MHS faces Warriors in Week 2

The biggest prep football rivalry game of the week will take place at Warren, where the Warriors will play host to Washington County rival Marietta, which routed Morgan in its opener, 46-0. This will also be the United Way Bowl, and the Jason Schob-coached Tigers are just itching to avenge last year’s 20-13 setback to the Warriors.

Warren, under first-year head coach Anthony Fish, dropped a 41-22 decision to the Parkersburg Big Reds in its lidlifter.

In other games involving Washington County teams, Belpre, which debuted with a home win over Fort Frye, will travel to Trimble, while the Cadets will make the long trip to Boone County, W.Va. to take on the Van Bulldogs, a 50-6 loser to Meadow Bridge.

Frontier, a 34-14 winner over Shenandoah, will make its home debut versus Southern, while Waterford, which defeated Miller in double overtime, will entertain Wahama. Miller will travel to Eastern, Caldwell will entertain Buckeye Trail and Federal Hocking will play host to South Gallia.

Monroe Central is at Shadyside, and Shenandoah visits Newcomerstown.

If the PHS football team wants to take a moment and celebrate accomplishing the school’s 800th victory, it has the time to do so.

That’s because the Big Reds will be taking this week off after opening with a win at Warren. The Big Reds are one of two area teams who won’t be playing this week, as Paden City also is idle.

For the rest of the Mid-Ohio Valley squads, it will be business as usual.

Parkersburg South, a 35-27 winner over Ripley on Friday night, will play its second straight game at the Erickson All-Sports Facility this Friday when University, which won its opener, 21-12 over John Marshall, comes to town.

Parkersburg Catholic, which dropped a 13-12 decision to Buffalo, will make its home debut on Saturday at Stadium Field against Clarksburg Notre Dame. Williamstown, which opened with a 30-7 win at Tyler Consolidated, will once again head north on W.Va. 2 to take on Magnolia in a pivotal Class A contest.