EYEWITNESS SPORTSHigh School Football Underway; Power Will Compete In Playoffs
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: Josh Lewis/A.J. Good
August 30, 2013
Not since Wheeling Island Stadium last December had there been any real live, it-means-something,high school football action in West Virginia. Until Thursday night, that is.
There were seven games around the state involving Mountain State high school teams, including two showdowns in the Kanawha Valley.
At GW, the host Patriots fended off pesky South Charleston, 34-27. GW reached the semifinal round of the Class AAA playoffs last year before falling to eventual state champ Martinsburg.
The team Martinsburg defeated for its third straight title - Cabell Midland - stormed past Riverside, 70-0.
Other winners on Thursday evening were Wheeling Central, Bishop Donahue and Lincoln. Both Madonna and Weir suffered losses.
The first big helping of Friday night action unfolds tonight. It will be the first of 11 weeks of regular season action for teams to play 10 games before the four-week playoff stretch.
Also, last night Asheville defeated the West Virginia Power, 4-3, but it didn't prevent the Power from reaching the postseason. The Power and Hagerstown will start a Northern Division best-of-three series next Wednesday at Appalachian Power Park.
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