clash of styles, and a favorable playoff seed is what is up for grabs.

El Writer (Musselman)
Writer2 (Musselman)
Third Writer (Hedgesville)
Wide Writer (Hedgesville)
Shotgun Writer (Musselman)
Writer OOI (Hedgesville)

C&C Prediction: Musselman (28) Hedgesville (21)

 

 

#7 Weir at #1 Fairmont Senior

The Red Riders have picked up important wins against Petersburg and James Monroe.  Their blown loss to Keyser is indicative of playing without two-way star QB/DE Tyler Komorowski.  They have had to lean on Donovan Kirby all year especially since the injury.  Meanwhile, Fairmont Senior has decimated everyone in their path.  Connor Neal leads the Kennedy race alongside an incredible stable of backs and receivers.  We will see how big the gap truly is between #1 and everyone else.

El Writer (Fairmont Senior)
Writer2 (Fairmont Senior)
Third Writer (Fairmont Senior)
Wide Writer (Fairmont Senior)
Shotgun Writer (Fairmont Senior)
Writer OOI (Fairmont Senior)

C&C Prediction: Fairmont Senior (49) Weir (13)

 

 

MAIN EVENT

Sherando (VA) at #1 Martinsburg

Besides Capital and Spring Valley or Spring Valley and Huntington, this game might hold the most overall talent from both sides on a West Virginia field this year.  The Bulldogs have proven to be every bit as good as last year and come into Week Seven one game away from setting the all-time winstreak record in West Virginia history.  Led by a two-QB system of Grant Harman and Elijah Banks, quick wideouts Jarod Bowie and Teddy Marshall, dual runners Dewayne Grantham and Naieem Kearney, and a sackmaster/special teams phenom RJ Barrett- these Bulldogs look to defeat Sherando by more than a last second field like in 2017.

El Writer (Sherando)
Writer2 (Martinsburg)
Third Writer (Martinsburg)
Wide Writer (Martinsburg)
Shotgun Writer (Martinsburg)
Writer OOI (Martinsburg)

C&C Prediction: Martinsburg (24) Sherando (20)

 

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