BREAKING NEWS: Gold color-code map implemented in WV; Mingo teams can play

An updated color-code map by the West Virginia Department of Education was released on Tuesday to include gold counties that will allow Mingo Central and Tug Valley football teams to play this coming Friday night if they are able to find opponents.

The map is effective through the week. Mingo Central was scheduled to play Man, but a ruling by the Logan County Board of Education by a 5-0 vote will not permit the Hillbillies to play through the end of September.

Tug Valley is idle. The two teams could play each other this week if they so choose, or can play opponents from other gold counties, which includes Putnam, Fayette, and Boone.

If a county voted to go remote learning before the school year that means no sports allowed until in-person classes have been reinstated.