Mingo No. 8, Tug No. 12 in WV rankings


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If the West Virginia High School playoffs began this week Mingo Central would host a first round Class AA playoff game, while Tug Valley would hit the road in Class A. However there are still games to be played.

Mingo comes in ranked at No. 8, while Tug Valley is No. 12 this week. The top 16 teams make the playoffs in each classification and the top eight teams host the first round of the playoffs. From that point the team that is seeded the highest hosts the post season games all the way up to the semi-finals. The championship games are played in Wheeling.

The Miners (5-1) of Coach Yogi Kinder hosted the school’s first-ever playoffs games last season at Harless Stadium. The coaching staff, players and community are hoping that can happen again this season. Mingo Central also won that first game defeating Sissonville, but lost in the second round to Wayne.

Tug Valley (5-2) also “hosted” a few playoff games, but had to do so at Harless Stadium because its field was not playoff approved by the WVSSAC. The Panthers reached the semi-finals in Class A, the farthest the program has ever gotten in the playoffs.

Mingo Central’s game this week against Chapmanville looms large with the playoff positions. The Tigers are currently undefeated at 6-0 and ranked No. 5. They are tied for first place in the Cardinal Conference with Tolsia (6-0). The Rebels are ranked No. 4 this week. A win this week would move the Miners up in the top eight and improve their chance to host a first round game.

Chapmanville travels to Tolsia next week and that will be another big game toward the post season seeds.

Meanwhile Tug Valley is on the outside of the top eight, but a win over No. 19 Calhoun County (4-3) could improve their rankings next week.

The Miners will travel to Logan County Friday night to take on the Tigers, while the Panthers host Calhoun County and it will be homecoming for TVHS. Both games kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

As the regular season winds down each game is important. Each win can help move a team up in the rankings.

CLASS AA

Rank, School, Rating, W-L

1 Fairmont Senior 13.17, 6 – 0

2 Bridgeport 12.57, 6- 0

3 James Monroe 12.17, 6- 0

4 Tolsia 11.5, 6 – 0

5 Chapmanville 11.14, 7- 0

6 Bluefield 11.0, 5 – 1

7 Roane County 9.43, 6- 1

8 Mingo Central 9.0, 5 – 1

9 Summers County 8.86, 6 – 1

10 Lincoln 8.67, 5 – 1

11 Keyser 8.29, 5 – 2

12 Weir 7.57, 5 – 2

13 Robert C. Byrd 7.17, 4 – 2

14 Independence 6.86, 5 – 2

15 Herbert Hoover 6.50, 4 – 2

T-16 Liberty (Raleigh) 6.33, 4 – 2

T-16 North Marion 6.33, 3 – 3

18 Nicholas County 6.17, 4 – 2

T-19 Wayne 5.67, 3 – 3

T-19 Westside 5.67, 3 – 3

CLASS A

T-1 Moorefield 10.5, 6 – 0

T-1 South Harrison 10.5, 6 – 0

3 Magnolia 10.14, 7- 0

4 Man 9.0, 5 – 1

T-5 Buffalo 8.83, 6 – 0

T-5 St. Marys 8.83, 6 – 0

7 East Hardy 7.83, 5 – 1

T-8 Bishop Donahue 7.14, 6 – 1

T-8 Wheeling Central 7.14, 6 -1

10 Pendleton County 6.86, 5 – 2

11 Williamstown 6.83, 4 – 2

12 Tug Valley 6.43, 5 – 2

13 Pocahontas County 6.0, 5 – 2

14 Notre Dame 5.83, 4 – 2

15 Van 5.57, 5 – 2

16 Valley (Wetzel) 5.5, 4 – 2

17 Meadow Bridge 4.86, 4 – 3

18 Tyler Consolidated 4.67, 3 – 3

19 Calhoun County 4.57, 4 – 3

20 Doddridge County 4.33, 3 – 3

(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)

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