Cats climb to No. 8 in the state


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



After a pair of impressive opening season wins the Logan High School football team is ranked No. 8 in the state in this week’s Class AA MetroNews Power Index.

The Wildcats were ranked No. 10 after beating Class AA county rival Man 48-13 in Week One.

Logan then destroyed Poca 61-11 last week.

The Wildcats are slated to play their third straight home game to start the season with Friday night’s clash with Lincoln County (0-2) at Logan Stadium.

Logan was one of three Cardinal Conference teams in the top 10.

Mingo Central (2-0), fresh off last week’s 42-20 rout over Class A Tolsia, was fourth. Herbert Hoover (2-0), a 13-12 winner last Friday night at Chapmanville, climbed two spots to No. 7.

Bridgeport (2-0) was first, Fairmont Senior (2-0) second and Point Pleasant (2-0) third. Point edged Ripley 19-17 last week.

The Keyser Golden Tornado (2-0) are fifth in the state, while Weir (2-0) is sixth. James Monroe (1-0) is ninth and Westside (2-0) 10th. The Westside Rengades play at Man on Friday night after thrashing county rival Wyoming East 58-8 last week.

Sissonville (2-0), another Cardinal Conference team, was 12th in the state. Winfield (1-1), another conference member, also received votes.

Martinsburg (2-0), Huntington (2-0) and Morgantown (2-0) are one, two and three in this week’s MetroNews Class AAA Power Index.

Wheeling Central (2-0), St. Marys (2-0) and East Hardy (2-0) are one, two, three in the Class A poll.

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By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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