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Cabell County rivals meet up in Wendy's Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week

Wendy's Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week

Cabell Midland and Huntington High will face off in the Battle for the Shield in our final Wendy’s Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute.

The Highlanders (9-0) will be looking to cap off a perfect regular season, while their arch rival Knights (5-4) will be looking to secure a playoff spot.

This rivalry matchup will feature three of the top rushers in the state.

Cabell Midland has a pair of backs that have wreaked havoc for defenses all season. Ivan Vaughn has rushed for 1,803 yards this season and is averaging 9.5 yards per carry. He has tallied 25 rushing touchdowns coming into the final game. He enters the game averaging 200.3 yards per game.

Vaughn’s backfield mate, Isaiah Duncan, has rushed for 1,390 yards and 16 touchdowns. Duncan is averaging 10.1 yards a carry 154.4 rushing yards per game.

Not to be outdone, Huntington’s Jadon Hayes is averaging 196.2 yards per game. Hayes has rushed for 1,766 yards and 29 touchdowns. He’s averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Huntington quarterback Luke Zban has thrown for 1,227 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Cabell Midland’s offense has been high powered this season, scoring 43.2 points per game.

The Knights’ defense has struggled at times this season, giving up 34.7 points per game. Cabell Midland has given up at least 49 points in three games this season.

Here is a look at how the Knights have fared this season:

  • Week 1: 49-41 loss vs. Anderson (OH)
  • Week 2: 49-17 win at South Charleston
  • Week 3: 41-21 win vs. Hurricane
  • Week 4: 55-49 loss vs. Capital
  • Week 5: 44-19 win at Woodrow Wilson
  • Week 6: Idle
  • Week 7: 35-14 loss vs. Belfry (KY)
  • Week 8: 63-35 win vs. Parkersburg
  • Week 9: 60-26 win at. St. Albans
  • Week 10: 56-28 loss at Spring Valley

Huntington’s offense is scoring 34.3 points per game, but it has been the defense that has led the way.

The Highlanders defense has been dominant this season, pitching three shutouts. The defensive unit has given up more than 21 points just once, and that was in the first week of the season against Belfry, Ky.

On the year, Huntington’s defense is giving up just 12.6 points a game.

Here is a look how Huntington’s first nine games have gone:

  • Week 1: 45-34 win at Belfry (KY)
  • Week 2: 14-0 win vs. Spring Valley
  • Week 3: 35-17 win at George Washington
  • Week 4: 35-21 win vs. Parkersburg
  • Week 5: 24-21 win vs. Capital
  • Week 6: 49-7 win at Ripley
  • Week 7: Idle
  • Week 8: 34-14 win at Hurricane
  • Week 9: 23-0 win vs. South Charleston
  • Week 10: 50-0 at Woodrow Wilson

Cabell Midland and Huntington High are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and you can watch all the action on Stadium, or online here.

To see a full list of stations where you can catch the action, click here.

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