Price called his current club "probably the most diversified team I've had in 40 years."
Led by senior 1,000-yard running back Josh Ferguson (5-10, 185) and senior 2,000-yard passer Caleb Dembeck (6-1, 180) the Applemen have enjoyed mixed success against higher-quality teams in 2012.
"We've played some sub-par teams and looked real good, and we've played some good teams and looked sub-par," Price said. "The biggest thing that concerns me about Capital is that they seem to be pretty similar to Martinsburg, but younger.
"We didn't do too well against Martinsburg this year."
The Bulldogs (9-1), who have won the last two Class AAA state championships, beat Musselman 73-0 in Martinsburg on Oct. 26.
Price said if his team has an advantage it is the fresh memory of Musselman's most recent playoff experience. The Applemen were the No. 12 seed in 2011, and were routed by No. 5 seed Morgantown 48-14.
"Most of these kids started on that team, and they remember going on a road trip and getting their butts kicked," Price said. "I think it'll help us prepare for a good team and a road trip."
The winner of the first-round game will play the winner of Saturday's matchup between Martinsburg and Beckley (6-4) in the quarterfinals next week.