CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Coaches, don't let your players read this. I'm pretty sure it's contradictory to what you're telling your guys this week.
As the 2013 high school football regular season reaches its official midpoint this week, it's a pretty safe bet that roughly 26 of the 48 spots for the playoffs have already been sewn up.
So much for the "We take 'em one game at a time," philosophy, huh?
Obviously there's much more for teams to play for than the opportunity to simply reach the playoffs. If past performances are taken into consideration since the SSAC expanded the playoff field to 16 teams in each class back in 1991, though, there's a few things that can be taken for granted. Such as:
George Washington, Capital, Point Pleasant, Wheeling Park and Oak Hill should see the Class AAA promised land. In Class AA, Fairmont Senior, Frankfort and two-time defending state champion Wayne