CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tastes great!
It's an ongoing debate - taking place with varying degrees of civility - that has been a hot topic among Class AAA high school football fans for the better part of two years.
Who is better, George Washington's Dustin Crouser or Spring Valley's Elijah Wellman?
Both are listed at 6-foot-3 and between 225 (Crouser) and 232 (Wellman) pounds.
Both play linebacker and fullback. Both have accepted scholarship offers to NCAA Division I programs.
Both are in pursuit of the Huff Award, given each year to the state's top defensive player and - more importantly to tonight - in pursuit of favorable positioning in the race for a Class AAA playoff spot.
"They're the two best linebackers in the state, in my opinion," Spring Valley Coach Brad Dingess said Thursday.
"The thing is they're so much alike that they could trade uniforms and go back out there, and it'd take people a few minutes to figure out which is which.
"They resemble each other and the play the game in very similar fashion."
Crouser finished runner-up to 2011 Huff Award winner Logan Jenkins from Martinsburg, while Wellman was not a finalist for the award.
Instead, Huntington-area defenders Allen Bryant from Wayne and Ryan Reidel from Cabell Midland were nominated for the award by Huntington media.
It has mattered little in 2012.
Wellman has already accepted a scholarship offer to play at West Virginia, where he is expected to play fullback.