MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the first time in 27 years, the WVSSAC high school football championship games will not be hosted by Wheeling Island Stadium. Due to Ohio County remaining in the orange category on the state COVID metrics map, the Super Six games have been moved to University of Charleston Stadium.
With Ohio County remaining in the ‘high risk’ category on the map for almost three weeks, WVSSAC officials sought alternate sites to host the championship games.
The championship game schedules will remain the same. The Class AA final will be Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. The AAA final will be played Saturday, December 5 at noon and the Class A final will conclude the event at 7 p.m.
However, there is a strong possibility than not all of the championship games will actually be played. Based on the Saturday, November 27 5 p.m. map release, Ritchie County may not be able to compete. The Rebels have qualified for the Class A final but Ritchie County has been orange on the map for the last week. If Ritchie is not able to play, the winner of Saturday’s semifinal between Pendleton County and St. Marys will be declared the Class A state champion.
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