By Matt Welch
Times West Virginian
The old statement that defense wins championships is still a foundation that many football programs build a dynasty upon.
While there’s no championship on the line in Week 2 of the high school football slate, defense is still a main subject of preparation for Fairmont Senior and North Marion’s football teams.
Fairmont Senior’s defense comes into the game on cloud nine after only allowing 96 yards of total offense to a top team in the state. North Marion’s defense kept its opponent’s passers in check last week, only allowing 46 yards through the air but 261 yards on the ground.