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Moorefield excited about being back in postseason

Yellow Jackets face Clay-Battelle on Friday

November 9, 2011
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Moorefield makes a return to the Class A football playoffs after missing last season when it faces Clay-Battelle on Friday night.

The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at University High School.

"The kids are excited about making it back to the playoffs," Moorefield coach Josh See said. "I think it's a great matchup for us and the kids are excited to be playing on field turf."

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Moorefield and coach Josh See, left, face Clay-Battelle Friday night in Class A playoff action at University High School. The Yellow Jackets enter the game with a 7-3 mark.

Class A, No. 9 Moorefield (7-3) is led by running back Louis Richardson, who has ran for 1,151 and four touchdowns this fall.

"We're going to need a big running game from him," See said. "He has had a great year and he just needs to continue what he has been doing all year."

Senior Zach Lauglin has 474 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He also has seven interceptions on defense, returning three for scores.

Quarterback Adam Snyder has 979 yards passing for 12 touchdowns with five interceptions.

"We just need to continue what we have done offensively all season," See said. "We need some guys to really step up and contribute and have big games."

No. 8 Clay-Battelle (9-1) is led by freshman Jacoby Steele, who has rushed for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Quarterback Tristan Haught has thrown for 1,200 yards.

"We're excited about getting back into the playoffs again," Clay-Battelle coach Ryan Wilson said. "Moorefield will be a good challenge for us. I think if we run our offense, play good defense and stop their running game, we should be in good shape."

The winner of Friday's game will play either Wheeling Central or Parkersburg Catholic in the quarterfinals.



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