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WHAT TO WATCH: Seasons going down to wire

Oct. 26, 2012 @ 12:54 AM

HUNTINGTON — It’s the last weekend of the Ohio and Kentucky high school football regular season while it’s moving week for West Virginia teams jockeying for playoff positions.

One of the most exciting weekends of the seasons is filled with action in all three states. Following is a look at some Tri-State games:

Riverside (1-7) at Huntington High (7-1)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Bob Sang Field
What to watch — Riverside: The Warriors have struggled, but the matchup between these two has normally produced tight contests. Huntington High: The Highlanders have to avoid a mental letdown and looking ahead to next week’s season-ending matchup with Capital.

Nitro (2-6) at Spring Valley (5-3)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Wolves Den
On the web: http://wfghfm.com
Radio: WFGH 90.7-FM
What to watch — Nitro: The Wildcats have struggled defensively this season, allowing at least 35 points in all six losses. Spring Valley: Here’s a few words to strike fear around the state: Elijah Wellman, Wildcat formation quarterback.

Logan (6-2) at Hurricane (5-3)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Redskins Stadium
What to watch — Logan: The Wildcats need a win to avoid being on the bubble of the Class AAA playoffs. Hurricane: The Redskins need a win to solidify a playoff spot in Class AAA. A loss, and they have to win on the road at No. 1 Cabell Midland next week to guarantee a  berth.

Wayne (8-0) at Chapmanville (4-4)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Tigers Stadium
On the web: http://wfghfm.com
What to watch — Wayne: The Pioneers keep rolling, led by an offense that has run like a machine this season. The team is averaging 493 yards per game. Chapmanville: Coming off a loss to Tolsia, the Tigers get the other side of Wayne County’s Class AA equation this week.

Buffalo (7-1) at
Symmes Valley (7-2)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Vikings Stadium
What to watch — Buffalo: Levi Jordan is one of the best Class A players in the state of West Virginia. Symmes Valley: The Vikings need a win to guarantee a playoff spot in Ohio’s Division VI, Region 23 race. They are currently No. 6.

Raceland (7-2)
at Russell (6-3)
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Henry R. Evans Stadium
Radio: WLGC 105.7-FM
What to watch — Raceland: Daylin Beach and Zack Litteral lead a powerful ground game for the Rams. Connor Messer is also one of the top all-around players that will be on the field. Russell: Googie Hayes and Troy Huffine are the leaders of the Red Devils’ attack.