The power rankings have experienced a modest tune-up after last week's playoff battles. Part of the action? A towering 101-point combined score for Point Pleasant and Mingo Central.
Can't Touch This
Nicholas County's 41 - 10 win over Petersburg last week had a lot to do with the leadership of senior Jacob O'dell. O'dell earned three touchdowns and 259 yards rushing the ball. That performance made O'dell one of the best players in the power rankings last week.
It was a battle of top-notch squads when Capital (3rd in the power rankings) took on Morgantown (18th) last week. Capital put the hurt on Morgantown with a conclusive 42 - 0 victory. Capital did have the odds in its favor, but the team did even better than the MaxPreps state rankings indicated.
Movin on Up
Hedgesville brought the heat last game after its low-scoring effort (zero points) in the match before. It finished ahead of Parkersburg South by a score of 35 - 29. Hedgesville had two big standouts, as senior Hunter Coe tossed the ball for 332 yards and three TDs, while junior Malakai Brown rushed for 101 yards and scored on two receptions. The team's efforts were enough to boost its power ranking by seven, which was the most sizeable gain made by any team in the rankings.
Next Week's Big Game
If you are itching to watch a first-rate contest, no game is supposed to fit the bill better than the one between Huntington (5th in the power rankings) and Spring Valley (2nd). The teams have their eyes fixed on the championship after last-week playoff conquests. Only one team will win this week, so check back on MaxPreps to find out which team fails to repeat its success.
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