Hundred (W.Va.) High School has canceled its football season due to a lack of players.
Locally, Phelps High School is having the same problem. Head coach Randy Smith is practicing and hopes to get enough players out for the Hornets to field a team.
Media outlets report that Hundred Coach Rex Rush told the team on Wednesday that the Hornets had 14 players. The team needed 18 players to continue its preseason camp.
The players can transfer to other schools in Wetzel County and will be eligible to play football. The state Department of Education’s website shows the Class A school in Wetzel County had 118 students enrolled during the 2013-2014 school year.
Several schools are now looking to fill a gap in their schedules.
… WVU Mountaineer fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite coaches and players at the WVU football team’s annual Fan Day at 2:30 p.m. today in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.
Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Gates will open at 2:15 p.m.
… The Thundering Herd will host its Fan Day on today, Aug. 10 from 4-6 p.m. on the turf at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Fans are asked to remain in the chair back sections on the west side of the stadium until the team heads to the east stands for the team photo. At that time, fans will be permitted to enter the field area for access to take a team photo in a designated area. Upon the completion of the team photo, student-athletes will be made available on the field for autographs. Admission is free. There will be a special unveiling at this year’s Fan Day, so it is recommended that all Marshall fans attend.
… Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced the Thundering Herd and North Carolina State have signed for a home-and-home football series in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The teams will meet Sept. 9, 2017 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., with a return game at Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Sept. 22, 2018.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern)