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Point Pleasant runningback Chase Walton (48) sprints away from the defense during a 2013 Week 7 contest against Oak Hill at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Point Pleasant runningback Chase Walton (48) sprints away from the defense during a 2013 Week 7 contest against Oak Hill at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A final farewell.

Two recent graduates from Mason County will make one last appearance on the gridiron for their respective schools at the 57th annual West Virginia North-South Football Classic being held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Laidley Field on the campus of the University of Charleston in Kanawha County.

Point Pleasant runningback/wide receiver Chase Walton and Wahama runningback Kane Roush were each chosen to the annual event, and both Mason County athletes will be part of the South Cardinals roster. The South Cardinals have defeated the North Bears the last four years and seven of the last eight contests overall while also claiming a 35-18-3 advantage alltime.

Walton finished his career as the Big Blacks alltime leader in receiving yards and touchdowns, and was also named the second team defensive captain on the Class AAA all-state list in 2013.

Roush led the entire state in rushing yards per attempt during his senior campaign with the White Falcons and was a first team selection as a punt returner on the Class A squad.

Both Walton and Roush played in at least one state championship game and made the playoffs all four years during their respective careers.

The North-South Classic started in 1934 and ran annually until 1955, then permanently returned after the 1976 season.

Lewis McClung of Greenbrier West will serve as head coach of the South Cardinals, while Bill Haddox of East Fairmont will lead the North Bears squad.

2014 W.Va. North-South Football Classic Rosters


Alex Andersen WR/DB 5-11 160 Morgantown

Chase Banker WR/DB 6-3 175 North Marion

Eric Banks WR/DB 5-8 165 Wheeling Park

Anthony Bonamico RB/DB 6-1 175 Bridgeport

Isaac Britton OL/DL 5-10 240 Doddridge

Anthony Caldera QB/DB 5-8 165 Bridgeport

Hunter Colbert WR/DB 6-1 165 Jefferson

Seth Cutright RB/LB 5-10 170 Buckhannon-Upshur

Vincent Delligatti OL/DL 5-11 230 Fairmont

Ryan Elliott RB/LB 5-8 138 North Marion

Cody Eversole QB/DB 5-9 155 Keyser

Kyle Foster K/P 6-1 190 Parkersburg

Austin Graham TE/DE 6-2 195 Hedgesville

Martin Grant WR/DB 5-10 160 Jefferson

Colin Gustines RB/DB 5-9 175 Washington

Jordan Hall OL/DL 6-0 250 Lewis

Trevor Hardesty RB/LB 6-0 210 John Marshall

Jared Harr OL/DL 6-2 242 East Fairmont

Tate Hash OL/DL 6-1 240 Washington

Jeff Headley OL/DL 6-3 300 University

Cornell Holt OL/DL 6-3 250 Jefferson

Matt Hopwood RB/LB 5-10 160 East Fairmont

Mark Metzgar RB/LB 5-11 205 Lewis

Dan Mohorowski OL/DL 6-2 270 Weir

Tyler Morgan OL/LB 6-4 245 Bridgeport

Dillon O-Dell WR/DB 6-0 180 Lincoln

Geremy Paige RB/LB 5-11 210 Wheeling Park

Zach Phillips QB/DB 6-2 185 Wheeling Park

Blake Ravenscroft RB/DB 5-10 155 Keyser

Brandon Riggleman OL/DL 5-11 230 Moorefield

Aaron Roberts QB/LB 6-0 200 Parkersburg

Ty Seibel WR/LB 5-11 170 Lincoln

Kendell Smith WR/DB 6-5 208 Washington

Andrew Summers OL/DL 6-4 285 Fairmont

D.J. Summers OL/DL 6-1 275 Morgantown

Troy Walker TE/DE 6-4 245 Martinsburg


Cody Ballengee OL/DL 5-11 245 Cabell Midland

Teran Barnitz RB/LB 5-11 217 Cabell Midland

Malik Boatwright RB/DB 5-4 160 Greenbrier West

Hunter Brash OL/DL 6-4 325 Oak Hill

Dougie Brown OL/DL 6-4 330 St. Albans

Isaiah Brown RB/DB 5-10 178 Summers

Nigale Cabell OL/DL 5-10 250 Huntington

Brady Cox TE/DB 6-5 225 Chapmanville

Josh Cox TE/LB 6-3 225 Cabell Midland

Jaisson Dyer OL/DL 6-0 275 Capital

Alex Elkins OL/DL 6-4 255 Wayne

D.J. Edwards WR/DB 6-1 200 Bluefield

Curtis Followay TE/DE 6-4 210 Wayne

Kevin Forrest WR/DB 5-11 178 South Charleston

Chase Hancock RB/LB 6-2 190 Woodrow Wilson

Kade Harrison WR/DB 6-3 180 Ripley

Austin Hill OL/DL 6-2 295 Nicholas

Nick Hunt OL/DL 6-2 225 Winfield

Khance Johnson OL/DL 6-1 230 South Charleston

Jalen Jones RB/DB 5-6 175 Oak Hill

Isaiah Kinder QB/DB 5-11 175 Greenbrier East

Alex Lee WR/DB 6-4 170 Mingo Central

C.J. Lester OL/DL 6-3 275 Mount View

Zach Malone RB/LB 6-0 218 George Washington

Christian Marshall OL/DL 5-11 270 Princeton

Greg May RB/LB 5-11 205 Huntington

Gabe Maynard OL/DL 6-4 270 Chapmanville

Nathan Miller QB/LB 6-2 210 Sissonville

Jake Parker RB/LB 6-0 198 Meadow Bridge

Draven Riffe RB/LB 5-9 220 George Washington

Kane Roush WR/DB 5-9 170 Wahama

Tyler Sagraves QB/DB 5-10 172 Nicholas

Jacob Summe RB/LB 6-0 192 Wyoming East

Nick Tubbs WR/DB 6-0 170 Huntington

Chris Turner WR/DB 6-3 220 Winfield

Chase Walton RB/LB 5-10 190 Point Pleasant

James Walton OL/DL 6-0 235 Capital

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