It's been talked about ever since Logan High School was reclassified as a Class AAA school last school year. The Man Hillbillies have a shot at knocking off a Triple-A school and getting Triple-A points.
For the first time in the long history of the series, Friday's season opener between Logan will pit a Triple-A school (Logan) against a Single-A school (Man).
For the Billies the perks are obvious. Man has a shot at getting two for the price of one.
In the current WVSSAC Computer Ratings system six points are awarded for a win against a Class A school, nine for a Double-A team and 12 for a victory against a 3A school.
A win by Man over Logan would give the Billies 12 points. It would be like getting two wins over a Class A team. The enticing opportunity has Man licking its chops.
If the Billies are able to beat the Wildcats the extra points could come into play late in the season if Man is fighting for a playoff spot or even a home playoff game.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Logan Stadium.
Getting all of those points are extra motivation for the Billies but Man coach Harvey Arms said you have to win the game in order to get those points. Arms said he knows Logan will be difficult to beat.
"We're playing to win the game. We're not looking at the points at this time," Arms said.
Man has beaten Logan in each of the last two meetings at Logan Stadium, taking a 22-18 victory in 2004 and also winning 18-14 in 2006. The Wildcats went to Man last year and knocked off the Billies 33-14 in the season opener.
The Logan-Man game went down to the final seconds in three straight meetings from 2004-06.