It wasn't such a wondrous weekend for Kanawha Valley football teams.
Only two teams in Kanawha and Putnam counties won on Friday, and that's because they were playing each other - George Washington beat St. Albans 68-23 and Poca topped Buffalo 20-7.
In the other six games involving area teams, they went 0-6 - with a pair of Class AAA playoff hopefuls dropping one-point road games in shootouts. Hurricane fell at Woodrow Wilson 35-34 and South Charleston lost at Spring Valley 37-36.
The Kanawha Valley's only two unbeatens both had the week off leading up to home games. Capital (2-0) hosts Princeton (0-3) at Laidley Field Friday, and Sissonville (2-0) faces a major challenge when Cardinal Conference rival Scott (3-0) pays a visit.
The Skyhawks are coming off a 40-21 victory against Chapmanville, a Class AA semifinal team last year. Oddly, Sissonville beat Chapmanville by the exact same 40-21 score in its opener.
"Obviously, Scott has a good team and a good program,'' said Sissonville coach Eddie Smolder. "They're very big up front. It'll be a challenge for our guys. We're excited. It's our homecoming, and we'll work to the best of our ability to get ready for them Friday night. We've had two weeks to prepare for them.''
Scott rolled up 545 yards against Chapmanville, most of it on the ground with solid efforts from Robert Bias (22 carries, 161 yards), Cameron Loftus (15 carries, 131 yards, three touchdowns) and Tryston Cline (11 carries, 74 yards, two TDs).
"They seem like a team that reloads,'' Smolder said. "They plug people in and get done what they need to get done. It's not about one player.
"Last year, we had a close game with them and had the lead in the fourth quarter, but they came back and beat us,'' Smolder said of the Indians' 50-31 loss to Scott. "It was a tough loss, and the kids haven't forgotten that. We hadn't won a game to that point.''
Another top-notch matchup Friday finds Hurricane (2-1) at George Washington (2-1).