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Kanawha County Goes Gold on WV School Reentry Map, Get OK to Play Games

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West Virginia’s largest county will be the last to see its high schools participate in football games this season, but that day appears to be coming sooner rather than later.

Kanawha County was listed as gold on Saturday’s weekly update to the state’s school reentry map, which means schools there are allowed to play games against other Kanawha County schools or schools from the state’s other gold counties.

Schools in Kanawha County put together a plan to have games scheduled for next Wednesday in the event they were listed as gold on the map update. St. Albans at Nitro, George Washington at Riverside, Capital at South Charleston and Sissonville at Herbert Hoover are all scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoffs on Wednesday.

There was good news for Kanawha County with Saturday’s map update, but that was not the case everywhere in the Mountain State.

Harrison County — home to Bridgeport, Robert C. Byrd, South Harrison, Lincoln, and Liberty Harrison — was listed in orange, meaning those schools are allowed to practice this week but can not play games. Upshur and Boone counties are also orange this week.

Kanawha, Barbour, Randolph, Doddridge, Jackson and Berkeley counties are all listed in gold.

Orange county cancellations:

  • Hannan at Sherman
  • Logan at Scott
  • Mount View at Man
  • Bridgeport at Preston
  • Robert C. Byrd at Liberty Harrison
  • Lincoln at Sissonville
  • South Harrison at Wirt County
  • Buckhannon-Upshur at Lewis County

Gold county cancellations:

  • Wahama at Ravenswood
  • East Fairmont at Philip Barbour
  • Gilmer County at Doddridge County
  • Pendleton County at Tygarts Valley
  • Nitro at Clay County
  • South Charleston at Parkersburg
  • Capital at Parkersburg South
  • Wayne at Herbert Hoover
  • Roane County at Elkins
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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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