Now that the pads have been put on, it’s prediction time. At WV Sports News we will be predicting every high school game in the state of WV each week.
First we will start with single A week one matchups.
Our games to watch out for in week one are:
Sherman vs Magnolia – With both teams being ranked in the top 10 this should be an electrifying matchup. The Tide of Sherman boast one of the better offensive lines in the state and Magnolia being a very well coached team top to bottom, this game should be very close deep into the fourth quarter.
Midland Trail vs Independence – Another ranked matchup of heavy hitters in single A this is another game that should go deep into the fourth quarter. Both squads are coming into this season confident and are looking for big wins in week one.
Ritchie County vs Tyler Consolidated – With Tyler Consolidated getting left out of the rankings we would imagine that they are going to come into this game with a chip on their shoulder. The reason we picked this game to highlight is simply because of Mark Rucker the starting running back for Tyler Consolidated. We were able to watch this young man at the 304 Elite camp in Parkersburg this summer. To say this young man is talented would be an understatement. We fully expect Rucker to go for well over 100 yards in the season opener and we think they have a good shot at a week one victory.
Now, for the full list of week one predictions:
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Buffalo @ Greenbrier West – Buffalo
Calhoun County @ Wirt County – Wirt County
West Greene, PA @ Cameron – Cameron
Hundred @ Clay – Battelle – Clay – Battelle
Doddridge County @ South Harrison – South Harrison
(AA) Wyoming East @ Fayetteville – Fayetteville
Gilmer County @ (AA) Clay County – Clay County
Hannan @ Tug Valley – Tug Valley
Sherman @ Magnolia – Sherman
Meadow Bridge @ Van – Meadow Bridge
Midland Trail @ Independence – Midland Trail
Moorefield @ (AA) Frankfort – Frankfort
Mount View @ (AA) River View – Mount View
Notre Dame @ Pendelton County – Notre Dame
Parkersburg Catholic @ Paden City – Parkersburg Catholic
Pocahontas County @ Tucker County – Pocahontas County
Ravenswood @ Wahama – Ravenswood
Richwood @ Webster County – Webster County
Ritchie County @ Tyler Consolidated – Tyler Consolidated
Fairland, OH @ Tolsia – Tolsia
Tygarts Valley @ Valley Wetzel – Valley Wetzel
Wheeling Central @ Williamstown – Wheeling Central
Eastern Beaver, OH @ Linsly – Eastern Beaver, OH
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Photo Credit -Maggie Smith- Tyler Star News