Football Preview 2018

Bethany Seeks Rebound

BETHANY — For the third straight season, the Bethany College football team entered the offseason with victories in its final two contests. Unfortunately, though, the Bison dropped their first eight games before wins over Grove City and Saint Vincent in the final two weeks. The Bison are ...

Heisman: Can Brown Repeat Mayfield’s Path?

By JOE REEDY Associated Press Washington’s Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three ...

Mountain West: Boise Leads Way in Year No. 20

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Boise State could very well make this a memorable 20th season for the Mountain West Conference. Extremely memorable, perhaps. Because if things go just right and break just so, the Broncos may be in the conversation for the College Football ...

Filberto, Weir Expecting Big Things This Year

By RALPH COX WEIRTON — With a wealth of experience, some outstanding underclassmen and three top transfers, Weir could be in for a very exciting 2018 campaign. Veteran Red Riders coach Tony Filberto already has a strong group returning from the 7-4 playoff season of a year ago, and it ...

Indian Creek Poised for Even Further Success

By BUBBA KAPRAL WINTERSVILLE — Finishing. That is the focus for Indian Creek this fall. The Redskins ended 2017 with a deceptive 6-4 mark. Three of those losses were by six points or less while a fourth setback saw the outcome still up for grabs in the fourth quarter. With that being ...

Hornets Look to Rebuild On, Off Football Field

By CODY TOMER HUNDRED — Hundred’s 2017 season was a tough one to bear. As flood waters washed through the town, the field, locker rooms and jerseys were left in ruin, helping to lead to an 0-10 record that was hard to avoid under the circumstances. Now it’s a new year and Hundred is ...

Cameron Has Mindset of Taking the Next Step

By SHAWN RINE CAMERON — Cameron coach Scott Holt has looked backed on the past two seasons just briefly enough to realize it’s been a heckuva run. An undefeated regular season and the first two home playoff games in the history of Dragon Stadium. The thing is, he contends, other than ...

Beallsville Program Is Continuing Its Ascension

By BUBBA KAPRAL BEALLSVILLE — Stability. It is an important ingredient to success that has been missing for a few seasons at Beallsville. Such is no longer the case. Larry Deem has steadied the once shaky program and has it trending upward. While 17 players may not seem like an ...