The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released its football rankings Tuesday and Mingo is back in the hunt at No. 19 in the state in Class AA with a 5.33 rating after winning their first overtime game last week, 37-36, over class 3A Nicholas County.
And it would seem the Miners will end their initial season with a win when they travel to Herbert Hoover Friday night in the regular season finale. Should the Miners win against 2-7 Hoover, they will end the season 5-5.
There are a few things that will have to happen in order for Mingo Central to make it to postseason play.
The 16 teams with the highest points are in the playoffs. Providing Central wins Friday night, four other teams will have to post wins as well — Logan, Wayne, Valley Fayette, and Grafton.
Valley Fayette will have to defeat Summers County, booting them out of the tourney. If this happens, Mingo looks to be in with five losses. Also, maxpreps.com is reporting that Greenbrier is being accused of playing two ineligible players; one from out of state and the other 20-years-old. Should Greenbrier be found guilty, the school will forfeit its game against the Miners, giving MC more points to assist them into the post-season.