CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Winfield High School's football team will travel for the first time this season when it heads to Point Pleasant to face an unbeaten Big Blacks squad.
Winfield enters the contest at 2-1 and looking for its second consecutive win, while Point Pleasant (3-0) returns to Mason County fresh off of its first road trip of the season, having won at Logan last week.
The Generals are tied for 16th in the latest SSAC Class AAA football ratings, while Point Pleasant enters tied with Capital at No. 3.
Winfield Coach Craig Snyder likes the timing of his team's first road trip, with his team coming off of a bye week last weekend.
"It's a little different this week with our first road game," Snyder said. "It's actually good timing because we had an open week last week to kind of lick our wounds and heal up a little bit and focus on ourselves last week.
"Then this week we shifted our focus to Point Pleasant."
Shifting the focus to Point Pleasant has given Snyder plenty to worry about.
"Obviously they're very good," Snyder said. "I've been impressed with them on both sides of the ball. We're going to have our work cut out for us, that's for sure. Point runs the ball a little bit more, but they certainly can throw the ball well too when they want to be."
Point Pleasant is led by 6-foot-3, 211-pound sophomore running back Cody Mitchell, whose father Darrell played tight end at WVU from 1988-1990, and his brother Derek is a linebacker at Marshall.
Cody Mitchell has tallied 391 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries this season. Senior back Chase Walton has contributed 210 yards and four scores on 22 totes.
"The Mitchell kid is quite a football player," Snyder said. "He has good football bloodlines and he's big and athletic. He moves really well.