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Eyewitness News to televise, stream 10 Wendy's Friday Night Rivals football games

This football season Eyewitness News will be televising and streaming 10 high school football games featuring 16 schools from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. (WCHS/WVAH)

This football season Eyewitness News will be televising and streaming 10 high school football games featuring 16 schools from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Our Wendy’s Friday Night Rivals series kicked off on Sept. 1, when Nitro visited St. Albans for the Battle of the Bridge.

The second Friday Night Rivals game will feature Hurricane at Cabell Midland. The Redskins hope to build on their 2016 success after making a visit to the quarterfinals in 2016, the squad's first time since 2011. Meanwhile, the Knights want more in 2017 after making it to the playoffs last year.

For our third Friday Night Rivals match up, the Huntington Highlanders will host the Parkersburg Big Reds. In 2016 the Big Reds finished with a 4-6 record. This season, Parkersburg will be led by new head coach Mike Byus. Huntington made it to the playoffs last year and hopes to build on that success.

On Sept. 22, two Class AA schools will be featured on our game of the week. Herbert Hoover, which is coming off an unlikely 7-4 2016 season will travel to Sissonville to take on the Indians. The Indians had a great regular season in 2016 but were upset in the first round of the playoffs by Weir.

Spring Valley will travel to Hurricane High on Sept. 29 for our fifth Wendy's Friday Night Rivals game of the week. The Timberwolves are looking to build off a record-setting 2016 season. Prior to last year, Spring Valley had won just one post season game, but in 2016, the Timberwolves made it all the way to the state title game where they lost to Martinsburg.

Our sixth game of the week match up will feature the Cabell Midland Knights and the Belfry Pirates. The Knights are coming off a 6-5 record and a sixth consecutive post season appearance.

On Oct. 13, the Marauders of Meigs High School will travel across the Ohio River to take on Point Pleasant. The Big Blacks are coming off four straight undefeated regular seasons and are looking to continue their success in their third season since moving to Class AA.

The Patriots of George Washington will travel to Belle to take on Riverside on Oct. 20 in our eighth game of the week. The Warriors are looking to improve after finishing the 2016 season at 4-6.

Our final two games of the week will feature rivalry match ups that have playoff implications nearly every season.

On Oct. 27, Kanawha Valley rivals, South Charleston and Capital will square off. The Black Eagles finished the 2016 season with a 7-5 record, while the Cougars finished 9-4. In 2016, Capital beat South Charleston 30-27.

Cabell Midland and Huntington High will face off in the Battle for the Shield on Nov. 3 for our final game of the week. Last season, the Knights took kept the shield with a 27-20 win over the Highlanders.

See the full schedule here:

All of our Wendy's Friday Night Rivals games can been seen on Stadium:

Armstrong Cable - Channel 94

Big Sandy Broadband - Channel 199

Comcast - Channel 133

Foothill Broadband - Channel 133

Lycom Communications - Channel 112

Mountain Telephone - Channel 12

Shentel - Channel 152

Suddenlink - Channel 125

Time Warner/Spectrum - Channel 305

All games will also be streamed online here.

Each week leading up to the game, one student athlete from each participating school will be selected as the St. Mary's Medical Center Scholar Athlete of the Week. At the end of the season, one of these student athletes will be selected as the St. Mary's Medical Center Scholar Athlete of the Year and will win a $5,000 scholarship.

You can also see highlights from games across West Virginia on Friday Night Football Extra, which airs at 11:10 p.m. on WCHS-TV or online here.







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