Area fans got a sneak peek at the county’s two high school football teams in scrimmages at New Richmond last Friday night.
Westside took on Greenbrier West in the first scrimmage.
The Cavaliers scored on three of their four first half possessions and went on to outscore the Renegades, 22-12.
WHS scored a first half touchdown on a 35-yard pass from Justin Cogar to Corey Bowles. Zack Bailey, playing at quarterback in the second half, ran 10 yards for a TD. Neither team scored in the final period.
The Renegades played without Dylan Newsome and Matt Harless, starters who are both suffering from high ankle sprains. “We’ve just got to get healthy,” Westside coach Darren Thomas remarked. “We have two starters out, and with Matt Harless you’re looking at our lead blocker.
“We’re banged up a little and have had people out because they’re sick or injured,” he noted. “We’re going to be fine.”
West had success both on the ground and through the air. “They’re a good team, and they did what they we thought they would do,” said Thomas. “They were able to get out on the corners.”
Wyoming East took on Tug Valley in the nightcap, and it was a tale of two halves. TV outscored the Warriors, 16-13.
The Warriors dominated the line of scrimmage in the first half, scoring two touchdowns and driving inside the TV five on two other occasions.
Junior Christian Hedinger had a couple of nice catches to help East make big gains through the air.
The Panthers used their passing attack to move the chains in the second half.
They got on the board with seven minutes to play on a touchdown pass and then ran an intercepted pass back for a score two minutes later.
WEHS hosts Mingo Central this Friday at 7:30 p.m.