CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When No. 3 Wahama travels to Point Pleasant today to play Greenbrier West in the Class A state football quarterfinals, don't expect the ball to be in the air much.
"We're going to have to play our best and run the ball hard," said Wahama coach Ed Cromley. "Greenbrier West is a very good team, so we're going to have to hold on to the ball."
Wahama and West kick off their quarterfinal game at 1:30 p.m. at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field, where Wahama has gone 6-0 all-time in playoff games.
The White Falcons (11-0) have a lethal one-two offensive punch in the backfield with junior Kane Roush and senior Zach Wamsley. Roush has accumulated 1,460 yards on 94 carries and 22 touchdowns, averaging 15.5 yards per carry, while Wamsley has rushed 151 times for 1,070 yards and 20 TDs.
"Kane does a lot of rushing on the outside, while Zach gets the tough yardage up the middle," Cromley said. "They really complement each other and their stats really show it."
However, don't be fooled into thinking that Wahama doesn't have good passing attack. Quarterback Trenton Gibbs went 49 for 92 for 987 yards and 12 touchdowns with only four interceptions on the season.
"Trent does a real good job managing the game," Cromley said. "He does a fine job throwing the ball. He's really important to our offense."
Defense also plays an important part for the White Falcons, who have 20 takeaways - 13 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries.