Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 5, 2012

Football playoff pairings announced

W.Va., Va. postseason starts this weekend

— High school football playoffs begin this weekend in both Virginias. In the Old Dominion, Tazewell Bulldogs will play at Marion on Friday while the Richlands Blue Tornado gets a bye in Region IV. In Group A Division 2, Graham will host the new Union High at Mitchell Stadium on Saturday night, while Giles is at home with James River and Grundy goes to Fort Chiswell. In Division 1, Honaker hosts Patrick Henry on Saturday. Other games next weekend featuring area teams are Castlewood at Haysi and Hurley at Rural Retreat.

In West Virginia, the Bluefield Beavers are fifth in Class AA and will host Roane County on Friday night at Mitchell. Wyoming East will travel to Scott on Friday night and River View will play at Bridgeport at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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W.Va. High School Football Playoffs

By The Associated Press

Pairings and schedule for the Class AA high school football playoffs:

FIRST ROUND

Friday

No. 16 Clay County (5-5) at No. 1 Wayne (10-0), 7:30 p.m.

No. 15 Mingo Central (5-5) at No. 2 Keyser (9-1), 7:30 p.m.

No. 12 Roane County (6-4) at No. 5 Bluefield (8-2), 7:30 p.m.

No. 10 Wyoming East (7-3) at No. 7 Scott (7-3), 7:30 p.m.

No. 9 Nicholas County (6-3) at No. 8 Ritchie County (7-3), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

No. 14 River View (6-4) at No. 3 Bridgeport (7-2), 1:30 p.m.

No. 13 Braxton County (6-4) at No. 4 Robert C. Byrd (9-1), 7:30 p.m.

No. 11 Summers County (7-3) at. No. 6 Frankfort (8-2), 7:30 p.m.

SECOND ROUND

Nov. 16 or 17

Times, sites TBD

Clay County-Wayne winner vs. Nicholas County-Ritchie County winner

Mingo Central-Keyser winner vs. Wyoming East-Scott winner

River View-Bridgeport winner vs. Summers County-Frankfort winner

Braxton County-Robert C. Byrd winner vs. Roane County-Bluefield winner

SEMIFINALS

Nov. 23 or 24

Times, sites TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP

At Wheeling Island Stadium

Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

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Virginia High School Football Playoffs

Staff reports

Group AA, Region IV, Division 3

Friday

Tazewell at Marion

Abingdon at Cave Spring

Nov. 16 or 17

Abingdon/Cave Spring winner at Richlands

Tazewell/Marion winner at Tunstall

Nov. 23-23

at higher-seeded team

Regional championship game

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Group A, West Section, Division 2

Friday or Saturday

James River at Giles

Grundy at Fort Chiswell

Virginia High at John Battle

Glenvar at Wilson Memorial

Stuarts Draft at Dan River

Floyd County at Riverheads

Gretna at Grayson County

Saturday

At Mitchell Stadium

Union at Graham, 7 p.m.

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Group A, West Section, Division 1

Friday or Saturday

Hurley at Rural Retreat

Castlewood at Haysi

Chilhowie at Galax

Eastern Montgomery at George Wythe

Radford at Clintwood

Northwood at Eastside

Holston at J.I. Burton

Saturday

Patrick Henry at Honaker

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