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Philip Barbour moves up in second Class AA ratings

September 19, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

The second West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's High School football rantings were released on Tuesday with seven area football teams making the list.

Elkins was the highest ranked local team in all three classes. The Tigers, which improved to 4-0 with a 63-21 victory over Preston last week, are currently in a tie with University (4-0) for fourth place in Class AAA.

Cabell Midland and Huntington are tied for first in Class AAA, while Martinsburg is third. All three teams are currently undefeated on the season with 4-0 records.

In the Class AA poll, Philip Barbour (3-1) jumped up one spot to No. 10 after defeating Liberty Harrison 27-19 last Friday.

Petersburg (3-1) moved up four spots in Class AA to No. 15 after defeating Lincoln, 48-34.

Scott tops the Class AA ratings with a 4-0 record. Keyser (3-0), Wayne (3-0), Frankfort (3-0) and Bluefield (3-0) round out the top five schools.

In Class A, Tucker County is the top area squad at No. 5. The Mountain Lions remained undefeated last week, defeating Moorefield 44-13.

East Hardy (3-0) is tied for sixth in Class A, while Moorefield (2-2) and Pendleton County (3-1) are deadlocked at No. 18.

Notre Dame (3-0) takes over as the new No. 1 in Class A after Greenbrier West suffered a 29-20 loss at the hands of Buffalo last Friday night.

Tucker County and Philip Barbour clash this Friday at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field in Parsons.

Valley Fayette (3-0) is currently second in Class A, while Meadow Bridge and Wahama are tied for third with 4-0 marks.

The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the state high school football playoffs at the end of the regular season.



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