BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Thursday night’s battle between the two top teams in Double-A showed there is a gap between the defending champs and the rest of the state.
Fairmont Senior scored quick on the ground and through the air, using big plays to take what seemed like a commanding 14-point lead just nine seconds into the second quarter.
Quarterback Gage Michael had a field day against the Bridgeport defense.
Michael accounted for 403 yards of total offense, and all five of the Fairmont Senior touchdowns, scoring three times on the ground and throwing a pair of long touchdowns.
Michael’s big day led the Polar Bears to a 34-15 victory over the second-ranked team, and has Fairmont Senior in control of the classification four weeks into the season.
The win also marks the fourth-straight win for the Polar Bears over the Indians. Bridgeport hasn’t defeated Fairmont Senior since the 2016 regular season.