Friday Night Football Preview: Miners Host Top Ranked Roane County In Gigantic Clash

It will be a showdown on Miner Mountain. The 6th ranked Mingo Central Miners host the top ranked Roane County Raiders in a battle of two of the best Class AA teams in West Virginia on Friday.

The Miners (6-1) will have Chris Ross starting at quarterback. So far this season, Ross has completed 74-of-126 passes for 1,056 yards, 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also has 71 carries for 335 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Dylan Vance has 76 rushing attempts for 786 yards and 7 touchdowns to lead the Miners on the ground. He has also caught 16 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Aidan Burke is the leading receiver for the Miners with 23 catches for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns. Malaki Sheppard is also a big weapon in the passing game with 21 receptions for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Raiders (7-0) will have Jacob Greathouse under center. Greathouse has completed 33-of-57 passes for 605 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Brandon Richardson is Roane County’s leading rusher with 830 yards and 10 touchdowns on 102 carries. Lane Watson has 41 carries for 417 yards and 8 touchdowns. Clay Walker has 70 carries for 328 yards and 5 touchdowns.

This game will be huge to the playoff picture in Class AA. These are two of the best teams in West Virginia, and the atmosphere will be electric. The opening kick is set for 7 pm on Miner Mountain. If you can’t make the game, you can also catch all of the action on D&D Sports Network.

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