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Midland must earn its keep at No. 1

Sep. 26, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- It's never easy at the top.

Cabell Midland (5-0) strengthened its hold on No. 1 this week in the Class AAA state football ratings after defeating previous co-No. 1 Huntington High, 14-13.

Now, the Knights face another top challenger when No. 7 Woodrow Wilson (4-1) visits Ona on Friday.

Cabell Midland, No. 2 University (5-0), No. 3 Elkins (5-0) and No. 4 Point Pleasant (4-0) are the only undefeated Class AAA teams.

Point Pleasant has a Friday home game against Brooke (0-5).

Huntington High (4-1), now No. 5, is idle this week.

Logan (4-1) is No. 13 and Spring Valley (2-2) No. 15. Spring Valley travels for Friday game at No. 29 Greenbrier East (1-3).

Putnam County neighbors Hurricane (2-2) and Winfield (2-3) are Nos. 19 and 23 respectively. No. 10 Capital (3-1) visits Hurricane for a Friday game. Logan plays at Winfield.

No. 1 Scott (5-0), No. 2 Wayne (4-0) and No. 4 Frankfort (4-0) remain undefeated in Class AA. Wayne's next game is Friday at home against No. 7 Mingo Central (3-1).

Poca (2-3) is No. 22 in Class AA while Chapmanville and Tolsia, both 2-3, are tied for 25th.

Friday games are Poca at Herbert Hoover (0-5), Chapmanville at James Monroe (2-3) and Sissonville (2-2) at Tolsia.

Tucker County (5-0) holds the top spot in Class A with No. 4 Wahama (5-0) and No. 8 Tug valley (4-1) in the top 10.

Undefeated teams in the Class A ranks are Tucker County, No. 2 Meadow Bridge (5-0), Wahama, No. 5 Clay-Battelle (5-0), No. 6 Valley Fayette (4-0) and No. 7 East Hardy (4-0).

Wahama has a Friday home game against Racine Southern (1-4) from Ohio.

No. 14 Buffalo (3-1) is at home Friday against Richwood (2-3), Man hosts Fayetteville (0-5) and No. 8 Tug Valley (4-1) visits Hannan (1-3).

Ironton (5-0) puts its Ohio Division IV, Region 15 top rating on the line Friday at Johnson Central (4-1) in Paintsville, Ky.

Symmes Valley (4-1), No. 7 in Ohio Division VI, Region 23m is at No. 14 Green (3-2).

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