Crunch Time Week 3; Staff in agreement on B-U picking up second win in a row

BUCKHANNON – With more proof last week that the transfer rule was a bad idea for high school football, Huntington beat South Charleston 86-0 and Hurricane beat Capital 93-7. Perhaps no two teams have been ravaged by the transfer rule more than South Charleston and Capital.

The Kanawha Valley has been notorious for shady transfers in the past, but now teams can do it legally and out in the open, but again, is a team winning 93-7 good for the sport?

And shame on Hurricane for that score, and what makes it even more cringe worthy is Hurricane is somehow playing with a chip on their shoulder because people are calling them out on their legal recruiting.

Take this gem from Hurricane head coach Donnie Mays after their 63-0 week one win over Winfield courtesy of WV Metro News — “You look in that locker room, they’re having fun,” Mays said. “They’re letting all these haters out there in the world motivate them. We love it. Just keep hating. That’s all we’re going to say.”

I will keep hating coach Mays…stay classy putting 93 points on teams. Payback is a you know what coach.

At least those in power putting fourth the new transfer rules are understanding it may have been a mistake.

 Del. Dana Ferrell (R-Kanawha) said this about the transfer rule to WOWK television, “They’re transferring across multiple school districts to get to a program that’s bigger or has a chance to make the playoffs, they keep loading up like an all-star team. I’m not blaming them. I’m blaming us as a legislature. We made a mistake and we need to fix it because we created an environment that encourages these kinds of decisions, and that’s on us, not the parents, not the coaches, that’s on us.”

Understanding their is a problem is the first step in fixing it.

In our little contest, I am still perfect on the year at 14-0 after going 7-0 last week,

Beckie is proving she knows more about sports than just dirt racing after checking in with a 13-1 record after going 6-1 this past week.

Brian is in third place at 12-2, Katie is in fourth place at 10-4 and Moncia is fifth at 6-8.

A quick check of the My Buckhannon staff standings.

Name                  Week    Overall

Duane                 7-0         14-0

Beckie                 6-1         13-1

Brian                   6-1         12-2

Katie                    5-2         10-4

Monica               3-4         6-8

We had a great turnout in our first week of the Scoreboard Showdown. Nobody was perfect like yours truly but we had seven readers go 6-1 so congrats to John Davis, Mackenzie Michael, John Moore, Jeremy Strader, Alan Tenney, Todd Ware and Luke Yardley. Keep playing.

This week’s games can be found here.

Now onto our games this week.

Buckhannon-Upshur (1-1) at Philip Barbour (1-0)

Since Zach Davis took over at B-U, the Colts have played the Bucs very close and probably feel their two losses to the Bucs should have been victories for them. I truly expect this game to come down to the wire once again, but I think the Bucs will pull it out. The staff agrees as it is a sweep for the Bucs.

Duane: Buckhannon-Upshur: Beckie: Buckhannon-Upshur: Brian: Buckhannon-Upshur; Katie: Buckhannon-Upshur; Moncia: Buckhannon-Upshur.

Bridgeport (1-1) at John Marshall (0-2)

Bridgeport looks to regroup after their loss to Morgantown. The Bucs take John Marshall off the schedule this year and now it looks like they are going to be 0-3 on the season. Going to John Marshall won’t be easy but the Indians should get back on the winning track.

Duane: Bridgeport; Beckie: Bridgeport: Brian: Bridgeport: Katie: Bridgeport: Monica: John Marshall.

Elkins (0-2) at Lewis County (1-1)

Lewis County almost completely flipped the script from week one to week two, losing to Fairmont Senior in week one by a 42-0 score but rebounding to beat Braxton County last week by a 41-0 score. I still think overall depth will hurt Lewis County as the season wears on, but they will have enough talent to get past the Tigers.

Duane: Lewis County; Beckie: Lewis County: Brian: Lewis County; Katie: Lewis County; Monica: Lewis County.

The Final Four:

Preston (0-2) at Fairmont Senior (2-0)

Duane: Fairmont Senior; Beckie: Fairmont Senior; Brian: Fairmont Senior: Katie: Preston; Monica: Preston.

WVWC (0-1) at Notre Dame (1-0)

Duane: Note Dame: Beckie: Notre Dame; Brian: Notre Dame: Katie: Notre Dame; Monica: Notre Dame.

Marshall (1-0) at East Carolina (0-1)

Duane: East Carolina; Beckie: Marshall; Brian: Marshall; Katie: Marshall; Moncia: Marshall.

Duquesne (1-0) at WVU (0-1)

Duane: WVU; Beckie: Duquesne; Brian: WVU Katie: WVU; Moncia: WVU.

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