Capital takes road show to St. Albans
Hensley was pleased with first-year QB Trevor Rumberg, who threw for 105 yards and two TDs and ran for 35 yards against St. Albans.
"That was a plus for us,'' Hensley said. "A guy who's never played before, you don't know how he's going to do, but he handled the situation pretty well. He made some mistakes, but hopefully we've worked with him this week to get better.''
Hurricane (1-0) at Nitro (0-1): The Redskins opened with a bang last week, stopping Putnam County rival Winfield 44-7 as Austin Hensley threw for 314 yards and three TDs.
Nitro saw its three-year losing streak reach 16 with a 48-34 loss at Poca, but the Wildcats did amass 438 yards of offense, with Chris Moody passing for 252 yards and three scores and Ethan Clark grabbing 11 balls for 160 yards and two TDs.
Sissonville (1-0) at Liberty Raleigh (1-0): Perhaps the most surprising matchup of 1-0 teams in the state, considering the teams they beat - Sissonville topped Chapmanville (AA semifinalist last year) and Liberty beat Westside (9-2 and No. 3 playoff seed).
"We're in a good position right now,'' said Indians coach Eddie Smolder. "We worked our tails off all year to be in the position we're in. Liberty has our full focus; they beat us the last two years, so our kids would like to flip the switch on them.''
Winfield (0-1) at Ripley (0-1): The Generals won this game last year with a denying defense, holding the Vikings to 77 net yards in a 23-3 victory.
Herbert Hoover (0-1) at Chapmanville (0-1): It's early to be thinking playoffs, but the loser of this game will have a tough time making hay in AA at 0-2.
Poca (1-0) at Nicholas County (0-1): The Dots won a 48-34 shootout with Nitro in their opener, while the Grizzlies saw a late drive fizzle and fell to Greenbrier West 24-22.