"That's Craig for you," he said. "Of course, he's calling me and telling me he's stealing some passing concepts this week based off of our films, so that's Craig."
Each team features one of the state's top five quarterbacks in AAA for passing yardage. South Charleston's Kentre Grier, a sophomore, ranks third, having completed 103 of 166 passes for 1,411 yards, with 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions.
Meanwhile, Winfield senior Toby Show ranks fifth. Show has completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,151 yards, including 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Kevin Forrest (35 receptions, 524 yards) and Fred Crozier (32 catches, 396 yards) list among Grier's top targets. Winfield's Chris Turner (26-312), John Hathaway (25-292) and Tyler Hill (17-276) lead the Generals receiving corps.
In addition to pass-heavy offenses, Snyder said there are other likenesses between the programs.
"The biggest similarity between he and I are that we're both no-huddle teams, and we never huddle, we don't like to huddle," he said.
"We try to play tempo, though we do it a different way than he does."
Because the two know each other so well and respect one another, the coaches wished each other good luck. Come Friday, that friendship between football coaches might more closely resemble a chess match, attempting to out-think the opponent.
"When he's successful, it makes me happy - now, I don't want him to be successful Friday night," Snyder said. "He wants to get in a track meet with me, and I have other plans, and he knows that."
For Mays, he said he has prepared his team just as any other game.
The only difference, for him, will be the postgame handshake.
"It's no different than any other Friday night," he said. "For me, it's just knowing across the field is a pretty close friend of mine. That's nothing big or nothing small. It's just after the game, we'll probably shake hands and have a little more in common to talk about."