Another remains alive.
This is the story for upcoming all-star football games in West Virginia when it comes to the coronavirus.
The annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis West Virginia-Ohio All-Star Football Classic, slated for June 5 in St. Marys, has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, the Friday Night Rivals North-South All-Star Football Classic, sponsored by the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association and WCHS-TV/WVAH-TV, is still holding out hope of playing.
The game’s scheduled date of June 13 has been moved to Friday, July 11.
At the moment, the contest is still slated to be played at South Charleston High School’s Black Eagle Stadium. The kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
The school’s facility, though, may not be ready as it is in the midst of a turf project. Other possibilities could be St. Albans, UC Stadium, and Shawnee Park.
Both all-star games had senior standouts chosen from the season of 2019.
Four Ravenswood Red Devils – lineman Nikki Nicholson, lineman Zack Graham, running back/linebacker Wayne Stephenson and kicker Tanner Snodgrass – were all planning to play for the West Virginia team.
Roane County High School’s Paul Burdette had been chosen as the West Virginia team’s head coach.
Russ Morris of Frontier was tabbed as the Ohio head coach.
Both are expected to be the head coaches for next year’s game.
This would have marked the 27th annual game that has had several former Ravenswood Red Devils and Ripley Vikings competing in down through the years.
West Virginia has a 15-11 edge in the series.
Ohio, though, would have gone into this year’s game trying to win a fourth consecutive showdown against West Virginia.
Ravenswood’s Jacob Anthony, a standout running back, linebacker and punter, is scheduled to be a part of the North-South event if, in fact, is does take place.
Anthony was chosen to the South squad, who will be guided by Greenbrier East’s Ray Lee.
The North head coach is Darin Hayes of North Marion.
In years past, North-South training camp has taken place at West Virginia State University in Institute.
Due to State’s campus being unavailable due to COVID-19, the players will be housed in the South Charleston Holiday Inn and practice at Little Creek Park and Oakes Field.