Ripley High football players prepare for upcoming football season

Mark Martin
Ripley junior quarterback Ty Stephens awaits the snap during a passing drill at Memorial Stadium. The Vikings, who finished 6-3 a year ago with Stephens at QB, will open the second season of the Steve Sayre era at Brooke on Aug. 27.
Ripley assistant football coach Ed Smolder, a former Charleston Catholic great and University of Kentucky starting offensive lineman, looks over some Viking players who will man the trenches this season.
Ripley linemen go through blocking drills during the first of the July three-week practice session for West Virginia high school football.