Billies, Tigers each climb one spot in football poll


By Paul Adkins

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For the Chapmanville Regional and Man High School football teams, life has been good so far during the 2015 prep season.

Both teams are unbeaten heading into Week 4 play and both squads climbed one spot in this week’s Gazette-Mail High School Football Poll.

Chapmanville (3-0), a 48-16 winner last week at home over the rival Scott Skyhawks, climbed one spot to seventh in the state in this week’s Class AA poll. The Tigers are tied with Mingo Central (2-1) for seventh this week.

Man (3-0), which held on to defeat Double-A Westside 27-24 last Friday night at Clear Fork, rose one spot to No. 6 in this week’s Class A state poll.

Cabell Midland (3-0) is the new No. 1 team this week in Class AAA after the Knights beat Capital last week. Capital fell to second. The Knights grabbed seven out of the 10 first-place votes from the media.

Defending state champion Bridgeport (2-0-1), which had a weather-shortened 0-0 tie game with 3A Wheeling Park a couple of weeks ago, is still the unanimous No. 1 team in Class AA. The Indians garnered all 10 first-place votes.

Tolsia (3-0), a Cardinal Conference rival of Chapmanville and Tolsia, remained No. 5 in Class AA. The Rebels won over Fairland (Ohio) last Friday, a week after defeating Mingo Central 44-41. Tolsia has been one of the big surprises so far this season.

Tug Valley (3-0) dropped two spots to No. 7 in this week’s Class A poll. The Panthers had to rally to beat Van last week. Tug Valley is one spot behind Man this week.

Magnolia (3-0) remained on top in the Class A poll, taking all 10-first-place votes.

The WVSSAC’s Computer Ratings, which determine seedings for the upcoming playoffs in November, are scheduled to be released on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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Week 4 Football Poll

Gazette-Mail football poll High school football poll, as voted on by statewide sportswriters, with first-place votes in parentheses, total points, record and next opponent. All games are Friday unless noted.

CLASS AAA

Rank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent

1. Cabell Midland (7) 97 3-0 3 Woodrow Wilson

2. Capital 73 2-1 1 at Parkersburg

3. Wheeling Park (2) 77 1-0-1 4 University

4. Point Pleasant (1) 71 3-0 5 at Logan

5. Huntington 61 3-0 6 at Winfield

6. Morgantown 48 3-0 7 Washington

7. Jefferson 36 2-0 8 Hedgesvile

8. South Charleston 32 1-2 2 Nitro

9. Hurricane 12 3-0 NR at Brooke

(Tie) Parkersburg South 12 2-1 9 at Warren Local, Ohio

Others receiving votes: George Washington 10, Martinsburg 10, Spring Valley 1.

CLASS AA

Rank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent

1. Bridgeport (10) 100 2-0-1 1 at Robert C. Byrd

2. Bluefield 86 3-0 2 Gate City, Va.

3. Fairmont Senior 75 3-0 3 Lewis County

4. Keyser 71 3-0 4 at Northern Garrett, Md.

5. Tolsia 66 3-0 5 Herbert Hoover

6. Nicholas County 39 3-0 6 at Clay County (Sept. 25)

7. Chapmanville 35 3-0 8 at Poca

(Tie) Mingo Central 35 2-1 7 Nitro (Sept. 25)

9. Robert C. Byrd 30 2-1 10 Bridgeport

10. Lincoln 7 3-0 NR East Fairmont

Others receiving votes: James Monroe 4, Wayne 1, Westside 1.

CLASS A

Rank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent

1. Magnolia (10) 100 3-0 1 River Local, Ohio

2. Moorefield 88 3-0 2 Tucker County

3. Williamstown 78 2-1 3 at Clay-Battelle

4. Wheeling Central 59 3-0 4 Westinghouse, Pa.

5. St. Marys 53 3-0 6 Tyler Consolidated

6. Man 51 3-0 7 River View

7. Tug Valley 42 3-0 5 at Sheldon Clark, Ky.

8. Buffalo 36 3-0 8 Greenbrier West

9. East Hardy 17 2-0 9 Pocahontas County

10. Bishop Donahue 9 3-0 NR at Valley (Wetzel)

(Tie) South Harrison 9 3-0 NR Lincoln (Sept. 25)

Others receiving votes: Fayetteville 5, Valley (Wetzel) 2, Tyler Consolidated 1.

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CHAPMANVILLE-SCOTT BONUS VIDEOS:

CRHS swarms Scott on a kickoff return in Friday night’s game. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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The Chapmanville Regional High School marching band performs its Bon Jovi show at halftime. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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The Scott High School band performs at halftime. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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The Scott marching band used a drone to film its halftime show. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Tigers’ coach George Barker and his assistants shake hands with the Scott staff and players. (Video by Paul Adkins)

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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