It’s The Final Countdown

Most high school football fans and February now have one thing in common. They both have less than 30 days to go. Wednesday officially marked the 30-day countdown before the start of the 2016 high school football seasons in both Ohio and West Virginia. The 2016 campaign opens on Friday, August 26, with all nine of the Ohio Valley Publishing programs kicking off that night at 7:30 p.m. Point Pleasant — which owns a state-best 33-game regular season winning streak — returns to the Class AA ranks this fall, while Gallia Academy begins its first full season as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Big Blacks, River Valley and South Gallia also begin their respective quests for a repeat appearance in the playoffs.