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WV ‘Super Six’ Football Championship Games Moved to Charleston

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The West Virginia high school football state championship games, an event known as the “Super Six” in the Mountain State, will have a temporary new home this season.

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission executive director Bernie Dolan confirmed to WVSN on Friday morning that the Super Six will relocate from Wheeling Island Stadium in Ohio County to Charleston’s University of Charleston Stadium — also commonly referred to as Laidley Field.

The Super Six — championship games for Class AAA, AA and A — have not been played in West Virginia’s capitol city since the early 1990s with the last 26 taking place in the state’s Northern Panhandle. Ohio County, where Wheeling is located, has been a “high-risk” county on the state’s COVID metrics map for several consecutive weeks, which prompted the SSAC to move the event south to Kanawha County.

The schedule for the Super Six is expected to remain the same, Dolan told WVSN, with the Class AA championship game on Friday evening, followed by Class AAA in the early slot on Saturday and Class A playing Saturday evening.

Semifinal games in all three classes are scheduled Saturday and Sunday of this weekend, with Ritchie County already owning a spot in the Class A title game due to COVID forfeits on its side of the bracket.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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