Former Logan High School quarterback Noah Corbett, the starting junior QB at Belfry (Ky.), helped his team to a 34-8 win at home last Friday night at home over rival Pikeville (Ky.).
Corbett rushed 10 times for 63 yards and added two touchdowns on runs of 12 and 4.
Belfry (4-0), ranked No. 2 in the state in its class, hosts Knoxville Catholic (Tenn.) this Friday in its homecoming game.
Corbett played at Logan his freshman season before transferring to Belfry.
Belfry has a big game coming up on Sept. 28 at West Virginia Class AAA No. 1-ranked Cabell Midland (4-0) in a matchup that’s sure to grab a lot of attention in the Tri-State area.
Belfry has won two straight state titles in the Bluegrass State.
The Tolsia Rebels are having a great season, led by quarterback Luke Presley.
Tolsia (4-0), in second place behind first-place Chapmanville in the Cardinal Conference standings, is set to host Class A rival Tug Valley (4-0) in a non-conference game this Friday night.
The Rebels won 32-7 over Herbert Hoover last week in league action.
Presley finished the game with four total touchdowns and 226 yards rushing on 17 carries. He also helped Tolsia late on the defensive side with a stripped ball and run for a touchdown.
“He’s a real special kid,” Tolsia coach Mike Smith told WV Metro News. “I don’t know of any kid that I’ve ever had who loves the sport of football any more than he does – it doesn’t matter if it’s on offense, defense or special teams, he just loves to play.”
With the four wins, Tolsia has already matched last year’s win total when the Rebels were 4-6.
“When I started with this group four years ago, these seniors were my first group of freshmen,” Smith said. “They had all kinds of talent then and some of them started for me as freshmen. What has made a big difference in this year’s team is that our offensive line has grown up. Instead of playing sophomores and freshmen, we have juniors and seniors.”
Charleston to bid
for Super Six
Wheeling has hosted the Super Six state football championships the last 21 years.
However, Charleston reportedly wants it back.
Charleston, and the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field, is expected to made a bid for getting the Super Six in November.
The facility is wrapping up installation of new lights to replace the old system that has been in place for nearly 30 years.
The WVSSAC will make the call, however, and Wheeling native Bernie Dolan will be the new executive director.
Also in the works at Laidley Field is a new scoreboard, a new sound system and new Field Turf.
Laidley Field seats 18,500. Wheeling Island Stadium, the host of the Super Six, holds 12,220.
Since Charleston is already the host of the boys and girls state basketball tournaments, the state baseball tournament and the state track meet, the chances of getting the Super Six, however, may be slim at best.
(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).