C&C’s 2021 Preseason Magazine Cover Tournament: Round One (VOTE NOW)

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!

The Process

It is a 32-team single elimination tournament. The vote-in round consists of 12 2020 non-playoff qualifiers (teams with multiple 2021 Big Board prospects of a certain ranking). The state has one week to vote what four teams are the last ones 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 28 teams already in the tournament qualify by having multiple Big Board prospects and made the playoffs in 2020. 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 (Ravenswood, Poca, and Oak Glen). 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 (Parkersburg South and Man). They still can win the overall cover, however.

Voting Rules

In past years, we have spotted people cheating by those 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!

Round One


Ryker Brown, Jacorian Green, Amir Hairston


Cam Cole, Landyn Reppert, Wyatt Minor

Cabell Midland

Nemo Roberts, Chandler Schmidt, Mason Moran

Fairmont Senior

Evan Dennison, Eric Smith, Darius Hubbard Jr.

George Washington

Taran Fitzpatrick, Anthony Casto, Zach Krason

Greenbrier East

Monquelle Davis, Jacob Wickline, Garrett Bennett

Herbert Hoover

Devin Hatfield, Nathan Harper, Jacob Burns


Ismael Borrero, Chase Hager, Brogan Brown


Atticus Goodson, Cyrus Goodson, Trey Bowers


Sammy Roberts, Spencer Powell, Evan Tewell

John Marshall

Jacob Coffield, Cole Porter, Austin Thacker


Sam Bradfield, Gabe Ryan, Seth Healy


Jordan Hayes, Aiden Slack, Caden Dotson


Braxton Todd, Hudson Clement, Jacob Barrick

Midland Trail

Aden Isaacs, Robert Ruffner, Talon Shockey

Mingo Central

Dylan Glasscock, Garrett Runyon, Norman Kennedy


James Foy III, Ray Adames, Jacob Miller

North Marion

Brody Hall, Tariq Miller, Logan Musgrave


Bryson Singer, Carter King, Austin Fleming

Point Pleasant

Evan Roach, Josh Towe, Zander Watson


Grant Cochran, Reece Burton, Logan Stepp

Ritchie County

Ethan Haught, Gus Morrison, Gavin Bell

Robert C. Byrd

Jeremiah King, Aidan Morris, Evan Warne


Brody Thompson, Braeden Murray, Jaxson Haynes

South Charleston

Trey Dunn, Mari Lawton, Mondrell Dean

Spring Mills

Jameer Hunter, Bernard Newman, Rocco Santore

Spring Valley

Jace Caldwell, Corbin Page, Evan Ferguson

St. Albans

Elijah Edge, Kam Wells, Ashton Spangler


Corbin Turney, Jaeden Hammack, Donald Brandel

Wheeling Central

Riley Watkins, Caleb Ratcliffe, Michael Toepfer

Wheeling Park

Jacob Stewart, Colton Thomas, Nate Shelek


Colton Melrose, Trevor Oates, Rickie Allen


*if you are unable to vote on your phone through a Twitter/Facebook link, vote via computer or go to our website through safari/browser!

South Charleston or John Marshall?

  • South Charleston (67%, 607 Votes)
  • John Marshall (33%, 299 Votes)

Total Voters: 906

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Jefferson or St. Albans?

  • St. Albans (56%, 631 Votes)
  • Jefferson (44%, 486 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,117

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Wheeling Park or Wheeling Central?

  • Wheeling Park (60%, 484 Votes)
  • Wheeling Central (40%, 317 Votes)

Total Voters: 801

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Greenbrier East or Musselman?

  • Greenbrier East (56%, 547 Votes)
  • Musselman (44%, 430 Votes)

Total Voters: 977

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Bridgeport or Hurricane?

  • Hurricane (54%, 533 Votes)
  • Bridgeport (46%, 463 Votes)

Total Voters: 996

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Herbert Hoover or Parkersburg?

  • Parkersburg (50%, 863 Votes)
  • Herbert Hoover (50%, 854 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,717

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Spring Valley or Sissonville?

  • Spring Valley (50%, 472 Votes)
  • Sissonville (50%, 465 Votes)

Total Voters: 937

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University or Point Pleasant?

  • Point Pleasant (54%, 477 Votes)
  • University (46%, 401 Votes)

Total Voters: 878

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North Marion or Robert C. Byrd?

  • Robert C. Byrd (62%, 506 Votes)
  • North Marion (38%, 312 Votes)

Total Voters: 818

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Cabell Midland or Ritchie County?

  • Ritchie County (50%, 540 Votes)
  • Cabell Midland (50%, 531 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,071

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Martinsburg or Midland Trail?

  • Martinsburg (50%, 621 Votes)
  • Midland Trail (50%, 616 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,237

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Logan or Mingo Central?

  • Mingo Central (55%, 633 Votes)
  • Logan (45%, 528 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,161

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George Washington or Keyser?

  • Keyser (51%, 520 Votes)
  • George Washington (49%, 497 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,017

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Bluefield or Princeton?

  • Bluefield (60%, 477 Votes)
  • Princeton (40%, 318 Votes)

Total Voters: 795

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Williamstown or Fairmont Senior?

  • Williamstown (53%, 484 Votes)
  • Fairmont Senior (47%, 428 Votes)

Total Voters: 912

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Spring Mills or Independence?

  • Independence (54%, 479 Votes)
  • Spring Mills (46%, 404 Votes)

Total Voters: 883

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