Wahama White Falcons (4-5) at Buffalo Bison (9-0)
Last Game: Wahama defeated Miller 39-21 in Mason; Buffalo defeated Sherman 49-0 in Buffalo.
Last meeting between the teams: November 7, 2014. Buffalo won 36-18 in Mason.
Current head-to-head streak: Buffalo has won 1 straight.
WHS offense last week: 334 rushing yards, 109 passing yards.
BHS offense last week: 320 rushing yards, 110 passing yards.
WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Philip Hoffman 7-15, 109 yards, TD; RB Jared Nutter 24 carries, 176 yards, 2TDs; WR Jared Nutter 7 receptions, 104 yards, TD.
BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Ethan Burgess 46, 110 yards, 2TDs; RB Dylan Lucas 6 carries, 130 yards 4TDs; WR Dylan Lucas 2 receptions, 49 yards.
WHS defense last week: 58 rushing yards, 158 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. An upset minded Wahama team will try to hand Buffalo its first loss of the season on Friday night. The Bison, along with Magnolia, are the lone Class A unbeatens, headed into the regular season finale.
2. Prior to last season’s meeting, Wahama had won six consecutive matchups against the Bison. Buffalo hasn’t defeated a visiting White Falcons squad since 2007. Wahama’s last trip to Putnam County was November 8, 2013 and resulted in a 66-18 WHS victory.
3. Buffalo currently holds down the fifth spot in the WVSSAC Class A rankings, with a rating of 9.00. The Bison have already clinched their second straight postseason berth. Wahama is currently 24th in the Class A rankings with a 4.00 and will likely miss the postseason for the first time since 2008.
4. So far this season Wahama has allowed 1,656 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground and 855 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air, while rushing for 1,342 yards and 17 touchdowns and throwing for 1,166 yards and seven scores. BHS has posted 2,632 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground, while putting up 1,050 yards and 18 touchdowns through the air.
5. Buffalo, which has won a Class A-best 13 consecutive regular season contests, has outscored opponents 391-to-107 this season. WHS, which will post a non-winning record for the first time since 2005, has been outscored 235-to-193 this year.
Point Pleasant Big Blacks (9-0) at Princeton Tigers (5-4)
Last Game: Point Pleasant defeated Shady Spring 67-12 in Shady Spring; Princeton lost to Greenbrier East 39-8 in Lewisberg.
Point offense last week: 413 rushing yards, 79 passing yards.
Princeton offense last week: 143 rushing yards, 14 passing yards.
Point offensive leaders last week: QB Cason Payne 5-5, 79 yards, 3TDs; RB Cody Mitchell 5 carries, 155 yards, 2TDs; WR Cody Mitchell 3 receptions, 59 yards, 2TDs.
Princeton offensive leaders last week: QB Ethan Burgess 46, 110 yards, 2TDs; RB Dylan Lucas 6 carries, 130 yards 4TDs; WR Dylan Lucas 2 receptions, 49 yards.
Point defense last week: 58 rushing yards, 158 passing yards.
Princeton defense last week: 219 rushing yards, 118 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Point Pleasant football team will look to make Friday a historic night, as a win will make the 2015 Big Blacks the seventh undefeated team in PPHS history. Point Pleasant, which holds a state-best 32 game regular season winning streak, has posted perfect campaigns on the gridiron in 2014, 2013, 2011, 1979, 1969 and 1962.
2. Point Pleasant has rushed for 3,527 yards and 57 touchdowns on the 280 carries this season, while passing for 607 yards and 12 scores on 40-of-68 passing with three interceptions. Princeton has allowed 1,347 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground, while giving up 1,031 yards and nine touchdowns through the air.
3. The Big Blacks defense has allowed just 735 yards and three touchdowns on the ground this season, while surrendering 1,220 yards and 10 scores through the air. Princeton, which has just 230 yards and two scores on 27-of-66 passing with six interceptions, has rushed for 2,601 yards and 25 touchdowns on 364 carries.
4. Point Pleasant is currently ranked second in Class AAA with a rating of 13.11. Class AAA leader Cabell Midland has a rating of 17.22, third ranked Capital has a rating of 12.78 and fourth ranked Wheeling Park has a rating of 12.75. Martinsburg, Jefferson and George Washington are the only other teams with a rating above 12. Princeton is currently holding down the 16 spot in the rankings and would be the final team in the playoffs.
5. There are two common opponents for PPHS and PHS, they are Shady Spring and Lincoln County. The Big Blacks defeated SSHS 75-7 and LCHS 62-7, while the Tigers topped Shady Spring 48-0 and Lincoln County 35-12.