Week Eleven Fight Card

WRITER’S STANDINGS

(Out of 129)

95 – Writer Out of Ink
95 – Shotgun Writer
93 – Third Writer
92 – Writer2
84 – El Writer
83 – Wide Writer

 

BUBBLE GAMES

Springs Mills at #10 Hedgesville

(Spring Mills needs win and 2/3 Greenbrier East, Hurricane, and George Washington loss AND HELP)

 

Riverside at Greenbrier East

(Greenbrier East win and in)

 

#9 Hurricane at St. Albans

(Hurricane win and Greenbrier East, Spring Mills, and George Washington loss)

 

George Washington at #3 Capital

(George Washington win and in)

 

Oak Hill at Westside

(Oak Hill win and Grafton and James Monroe loss with help)

 

Grafton at North Marion

(Grafton win and Oak Hill loss with help)

 

Calhoun County at Ritchie County

(Ritchie County win and several teams loss)

 

St. Marys at Tyler Consolidated

(Tyler Consolidated win and a lot of help)

 

 

PRELIMINARIES

Brooke at Princeton

Only three winless teams in AAA remain.  At least one will get their first win the last week of the season.  Brooke is coming off a honorable match with Weir but now must travel across the entire state to take on a dangerous Ranson Graham-led Princeton.  The Tigers have played well in many big games but usually fall through in the second half.  Their offense has improved every week.  Both of these teams would love to score that first win.

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

C&C Prediction: Princeton (49) Brooke (17)

 

 

Paden City at Valley (Wetzel)

This matchup is a cool one because Paden City has their best shot in awhile to beat fellow Wetzel school Valley.  The Wildcats have been battling consolidation for some time and nothing could be a strike of pride more than defeating a much larger nearby foe.  Valley has not had the season they had last year but have done decent in their rebuilding process.  While others battle for the playoffs, these two will battle for pride.

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

C&C Prediction: Valley (21) Paden City (7)

 

 

John Marshall at Wheeling Park

With some great wins under their belt and two tough losses, they suffered their worst performance last week at Parkersburg South.  Alex Dunlevy and his stable of backs were shutout.  They will want to maintain their perceived homefield advantage with a win over nearby John Marshall.  The Monarchs have been up and down all year but have held a consistent ground game behind Chas McCool and several more athletes around the field.  A win here could score them a homefield.

El Writer (Wheeling Park)
Writer2 (Wheeling Park)
Third Writer (John Marshall)
Wide Writer (Wheeling Park)
Shotgun Writer (Wheeling Park)
Writer OOI (Wheeling Park)

C&C Prediction: Wheeling Park (38) John Marshall (21)

 

 

UNDERCARD

Fayetteville at #10 Summers County

Fayetteville would like to forget their performance against Mount View this past week.  They were outmatched in all three phases and now, after a losing skid, are playing for their playoff lives.  Summers County arrives in the same boat as a loss here could potentially knock them out as well.  A lot is on the line down in Hinton as Jordan Dempsey takes on a diverse Bobcat offense.

El Writer (Summers County)
Writer2 (Summers County)
Third Writer (Summers County)
Wide Writer (Fayetteville)
Shotgun Writer (Summers County)
Writer OOI (Summers County)

C&C Prediction: Summers County (31) Fayetteville (14)

 

 

James Monroe at #2 Point Pleasant

The Mavericks and Black Knights have too very different takeaways from Week 10.  Point Pleasant found out that with Cason Payne they can hang with the top of AAA, and the Mavericks discovered that they couldn’t handle the top of AA.  However, they have another shot this week.  This one matters as if they win, they have a shot to sneak into the postseason.  It might be their best luck with Payne nursing a concussion injury.  Let’s see if Monroe Mohler and Co. can roll into Point and pull an upset.

El Writer (Point Pleasant)
Writer2 (Point Pleasant)
Third Writer (Point Pleasant)
Wide Writer (Point Pleasant)
Shotgun Writer (Point Pleasant)
Writer OOI (Point Pleasant)

C&C Prediction: Point Pleasant (49) James Monroe (10)

 

 

Van at #6 Sherman

Both of these squads are for sure in the playoffs.  They are led by superstar quarterbacks JT Hensley (Sherman) and Gavin Smith (Van).  Hensley makes his money more on the ground while Smith has air raided several teams.  The Tide’s road to 8-1 has arguably been much tougher.  The Bulldogs only loss came in a 60-0 routing by AA Lincoln County.  With both these teams lingering around the 7-10 SSAC seeds, this game could determine a homefield playoff game.

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

C&C Prediction: Sherman (56) Van (7)

 

 

MAIN CARD

#1 Wheeling Central at #8 Magnolia

Magnolia has lived up to their hype this year while Wheeling Central has almost exceeded their already tall goals with a title still waiting.  The Maroon Knights have been without Curtis McGhee III the last one and a half games resulting in two of their closest contests.  The Blue Eagles at home will not be easy by any means with their stockpile of talent.  Dependent upon McGhee’s dressing, Magnolia could steal a huge win going into the playoffs.

El Writer (Wheeling Central)
Writer2 (Magnolia)
Third Writer (Wheeling Central)
Wide Writer (Magnolia)
Shotgun Writer (Wheeling Central)
Writer OOI (Wheeling Central)

C&C Prediction: Wheeling Central (17) Magnolia (14)

 

 

#8 Wayne at #5 Poca

Many counted the Dots out once Ethan Payne was announced to be done for the year.  However, they have kept on winning behind Jay Cook, Bronson Skeens, Owen McClanahan, a strong O-Line, and sack master Dakota Meadows.  They will be tested surely as they hosted a Wayne team who has won seven in a row.  With an improving defense and dangerous offense led by Mike Bartram and Tanner Owens- a win here might give the Pioneers a homefield.

El Writer (Wayne)
Writer2 (Poca)
Third Writer (Wayne)
Wide Writer (Wayne)
Shotgun Writer (Poca)
Writer OOI (Wayne)

C&C Prediction: Wayne (28) Poca (21)

 

 

#4 Huntington at #2 Spring Valley

One of the most touted matchups the state looks forward to every year.  Two of the most talented lines the state has ever seen will go toe-to-toe.  Both are coming off hard fought and testing games right before the playoffs.  Both lean on athletic quarterbacks Tay Blackwell (Huntington) and Nate Ellis (Spring Valley) and a stable of backs.  Both featured offensive weapons Ty Wilcoxon (Huntington) and Owen Malashevich (Spring Valley) have battled injuries this year.  It will come down to defense in this matchup.

El Writer (Spring Valley)
Writer2 (Spring Valley)
Third Writer (Spring Valley)
Wide Writer (Spring Valley)
Shotgun Writer (Spring Valley)
Writer OOI (Spring Valley)

C&C Prediction: Spring Valley (28) Huntington (7)

 

 

MAIN EVENT

#6 Parkersburg South at #8 Parkersburg

The battle for Parkersburg has not been this anticipated in quite some time.  While the Big Reds began slow without Brenton Strange- Jake Johnson has found his comfort at quarterback alongside Tyler Moler at RB.  They have had an exciting ride thus far and now take on a red hot cross-town rival that has jumped them in the rankings.  The Patriots lean on a ever improving defense which shutout Wheeling Park in Week 10 and a tag team duo of Brayden Mooney and Nick Yoho on offense.  This one should a game to remember.

El Writer (Parkersburg)
Writer2 (Parkersburg)
Third Writer (Parkersburg South)
Wide Writer (Parkersburg South)
Shotgun Writer (Parkersburg)
Writer OOI (Parkersburg South)

C&C Prediction: Parkersburg (31) Parkersburg South (28) OT

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