HHS, Wayne, Point Pleasant approach perfection
HUNTINGTON — Huntington High, Wayne and Point Pleasant continue rolling toward undefeated high school football seasons.
Class AAA No. 1 Huntington High and No. 3 Point Pleasant are both 8-0. Class AA Wayne is also 8-0 and No. 1 in the state, but Bluefield (7-1) pulled even with the Pioneers in this week's ratings.
No. 10 South Charleston (7-2) visits Huntington High on Friday. The Highlanders close their regular season Nov. 8 at No. 24 Winfield (3-5).
Point Pleasant has a 1:30 p.m. Saturday home game against Class AA winless Oak Glen and finishes with another home game Saturday, Nov. 9, against No. 15 Lewis County (6-2).
Wayne is at home Friday to play Class AA No. 18 Chapmanville (5-4) before traveling to Bluefield for a regular season showdown Nov. 8.
West Virginia's playoff lineup will include the top 16 teams in each class.
Class AAA No. 8 Cabell Midland (7-2) and No. 14 Spring Valley (6-3) are idle this week, but both teams are positioned for playoff berths. Cabell Midland still has a Nov. 8 home game against No. 24 Brooke (3-5) while Spring Valley has a Nov. 8 home game against Hurricane.
No. 16 Hurricane (5-3) plays an important game Friday at No. 4 Capital (7-1).
Class A No. 8 Wahama (7-1), the defending state champion, is poised to make another run. Wahama is at home Friday against Corning Miller from Ohio and also has a Nov. 8 game at Buffalo (0-8) remaining.
Ohio teams conclude their regular seasons this week. The top eight teams from each region in Divisions II through VII will continue in the playoffs.
Fairland (6-3) has unofficially clinched a playoff berth in Division V, Region 17 with a Friday home game remaining at home against River Valley (1-8).
Ironton (3-6) and South Point (7-2) need wins Friday at Raceland, Ky., and against Coal Grove respectively to get in the Region 17 playoffs. South Point might also need some outside help to make it.
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