I watched some tape on Walton Verona and gulped....some great physicality from a number of players, Mason Smith especially. That young man is all muscle and desire--what a tough, tough player. And this team is just plain fundamentally sound.
The passing game with Garrett Jones makes this WV extremely tough to game plan against....Jones is mobile and has sharp downfield vision when rolling out. His receivers showed really great instincts improvising and getting open. That is going to give KCD fits if the pass rush doesn't materialize. I think it's the difference maker in this game, as KCD seems to have a decent run defense through one game. KCD gave up just 61 yards on the ground to Atherton, although you have to assume that WV will be much much tougher to stop up the middle. They have some good size in the front 5 from the tape I watched.
Offensively, I think that Country Day will put up some points....the balance of its attack last Friday helped a number of playmakers get some yardage, on the ground and with the passing game. It was pretty much even--steven, about 225 yards rushing and passing.
I hope that both teams bring their A games and this turns out to be classic. I see WV winning by a TD or two if both teams show up.