It is that time again. May marks time for the yearly slugfest of C&C’s Preseason Magazine Cover Tournament. Our West Virginia Prep Football Insider has become an enormous hit across the state and making it on the cover is something special. While we analyze, evaluate, and rank Big Boards ourselves- BUT we let the cover be in the hands of our followers and the state!
It is a 32-team single elimination tournament. The vote-in round consists of nine 2019 non-playoff qualifiers (teams with multiple 2020 Big Board prospects of a certain ranking). The state has one week to vote what two teams are the last two in the entire 32-team bracket. After that, every round is the same: teams will face off 1v1 and whichever receives more votes will be victorious and move onto the next round until one remains. The initial 30 teams already in the tournament qualify by having multiple Big Board prospects and made the playoffs in 2019. Seeding was decided by the number and ranking of Big Boards prospects.
The team who wins will be on the cover of our magazine and have a special article included. The two highest placers belonging to the other two classes (whatever they may be) will also have special articles in the magazine for them.
Prior magazine cover teams will not be in the tournament (Hurricane, Parkersburg, Sherman, Weir, Ravenswood, and Poca). Teams that have already won prior special articles by being their highest placing in the class will be bypassed if they do not win the entire contest but are the highest placing in their class yet again (Martinsburg, Richwood, Petersburg, and Doddridge County). They still can win the overall cover, however.
In past years, we have spotted people cheating by voting more than once. Our software tracks IP addresses and adjusts the percentage based off any multiple votes from the same IP address. There is no way to cheat. If there is ever a quick change in percentages in a short amount of time- it is the filtering of repeat votes and proper correction. Vote once. We completely recommend to share the poll with as many people as possible to win! Have fun but don’t cheat!
Bluefield: Carson Deeb, Brandon Wiley, Juwaun Green
Bridgeport: Devin Hill, Austin Springer, Hayden Moore
Cabell Midland: Jakob Caudill, Isaiah Vaughn, Jaydyn Johnson
Capital: KJ Taylor, Chris Hudson, Christian Gist
Fairmont Senior: Gage Michael, Kieshawn Cottingham, Aiden Green
George Washington: RT Alexander, De’Anthony Wright, Anthony Casto
Greenbrier East: Nate Baker, Colby Piner, Jacob Wickline
Greenbrier West: Noah Brown, Zach McClung, Levi Weikle
Huntington: Eli Archer, Devin Jackson, Max Wentz
Keyser: Zion Powell, Drae Allen, Gavin Root
Lewis County: Marshall Hobbs, Austin Rowan, Jordan Gay
Man: Josh Moody, Erick Grimmett, Cameran Frye
Martinsburg: Naieem Kearney, Kevon Warren, Anthony Smith
Mingo Central: Daylin Goad, Isa Scales, Devin Hatfield
Moorefield: Matthew Jenkins, Jaydon See, Atikilt Tamiru
Musselman: Blake Hartman, Kagen Teets, Ethan Northcraft
North Marion: Tariq Miller, Garrett Conaway, Chase Duckworth
Oak Glen: Nick Chaney, Hunter Patterson, Brayden Mineard
Parkersburg South: Sam Schuler, Devin Gaines, Levi Rice
Pendleton County: Isaiah Gardiner, Josh Alt, Dalton Dunkle
Point Pleasant: Evan Roach, Ryan Duff, Zane Wamsley
Preston: Ayden Bishoff, Devyn Knotts, Jaxs Lewis
Ritchie County: Tre Moss, Gus Morrison, Ethan Haught
Shady Spring: Isaiah Valentine, Jadon Hershberger, Adam Richmond
Sissonville: Dylan Griffith, Steven Carpenter, Tyler Young
South Charleston: Zeiqui Lawton, Donavin Davis, Shyleik Kinney
Spring Mills: Keon Johnson, Chase Henson, Jacob Barrick
Spring Valley: Wyatt Milum, Bryce Biggs, Brody Brumfield
Wheeling Central: Payton Marling, Vinnie High, Jordan Waterhouse
Wheeling Park: Caleb Bryan, Shaheed Jackson, Sincere Sinclair
Williamstown: Leewood Molessa, Brady Ankrom, Nick Bower
Winfield: John Covert, Malakai Woodard-Jones, Carter Perry