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Topic:  2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)

Topic:  2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
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WxM
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  Message Not Read  2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/18/2022 12:57:11 AM 
"For the first time since 2015, the South defeated the North, 30-13, in the annual event showcasing some of the state’s top graduating football talent.

Not only did [Wes] Hill enjoy being a part of the winning team, he proved to be a vital cog on the defensive side of the ball for the Cardinals, who were directed by Spring Valley’s Brad Dingess. The North team was guided Musselman’s Brian Thomas.

The former Red Devil standout paced his team on the defensive side with seven solo tackles, including two for a loss.

A Class A First Team All-State defensive utility player, Hill, who plans to go to Ohio University as a walk-on..."

https://www.wvnews.com/jacksonnews/south-stops-losing-ski...

https://twitter.com/thre36six

Hill's father Adam, a Ripley and Marshall grad, was his offensive coordinator at Ravenswood. Adam also had some cups of coffee with the coaching staff of the Saints.

Wes will try to catch on as a long snapper.

Last Edited: 6/18/2022 1:13:08 AM by WxM

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/19/2022 10:19:23 AM 
WxM: Where is the North-South line drawn in WV for these games? In Ohio, Rt. 40, is kind of the obvious line. I'm not sure in West Virginia where the line would be, seems less obvious to me.


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/19/2022 1:38:57 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
WxM: Where is the North-South line drawn in WV for these games? In Ohio, Rt. 40, is kind of the obvious line. I'm not sure in West Virginia where the line would be, seems less obvious to me.

That's a fair point. As you saw, Ravenswood represents the South. Roane County High School, which is actually south of Ravenswood (but mostly east) represents the North. Gilmer County High School is due east of Ravenswood, but represents the North.

In general, I would say that the Little Kanawha River is a good approximation of the border, with Roane County being an outlier.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/19/2022 11:04:43 PM 
WxM wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
WxM: Where is the North-South line drawn in WV for these games? In Ohio, Rt. 40, is kind of the obvious line. I'm not sure in West Virginia where the line would be, seems less obvious to me.

That's a fair point. As you saw, Ravenswood represents the South. Roane County High School, which is actually south of Ravenswood (but mostly east) represents the North. Gilmer County High School is due east of Ravenswood, but represents the North.

In general, I would say that the Little Kanawha River is a good approximation of the border, with Roane County being an outlier.


Hmm. . . that's interesting. If my geography is correct, that means that by extending the end of the Little Kanawha east that most of the Eastern Panhandle and all of the Northern Panhandle would in the North, and both Huntington and Charleston, as well as the coal fields would be in the South. That would make Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Martinsburg and Wheeling the bigger cities in the North.

Do I have that about right?

That's an amazing mix of cultures and even ethnicity in each grouping, but in West Virginia, there's really no way to divide the state that that is not true. Most people who have not lived in WV, or at least studied its history, do not appreciate the great diversity of cultures in the Mountain State.

I remember in my days at Marshall the tensions, and sometimes outright animosities, between, for example, students from the northern panhandle and those from the coal fields, or those from Central WV and those from either panhandle. Of course, after they got to know each other and interact in college those differences tended to fade into the background, but the presence of them, in the first place, was once upon a time eye-opening to a young college professor.

Last Edited: 6/19/2022 11:05:30 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/19/2022 11:05:50 PM 
WV ranks 49th out of 50 states in the number of college football scholarship players. Just FWIW
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/21/2022 9:49:52 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
WxM wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
WxM: Where is the North-South line drawn in WV for these games? In Ohio, Rt. 40, is kind of the obvious line. I'm not sure in West Virginia where the line would be, seems less obvious to me.

That's a fair point. As you saw, Ravenswood represents the South. Roane County High School, which is actually south of Ravenswood (but mostly east) represents the North. Gilmer County High School is due east of Ravenswood, but represents the North.

In general, I would say that the Little Kanawha River is a good approximation of the border, with Roane County being an outlier.


Hmm. . . that's interesting. If my geography is correct, that means that by extending the end of the Little Kanawha east that most of the Eastern Panhandle and all of the Northern Panhandle would in the North, and both Huntington and Charleston, as well as the coal fields would be in the South. That would make Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Martinsburg and Wheeling the bigger cities in the North.

Do I have that about right?

That's an amazing mix of cultures and even ethnicity in each grouping, but in West Virginia, there's really no way to divide the state that that is not true. Most people who have not lived in WV, or at least studied its history, do not appreciate the great diversity of cultures in the Mountain State.

I remember in my days at Marshall the tensions, and sometimes outright animosities, between, for example, students from the northern panhandle and those from the coal fields, or those from Central WV and those from either panhandle. Of course, after they got to know each other and interact in college those differences tended to fade into the background, but the presence of them, in the first place, was once upon a time eye-opening to a young college professor.

That would be right. If you look at the new congressional map, which is down to two districts, it follows your border pretty well, except it doesn't split any counties.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/West_...

With the decline of the coal industry, the population has shifted gradually to the north, so that the border for these all-star games has had to shift to the north as well. The third through eighth biggest cities are in the north. Clarksburg is tenth. The south is anchored by the Charleston-Huntington metro area and all those related cities, as well as Beckley and Oak Hill. That's pretty much all that's left down there.

Population growth has been primarily in the eastern panhandle, with the far three counties becoming home to a lot of DC commuters. It has helped Martinsburg become dominant in football. They have won every AAA football championship since 2016, except for comical 2020. They were forced to forfeit to eventual runner-up Bridgeport, who itself was forced to forfeit to South Charleston. Both of those happened due to COVID numbers within their respective counties.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2022 Walk-on: TE/LS Wes Hill (Ravenswood, WV)
   Posted: 6/21/2022 9:51:27 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
WV ranks 49th out of 50 states in the number of college football scholarship players. Just FWIW

Didn't seem to be a problem for Randy Moss.

There may not be a lot of talent in WV, but is good to see Ohio pick up on some talent that is geographically closer than nearly everyone on the roster outside of Athens County, despite not being within the state of Ohio. Even if he is "just" a walk-on.
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