Footballing: The 2017 Helmet and Uniform Project

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”

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Throwback Thursday: Ryan Switzer had some awesome highlight reels

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”

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Footballing: Dragging ourselves through another endless July

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”

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Footballing: The I-64 O-Line Corridor

We are seeing a lot more West Virginia kids receive recruiting interest from big-time Division 1 football programs, and if you have been following along then you have also probably noticed that a bunch of those players are offensive lineman, and almost all of them are from the same area. That area would be Cabell … “Footballing: The I-64 O-Line Corridor”

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Footballing: Favorite Gazette-Mail prep football photos from 2016

HAPPY WEST VIRGINIA DAY This one is simple: just a collection of some of my favorite prep football photos we shot last season. S/O¬†to the Gazette-Mail photo staff and former staffers Christian Tyler Randolph and Sam Owens. Those two took a lot of these. Presented in no particular order and chosen at random from my … “Footballing: Favorite Gazette-Mail prep football photos from 2016”

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Footballing: On Martinsburg and All-State quarterbacks

The summer practice period in West Virginia always gets me excited for football and usually leads to the start of my research for the upcoming season. An important part of that is going through the previous season’s All-State teams to see who is (supposed to be) returning. This summer’s list of returning All-Staters paints a … “Footballing: On Martinsburg and All-State quarterbacks”

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