No. 1 HHS meets another No. 2
HUNTINGTON — Another week, another big challenge for Huntington High.
Capital, rated in a tie for No. 2 in Class AAA football, visits No. 1 Huntington High for a 7:30 p.m., Friday, game. The Highlanders already have defeated a team this season that was ranked No. 2. Cabell Midland held that spot when HHS won the Battle for the Shield two weeks ago.
Both teams sport undefeated records — Capital at 4-0 and Huntington High at 5-0.
The Capital Cougars share the second spot in the ratings with George Washington and Wheeling Park, both also 4-0.
Point Pleasant (4-0) is up to No. 4 with a Friday game at Brooke (1-4).
No. 8 Cabell Midland, 4-1 with its only loss to Huntington High, plays a Friday home game against Woodrow Wilson (2-5).
Spring Valley, No. 17 at 3-2, is at home against No. 22 Winfield (2-2).
No. 12 Logan (4-1) and No. 18 Hurricane (3-2) are idle this week.
Teams are beginning to gaze toward the postseason, where 16 teams in each classification will make the playoffs.
Fairmont Senior (4-0) and Summers County (5-0) lead the Class AA ratings followed by No. 3 Wayne (4-0).
Wayne travels Friday for a game at No. 11 Mingo Central (3-1).
Class AA No. 25 Tolsia (2-3) also has the week off.
Williamstown (4-0) is atop the Class A ratings with No. 5 Man (3-1) and No. 14 Wahama (4-1) also in the picture.
Wahama goes to Ohio for a Friday game at Racine Southern.
In Ohio Division V, Region 17 where the top eight teams will qualify for the postseason, Wheelersburg (5-0) is rated No. 3 followed by No. 7 South Point (4-1), No. 8 Fairland (2-3), No. 10 Ironton (2-3) and No. 11 Portsmouth (2-3).
Ohio Valley Conference play begins Friday with Chesapeake at River Valley, Fairland at South Point and Coal Grove at Rock Hill.
Green is at Symmes Valley for a Southern Ohio Conference game.
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