Devil drills

The Oak Hill Red Devils warm up for a practice earlier this week. Oak Hill’s scrimmage at Summers County Friday will be one of several involving local teams as they begin to make their final push to prepare for their season openers on Aug. 24.

Below is a list of remaining high school football scrimmages:

Friday, Aug. 17

6 p.m. — Independence at Fayetteville

7 p.m. — Oak Hill at Summers County

Saturday, Aug. 18

Midland Trail Grid-o-rama

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Half-field sessions. There will be no down markers for this session. Ten-play format will be utilized, and each team will be guaranteed at least two offensive possessions. There will also be a kicking competition.

12:15 p.m. — Any team wanting to have a JV scrimmage will be allowed.

The full-field schedule (real game situations with free kicks) is as follows:

1 p.m. — Wyoming East vs. Webster County

2 p.m. — Midland Trail vs. Pocahontas County

3 p.m. — Braxton County vs. Lincoln County

4 p.m. — Valley vs. Shady Spring

5 p.m. — Clay County vs. Covington, Va.

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All 11 Mountain State Athletic Conference football programs will be represented at University of Charleston Stadium this weekend for the conference’s preseason grid-o-rama.

The two-day event begins on Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. with St. Albans and Huntington scrimmaging for one hour, followed by Capital versus Huntington at 7 p.m. and St. Albans versus Capital at 8 p.m.

The other eight teams meet up on Saturday, Aug. 18 in four sets of two-hour scrimmages — Cabell Midland works out with George Washington at 10 a.m., then it’s Hurricane against Riverside at noon, Parkersburg versus South Charleston at 2 p.m. and Spring Valley against Woodrow Wilson at 4 p.m.

It’s the final tuneup for teams before the regular season kicks off the weekend of Aug. 23-25 around West Virginia.

MSAC Grid-o-rama

At University of Charleston Stadium

Friday, Aug. 17

6 p.m. — St. Albans vs. Huntington;

7 p.m. — Capital vs. Huntington; and

8 p.m. — St. Albans vs. Capital 

Saturday, Aug. 18

10 a.m. — Cabell Midland vs. George Washington;

Noon — Hurricane vs. Riverside;

2 p.m. — Parkersburg vs. South Charleston; and

4 p.m. — Spring Valley vs. Woodrow Wilson

MSAC information supplied by Charleston Gazette-Mail

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