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Elkins to visit Huntington in opener

Top-seed Tucker County entertains PVC rival Moorefield; Lewis will travel to University

November 5, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

The high school football playoff pairings were announced late Saturday evening with five local teams making the field.

In Class AAA, No. 13 Elkins (7-3) will travel to No. 4 Huntington (8-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. in opening-round action.

"We're very excited about our matchup with Huntington," Elkins coach Greg Hott said. "It is a new opponent, and Elkins has only played them one other time that I am aware of."

Advanced ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 dollars for adults. To order tickets, contact Elkins Athletic Director Todd Price at 304-636-9173 or stop by the Elkins High School main office to purchase tickets.

In other Class AAA action, No. 11 Lewis County (8-2) will visit No. 6 University (8-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Minutemen, who have won seven straight games, lost a 35-7 decision to the Hawks earlier this season.

"This is a familiar matchup with University, which we played in the first game of the season," Lewis County coach Eddie Vincent said. "We're a much better team then the first time we played them and so are they."

Other Class AAA matchups for Friday include, No.16 Oak Hill at No. 1 Cabell Midland, No. 9 Wheeling Park at No. 8 Spring Valley at No. 9 Wheeling Park, No. 10 Musselman at No. 7 Capital, No. 14 Hurricane at No. 3 George Washington. The Saturday matchups are No. 12 Point Pleasant at No. 5 Morgantown and No. 15 Woodrow Wilson at No. 2 Martinsburg.

In Class A, No. 1 Tucker County (9-0) will host No. 16 Moorefield (5-4) Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

"We're excited about our matchup with Moorefield," Tucker County coach A.J. Rapp said. "We have seen Moorefield before and it will be tough matchup, because they will well be ready to play."

Moorefield lost to Tucker County 44-13 earlier this season.

"We like our matchup with Tucker County," Moorefield coach Josh See said. "We played them earlier this year, but I feel we are getting better and hopefully we can give them a good game."

No. 7 East Hardy (9-1) will host No. 10 Wheeling Central (7-3) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in opening round action.

"This is definetly not a matchup we wanted to start with," East Hardy coach Chad Williams said. "Everyone in Class A will be a challenge so we might as well start with one of the best and see what happens."

Other Class A games for Friday will be No. 12 Wirt County at No. 5 St. Marys, No. 15 Williamstown at No. 2 Magnolia, No. 14 Buffalo and No. 3 Wahama. Saturday games will be No. 11 Meadow Bridge at Greenbrier West, No. 13 Tug Valley at No. 4 Madonna and No. 9 Valley (F) at No. 8 Clay-Battelle.

In Class AA, Friday games are No. 1 Wayne hosting No. 16 Clay County, No. 9 Nicholas County at No. 8 Ritchie County, No. 12 Roane County at No. 5 Bluefield, No. 15 Mingo Central at No. 2 Keyser and No. 10 Wyoming East at No. 7 Scott. Saturday matchups are No. 11 Summers County at No. 6 Frankfort, No. 14 River View at No. 3 Bridgeport and No. 15 Braxton County at No. 4 Robert C. Byrd.



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