Prep players set to suit up for last time
CHARLESTON – Several area players will conclude their high school careers at the North-South All-Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. today at Laidley Field.
Buckhannon-Upshur’s Seth Cutright, Lewis County’s Jordan Hall and Mark Metzgar, and Moorefield’s Brandon Riggleman will all suit up for the North team.
East Fairmont’s Bill Haddox will guide the North and be assisted by Elkins High School’s Greg Hott and East Fairmont’s Chad Davidson and Rick Morgan.
Cutright, a running back/linebacker, had 736 yards rushing and scored seven touchdowns for the Bucs in his senior season. He caught 11 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 3 of 3 passes 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.
Hall and Metzgar helped lead the Minuteman to multiple Class AAA playoff appearances during their careers.
Hall will play on both sides of the line, while Metzgar, who will suit up for Alderson Broaddus this fall, will be at linebacker and possibly running back.
Riggleman was a defensive force for Moorefield in 2013 from his end position, logging 165 tackles, including 28 tackles for a loss, along with 23 sacks, three blocked kicks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
The South, which will be coached by Greenbrier West’s Lewis McClung, has won the last four meetings and leads the all-time series 35-18 with three ties.
The South claimed a 43-14 decision in last year’s contest.
Nicholas County’s Gene Morris and Greenbrier West’s Jeremy Tincher and Kelly Vaughan are McClung’s assistants.