RAVENSWOOD – When Chad Burrows suits up for the West Virginia team on Friday night in the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic he’s hopeful it won’t be for the last time.
Burrows, a Class AA First Team All-State lineman last season for the Ravenswood Red Devils, is planning to attend WVU-Parkersburg this coming school year. Football, however, is still on his radar and he wants to explore landing at some college program in the future.
The BACF Classic could open the door perhaps before he makes the move to WVU-P. For now, he’s cherishing the moment of being a part of an all-star game pitting some of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s best from West Virginia against some of the top players from Ohio.
“It just means I get to play another football game for a good cause,” said Burrows. “I love to play football.”
Alderson-Broaddus College, which is starting a football program from scratch, expressed interest in Burrows but he chose not to go that route. He would like very much to catch someone’s eye on Friday night at Marietta’s historic Don Drumm Stadium.
“My goal is to play the best game I can,” he said. “I want to show everybody that Ravenswood isn’t a mediocre (program).”
Burrows made Second Team All-State as a junior when Ravenswood played for the title in Class AA. This year he moved up to the First Team. It was quite a moment considering his father, Randy, was a First Team All-Stater at Ravenswood back in the early ‘80s.
“It meant a lot to both of us,” said Burrows. “I know when I found out and told him he got a little teary-eyed.”
The Burrows family will hold out hope that following Friday night’s all-star clash there will be more football times to share in the future