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Buffalo-Tug Valley: Unexpected teams vie for semifinal spot
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Buffalo-Tug Valley: Unexpected teams vie for semifinal spot

It’s fair to say that not many people predicted a Buffalo-Tug Valley matchup in this season’s Class A playoffs.

But that’s exactly what will take place when the second-seeded Panthers host the No. 10 Bison tonight at Mingo...

Buffalo-Tug Valley: Unexpected teams vie for semifinal spot
Buffalo-Tug Valley: Unexpected teams vie for semifinal spot

It’s fair to say that not many people predicted a Buffalo-Tug Valley matchup in this season’s Class A playoffs.

But that’s exactly what will take place when the second-seeded Panthers host the No. 10 Bison tonight at Mingo...

AA playoffs: Nicholas treks to Frankfort

Neither Nicholas County nor Frankfort has ever won a state football championship, but one of them will be a step away from playing for a title as they collide today in Ridgeley in the Class AA playoff quarterfinals.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m....

Stars collide with Ravenswood vs. Westside
Stars collide with Ravenswood vs. Westside

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Ravenswood football coach Mick Price didn’t mince words about his team’s unlikely 42-41 win over No. 3 seed Bluefield in the first round of the Class AA playoffs last week,

“No one would have...

Playoff notes: Passing fad? Wayne now likes to chuck it
Playoff notes: Passing fad? Wayne now likes to chuck it

Wayne has been a mainstay in the Class AA playoffs since the calendar flipped to 2000, reaching the state finals seven times and capturing three titles in that stretch.

A big majority of the Pioneers’ work during that time has come on the ...

Moorefield’s Schoonover excels with extra workload

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The increased wear and tear on Moorefield All-State linebacker Wil Schoonover as a result of his stepping into a leading role on offense has not slowed the Yellow Jackets in their pursuit of a seventh Class A state...

Derek Taylor: Prep teams owe nothing to WVU or Marshall fans

PARKERSBURG — The verdict is in. Morgantown is far more of a prep football town than Huntington.

For the second time in as many weeks of the 2014 high school football playoffs, at least one game has been scheduled to be played on Saturday ...

Points plentiful during opening round of playoffs
Points plentiful during opening round of playoffs

Was this the first round of the state football playoffs or the first round of the state basketball tournament?

Check out some of the following scores from last weekend’s opening round of postseason play:

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Prep football: Regular-season state leaders

State regular-season leaders

WHEELING — Final West Virginia high school football regular season scoring leaders compiled by Doug Huff of the W.Va. Sports Writers Association:

POINTS

1. Justin Cogar, Westside 228

2....

Second-round playoff pairings

State football playoffs

Quarterfinals

Class AAA

No. 8 Wheeling Park (9-2) at No. 1 Capital (10-0), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Laidley Field

No. 5 Point Pleasant (10-0) at No. 4 Martinsburg (10-1), 1:30 p.m. Saturday,...

Prep football playoff scores, summaries, pairings

State playoff pairings

Pairings for the West Virginia high school football playoffs. Friday games are at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday games are at 1:30 p.m., unless noted:

CLASS AAA

First round

Friday’s results

Capital 70,...

Saturday playoff roundup: University powers past Woodrow Wilson

Michael Ramsey scored on 44-yard run and picked off two passes on defense as No. 3 University powered past No. 14 Woodrow Wilson 28-6 Saturday at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium in Morgantown. The Hawks advance to play No. 6 South Charleston in the...

CLASS AA: Late drive sends Ravenswood past Bluefield 42-41

BLUEFIELD — Ravenswood blew a 28-point second-half lead, and for a short while it looked as though the Red Devils would suffer a heartbreaking defeat to Bluefield to end their season.

However, just as it has...