Jackson then came into the game and finished out as the tailback, throwing the winning touchdown pass on a trick play in overtime of a 21-14 win.
Riffe is expected to return for Friday's game, Edwards said, along with lineman Jack Skidmore, who has also been sidelined with an injury.
Edwards said the two-back formation was "a different look,'' and hinted that the Patriots could use it again.
"If we'd have had a dry surface [Friday night], you might have seen more of that,'' Edwards said. "Those are the kinds of things you work on, and you got to see it a little bit. You never know if you're going to see it again or not.
"We're happy with both young men and they're good with it - all they want to do is win, and they're willing to do whatever it takes. That's the refreshing thing about this whole ballclub - they do whatever it takes.''
Huntington's defense, however, has been one of the top units in the state all season, allowing only 14 touchdowns in 11 games and holding potent playoff teams like Capital, Cabell Midland, South Charleston, Spring Valley and Hurricane well under their scoring averages.
"We've challenged our kids up front,'' Seals said. "We feel that GW is one of the better teams we've played on the offensive line. We've challenged our defense this week to play the best we can.
"It's a big challenge for us, and a big challenge for our program. We're excited about the opportunity to play GW at Huntington High. We haven't played GW since 2004. It's been a long time, and we're excited about playing one of the premier programs in the state. Year in and year out, their program has a chance to make it to Wheeling because of their good coaching.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.