Not surprisingly, SA has had a tough go so far, losing to Spring Valley 41-14 and SC 75-16. The strength of schedule doesn't taper off against GW (2-0), which cranks out 34.5 points and 412 rushing yards per game.
"It's still a long season,'' said Steve Stoffel Jr., SA's second-year coach. "Six wins in triple-A out of this conference gets you in the playoffs. We've got GW, then a bye week and then we get to the part of the schedule that hopefully is more conducive to us [winning].
"We opened up with a rough schedule. We've got to weather the storm for a while and keep some spirit in these kids. And it's not all their fault - it's partly mine, too. I've got to get them better prepared.''
Besides GW, the only other Kanawha Valley team to start out 2-0 is Class AA Sissonville, which has averaged 44 points and 463 total yards.
The Indians host Tolsia (0-2), which has opened with losses to Wayne 28-0 and Mingo Central 20-19.
Sissonville lost at Tolsia last year 14-7 - one of two setbacks by a single score for the Indians, who just missed the playoffs with a 5-5 record.
Wahama streak over
Wahama's 32-game regular season win streak was halted Friday with a 12-7 loss to Trimble (Ohio).
The defending Class A state champion White Falcons hadn't fallen in a regular-season game since a 36-20 setback to Athens (Ohio) on Oct. 30, 2009.
Last year, Wahama beat Trimble 25-12 - the lone regular-season loss for the Tomcats. They finished 10-2 and reached the second round of the Ohio playoffs.
Wahama wasn't close to the state record for a regular-season win streak. Williamstown captured 57 straight in regular-season play from 2001-07.
The White Falcons resume their schedule Friday at Eastern (Ohio).
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.