Sorry for missing this yesterday gang, but I was actually off work on Thursday this week so Throwback Thursday is more of a Flashback Friday. This week we look back at the 1980 regular season game between two schools that no longer exist — Huntington East and Barboursville. Consolidation turned East into part of the … “The Friday edition of Throwback Thursday – 1980 Huntington East at Barboursville”
Last week we dug up some old Stonewall Jackson highlights, so this week it’s Charleston High’s turn. This game capped the Mountain Lions’ third consecutive state title (more on that below). It doesn’t say anywhere on the video information where the game is being played, but it looks kinda like Stadium Field and ex-Parkersburg Guy … “Throwback Thursday – 1970 Charleston High vs. Clarksburg Victory”
Just a real quick clip here as I’m short on time before diving into tonight’s George Washington/South Charleston game. This clip comes from YouTube and features TV highlights from the 1986 Stonewall Jackson at Fairmont Senior playoff game at East-West Stadium in Fairmont – site of tonight’s season-opener between the Polar Bears and visiting Robert … “Throwback Thursday: 1986 Stonewall Jackson at Fairmont Senior”
AKA The Mud Bowl, AKA The Gum Game, AKA probably the reason they put turf down at Wheeling Island Stadium. Fun game here with a bunch of big names from the past. On the Martinsburg side, there’s two-time Kennedy Award Winner Brandon Barrett, all-everything quarterback Nate Sowers, the awesome orange helmets I wish they had … “Throwback Thursday: 2003 AAA football state title game”
Have four hours burning a hole in your pocket? Spend it here, watching this. Some kind soul took the trouble to upload this clash between Brooke and Mount View from 1990 at what was then just Laidley Field in Charleston. Spoiler: Brooke holds off Mount View in a defensive battle, 14-7.
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”
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!
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”
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”
Sorry we’ve been kind of quiet around here this week. That could happen now and again over these next few weeks as we squeeze every last second out of summer before fall sports take over our lives in the sports department. Fear not, however. I didn’t forget about you guys. I took a trip to … “THROWBACK THURSDAY – Your boy went digging around in the photo archive”