North-South Basketball, Football (Rosters Updated June 12) Fri-Sat, South sweeps Softball 3-0 Thurs


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — They were the senior players who led their teams in the 2016 football season, some winning championships and a few winning just a few games. But they are all among the best senior players last year in the state of West Virginia. Bob Mullett, game director of the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association’s WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic, has announced the numerical rosters for its 2017 event which will be held after a week of practice on June 17 at The University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field.

The night before, the North-South All-Star Basketball game will be held at the South Charleston Community Center, with skill competitions starting at 6 p.m. and the game tipping about 7 p.m. Football players will attend the basketball game, and vice-versa for basketball players. Both sets of players will have community activities besides practice sessions, including swims, West Virginia Power baseball, and other events.

Chris Daugherty of Wheeling Park High School will be the Head Coach of the North Bears, which will wear blue jerseys. He has served as the Patriots head football coach since 2009 and his teams have set a new school record by qualifying for the Class AAA playoffs six consecutive seasons.

His 2015 team defeated Capital to win the Class AAA State Championship, while he was named USA Today’s West Virginia Coach of the Year that same season.

Yogi Kinder

Coach Yogi Kinder will coach the team from the South after winning the AA State Championship with Mingo Central in 2016. The W.Va. Coaches Association’s annual North-South Football Game is June 17, and players check in at WVSU on Sunday for practice. (courtesy Williamson Daily News)

Mingo Central Coach Danny “Yogi” Kinder  Central High School will guide the South Cardinals. He was head football coach at Matewan High School from 1986 to 2010. Then consolidation merged Matewan (with Burch, Gilbert, and Williamson) into Mingo Central High in the 2011 season, where Kinder was the Miners head coach until his retirement in 2016.

He sent both Cunningham brothers to Marshall from Matewan, Andre for basketball and Melvin for football. Melvin Cunningham is the current coach of the Fairland Dragons in Proctorville, Ohio, right across the river from Huntington. He played in the N-S Game and was an All-American at Marshall.

Kinder has 22 career postseason appearances, including the Class A State Championship with Matewan in 1993 (advancing to the title game four times with Matewan) and Mingo Central’s 2016 Class AA State Championship. He has a career record of 251-102-1 in a career that started as a young assistant at Phelps, Ky. in 1979.

His quarterback at Mingo Central, junior Jeremy Dillon, has given Marshall basketball coach Danny D’Antoni a verbal commitment. He will be at Marshall in 2018 if he sticks with basketball but many football offers are also coming Dillon’s way with one year of high school play left in his career.

Spring Valley 2016 Mason Brubeck,

Mason Brubeck of Spring Valley High School will be one of the players for the South team in the N-S Football Game on June 17. (courtesy of

Speaking of Marshall players, Jarrod West of Clarksburg Notre Dame is already practicing with Coach Danny D’Antoni and the 2017-18 Thundering Herd.  The son of Jarrod West, Sr. (who played at WVU) is scheduled to join the North team in Friday’s basketball game in South Charleston at point guard in the N-S Game as well as playing the point for the Herd, backing up junior Jon Elmore (a South Charleston HS player in 2010-11 and the Evans Award winner as the W.Va. Player of the Year in 2012-13 at George Washington HS in Charleston).

In addition to the football on Saturday night, Charlie Maynard – Executive Secretary of the West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Association – has announced the organization’s 2017 Coach of the Year recipients. The winners are chosen by the membership of the WVSACA and will be honored at North-South Football game.

  • This year’s honorees are:
    Football – Jon Carpenter, Capital 
    Soccer – Marshall Hoff, Winfield
    Volleyball – Missy Smith, George Washington
    Boys Basketball – Joe Schmidle, University
    Girls Basketball – Corey Hines, Fairmont Senior
    Wrestling – Brian Miluk, Greenbrier East
    Softball – Mike Bone, Fayetteville
    Baseball – Robert Shields, Bridgeport
    Middle School – Jason Stewart, Eastern Greenbrier
John Carpenter, Capital Football

John Carpenter, head football coach of Capital High School, is one of nine coaches to be honored Saturday night at the North-South Football Game. (courtesy MetroNews)

The 2017 North-South Basketball Classic will tip off Friday at 7 p.m. at the South Charleston Community Center (I-64 Exit 53, Jefferson Road, South). On Saturday, it will be 2017 West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association’s WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic will kickoff at 7 p.m. on June 17, at Laidley Field in Charleston (Elizabeth Street and Smith Street). Stay updated with the North-South Football Classic and follow us on Twitter @NSFootballWV and “Like” us on Facebook – NorthSouthFootballWV.

In North-South Softball at Buffalo High School in Putnam County on Thursday, Cartney Schoolcraft and Emily Moore of nearby Winfield High School led the South to a sweep of games, 4-0, 4-2, and 3-2. Schoolcraft was the MVP of Game 1 and Moore for Game 3, with Sherman of Seth’s Sydney Seagraves winning the MVP for the South in Game 2.

Schoolcraft pitched a two-hitter with 16 Ks in game one and Moore had a complete game win in game three with a walk-off single to clinch the win in the fifth. Schoolcraft was 3-for-3 in game two. MVPs for the North were Williamstown’s Courtney Dotson in game one, Liberty Harrison’s Mariah Wilson in game two, and Wirt County’s Jessie Lockhart in game three.

North-South All-Star Basketball at South Charleston Community Center, June 16, rosters

South (Western W.Va. area players in BOLD/School Player/College [if known])

  • Bluefield: Ryan Davis
  • Capital: Leondre’ Rogers
  • Chapmanville: Hunter Neil
  • George Washington: Tracy Conliffe
  • Greenbrier East: Seth Brown
  • Huntington: John Dawson (Xavier)
  • Independence: Tyler Haga
  • Poca: Luke Frampton (Davidson)
  • Ripley: Jamison Hunt
  • South Charleston: Tamon Scruggs
  • Spring Valley: Chandler Stacy (Charlotte)
  • Tolsia: Coty Jude
  • Valley Fayette: Dondre Davis
  • Woodrow Wilson: Isaiah Francis.


  • Fairmont Senior: Justin Lee
  • Gilmer County: Trey Shuff
  • Lewis County: Thomas Hogan
  • Lincoln: Chase Riley
  • Madonna: Tavon Jeter
  • Musselman: Cam Stephens
  • Notre Dame: Jarrod West (Marshall)
  • Parkersburg: Karson Snyder
  • Parkersburg South: Bobby Foggin
  • Philip Barbour: Austin Upton
  • Ravenswood: Riley Heatherington
  • Spring Mills: Zane Cogan
  • Tygarts Valley: Caleg Riggleman
  • Union: Clayton Burdock
  • Valley Wetzel: Dylan Irvin
Jarrod West of Notre Dame is already practicing with the Herd at Marshall but is listed as player for Friday night's North South All-Star Basketball

Jarrod West of Notre Dame is already practicing with the Herd at Marshall but is listed as a player for Friday night’s North-South All-Star Basketball. (courtesy MetroNews)

2017 West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association’s WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic, June 17, 7 p.m. at The University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field (Tickets $8 for adults, $7 for students)

2017 SOUTH CARDINALS (Western W.Va. area players in BOLD [colleges if known])

  • No. Name Position Height Weight High School (College)                              
  • 2 Jacob Bailey WR/DB 6’1   180 Liberty-Raleigh
  • 3 Dylan Lucas RB/LB 5’10   180 Buffalo  (W.Va. State University)
  • 4 NuNu Cunningham RB/LB 5’11     210 South Charleston
  • 5 Silas Nazario RB/DB 5’10  175 Capital
  • 7 Cody Fuller  QB/DB 6’0 180 Bluefield
  • 8 Jamal Minter WR/DB 6’1 175 Logan
  • 10 Drew Keeton WR/DB 5’11 170 Cabell Midland
  • 11 Mason Brubeck RB/LB 6’0 195 Spring Valley (W.Va. Wesleyan)
  • 12 Tate Mayes QB/LB 6’2   225 Nicholas County
  • 13 Darnell Brooks WR/DB 6’2   185 George Washington
  • 14 Trey Malashevich WR/DB 5’8 170 Spring Valley (Kentucky Christian University)
  • 21  Austin Cook RB/LB 6’2   210 Sissonville
  • 22 Lucas Cooper RB/LB 5’11 190 Hurricane
  • 23 JoJo Hayes WR/DB 5’11   180 Mount View
  • 24 Garrett Roberts WR/DB 5’9   170 Scott
  • 28 Jonah Wellman RB/LB 6’3  220 Spring Valley  (Eastern Kentucky University)
  • 32 Carter Sebert-SweeneyWR/DB 5’10   190 Nicholas County
  • 35    Joe Hunt RB/LB 5’10   220 Mingo Central
  • 36 Cole Cochran WR/DE 6’3   180 Princeton
  • 37 Grant Safford RB/LB 6’0   210 Point Pleasant (W.Va. Wesleyan)
  • 38 Matthew Molina K/P 5’7   160 Cabell Midland
  • 42     Caleb Lester RB/LB 6’0   210 Mingo Central
  • 44 Zach Standifur WR/LB 5’10   205 Princeton
  • 53 Chris Harris OL/DL 5’11   225 Capital
  • 55 Robbie Daniels OL/DL 6’1   280 Mingo Central (Fairmont State University)
  • 56 Tripp Shiflet RB/LB 6’1   220 James Monroe
  • 57 Cory Simmons OL/DL 6’3   300 South Charleston
  • 58 Hunter Allen OL/DL 6’6   335 Buffalo
  • 62 Thomas Minniear OL/LB 6’0   220 Winfield
  • 64 Jeb Evans OL/DL 6’5   310 Tolsia
  • 65 Zach Wamsley OL/DL 6’0  225 Point Pleasant
  • 70 Peyton Carey OL/DL 6’1   295 Herbert Hoover
  • 71 Zack Kerns OL/DL 6’4   300 George Washington
  • 77 Joel Cannady OL/DL 6’5   340 Wyoming East
  • 88 Jordan Johnson OL/DL 6’3   230 Tolsia (West Liberty State University)
  • 99 Turan Rush TE/DL 6’1   245 Capital
  • NOTE: Casey Bradshaw, Wayne, and Seth Finnegan of Huntington were selected but are unable to play.
  • Head Coach:
  • Yogi Kinder (Mingo Central)
  • Assistant Coaches:
  • Wes Eddy (Princeton)
  • Joey Fields (Mingo Central)
  • David Moneypenny (Fayetteville)
  • Athletic Trainer: 
  • Heather Adams, ATC/R (South Charleston)        


  • No. Name Position Height Weight High School                                  
  • 1 Lucas Hall WR/DB 5’8   170 Martinsburg
  • 2 Corey McDonald QB/DB 6’0   175 East Hardy
  • 3 Chris Yachini WR/DB 6’1   180 Brooke
  • 4 Colton Henson WR/DB 5’11   175 Spring Mills
  • 7 Ricky Robinson TE/DE 6’3   245 East Hardy
  • 8 Karson Snyder WR/DB 6’2   180 Parkersburg
  • 10 Isaac Myers QB/DB 6’2   210 Jefferson
  • 11 Will Billeter QB/DB 6’3   185 St. Marys
  • 12 Nathaniel Frazier WR/DB 5’10   165 Lewis County
  • 13 Braden Barnhart WR/LB 5’10   185 St. Marys
  • 15 Maezi Mosby WR/DB 5’10   155 Wheeling Park
  • 16 Trevor Hoosier TE/DE 6’5   220 Williamstown
  • 20 Gavin Maccubbin WR/DB 6’0   200 Washington
  • 21 Tyler May RB/LB 6’1   205 Roane County
  • 22 Deavonta Johnson RB/DB 6’0   180 Keyser
  • 23 Alex Edgell RB/LB 5’11   205 Brooke
  • 24 Latrell Warr RB/LB 6’1   220 Musselman
  • 26 Zach Torbett RB/DB 6’1   185 Wheeling Park
  • 28 Scotty Meaige RB/LB 5’9   210 Wheeling Park
  • 33 Chase Street WR/DB 5’9   180 Magnolia
  • 34 Seth Friel RB/LB 5’11   195 Bridgeport
  • 36 Isaiah Utt RB/DL 6’1   280 University
  • 50 Jacob Biser OL/DL 6’0   230 Keyser
  • 51 Corey Fowler OL/DL 6’3   305 South Harrison
  • 53 Christian Boggs OL/DL 6’0   250 Buckhannon-Upshur
  • 55 Peyton Powroznik OL/DL 6’1   250 University
  • 56 Jordan Allen TE/DE 6’1    240 Weir
  • 58 Skyler Eastman OL/DL 6’4   325 Liberty-Harrison
  • 59 Zach Eye OL/DL 6’1   260 Moorefield
  • 61 Eddie Kachmarek OL/DL 6’6   235 Tucker County
  • 75 Noah Feagin OL/DL 5’9   260 University
  • 77 Luke French OL/DL 6’4   315 East Hardy
  • 78 Kato Oliver OL/DL 6’2   280 Jefferson
  • 79 Josh Goode OL/DL 6’1   270 Martinsburg
  • 87 Miguel Pereira K/P 5’9   170 Spring Mills
  • Head Coach:
  • Chris Daugherty (Wheeling Park)
  • Assistant Coaches:
  • Tim Ickes (Wheeling Park)
  • Keith Phillips (Wheeling Park)
  • Frank Sisinni (Weir)
  • Athletic Trainer:
  • Steven Lough, MS, ATC/R (Ripley)

About Woody Woodrum

Senior Editor and columnist/writer for Herd Insider since 2003, with Kindred Communications on radio for Marshall football/men's basketball pregame and postgame shows since 1996 and with First Sentry Bank Sportsline (Also Scott on Sports, Sideline Sports and Herd Insider Sportsline) since 1997. Married to Liz (12-22-1990) and one son, Tre' (11-7-1997). National Sportswriters & Sportscasters West Virginia Broadcaster of the Year winner for radio, 2000; won W.Va. Broadcasters Best Talk Show in 2013 with co-host Paul Swann and W.Va. Broadcasters Best Play-by-Play in 2015 with Jason Toy (Huntington at South Charleston, state AAA semifinals). Member of (College) Football Writers Association of America, (College) Basketball Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Color commentator for Marshall football (1999-2000), for Marshall basketball (2004-2016) and Marshall baseball (2004-2016). Color for high school football at Spring Valley (1999-2008), Cabell Midland (2009-2012) and Huntington (W.Va.) High School (2013-2016).

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