Crucial tilts on tap for Friday
Philip Barbour and Tucker County’s playoff hopes could rest on the outcome of this Friday’s games.
The Colts (6-3) will conclude the regular season with a Big 10 Conference matchup at East Fairmont. Philip Barbour is 14th in this week’s SSAC ratings released on Tuesday.
The Colts need a victory to stay among the top 16 in Class AA, especially since it will be the final regular-season contest for them. Ravenswood, Robert C. Byrd and Lincoln, three teams just below Philip Barbour in the ratings, still have one game remaining after this week.
Lincoln also defeated the Colts earlier this season.
For the 5-3 Mountain Lions, wins in their final two games should secure a spot in the Class A field.
Tucker County finishes with home games against Class AA foe Petersburg on Friday, and next week against Notre Dame, which is ranked 10th in Class A.
Lewis County also faces a must-win situation if the Minutemen are to return to the Class AAA playoffs. Lewis County will entertain Liberty this Friday before traveling to No. 3 Point Pleasant next Saturday.
Moorefield, meanwhile, is looking to earn a homefield advantage in the playoffs. The fifth-rated Yellow Jackets (7-1) close the season with home games against Pendleton County and Tygarts Valley.
East Hardy (6-2) also is on the bubble in Class A. The Cougars are rated 14th and close the regular season with games at Clear Spring, Md., and Petersburg.
Huntington remained No. 1 in Class AAA in this week’s ratings, followed by Martinsburg, Point Pleasant, Capital and George Washington.
Bluefield took over the top spot in Class AA, just ahead of Wayne and Bridgeport, while Madonna is No. 1 in Class A.
The state playoffs will begin Nov. 15.
W.Va. high school football ratings
PARKERSBURG (AP) – The Secondary School Activities Commission’s weekly high school football computer ratings. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs starting Nov. 15:
3. Point Pleasant8-014.132
(tie) George Washington7-113.505
6. Wheeling Park7-112.506
8. Cabell Midland7-212.3310
10. South Charleston7-211.0011
11. Oak Hill6-210.638
14. Spring Valley6-39.2212
15. Lewis County6-29.0015
19. Greenbrier East5-47.00-
4. Summers County8-110.504
6. Wyoming East7-110.005
8. Fairmont Senior6-29.138
9. Mingo Central6-29.0013
10. Nicholas County7-28.6711
12. Ritchie County5-37.509
13. Roane County6-27.3815
14. Philip Barbour6-37.3310
16. Robert C. Byrd5-36.7517
19. James Monroe3-54.13-
2. St. Marys8-010.13t1
3. Valley Fayette8-09.883
7. Greenbrier West8-19.007
10. Notre Dame6-28.0012
11. Meadow Bridge7-27.4413
12. Doddridge County7-26.7814
13. Wheeling Central5-36.75t10
14. East Hardy6-26.63t10
15. Tucker County5-36.1316
16. Parkersburg Cath.6-35.6715
17. Bishop Donahue5-35.6318
19. Gilmer County5-34.1319
(tie) Tyler Consol.4-44.13-
Berkeley Springs at Northern Garrett (Md.)
Bishop Donahue at Wheeling Central, 7 p.m.
Brooke at John Marshall
Cameron at Bridgeport (Ohio)
Chapmanville at Wayne
Clay County at Calhoun County
Corning Miller (Ohio) at Wahama
East Hardy at Clear Spring (Md.), 7 p.m.
East Liverpool (Ohio) at Weir, 7 p.m.
Elkins at Bridgeport
Fayetteville at Greenbrier West
Frankfort at Keyser, 7 p.m.
Hedgesville at Jefferson, 7 p.m.
Hurricane at Capital
James Monroe at Bluefield
Liberty Harrison at Lewis County
Lincoln at Fairmont Senior
Madonna at Toronto (Ohio), 7 p.m.
Man at Tug Valley
Martinsburg at Musselman, 7 p.m.
Mingo Central at Herbert Hoover
Montcalm at Hannan
Morgantown at University
Nitro at Logan
North Marion at Grafton
Notre Dame at Clay-Battelle
Paden City at South Harrison
Parkersburg at Riverside
Parkersburg South at Wheeling Park, 7 p.m.
Pendleton County at Moorefield
Petersburg at Tucker County
Philip Barbour at East Fairmont
Poca at Sissonville
Preston at Buckhannon-Upshur
Ripley at George Washington
Ritchie County at Williamstown
River View at Lincoln County
Scott at Robert C. Byrd
Shady Spring at Liberty Raleigh
Sherman at Meadow Bridge
South Charleston at Huntington
Spring Mills at Southern Garrett (Md.), 7 p.m.
St. Marys at Ravenswood
Summers County at Richwood
Symmes Valley (Ohio) at Buffalo
Tolsia at Boyd County (Ky.)
Tygarts Valley at Hundred
Tyler Consolidated at Valley Wetzel
Valley Fayette at Midland Trail
Van at South Gallia (Ohio)
Washington at Hampshire
Webster County at Pocahontas County
Westside at Mount View
Winfield at St. Albans
Wirt County at Roane County
Woodrow Wilson at Oak Hill
Wyoming East at Independence
Gilmer County at Parkersburg Catholic
Magnolia at Steubenville Central (Ohio), 7 p.m.
Oak Glen at Point Pleasant, 1:30 p.m.