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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The Varsity Show: Talkin’ About Food (And Football)

OH BOY ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE VARSITY SHOW FOR YOUR EARS. Tom Bragg and Ryan Pritt host. Rick Ryan will be back soon, we promise. On this episode: Twitter Mailbag, including: St. Albans, Kennedy Award candidates and a whole lot of talk about the best places to eat before, during and after games. Doug Smock … “The Varsity Show: Talkin’ About Food (And Football)”

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TVB Preseason prep football hub

Want all of our preseason prep football coverage in one place? You found it. I tried something similar to this a few years ago with WVHuddle.com for the playoffs, but I was handcuffed by that site’s creative limitations. This should work much better with the blog format and options WordPress allows. Just like the TVB Helmet … “TVB Preseason prep football hub”

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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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