The dominoes continue to fall the way West Virginia University's football team needs them to. Last Thursday Rutgers beat previously unbeaten South Florida. That loss by USF means the Mountaineers have already climbed past the Bulls in the latest BCS rankings. The loss dropped the Bulls from second to 10th. The Mountaineers, coming off a 38-13 win over Mississippi State, moved from ninth to seventh.
Goals from Michelle Williams, Rebecca Trump and Meghan Mock, twice gave Berkeley Springs a 4-0 lead with 14:59 seconds remaining in the opening half, as the Indians coasted to their first ever Region II, Section III title, 4-2, on Thursday, October 18 at Morgan Field in Berkeley Springs.
Berkeley Springs faced its second tough test in as many weeks on Friday, October 19 at Morgan Field. The opponent, Mountain Ridge, Md., came into the game with a 5-1 record and a high ranking in Maryland Class 1A. It was a physical, hard fought football game that wasn't decided until the Indians defense stopped the Miners on four downs inside their own five yard line, with seconds remaining in the game, to preserve a 22-16 victory.
Five-set matches are nothing new to Berkeley Springs. Never easy on the coach, they are exciting to watch and exhilarating to participate in. They test your true mettle and resolve and they make you a better player regardless of the outcome. And, Berkeley Springs showed its true mettle on Thursday, October 18, with an exciting five-set victory over visiting Jefferson County.
The Warm Springs Wolves Little Varsity football team dropped to 4-4 on the season with a heartbreaking 18-12 overtime loss to the Hedgesville Rams on Saturday. The Wolves started their season off on fire, posting four consecutive wins before falling to the Martinsburg 49ers.
The featured high school football game in the area last Friday, October 12, was a match-up of two of the top five teams in West Virginia Class AA, with fifth ranked Keyser visiting second ranked Berkeley Springs. The game lived up to the hype, but the large homecoming crowd left in disappointment, as the Golden Tornado beat the Indians of Berkeley Springs 28-14.
The Berkeley Springs High School boys soccer team finished the regular season by splitting a pair of games last week. The Indians defeated Frankfort on Wednesday, October 10, before losing the regular season finale to Clear Spring.