The Varsity Show: Way too early Class AA and Class A preview

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”

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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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The Varsity Show Episode 2: Summertime Blues

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”

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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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Throwback Thursday – Capital football edition

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”

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TVB Roundup: Flood recoveries, long losing streaks and coaching changes

The Gazette-Mail sports crew was busy this weekend cranking out some darn good stories on high school sports and one just OK column by me. Let’s get caught up: Derek Redd writes about how Herbert Hoover found success following the devastation caused by last year’s flood Rick Ryan’s deep dive into Poca and Hundred’s long … “TVB Roundup: Flood recoveries, long losing streaks and coaching changes”

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The Varsity Show – Episode 1

I have arranged, recorded, edited and hosted our Prep Football Podcast for the last four high school football seasons — more than 50 shows, most of them at least an hour in length. That ends today. Kind of. The Varsity Show is the spiritual successor the PFP and it doesn’t lock us in to just … “The Varsity Show – Episode 1”

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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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TVB Roundup: A very North-South Monday, June 19 edition

Let’s get caught up from the weekend, shall we? Evans Award winner and current Marshall freshman Jarrod West did some Jarrod West stuff in the North-South basketball game. He led his Notre Dame team to the Class A state title earlier this year, and on Friday he sank a buzzer-beater give the North a win … “TVB Roundup: A very North-South Monday, June 19 edition”

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