Fairmont Senior went back to Wheeling Island Stadium Friday with the chance at redemption. And with the chance at history.
They accomplished both.
The Polar Bears scored through the air from Connor Neal to J.D. Smith, and on the ground with Breeden Gilbert, while the defense held a good Bluefield team in check for the majority of the game.
Fairmont Senior captures its first football title since 1946, ending a 72-year title-drought.
We spoke with quarterback Connor Neal and head coach Nick Bartic about the historic win after the game.
The final score from Wheeling, Fairmont Senior 23; Bluefield 13.
The class Double-A title comes back to Marion County.