One of the best teams in the state of West Virginia, the seventh-ranked Wheeling Park Patriots (3-1) are challenged by the 54th-ranked team in Ohio, the Steubenville Big Red (5-0). The interstate rivalry between these two states has been alive and strong for years and years with teams crossing state lines all the time to test themselves and for bragging rights against their border-state rivals. The Big Red are off to a hot start with this being one of the biggest tests for them to be able to rise up the rankings and make a play for the playoffs in Ohio this year.
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Game Date: Sept. 23, 2022
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX (WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WV)
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The Big Red were able to maintain their undefeated record against the University Prep/Sci-Tech/Obama Academy in a runaway 40-14 win:
This is the game where the Big Red get to prove that their undefeated start to the season is for real. It is not just five wins against mediocre to bad teams, it is the start of a journey to a state championship. Beating very good teams like the Patriots are key chapters in the journey.
They have been terrific on both ends averaging 27.8 points per game and even better on the defensive end, giving up no more than 14 points in a game and an average of 8.2 points per game to their opponents.
For the Patriots, this is a key game for them as well as they have started the season with an early loss while averaging 41.5 points per game and giving up 28.25 points to their opponents.
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