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Madonna would be in if W.Va. playoffs began this week

WEIRTON — If the West Virginia playoffs started this week as they do in Ohio, Madonna (6-3-1), now ranked 16th, would be traveling to face unbeaten Doddridge County, playing in the first round in a new stadium that is second to none in the state. However, there still is another week of ...

Golden Bears hoping to stay home

EW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen might have just finished the first 10-0 season in school history and have a Class AA playoff spot locked up, but that does not mean head coach Ted Arneault and company cannot get better. In fact, the Golden Bears are spending their Week 11 bye working on just that. ...

Brooke concludes season with home game vs. Preston

WELLSBURG — Brooke might not have a chance at the playoffs anymore, but the Bruins still have plenty to play for on Friday night, hosting Preston in the season finale. Preston (4-5) still has a chance to qualify for the Class AAA playoffs with a win, meaning the Bruins (2-7) can play ...

Everything on the line

WEIRTON — In the 49-year history of Weir High versus Brooke football games, it is likely that few had the importance of the 50th meeting that will be played Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. It might come as a surprise to many, but both teams are eyeing slim chances of making it to ...

Big Red faces do-or-die situation

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red and Linsly will be looking to snap surprising two-game losing streaks when they collide Friday on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium. The kick for the first meeting between the schools since 1943 is set for 7 p.m. Big Red holds a 5-0-1 lead in its series with Linsly ...

Madonna must win to get in

WEIRTON — Reeling from two-straight losses, the Madonna Blue Dons go into the season finale Saturday facing a must-win situation in order to play an 11th game this season. The Conotton Valley Rockets invade Jimmy Carey Stadium with a 4-5 record, including two-straight wins. There will be ...

Playoff-bound Creek looks to keep Edison winless

RICHMOND — For the first time in Indian Creek program history, the Redskins enter their annual Week 10 meeting with Edison in the Route 43 Bowl knowing not only that they will be playing in Week 11, but that Week 11 will be a home game. “It’s special,” Indian Creek head coach Andrew ...

V.A.L.E.S. ultimate prize for Huskies, Panthers

ADENA — Week 10 of the prep football season signifies a lot of different things. For Harrison Central and Buckeye Local, it means V.A.L.E.S. week. The budding rivalry between neighboring school districts will rekindle Friday evening when the Huskies and Panthers clash at World War II ...

Oak Glen looking to cap 10-0 season

GRAFTON — Last season when Oak Glen defeated a ranked Grafton team at the Bears Den, it was the first signal to the rest of Class AA that the Golden Bears were building something special. This season, that something special has come to fruition, as Ted Arneault and company travel to ...