It was a game of inches.
When the North Marion Huskies lined up facing fourth-and-inches from Bees’ 13-yard line, J.J. Rogers answered the call. After a four-yard rumble, the Huskies had a new set of downs and pounded the ball into the end zone a few plays later for the go-ahead score.
East Fairmont then marched down to the Huskies’ 23-yard marker, but it was Drew Harker who picked off Jake Delaney to lock it up for the Huskies by a final of 25-22.
It was Austin Stanley who really set the tone for North in the first half. Stanley rushed twice for over 60 yards en route to 159 yards in the first half and a score. It would be Stanley who would score the final touchdown.
The Huskies’ ground game came through, as they out-rushed the Bees 209-95 in the first half.
The Bees went to a passing attack all game that featured Ronnie Mills and Scotty Shroyer. Delaney completed 18-of-29 passes for 201 yards and a score, but it was his late interception that sealed the deal.
The Huskies picked up their first win and moved to 1-5 on homecoming night, while the Bees fall to 1-4.
East Fairmont plays at home next week against Robert C. Byrd and North Marion will welcome in Lewis County.
It was a game of inches.
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Whaley, FSHS girls top Bees: VIDEO AND PHOTOS
Kaden Whaley caught a pass along the baseline, split two defenders and floated the ball effortlessly into the hoop.
As the Fairmont Senior bench erupted, assistant coach David Price blurted out, “Wooo, she’s killing them.”
Perhaps that’s the best way to describe it. The junior forward pulled down seven boards, snatched four steals, blocked three shots and scored 30 points (more than the entire East Fairmont team combined) to power the Polar Bears to a 66-20 victory over their cross-town rival.
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No matter the sport, it all comes down to one thing: a championship.
County has 20 on All-Big 10 football team
It’s no secret that the Big 10 is a deep football conference, with four teams making the AA playoffs and one in AAA.
Mascaro in the running for USA Today High School Ultimate Athlete award
Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer player Gabi Mascaro is up for another award as the 2012 sports season comes to a close.
VanGilder leading Bees to impressive start
East Fairmont’s new girls’ basketball coach James Beckman wanted to make things different this season after the team he took over posted a sub-par record last season.
Marion County wrestlers begin season
All three Marion County teams kicked off the wrestling season Friday and Saturday at the Hedgesville Duals.
At the end of the competition, nine wrestlers remain undefeated.
Fairmont Senior swims to second
The Fairmont Senior boys’ swim team took second place Saturday in the Morgantown Invitational, finishing just four points behind Parkersburg South.
The Polar Bears were led by Tyler Campbell, who was named to the all-tournament team after finishing first in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 fly.
Martinsburg beats Huntington for fourth-straight AAA title
Malique Watkins threw a touchdown pass to lead Martinsburg to a 9-7 win over Huntington for the Bulldogs’ record fourth straight Class AAA championship Saturday.
Second-seeded Martinsburg (13-1) extended its playoff winning streak to 16 games.
Madonna beats Greenbrier West for Class A title
Ross Comis threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading Madonna to a 24-14 win over Greenbrier West in the Class A championship game Saturday night.
Top-seeded Madonna (14-0) won the third title in school history and atoned for an overtime loss to Wahama last year. The Blue Dons also were state champions in 2009 and 1987.
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