Best of the Best: Week 2

Week 1 is in the books, let’s turn our focus to some of the big games coming up this week in the MSAC and Cardinal Conference. 1. Spring Valley at Huntington Bob Sang Stadium, Huntington – Friday Last year’s MSAC champ and Class AAA state runner-up visits my current No. 2 team in Class AAA. … “Best of the Best: Week 2”

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About last night: GW-South Charleston edition

Let’s talk about last night. South Charleston came from behind to knock off rival George Washington thanks in large part to an outstanding defensive effort and a long, late touchdown run by SC quarterback Trae Murphy. For South Charleston, it was an escape act. The way that defense played, especially in the second half, they … “About last night: GW-South Charleston edition”

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Throwback Thursday: 1986 Stonewall Jackson at Fairmont Senior

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”

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Best of the Best: Week 1

Each week I am going to pick a handful of games featuring Cardinal Conference and Mountain State Athletic Conference football teams to shine a spotlight on for any number of reasons. I will endeavor to put this feature out each Thursday, but since this is Week 1 and there are games on Thursday you’re getting … “Best of the Best: Week 1”

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The Varsity Show: Week 1 preview

Prep football starts this week at stadiums around West Virginia and The Varsity Show has you covered for all the big games coming up. On this episode: – Tom Bragg and Ryan Pritt look at some Week 1 matchups – The boys throw out some names that they are keeping an eye on this season- … “The Varsity Show: Week 1 preview”

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TVB 2017 Preseason Power 5s

New for 2017, here is The Varsity Blog’s Preseason Power 5 for Class AAA, Class AA and Class A prep football in West Virginia. The old sportswriters poll is dead because you (I) can’t rely on the sportswriters from around the state to send in a ballot each week. The other statewide poll has a … “TVB 2017 Preseason Power 5s”

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Throwback Thursday: 2003 AAA football state title game

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”

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Throwback Thursday: 1990 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.

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Complete list of Kennedy Award winners 1947-2016

For easy reference, here is the complete list of Kennedy Award winners as the best high school football player in West Virginia. Kennedy Award winners: 2016 — Jeremy Dillon, Mingo Central 2015 — TyRhee Pratt, Capital 2014 — Kashuan Haley, Capital 2013 — Chazzy Thomas, Morgantown 2012 — Ryan Switzer, George Washington 2011 — Ryan … “Complete list of Kennedy Award winners 1947-2016”

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