By DAVE MORRISON
For the first time in nearly three decades three football champions will be crowned in the Capital City.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission announced Friday it was moving the Super Six from Wheeling to Charleston.
The three games are going back to their old stomping grounds at Laidley Field, now the University of Charleston Stadium.
How long has it been since Charleston hosted a Super Six. Try this: None of the three champions that season are still around. Class AA East Bank and Class AAA champion DuPont consolidated forming Riverside and Matewan is now a part of Mingo Central.
The state’s football showcase was last played in Charleston in 1993.
With Ohio County’s status being orange (the second lowest on the chart, with red being the worst) for the last three Saturday maps, used to determine a team’s COVID-19 eligibility for the week, the SSAC had been prepared to move the games. In fact, both Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central had been eliminated in the first round because of the color-coded map.
The games will still be played on the normal schedule. The Class AA game will be Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The Class AAA game will be at Noon on Saturday and the Class A game at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The SSAC had just renewed its Super Six contract with Wheeling last year for the games to be held at Wheeling Island Stadium.