The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 16, 2013

Devils seek to rebound

No. 3 Valley, No. 12 MB also in action

By Steve Keenan
Sports Editor

— Class AAA No. 8 Oak Hill (5-1) seeks to rebound from its first loss by hosting No. 12 Lewis County (5-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at John P. Duda Stadium.

It will be the Red Devils’ homecoming game.

Elsewhere, Class A No. 3 Valley (6-0) will host No. 14 Parkersburg Catholic (6-1), No. 12 Meadow Bridge (6-1) will travel to Class AA co-No. 6 Summers County (6-1), and Midland Trail (2-4) will visit Montcalm (1-6).

Fayetteville (2-5) is idle this week after a stretch of difficult games against highly-ranked squads.

The opponents who have handed the Pirates their five setbacks are a combined 29-4 this season, with them all currently ranked in the Class A Top 12.

“Three of those games were games we could have won,” said Fayetteville coach Frank Spangler. “I don’t have an answer.

“We’re making crucial mistakes at crucial times, but I have no complaints at all about the effort. The kids keep grinding.”

The Pirates return to action at home against Buffalo on Oct. 25.