2020 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

When East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior and North Marion high schools return to the gridiron on Sept. 4, they’ll do so in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is liable to take the 2020 high school season in West Virginia in any direction.

PLEASANT VALLEY — East Fairmont High second-year head football coach Shane Eakle admitted even he was surprised the Bees pulled out four wins in 2019 in his debut season as head coach after returning to his alma mater following a long assistant coaching stint at Tucker County High.

2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

FAIRMONT — Chandler Zavala, Fairmont State’s 2018 All-American and two-time all-region guard, said he’s been relatively fine managing the restrictions and uncertainties that have become the everyday reality for his Falcon teammates and hundreds of other college football players across the Mo…

Here are the top numbers from 40 years of football in Mountaineer Field:

MORGANTOWN — When they built Mountaineer Field and then opened it up for business 40 years ago they etched into the history books a perfect place to divide WVU’s modern era from its early days.

We sit at the doorstep of a new football season, an uncertain one, one unlike any before it and hopefully unlike any to follow.

Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020

North Marion recorded a four-person, 9-hole score of 188 on Wednesday at The Elks Golf Course in Elkins to win a quad match over Elkins, Philip Barbour and Lewis County.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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FAIRMONT — It was a cool and collected response by North Marion High in Week 2 after rival Fairmont Senior hit the Huskies with an echoing boom on the game’s very first play courtesy of a 93-yard kickoff return touchdown from Kieshawn Cottingham.

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FAIRMONT — A crosstown rivalry, one full of history and stoked in recent years by a run of classic games, hit the field again for its latest installment on Tuesday as East vs. West took center-stage in the Friendly City at East-West Stadium. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
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RACHEL — North Marion High took the field for its home opener undaunted by the challenge and unintimidated by the moment as arch rival and Class AA powerhouse Fairmont Senior came to Roy Michael Field. The Huskies, at long last in their series with FSHS, were armed with the physicality, dyna…

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FAIRMONT — The disappointing finish to last season has fueled their motivations in the months since, but the past few weeks have more so revolved around frustration with opportunity after opportunity passing Fairmont Senior High by.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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FAIRMONT — In a doubleheader sweep for Fairmont Senior over Big 10 Conference foe Philip Barbour on Thursday at East-West Stadium, one game was a smooth-sailing cruise and the other was a draining meat grinder. 

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FAIRMONT — Already during the young 2020 season, defending Class AA/A state champion Fairmont Senior High proved it’s powerful and flashed the dynamism that will be the cornerstones of a run at a repeat.

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PLEASANT VALLEY — North Marion's scrappiness and energy gave host East Fairmont all it could handle on senior night, but the Lady Bees' sheer power and steely composure ultimately outlasted the plucky Huskies by a whisker on Wednesday at East Fairmont High School. 

Wednesday, September 09, 2020
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FAIRMONT — Lights turned on across the state Friday as high school football kicked off what was a special and different debut to the 2020 season.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020
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FAIRMONT — It was perhaps the most overlooked thrill ride in Marion County prep sports in the 2019-20 season, but just in case any folks either missed it or forgot about it, East Fairmont and North Marion shoved their budding soccer rivalry back into the spotlight again in their first rematc…

Sunday, September 06, 2020
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RACHEL — North Marion High’s girl’s soccer season opener on Saturday against visiting Frankfort was a party each and every team member was welcome to join as NMHS went deep into its bench and had six different goal scorers in a runaway 7-0 victory.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

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