From 2004-2006 Hurricane was 7-9 against playoff teams. With George Washington, Huntington and Cabell Midland almost certain to qualify for the 2013 postseason, the Redskins' winning percentage against playoff opponents since the start of the 2007 season is .258.
By comparison, GW's winning percentage against playoff teams since 2007 iss .725 (29-11), South Charleston's is .552 (21-17) and Capital is .487 (19-20).
CAPITAL GOT back on track Friday with a convincing 35-26 win over visiting Cabell Midland, and did so on the strength of a 235-yard rushing performance by junior Kashuan Haley.
Haley scored on runs of 70, 64 and 31 yards as the Cougars improved to 5-1.
They did so without the use of senior running back James Richmond, who missed the game and is on what Capital Coach Jon Carpenter said Sunday was a "sabbatical."
Richmond's father, DuPont High graduate and former West Virginia State running back Jamie Richmond, died recently.
"He's going through a rough time right now," Carpenter said of the senior. "That's hard for any kid to go through."
Carpenter speculated that Richmond's time away from the team could end later this week, and that he could be ready to return in time for the Cougars to face Woodrow Wilson on Friday night.
JON ALEXANDER has quietly emerged as the area's most efficient passer.
After a 5-of-5, two-touchdown-throwing performance against Hurricane, Alexander is 29-of-40 this season, a 72.5 completion percentage. He has thrown for 534 yards and 10 touchdowns, and has not thrown an interception since the season opener against South Charleston, a pick that was returned for a touchdown by SC's Marquel Hampton.
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