Musselman isn't shy of experience anywhere, not even in the coaching position, as Denny Price, the all-time career wins leader in West Virginia, walks the sideline with the Applemen for a 40th season.
His team has been able to put a lot of points on the board, scoring 41 or more six times, which could indicate a shootout against a Capital squad that's tallied at least 35 points seven times.
However, Musselman's season also includes an inexplicable 73-0 wipeout loss against Martinsburg, the two-time defending AAA champ. Martinsburg is the only one of Musselman's seven in-state opponents that made the playoffs this year.
"Obviously, Martinsburg's a different cat,'' Price said. "They're good, and they've been good for a while. They put it on us pretty good. Other than that, our offense has done a pretty good job throughout the year.
"It's just that we've been more balanced this year than in the past. We're capable of throwing the ball fairly effectively and we have a couple of nice running backs. Most of our kids played as sophomores and juniors. We have a lot of seniors in the lineup, particularly the skill-position players, and that's helped us.''
Quarterback Caleb Dembeck (1,944 yards, 25 touchdowns) is a senior, as are running backs Josh Ferguson (1,067 yards, 14 TDs) and Maverick Keller (547 yards, six TDs). Top receivers include senior Darren Zombro and junior Trevon Wesco.
For Capital, versatile sophomore Kashuan Haley is expected to play after suffering an ankle injury last week that limited his practice time.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.