Everyone have a safe and fun few weeks of preseason practice before the games get started across the state! I’ll be back with more this evening on football.
Ok so technically this happened before O.J. Mayo arrived back in West Virginia to attend Huntington High, but it’s still pretty awesome. I still lived in Huntington during the Highlanders’ run of Class AAA boys basketball state championships a decade ago and don’t think there is much of an argument that the Patrick Patterson-O.J. Mayo … “Throwback Thursday: O.J. Mayo vs. 8th grade Lance Stephenson”
A few show notes on this one: It’s myself and Pritt again. We’ll get Rick Ryan back on soon. Continuity nerds: I made the executive decision to consider what I originally referred to as the first episode of The Varsity Show as a practice show. Last week is now No. 1, this week is No. … “The Varsity Show: Way too early Class AA and Class A preview”
Here’s the idea: Let’s use this post as a place to wrangle all the uniform and helmet updates in West Virginia high school football this summer. Tweet photos of any new or updated gear to me or @GazMailPreps and I’ll do my best to get this post updated. All updates will be noted. Mingo Central Mingo … “Footballing: The 2017 Helmet and Uniform Project”
Real quick since I’m short on time today. Here is the 1999 Class AAA boys basketball state title game. It’s a good one (unless you’re a Capital fan then maybe skip the last 10 minutes of the video). I’ll be back with more this weekend. Enjoy!
HEY IT’S ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE VARSITY SHOW! This time it is myself and Ryan Pritt and we’re talking football. It’s the middle of July, so with no practices or games to break down we dig into some of the players and teams we look forward to seeing this season. Also on this episode: When … “The Varsity Show Episode 2: Summertime Blues”
Ryan Switzer won two Kennedy Awards – given to West Virginia’s top high school football player each season – during his time as a George Washington Patriot. He went on to become a punt return superstar and standout receiver at the University of the North Carolina and just a few months ago he was selected … “Throwback Thursday: Ryan Switzer had some awesome highlight reels”
Hi gang. It’s July – the black hole for prep football after the summer practice period but not quite time for the actual season to get started. I love cookouts and fireworks, but after the 4th I’m always ready to get football season going. Lucky for us Rick Ryan (and myself to a much, much, … “Footballing: Dragging ourselves through another endless July”
This week’s trip into the old Daily Mail sports photo archive turned up a folder titled “OLD CAPITAL FOOTBALL” and while it was far from comprehensive there were some great shots in there. As usual, these are being presented in gallery form and were shot with my phone. Don’t be a jerk and steal any … “Throwback Thursday – Capital football edition”
You guys. So here is what I found on my brief, blind dive into the old Daily Mail sports photo big old file cabinet archive: The (thought by me to be missing) Randy Moss and Jason Williams folder from their DuPont days A folder labeled “CHS FOOTBALL” with a bunch of old Charleston High football … “Jackpot finds in the sports archive”