If the Patriots are the ones stubbing their toes on Friday, they'll have to make up ground in the ratings going against the likes of dangerous Spring Valley (1-2), Capital, de Sales (1-2) and No. 14 Parkersburg (2-1). Spring Valley's losses came to Midland and co-No. 3 Huntington (3-0).
"Someone's going to be 2-2,'' Edwards said. "It's not something you want to do, but certainly neither team will be devastated at this point in time. But it makes it rough. Both teams are looking to get in the playoffs and you want to put yourself in the best position you can, but both play really tough schedules. You certainly can't drop too many, and each has dropped one more than they'd like.
"I don't think it will be devastating to either ballclub. It's going to be an intense ballgame and a lot's at stake. Nobody wants to leave there 2-2. We'll have our hands full every week. The schedule gets tougher and tougher and the expectations are always higher and higher.''
Before Friday's game, GW will induct a group of 11 into its Hall of Fame.
The list includes Chip Carte, Scott Williamson, Jay Harris, Donnie Miller, Danny Vogelbach, Tim Wilcox, Stan Thomas, Jerry DeJarnette, Shawn Clark, Jimmy Evans and Steve Edwards Sr.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.