That “a lot of stuff” might, in part, have been a reference to 14 penalties, at several of which the Timberwolves players, staff and fans displayed their displeasure. While South Charleston, which lost 45-30 to George Washington in the season-opening game, couldn’t take full advantage of Spring Valley’s miscues, the GW Patriots might. After beating the Black Eagles, GW, lost to two high-quality opponents in Ashland, 50-28, and Huntington High, 42-21. The Patriots are capable of turning foes’ mistakes into points.
George Washington is led by senior quarterback Grant Wells, who has committed to Marshall University. Wells and the rest of the Patriots’ offense will look to pressure a Timberwolves defense that responded well to sudden change situations last week. South Charleston finished with merely 71 total yards and four first downs. Spring Valley’s leading rusher, Owen Chafin, out-performed the Black Eagles offense, with 78 yards rushing on 14 carries.
“They had their backs against the wall the whole game,” Dingess said of his defense. “They kept us in the ballgame as bad as we played offensively and we were able to finish them off in the second half. Our defense is better than our offense right now. Our size and those guys up front, they block you. But our defense is pretty good, they swarm to the ball.”
SPRING VALLEY (4-0) AT GEORGE WASHINGTON (2-2)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday
RADIO: 92.7-FM and 98.5-FM The Planet