By Mike Bowen
For the Times West Virginian
The Big 10 is down to two.
The West Virginia high school football playoffs enter the semifinal round and both Bridgeport and Robert C. Byrd remain alive in the Class AA bracket.
RCB is the lowest-seeded team left in AA as the No. 13 seed. The Eagles are the second-lowest seed still playing in the state — only No. 14 Magnolia is lower and still alive in Class A.
Byrd will meet up with No. 1 Wayne this Friday, while No. 2 Bridgeport battles No. 3 Bluefield with a spot in the Class AA championship game on the line.
Bridgeport ended Big 10-foe Fairmont Senior’s season last week with a 28-0 victory.
Fairmont Senior finished the season with a 9-3 record.
Bridgeport’s Anthony Bonamico turned in another 200-yard game, going for 212 yards and three touchdowns in the Indians’ victory.
RCB’s Juwan Jones-Wright also had a nice game with 173 yards rushing and two scores.
Not much has changed in the rushing category.
Bonamico is far and away the Big 10 leader and has eclipsed 2,000 yards rushing for the year.
He has 2,026 yards on the season and is averaging more than 12 yards per carry.
The rest of the Top 5 remains the same as the season is over for Lincoln’s Ty Seibel (1,215), Philip Barbour’s Dylan Johnson (1,176), Fairmont Senior’s Noah Harmon (1,098) and Preston’s Josiah Nuse (1,040).
Jones-Wright moved up to ninth in the conference and now has 779 yards rushing on the season.
RCB’s Julian Marino moved up into the Top 5 for passing in the Big 10. Marino now has 1,073 yards and 12 touchdown passes on the season, giving the conference six quarterbacks with more than 1,000 yards passing.
Those above him remained unchanged with Lincoln’s Jarrod Kellar in the lead with 2,269 yards, followed by Fairmont Senior’s Austin Norman (2,149), East Fairmont’s Jake Delaney (1,890) and Preston’s Scott Stone (1,167).
Grafton’s Cole Collins is the other 1,000-yard passer with 1,008 yards this season.
The top pass catchers in the Big 10 have all played their last game in 2013.
East Fairmont’s Scotty Shroyer is the leader with 61 receptions, followed by Lincoln’s Dillon O’Dell (52), Philip Barbour’s Al Johnson (50), Lincoln’s Anthony Gemondo (35) and Grafton’s Tyler Moore (29).
Fairmont Senior’s Neil Scherich is in a tie for sixth with East Fairmont’s Ronnie Mills with 26 catches each.
Robert C. Byrd’s Colton Bonnett has 24 receptions and a chance to climb the leaderboard this week, as does teammate Julian Malfregeot with 19 receptions.
Bonamico leads the league in scoring with 31 touchdowns for 186 points.
His teammate A.C. Caldera moved up to No. 5 with 90 points and 15 touchdowns. The No. 2 through No. 4 spots were unchanged with Nuse (114), Seibel (108) and Scherich (92) occupying them, respectively. Jones-Wright moved into the Top 10 and is tied for No. 8 with 78 points.
Bridgeport kicker Brennan Duarte will finish as the Big 10’s kick scoring leader. He has 68 points and will be able to add to that total this weekend.