The Tri-State’s TRUSTED news source.

Click here to stay informed and subscribe to Herald-Dispatch.

Click #isupportlocal for more information on supporting our local journalists.


Learn more about HD Media

HUNTINGTON — Huntington High remained No. 1 in Class AAA football, but has to share the top spot with Martinsburg.

The Highlanders and Bulldogs each are 7-0, with 15.14 rating points. Cabell Midland (6-1, 12.14) is seventh, Spring Valley (4-2, 9.5) ninth, Hurricane (4-3, 7.57) 13th and Lincoln County (3-4, 5.57) 18th.

The top 16 teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs, with the top eight awarded first-round home games.

Jefferson is third, followed in the top eight by University, Princeton, Bridgeport, Cabell Midland and South Charleston. Spring Valley is followed in the next eight by Brooke, Greenbrier East, Parkersburg South, Hurricane, John Marshall, Spring Mills, Wheeling Park and Lincoln County.

The Highlanders entertain No. 28 St. Albans (2-5, 3.14) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Also on Friday, Cabell Midland is home to G.W. (4-2, 9.5) at 7 p.m., Spring Valley visits No. 29 Capital (1-5, 2.17) at 7:30 p.m., and Lincoln County plays host to Class AA No. 18 Clay County (3-2, 5.6) at 7:30 p.m. Hurricane is off this week.

In Class AA, Herbert Hoover (7-0, 10.43) is top-ranked. Poca (5-0, 10.2) is second and Independence (5-0, 9.8) third. Point Pleasant (5-1, 9.67) used a key 35-33 win at No. 10 Keyser to move from fifth to fourth. Nicholas County, Liberty-Raleigh, Lincoln and North Marion make up the rest of the top eight. Roane County, Keyser, Robert C. Byrd, East Fairmont, Logan, Frankfort, Scott and Grafton finish the top 16.

Winfield (3-3, 5.5) is 19th and Wayne (2-5, 2.14) 26th.

Doddridge County (4-0, 9.5) is atop Class A. Cameron (6-0, 9.17) is second, followed in the top eight by Mount View, Moorefield, Ritchie County, James Monroe and Williamstown. Wheeling Central is ninth, Gilmer County and Trinity Christian are tied for 10th, Clay-Battelle is 12th, Weirton Madonna 13th and Sherman, Van and Tyler Consolidated tied at 14th.

Wahama (3-3, 3.0) is 24th. Buffalo (1-4, 2.0) is 33rd. Tolsia (0-5, 0.0) is 40th.

Tim Stephens is a sports writer with The Herald-Dispatch.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Recommended for you