Cutright to play in North-South game

TENNERTON – Seth Cutright did it all for Buckhannon-Upshur last season on the gridiron and next weekend he will have the opportunity to showcase his talent against some of the top players in the state.

Cutright will be competing in the North South All Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. Saturday at Charleston’s Laidley Field.

“He was Mr. Everything for us,” B-U coach Duane Stoekle said. “He’s a great leader. He’s tough as nails. He’s always willing to help the younger players. He’s very unselfish. We’re going to miss him tremendously.”

According to Stoekle, Cutright has the speed and agility to make an impact for the all-star squad.

“He has tremendous vision,” Stoekle said. “I’ve never really seen anybody able to make a move or cut and get back up to speed, like he does. He can change direction fast. It’s like he sees the hole before it even opens up. He sees it and gets there. It’s amazing.”

Due to an injury Cutright only played eight games last season. However, his statistics were still


He rushed 76 times for 736 yards and scored seven touchdowns. He caught 11 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He was 3-for-3 passing, for 127 yards and a


His best game came against Elkins, when he carried the ball three times for 157 yards and two touchdowns, along with two receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown and a 65- yard punt return for a score.

In the Elkins game, Cutright set the school record for the longest rushing touchdown at 96 yards. The following week, he set the school’s longest reception record with a touchdown catch of 98 yards against North Marion.

“He is absolutely a difference maker,” Stoekle said. “We lost the two games that he missed due to injury. Not having him was the difference in those contests. He just makes everyone on the team better. You can ask anything of him and he never


“I’m glad to see he was selected to play. He definitely deserves to be there, no doubt about it.”

Cutright earned First-team All Conference Big 10 and Honorable Mention All-State. He also won back-to-back state wrestling championships. He recently signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Ohio Valley University next fall.