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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • BACF Classic set for June 7 in Marietta

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  • MARIETTA, OH – Marietta’s Don Drumm Stadium will serve as the venue for a second straight year when the annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis West Virginia-Ohio Football Classic takes place on June 7. This year’s game will be the 20th BACF Classic which features some of the top senior football players from the Mid-Ohio Valley.
     At the moment, Jackson County is slated to be represented by four players. Ravenswood linebacker Brad Titus, lineman Dillon Gandee and lineman Ryan Whytsell have been chosen for the West Virginia team that will be guided by Doddridge County’s Bobby Burnside along with Ripley wide receiver/defensive back Quaseem Fields.
     The selection of those four continues Jackson County’s great representation through the years in the annual BACF Classic. Proceeds from the game go toward helping to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
     Last year Ohio rolled the Mountain State team, 48-0. The West Virginia squad struggled with the numbers game in 2012 with several players chosen not showing for practice sessions during game week. Ravenswood had six players participate in last year’s game.
    Despite the loss, West Virginia has a 12-7 edge in the series.
    Kickoff for this year’s game is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Historic Don Drumm is home to both the Marietta College Pioneers and Marietta High School Tigers.
     Jackson Co. history in BACF West Virginia-Ohio All-Star Football Classic
    2012-Ravenswood’s Chad Burrows, Brandon Cunningham, Dustin DeRito, Kyle Griffith, Jeremy Lawrence and Tyler Newell (Ohio wins, 48-0, at Marietta’s Don Drumm Stadium)
    2011-Ravenswood’s Mark Davis, John Scritchfield, Chad Small and Cole Starcher, Ripley’s Correy Goff and Storm Matheny (West Virginia wins, 14-0, at Parkersburg’s Stadium Field)
    2010-Ravenswood’s Luke Murray (West Virginia wins, 31-6, at Warren Local High Stadium in Vincent, Ohio)
    2009-Ravenswood’s Zach Shriver, Ripley’s Lonnie Kiser, Seth Parsons, Jeff Tomlin and Josh Williams (Ohio wins, 24-0, at Stadium Field in Parkersburg)
    2008-Ravenswood’s Travis Lang (West Virginia wins, 17-14, at Warren Local High Stadium in Vincent, Ohio)
    2007-Ripley’s Jimmy Frashier (head coach), Will Hosaflook (assistant coach), Justin Frashier (assistant coach), Dewayne Merritt (assistant coach), Dwayne Hicks (assistant coach), Shane Casto (assistant coach), Joe Cunningham of Ripley and Tom Nay and Jon Wood of Ravenswood. (West Virginia wins, 14-7, at Stadium Field in Parkersburg)
    2006-Ravenswood’s William Workman and Jarrod Varney, Ripley’s Jon Ullom (West Virginia wins, 25-20, at Warren Local High Stadium in Vincent, Ohio)
    2005-No Jackson County participants (West Virginia wins, 13-7, at Stadium Field in Parkersburg)
    2004-Ravenswood’s Dick Sturm (head coach), Kemp Kelly (assistant coach), Jason Jackson (assistant coach), Eddie Smolder (assistant coach), Steve Sturm (assistant coach), Andrew Boggess, Brett Greene, Justin Hupp, Tyler Kelly, Brandon Smith and Nick Wolfe, Ripley’s Jon Melhorn and Jarod Woofter (Ohio wins, 18-13, at Yellowjacket Field in Williamstown)
    Page 2 of 2 - 2003-Ravenswood’s Chris Barbe, Caleb Lanning, Marcus Moresea and Matt Webb, Ripley’s Adam Casto, Ty Phalen and Waid Harper (West Virginia wins, 48-3, at Stadium Field in Parkersburg)
    2002-Ripley’s Jim Bob Durbin, Andy Roachelle and Broc Skeen, Ravenswood’s Ty Pistelli and Eric Reed (West Virginia wins, 37-0, at Ralph Holder Stadium in Belpre, Ohio)
    2001-Ravenswood’s Nathan Benson, Ernie Tacket and Joey Varney (West Virginia wins, 18-13, at Erickson All-Sports Facility in Parkersburg)
    2000-Ravenswood’s Derrick King and Jeremy Nester, Ripley’s Nathan Utt (Ohio wins, 36-0 at Stadium Field in Parkersburg)

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