By Paul Adkins
July 19, 2013
The pairings have been set for the inaugural Cardinal Conference Gridorama, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Harless Stadium.
The Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are scheduled to open the preseason grid at 3:30 p.m. in a scrimmage against the Poca Dots.
Game 2 will follow at 5 p.m. as Sissonville takes on Tolsia.
The third game has Wayne and Scott battling each other at 6:30 p.m.
The fourth and final scrimmage has the host Mingo Central Miners taking on Herbert Hoover at 8 p.m.
Chapmanville is looking to rebound from last year’s 4-6 record. It was the first time since 2006 the Tigers had not advanced to the Class AA state playoffs. Last year’s sub .500 season also broke a string of six straight winning seasons.
The Tigers beat Poca 34-33 last season at home in Week 4.
Chapmanville and Poca will meet again on Sept. 20 at Poca in a regular season clash.
Practices begin for the upcoming season on Monday, Aug. 5 across the state of West Virginia.
The Tigers open the season Aug. 30 at home against the Sissonville Indians.
Cardinal Conference Grid-O-Rama
Saturday August 17
at Mingo Central’s Buck Harless Stadium
3:30 p.m.: Chapmanville vs. Poca
5 p.m.: Sissonville vs. Tolsia
6:30 p.m.: Wayne vs. Scott
8 p.m.: Mingo Central ss. Herbert Hoover
Man hosting football camp
Man High School will be hosting the first-ever Billies of the Future Football Camp next week, July 24-26.
The event, for kids entering the eighth grade and below, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will be hosted by Man High School coaches, current players, former players and members of the Man High School Hall of Fame.
Current Fairmont State defensive coordinator and former long snapper for the 2001 National Champion Miami Hurricanes Chris Harvey will serve as the guest speaker on Friday.
The cost of the camp is $25 for individuals with discounts for multiple family members. Registration starts at 4 p.m. and runs up until the start of the camp on July 24. T-shirts are limited to the first 100 campers and campers are urged to be proper clothing and footwear.
For additional information e-mail assistant coach Bill Lusk at email@example.com.