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Football Preview 2018

Super Six Marks 25 Years in Wheeling

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — When you say “Super Six” to most people in West Virginia, they know immediately what you are talking about. The Super Six is more than just a few football games. It is an experience. It is a destination. It is the goal of every player that straps on a helmet ...

Big, Experienced Line Will Be Strength for Park

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — Coaches around the state have been waiting for the day former Wheeling Park quarterback Cross Wilkinson graduated. That day has come but don’t expect Wheeling Park to be “easy pickings.” In fact, Patriots coach Chris Daugherty is thrilled with what he has ...

Central Primed for Run at Another Repeat Title

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — Mike Young will be the first one to tell you that “expectations are always high” at Wheeling Central. And coming off a state championship, they are about as sky-high as you could imagine. “This is definitely a group we are proud of what they ...

Depew, Linsly Primed for Another Banner Year

By BUBBA KAPRAL WHEELING — The 2017 season was a special one for Linsly. The ensuing campaign could be another. The Cadets rolled to a 9-2 mark en route to claiming the OVAC 3A championship. Coach B.J. Depew’s charges pocketed several impressive victories in putting together a nine-game ...

Maturity, Continuity Key Words for Mountaineers

By JIM BUTTA MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen has a number of reasons to believe this year’s Mountaineers will be much better than the ones he led during his first seven seasons in Morgantown. The first is a very simple one. “Maturity, more than ...

Willis, John Marshall Seek Return Playoff Trip

By SHAWN RINE GLEN DALE — Jason Willis has been around the John Marshall program for decades, first as the team’s quarterback in the early 1990s and most recently as a longtime assistant coach. So when the head coach position came open with the retirement of Rick Goodrich, Willis knew it ...