Football Is Back in the Valley
The 2015 edition of high school football has began with Hundred opening the first practice with 19 players, but should have 23 to open the season.
Head coach Greg Hostetler is optimistic about the season and believes that the boys out looks to be willing to work and get the Hornets varsity games back in a season or two.
At Magnolia, head coach Josh Sims feels his team looks good on paper and he is excited about the upcoming season believes his 40 players out can excel and put Magnolia back in contention for a run in the playoffs.
Across the river, Pilot head coach Mike Flannery has a group of 28 studs that looks to return the Pilots to the playoffs, but Flannery wants his grapplers to take it one game at a time and improve every game.
Down the river at Paden City, Wildcat Head Coach Brent Croasmun has the least amount of kids out in our area with 21, but he fills that he has a nice group of players back with a lot of seniors returning should be as good if not better than last years team that was one win from making the WVSSAC Class-A playoffs.
Out at Tyler Consolidated, Silver Knights head coach Ryan Walton has 45 players out to lead the area in numbers. Walton is optimistic about the season. He has a good group to work with, and excited in what he sees. Tyler Consolidated High School has dropped its prices at the gate as they will only charge $5 at the gate for all football games.
In Pine Grove, Valley head football coach Shane Highley is chomping at the bits in getting started. He has 28 players out, with 11 of them seniors. Like Magnolia, the ‘Jacks looks good on paper. With most of the skilled positions in tacked from a season ago the Lumberjacks season looks very promising.