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Category: West Virginia Football

  • One of the wackiest plays from last weekend comes from the foothills of the Allegheny mountains in West Virginia.

    Buckhannon-Upshur (Buckhannon, W. Va.) took on Preston on Friday night.

    At one point, Buckhannon-Upshur first-year coach Duane Stoeckle called what appeared to be a halfback option.

    The running back, Todd Edwards, sprints out to the right looking downfield.

    However, with his intended receiver in double coverage, he scrambles precariously to the left and drifts 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

    As he nears the left sideline, Edwards spots an open man, Dillon Gaudet in the end zone.

    Edwards lofts the pass in his direction and Gaudet hauls it in for an improbable score.

    Buckhannon-Uproar went on to win 50-28.
  • St. Albans (W. Va.) has added an outstanding young prospect in football and basketball, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.

    The newspaper reported that Thaddeus Moss, son of former NFL superstar Randy Moss, has transferred from Boone County (Florence, Ky.) where he just completed his freshman football campaign. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound freshman tight end finished the year with 12 catches for 157 yards. He also played enough defense to accumulate 16 solo tackles, 16 assists, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal.

    Thaddeus also is expected to play basketball for the Red Dragons.

    Randy Moss and Libby Offut have four children, with one of their two daughters — basketball standout Sydney Moss — now a freshman player at the University of Florida.

    Take a look at Thaddeus "Thad" Moss in action below.

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  • Ryan Switzer, considered one of the top football prospects in West Virginia, has committed to the University of North Carolina.

    The versatile George Washington (Charleston, W. Va.) standout chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.

    "I know where I want to go. It's nice to know," Switzer told the newspaper. "I was talking to (UNC) coach (Larry) Fedora last night, and I told him that I was speechless. I think that's when I knew I made the right decision."

    Despite standing only 5-foot-9 and weighing only 170 pounds, Switzer rushed for a school-record 2,785 yards and 40 touchdowns last season as a junior. He also plays receiver and cornerback, giving Fedora, who came over from Southern Mississippi after last season, some options.

    Switzer wasn't concerned that UNC will be ineligible to participate in a bowl game next season or that the Tar Heels are on probation for three years because of violations by the former staff. Scholarships also have been reduced as part of the violations.

    "I think that makes the scholarship more valuable. They don't have time to mess around. They've got to get the best players they can get," Switzer added in his comments. "They're reducing five a year, so they don't have scholarships to waste, so to speak."