PREVIEW: #5 St. Marys at #3 Ritchie County (LIVESTREAM ON COALFIELDS TONIGHT)

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What to Expect

The #5 Blue Devils and #3 Rebels both enter this top-5 slugfest undefeated. St. Marys and Ritchie County are both coming off of an early bye week. The Rebels are building on huge wins over Tyler Consolidated in Week One and Parkersburg Catholic in Week Two. St. Marys looks to return to powerhouse status after flexing their muscle with opening blowouts of “AA” opponents Roane County and Scott. Single A football is looking to have several emerging contenders in 2019 and with both teams sitting at zero losses, this top 5 matchup could have massive implications for playoff positioning later in the year.

Ritchie County will likely come out and attempt to establish a solid run game early behind Tre Moss and Garrett Owens. Leaning on the work of an offensive line, the Rebels will probably try to control the tempo early. St. Marys could start off in a run-heavy fashion for the first few plays, but in a contest with so much on the line it is likely that Coach Mote takes to the air and puts the game in the hands of QB Brennan Boron. With quick-strike weapons Lucas Lipscomb and Logan Rice at wideout, the Blue Devils may attempt to spread the field and go quick tempo to wear down the Rebels.

Defensively, both have been top of the mark this season. This game has the potential for a both a shootout as well defensive stalemate. It would not be surprising to see a high-scoring first half and defensive-heavy second half. At face value, Ritchie County is much more proven and seems to not only have more firepower but more experienced depth as well. This will be a grand game to watch.


Top Players

#22 FB Garrett Owens (Ritchie County)

#22 P Gus Morrison (Ritchie County)

RB Tre Moss (Ritchie County)

QB Brennan Boron (St. Marys)

WR Lucas Lipscomb (St. Marys)

RB Will Steele (ST. Marys)

OL Brandon Bowie (Ritchie County)

LB Kayden Procacina (Ritchie County)

WR Logan Rice (St. Marys)

DL Trey Cummings (St. Marys)

QB Dakota Wayne (Ritchie County)


Prediction

Ritchie County 48 St. Marys 28

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