November 10, 2018

HUNTINGTON — All three states are firmly entrenched in the playoffs now, but the local Ohio representatives struggled last week, leaving most eliminated in the first round.In West Virginia, the postseason is getting started Friday, and no matchup state-wide is expected to be as exciting as the rivalry matchup between Huntington and Cabell Midland.

In Kentucky, the second round of playoff action heats up with Ashland on the road and Russell hosting a game.

Following are some of the games to watch.

Cabell Midland (6-4) at Huntington High (7-3)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Bob Sang Stadium

Radio: ESPN 94.1-FM and 930-AM, 97.9-FM The River

What to watch: Cabell Midland — The Knights really brought things together on both sides of the football late in the year. Can they execute a season sweep of the Highlanders and advance to the quarterfinals? Huntington High — The Highlanders limped home in the regular season, losing three of their last four, but the team gets a home playoff game where they are undefeated this season.

Spring Mills (5-5) at Spring Valley (10-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Wolves Den

Radio: WCMI 92.7-FM and 98.5-FM The Planet, WFGH 90.7-FM

What to watch: Spring Mills — The Cardinals started the season 2-4 with lopsided losses, but regrouped and won three of their last four, including a 7-0 road win over Hedgesville last week to enter the playoff race. Spring Valley — The Timberwolves are seasoned for the playoffs after ending the year with tough wins over Point Pleasant and Huntington.

Hurricane (5-5) at Martinsburg (10-0)

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cobourn Field

What to watch: Hurricane — After midseason struggles, Hurricane won two straight to enter the postseason, including a 63-0 win over St. Albans last week. The rushing attack from Christian Hill will have to be big to stay with the Bulldogs. Martinsburg — The Bulldogs have been ridiculous against in-state competition this season, outscoring five opponents, 332-3. The fewest points the Bulldogs scored on the year was 42.

Wayne (8-2) at Keyser (8-2)

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Alumni Stadium

What to watch: Wayne — The Pioneers won their last eight games of the 2018 season after starting the year 0-2, including a shutout win over previously-undefeated Poca last week. Now, they hit the road for a long trip to Keyser in search of a playoff win. Keyser — The Golden Tornado have two losses on the year, both to Class AA playoff participants Robert C. Byrd and Bridgeport.

Mingo Central (8-2) at Point Pleasant (8-1)

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: PPHS Athletic Complex

What to watch: Mingo Central — The Miners feature one of the top passing attacks in the state, led by Daylin Goad, who has thrown for 2,982 yards and 44 touchdowns. Point Pleasant — The Big Blacks are looking to start their postseason how they started the regular season, with a win over Mingo Central. Point Pleasant held off the Miners in a 42-35 win in the season opener.

Ashland (10-1) at Harrison County (7-4)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: HCHS Athletic Complex

Radio: WBVB 97.1-FM

What to watch: Ashland — The Tomcats got back to their winning ways with a 48-6 win over Holmes. Now, they hit the road in search of a potential rematch with Johnson Central. Harrison County — The Thorobreds earned their way to the next round, topping East Carter, 12-6, last week.

Waggener (8-3) at Russell (7-4)

When: 7:30 p.m Friday

Where: Henry R. Evans Stadium

Radio: WLRX 107.1-FM

What to watch: Waggener — The Wildcats are looking to continue their winning ways in the Kentucky 16th Region as they travel to Russell. Last week, they topped West Carter, 40-6. Russell — After starting 0-3, the Red Devils have won seven of eight, including a 42-13 win over Thomas Nelson last week. This one figures to be a good matchup.

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