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Game of the Week: Mt View and Oak Hill aiming for 3rd win


Oak Hill, WV


Our game of the week has a surprising twist.  It features two undefeated teams.  Including Oak Hill who broke a long losing streak, and many expectations to get to this point.

The Red Devils have jumped out to a 2-0 record to begin the season.  Last week Oak Hill took care of Liberty on the road.  Led by junior quarterback Khori Bass who on the season has almost 500 yards on the ground and five touchdowns.  The team has already matched their win total from the last two seasons and is  seeking their first 3-0 start since 2013.  They welcome in a Mount View team who is also 2-0 to begin the season.  After dropping a 55-6 contest to the Golden Knights in Welch last year, head coach Jason Blankenship says this week will be no easy task for his team.  "You know Mount View's program has turned around as well. They're at 2-0 and for a single a team, they've beat two double a teams and we're the third double a team they're playing so far. So, they're a good football team and they're talented at the skill positions. They're quarterback Collier is very good and and the receiving corp is good and so we're excited to play them, but we also know it's a great challenge this week."

To the other side of the football field where Mount View is undefeated heading into week 3 for the first time since 2007.  This team is riding the arm and legs of QB Elijah Collier, and the sure hands of receiver Aric Gross.  The Golden Knights have picked up wins against double a opponents River View and Man and will look for its third in a row on the road at Oak Hill.  Those wins will go a long way into the postseason, but head coach Larry Thompson knows his guys just need to be focused on the Red Devils. "Its one of things where we are going to be humble and we are going to take that honor and continue to play hard.  We do have a tough schedule ahead of us but if we can get some tough wins early on and build that experience going right into the season then it should help us out in the long run."

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