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CMHS football begins with St. Albans

August 24, 2018

ONA — Cabell Midland and St. Albans open their high school football seasons at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The Castle.

St. Albans has a new head coach, Nick Watts, facing off against his former team. Watts spent the previous four seasons on the staff of Cabell Midland head coach Luke Salmons. Watts, 29, was a St. Albans player more than a decade ago.

The Red Dragons are looking for a return to the playoffs after posting a 4-6 record in 2017.

Running back Reggie Jackson and receivers Cayden Doub and Dionte Patterson represent an experienced St. Albans senior class at the skill positions. Nathan Roy and Patterson are both listed on the St. Albans roster as quarterbacks.

Cabell Midland will attack on the ground with senior Ivan Vaughn getting most of the carries. Vaughn ran for 1,850 yards as a junior and 1,890 yards as a sophomore.

Vaughn burned the Red Dragons for 238 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns last season.

Jayce Gould, a senior, will take the snaps at quarterback for Cabell Midland.

History is on the side of Cabell Midland in Friday’s game with the Knights having won the last three meetings dating back to 2008.

After a 28-13 win by Cabell Midland in 2008, the teams did not meet again until 2016 when the Knights won 56-14. In the 2016 and 2017 games Cabell Midland outscored St. Albans by a combined score of 116-40.

Cabell Midland’s 2017 record was 6-6 including a playoff win over Musselman and a loss the following week to Spring Valley. Cabell Midland was 2-3 in home games last season.

ST. ALBANS AT CABELL MIDLAND

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

RADIO: WXBW 101.5-FM

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