Billies rise to No. 6, Tigers fall to eighth


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



The Man High School football team rose two spots to No. 6 in the state in this week’s Class A Gazette-Mail poll, while the Chapmanville Regional Tigers tumbled three spots to No. 8 in Class AA following last week’s crushing 69-21 loss at home to Mingo Central.

Man (6-1), an easy 48-6 winner at Sherman last week, are scheduled to host an improved Pocahontas County (6-2) team on Friday night. The Warriors beat Tygarts Valley 49-22 last week.

Chapmanville (7-1) suffered its first loss to the season last week to Mingo Central (6-1), which rose three spots to No. 4 in the state in this week’s poll by the state media.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Tigers, which have another tough Cardinal Conference task at unbeaten Tolsia (7-0) on Friday night. The Rebels rose one spot to No. 2 in the state in this week’s poll after beating Scott 34-16 last week.

Tolsia currently sits all alone in first place in the Cardinal Conference standings.

A fourth Cardinal Conference team, Herbert Hoover (5-2), is ranked No. 12. The Huskes beat Wayne 36-8 last week, topping the Pioneers for the first time in more than a decade.

Defending 2A state champion Bridgeport (7-0-1) remains No. 1 in the state this week, receiving all 10 first-place votes by the media. The Indians easily defeated North Marion last week.

Cabell Midland (7-0) remained No. 1 in this week’s Class AAA poll after the Knights were idle last week.

Class A No. 1 Magnolia (8-0) picked up another impressive road win last week by downing previously unbeaten St. Marys (6-1) 35-15. The Blue Eagles have own road wins at No. 8 Williamstown (5-2) and No. 2 Wheeling Central (7-1) this season, and beat Class AA No. 10 Weir (6-2) at home earlier in the season.

George Washington (6-1) shot up to No. 3 in the state in this week’s poll after the Patriots beat rival and defending state champion Capital, 32-21, last week. Capital is 5-2 and ranked sixth in the state.

Tug Valley (6-2) re-entered this week’s top 10 at the No. 10 spot in Class A after the Panthers defeated Calhoun County last week.

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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 (9) 99 7-0 1 George Washington

2. Point Pleasant (1) 88 8-0 3 at Shady Spring

3. George Washington 77 6-1 4 at Cabell Midland

4. Wheeling Park 67 5-1-1 T5 at Princeton

5. Martinsburg 56 5-2 T5 Jefferson

6. Capital 47 5-2 2 at Spring Valley

7. Jefferson 34 6-1 7 at Martinsburg

8. Huntington 31 6-2 8 St. Albans

9. Morgantown 21 6-2 10 at John Marshall

10. South Charleston 18 4-3 9 at Hurricane

Others receiving votes: Brooke 8, Spring Valley 3, Princeton 1.

CLASS AA

Rank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent

1. Bridgeport (10) 100 7-0-1 1 Fairmont Senior (Oct. 30)

2. Tolsia 81 7-0 3 Chapmanville

3. Bluefield 77 5-1 4 at Oak Hill

4. Mingo Central 63 6-1 7 Scott

5. Fairmont Senior 62 6-2 2 Buckhannon-Upshur

6. James Monroe 42 6-1 6 Liberty (Raleigh)

7. Keyser 34 6-2 9 Frankfort (Oct. 30)

8. Chapmanville 30 7-1 5 at Tolsia

9. Lincoln 22 6-1 T10 Grafton

10. Weir 16 6-2 NR Brooke

Others receiving votes: Robert C. Byrd 10, Herbert Hoover 6, Roane County 4.

CLASS A

Rank/Team Pts. Record LW Next opponent

1. Magnolia (10) 100 8-0 1 at Tyler Consolidated

2. Wheeling Central 77 7-1 4 Carrick, Pa. (Oct. 30)

3. Buffalo 70 7-0 5 at Fayetteville

4. Moorefield 58 6-1 2 at Greenbrier West

5. St. Marys 57 6-1 3 South Harrison

6. Man 56 6-1 8 Nicholas County

7. East Hardy 54 6-1 9 Berkeley Springs

8. Williamstown 38 5-2 6 at Parkersburg Cath. (Sat.)

9. South Harrison 23 6-1 7 at St. Marys

10. Tug Valley 9 6-2 NR at Montcalm

Others receiving votes: Bishop Donahue 4, Tyler Consolidated 2, Meadow Bridge 1, Pendleton County 1.

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).

(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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