Tucker and TV at home this evening
Bucs set to visit No. 13 Hawks
Tucker County and Tygarts Valley will be at home tonight, while Buckhannon-Upshur takes to the road at University.
Both the Mountain Lions and Bulldogs have Class A playoff aspirations as the season heads into the final four weeks of the regular season.
Tucker County (6-1) is sixth in the SSAC ratings this week entering its contest against Southern (Md.) in the final scheduled home game at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Junior quarterback Liam Hood, senior fullback Cole Rapp and senior receivers Ben Callaway, Jeffrey Snyder and Ben Cromer look to lead the Mountains Lions, who are coming off a 21-12 win over East Hardy.
The Rams enter the contest 4-2, dropping a 16-9 decision to Fort Hill (Md.) in their last outing.
Senior quarterback Hayden McLaughlin had an 8-yard TD pass to tight end Brekale Washington in the setback.
Southern is 3-0 on the road this season, which includes wins at Moorefield (42-0) and Pendleton County (35-21).
In Mill Creek, Tygarts Valley (3-3) looks to celebrate homecoming with a victory over Mason-Dixon Conference foe Wirt County in a 7 p.m. contest at Bulldog Field.
The Bulldogs, rated 18th this week, are coming off a 34-7 loss to No. 9 Pendleton County in a game called in the third quarter due to the weather.
TV’s offense is led by the sophomore trio of running back Daniel White, quarterback Josh Bright and receiver Caden Boggs.
Boggs is also a threat on special teams and in the backfield. He returned the opening kickoff for a score in last Thursday’s contest against the Wildcats.
Senior Jake Tackett leads the defense from his secondary position. Tackett could also see some playing time on offense as he continues to recover from an ankle injury suffered in the team’s season opener.
Senior defensive lineman Nicholas Sisler also had a big game last Thursday, recording a sack and a tackle for a loss.
Wirt County, which has scored just 14 total points in its last four games, is 1-6 on the season after losing back-to-back games to No. 4 Doddridge County (56-0) on Sept. 28 and St. Marys (43-0) last week.
In Morgantown, B-U needs a victory over No. 13 University to keep its fading playoff hopes alive.
The Bucs have lost four straight games, including a 14-6 decision last Friday at Lewis County.
Junior quarterback Ryan Strader hit senior Jacob Loudin for a TD pass to account for the Bucs’ lone points against the Minutemen.
The Hawks (3-4) have lost three of their last four games and are led by senior receiver-defensive back Amir Richardson, who has committed to WVU.
Starting quarterback Logan Holgorsen, the son of Mountaineer head football coach Dana Holgorsen, missed last week’s loss to Mountain Ridge (Md.) with an ankle injury but could return to the lineup this evening.
The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium.