Local teams locked in for playoffs
HUNTINGTON -- Cabell Midland, Huntington High, Spring Valley, Wayne and Wahama have all unofficially secured West Virginia high school football playoff berths with one week left in the regular season.
The final top 16 teams in each class will continue their seasons.
Cabell Midland (9-0) is No. 1 in the Class AAA ratings with a Friday home game against No. 9 Hurricane (6-3), which needs a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Class AAA No. 3 Huntington High (8-1) is at home against No. 10 Capital (6-4) in a must-win game for the Cougars.
Spring Valley (6-3) plays at No. 23 Winfield (4-5) where the Generals are still mathematically in the playoff picture.
No. 12 Point Pleasant (7-2) can get into the Class AAA playoff field with a win at home Friday against Class AA Chapmanville (4-5).
Wayne (9-0) and Keyser (8-1) are tied for No. 1 this week in Class AA. Wayne wraps up the regular season Friday at home with No. 4 Bluefield (8-1) in a matchup of playoff-bound teams.
Class A No. 3 Wahama (9-0) entertains No. 10 Buffalo (7-2) on Friday. The Buffalo Bison are hopeful of making the postseason.
Tug Valley (7-2) is rated 14th in Class A and will extend its season with a victory at home against Class AA Clay County (5-4) that also needs to win.
West Virginia football ratings