More changes to high school sports schedule

WOAY – The West Virginia Department of Education released its latest color-coded map, with Southern West Virginia seeing changes to the high school sports schedule as a result.

Fayette County is in the “red zone,” which means another week of no contests for Oak Hill, Midland Trail, or Meadow Bridge. Wyoming County is gold, which means Westside and Wyoming East can play each other, or teams from other gold counties (Logan or Ohio). All other area counties are currently green or yellow.

Kanawha, Mingo, and Putnam counties are also in red, with Boone and Monongalia counties in orange, which means no contests for high school teams from those counties, either.

Westside and Wyoming East were scheduled to play each other in football Tuesday in Clear Fork, and with the latest map update that game appears to be unaffected. However, Westside cannot host Independence in a game planned for Saturday.

Football games taken off the schedule due to statewide map guidelines

Ripley @ Oak Hill
Summers County @ Midland Trail
Meadow Bridge @ South Harrison
Mount View @ Tug Valley
Independence @ Westside (Saturday)
Van @ River View (Saturday)

Games still scheduled as of September 19

Wyoming East @ Westside (Tuesday)
Greenbrier East @ Buckhannon-Upshur
Clay County @ Liberty
Nicholas County @ Keyser
Montcalm @ James Monroe
Greenbrier West @ Webster County
Bluefield @ Princeton
PikeView @ Shady Spring