The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

November 16, 2012


Grizzlies to take on defending state champs tonight



Bluefield at Robert C. Byrd

The Class AA No. 5 Beavers (9-2) will make the trip to Clarksburg to do battle with No. 4 Robert C. Byrd (10-1) in what should be a classic matchup.

Led by running back Montel Leggett, who has passed the century mark on the ground this season, Bluefield head coach Fred Simon’s team has outscored its opponents 545-306. Its only losses came in the season opener against Graham (Va.) and the regular season finale against Wayne.

The Eagles haven’t been quite as potent on offense, but they’ve been very stingy defensively, giving up 22 or fewer points in every game this season, including a 27-21 win over Braxton County in the opening round of the playoffs.

Iziah Hill is one of the top receivers in the state with 11 touchdown grabs, and kicker Scott Levine has connected on eight field goals this year.

The winner will get the Wayne-Nicholas County winner in the third round.


Other Class AAA games tonight include No. 8 Spring Valley (8-3) at No. 1 Cabell Midland (11-0), a rematch of a 21-13 Knights’ victory in the season opener and No. 10 Musselman (8-3) at No. 2 Martinsburg (10-1) a rematch of a 73-0 Bulldog drubbing earlier in the year. No. 11 Lewis County (9-2) will be at No. 3 George Washington (9-2) and No. 5 Morgantown (9-2) will be at No. 4 Huntington (9-2).

In Class AA, No. 6 Frankfort (9-2), fresh off a first-round win over Summers County, will travel to face No. 3 Bridgeport (8-2).

The only Class A game today puts No. 5 St. Mary’s (10-1) on the road against No. 4 Madonna (10-1).


With the regular season stats totaled, Oak Hill’s Jalen Jones led the state in points scored, according to Doug Huff, secretary of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

Jones, who ended the regular season with 2,046 rushing yards, scored 27 touchdowns, five 2-point conversions and kicked 25 extra points for 197 points, topping George Washington’s Ryan Switzer by 17 points.

Meadow Bridge’s Jake Parker was third on the list with 174 points scored.

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