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Road To Wheeling: RCB Tries To Top Wayne

Reported by: Send eMail Mark Martin
Videographer: Matt Durrett
November 28, 2013

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The high school football season in West Virginia rolls on Friday night with semifinal playoff action.

The Flying Eagles of Robert C. Byrd will be the next team to try and end Wayne's dominance. The Pioneers, Class AA's No. 1 seed and the two-time defending champions, will take a 35-game winning streak into their matchup with RCB. The state record is 36 set by old Ansted High School.

RCB entered the field of 16 as the No. 13 seed and has won two games on the road to reach the semifinals. Bruce Carey's crew will be trying to reach the state title game at Wheeling Island Stadium for the first time in school history.

The winner gets the No.2 Bridgeport-No. 3 Bluefield winner in the championship on December 6.

The Mountaineer underclassmen are hopeful of sending the seniors out with a win on Saturday against Iowa State. Meanwhile, Marshall sets out to win the Conference USA championship on Friday against East Carolina - which Doc Holliday feels would be great for his seniors.

Also, the Mountaineer basketball team falls in the Cancun Challenge to Wisconsin, 70-63.


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