Local teams hosting Class AAA playoffs
HUNTINGTON — Huntington High, Point Pleasant and Cabell Midland are opening the Class AAA football playoffs at home.
Spring Valley, Hurricane and Logan open with road games.
Class AA No. 1 Wayne, the two-time defending state champion, will begin its title defense at home while Mingo Central travels.
Class A Wahama and Man will also have playoff games on their home turf.
First-round playoff games will be Friday and Saturday. Dates, sites and times will be announced Sunday by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission.
No. 16 Lewis Co. (7-3) at No. 1 Huntington High (10-0)
No. 15 Spring Valley (6-4) at No. 2 Martinsburg (9-1)
No. 14 Hurricane (6-4) at No. 3 Capital (9-1)
No. 13 Logan (7-3) at No. 4 Point Pleasant (10-0)
No. 12 South Charleston (7-3) at No. 5 Wheeling Park (9-1)
No. 11 Morgantown (8-2) at No. 6 University (9-1)
No. 10 Washington (7-3) at No. 7 Cabell Midland (8-2)
No. 9 Oak Hill (8-2) at No. 8 George Washington (8-2)
No. 16 Philip Barbour (6-4) at No. 1 Wayne (10-0)
No. 15 Roane Co. (7-3) at No. 2 Bridgeport (9-1)
No. 14 Ravenswood (6-4) at No. 3 Bluefield (8-2)
No; 13 Robert C. Byrd (7-3) at No. 4 Frankfort (8-2)
No. 12 Ritchie Co. (7-3) at No. 5 Summers Co. (9-1)
No. 11 Nicholas Co. (8-2) at No. 6 Wyoming East (9-1)
No. 10 Keyser (7-3) at No. 7 Fairmont Senior (8-2)
No. 9 Mingo Central (8-2) at No. 8 Sissonville (9-1)
No. 16 Tucker Co. (6-4) at No. 1 Madonna (10-0)
No. 15 East Hardy (7-3) at No. 2 St. Marys (10-0)
No. 14 Magnola (6-4) at No. 3 Valley-Fayette (10-0)
No. 13 Wheeling Central (6-4) at No. 4 Williamstown (8-2)
No. 12 Bishop Donahue (7-3) at No. 5 Man (9-1)
No. 11 Meadow Bridge (8-2) at No. 6 Moorefield (9-1)
No. 10 Notre Dame (7-2) at No. 7 Greenbrier West (9-1)
No. 9 Clay-Battelle (8-1) at No. 8 Wahama (9-1)
POINT PLEASANT 31, LEWIS CO. 21: Cody Mitchell scored three touchdowns Saturday afternoon as Point Pleasant moved into the Class AAA playoffs.
Point Pleasant (10-0) defeated Lewis County, 31-21.
Mitchell carried the football 24 times for 193 yards. His touchdowns were runs of 13, 2 and 7 yards.
Playoff-bound Lewis County (7-3) pulled to within 24-21 on Malik Conway’s 68-yard touchdown run with 3:55 left to play.
Mitchell closed it out on a 7-yard TD play with 1:14 left.
Cody Marcum of the Big Blacks had 10 rushes for 132 yards. Aden Yates completed five of 11 passes for 60 yards and had one intercepted. Mitchell was the leading receiver with three catches for 40 yards.
Colin Peal booted a 26-yard field goal and was good on all four of his extra point kicks.
Point Pleasant’s first touchdown was scored by John Peterson on a fumble recovery in the end zone.
LEWIS COUNTY 7 0 0 14 — 21
POINT PLEASANT 7 7 7 10 — 31
PP — Peterson fumble recovery end zone (Peal kick)
LC — Moneypenny 38 interception (Gunther kick)
PP — Mitchell 13 run (Peal kick)
PP — Mitchell 2 run (Peal kick)
LC — Carson 3 run (Gunter kick)
PP — Peal 26 field goal
LC — Conway 68 run (Gunter kick)
PP — Mitchell 7 run (Peal kick)
WAHAMA 66, BUFFALO 18: Class A defending state champion Wahama is set to make another run in the playoffs.
No. 8 Wahama (9-1) completed the regular season with a rout of Buffalo (0-10).
Backup quarterback Wyatt Zuspan of the White Falcons, subbing for starter Hunter Bradley who missed the game because of a family matter, passed for two touchdowns and ran for one.
Kane Roush had two rushing touchdowns and caught one of Zuspan’s TD throws.
ST. ALBANS 27, LINCOLN CO. 6: The Red Dragons (2-8) closed an otherwise difficult season on a high note.
Kevic Watkins had one rushing touchdown. Noah Reed threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Watkins and one to Jeffery Seams.
Lincoln County ended a winless (0-10) season.
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