CM, HHS playing for No. 1 rating
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia high school football uses a computer to determine who’s No. 1.
Cabell Midland and Huntington High will settle it their own way Friday night.
The Knights and Highlanders, both 4-0, share the top spot this week in the Class AAA state ratings heading into their 7:30 p.m., Friday matchup at Bob Sang Stadium. It’s also the annual “Battle for the Shield” traveling trophy.
Both teams are high-scoring — Cabell Midland averaging 37.5 points a game and HHS putting up 36.3. Cabell Midland has given up about two touchdowns per contest while HHS has allowed only one touchdown and 11 points overall.
Cabell Midland has rolled through Spring Valley (21-13), Parkersburg (49-10), Riverside (52-19) and South Charleston (28-13). Huntington High has blown by Lincoln County (63-8), Spring Valley (17-0), Winfield (21-3) and Parkersburg (44-0).
Elsewhere in the Class AAA ranks, No. 7 Point Pleasant (3-0) is at Winfield (2-2). Winfield and Hurricane (2-2) share the 16th position in the state.
No. 14 Spring Valley (2-2) takes the week off. Winless Lincoln County (0-4) is at No. 26 Nitro (1-3). Logan (3-1) is No. 13.
Undefeated Scott (4-0), Keyser (3-0), Wayne (3-0) and Frankfort (3-0) hold the top four rating spots in Class AA respectively.
Wayne has a big Friday game at No. 7 Sissonville (2-1).
Poca (2-2) is No. 19 in Class AA. Tolsia (2-2) and Chapmanville (2-2) are tied for No. 23. Tolsia travels Friday to play Class A No. 13 Tug Valley (3-1).
Wahama (4-0) is tied for No. 3 in Class A with a Friday game at Waterford, Ohio.
Other Class A teams include No. 12 Buffalo (2-1), No. 28 Man (1-3) and No. 31 Hannan (1-3).
In the Ohio ratings, Ironton (4-0) leads Division IV, Region 15 entering a Friday game at Portsmouth (1-3). Symmes Valley (3-1) is No. 7 in Division VI, Region 23.