The team's leading runner is Coty Frye, a 6-2, 200-pound senior, who has gained 1,130 yards and 19 touchdowns.
"We were balanced last year, but we didn't have as many yards,'' said Culicerto. "We were balanced, but our offense wasn't as explosive. We had a lot of sophomores and juniors on the line. We have a lot of experience from last year. We weren't as strong last year.''
Not much has changed at Wayne, either. The Pioneers, who won a state championship in 2006, are in the semifinals for the eighth time in 10 years and have posted a 130-21 record since 2000.
"We probably have more quickness than we've had in years past, but we're also a little undersized from what we were in the past,'' said Harmon. "This team has some of the same qualities that some of our good teams have had.''
The Pioneers have hardly been challenged in the postseason, beating Grafton 56-14 and Keyser 38-8. They ended the regular season with a 54-3 victory at Bluefield.
"I don't know how good we are,'' said Harmon, who's in his 15th season as head coach, "but we've been as good as we've been over the last month or so. It's nice to see some of the things you've worked so hard on in practice show up in the game.''
Quarterback Tyler Adkins, a 5-10, 180-pound senior, is a dual threat, completing 51-of-98 passes for 862 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions, and running for 622 yards and 10 TDs on 69 carries.
"He's steadily gotten better as the year has gone on,'' said Harmon. "When things aren't open, he's been able to create. That's added a dimension.''
Brandon Spurlock, a 5-7, 175-pound junior, has rushed for 1,398 yards and 22 touchdowns on 174 carries and set a school scoring record with 176 points. Paden Thompson, a 5-8, 155-pound senior, has picked 353 yards and two touchdowns on 63 carries, and Mason Hodge, a 5-11, 190-pound freshman, has contributed 347 yards and two TDs on 27 carries.
The Pioneers have rushed 604 times for 4,254 yards this season.
Austin Pyles, a 6-3, 180-pound junior, has caught 23 passes for 398 yards and a touchdown.
Reach Mike Whiteford at mikewhitef...@wvgazette.com.