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HUNTINGTON — Playoff berths and positioning, as well as conference championships, are at stake as Tri-State high school football teams come down the stretch of their regular seasons.

The following is a look at some key games this week:

CABELL MIDLAND (7-1) AT PARKERSBURG SOUTH (3-3)WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Erickson All Sports Facility.

RADIO: WMGA 97.9-FM.

WHAT TO WATCH: Cabell Midland — The Knights have given more carries to speedsters Mason Moran and Chandler Schmidt, taking some of the load off bullish 1,000-yard rusher Jackson Fetty. Parkersburg South — Quarterback Robert Shockley is adept at passing and running.

FAIRMONT SENIOR (3-3) AT SPRING VALLEY (5-2)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: The Wolves Den.

RADIO: WCMI 92.7-FM and 98.5-FM

WHAT TO WATCH: Fairmont Senior — The Polar Bears feature a strong pass rush, but the secondary has been beatable. Spring Valley — Ty Bartrum has 504 yards and nine touchdowns receiving. He also has intercepted four passes.

FAIRLAND (7-1) AT CHESAPEAKE (0-7)

WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Phil Davis Field.

WHAT TO WATCH: Fairland — Defensive tackle Justin McKee has steadily become one of the better linemen in the Tri-State. Chesapeake — Quarterback Dilen Caldwell has played well for an improving Panthers offense.

CAPITAL (1-6) AT HURRICANE (4-3)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Redskins Stadium.

WHAT TO WATCH: Capital — The combination of quarterback JacQai Long and wide receiver Trenton Tiggle is potent. Hurricane — Ismael Borrero passing to Chase Hager at least equals Capital’s pitch and catch combination.

WAYNE (2-6) AT SISSONVILLE (1-6)

WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Joe Sawyers Field.

RADIO: WFGH 90.7-FM.

WHAT TO WATCH: Wayne — Jaxson Damron is a strong back capable of breaking lengthy runs. Sissonville — Quarterback Brody Thompson is an efficient passer and Tanner Griffith is a solid runner.

GREENUP COUNTY (0-6) AT ASHLAND (5-4)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Putnam Stadium.

RADIO: WBBB 97.1-FM.

WHAT TO WATCH: Greenup County — Tyson Sammons ran for 175 yards and Braxton Noble for 102 last week. They’re a productive combo. Ashland — The Tomcats have hurt themselves with penalties at times and can’t afford to stall their own drives.

SYMMES VALLEY (8-0) AT NORTHWEST (5-4)

WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday.

WHERE: Mohawk Field.

WHAT TO WATCH: Symmes Valley — Quarterback Grayson Walsh has run for 620 yards and four touchdowns on 115 carries. Northwest — Wyatt Brackman has carried 89 times for 800 yards and nine touchdowns.

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

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