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Super Six moves to Charleston for 2020 season

WHEELING — The Super Six — the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s three state football championships, which have been a staple at Wheeling Island Stadium since 1994 — will move back to its former home in Charleston for the 2020 season.

WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan announced Friday morning that, because Ohio County remained in “orange” on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map, that the event must move to a lower-risk county for this year.

Kanawha County was yellow, the second-lowest risk designation, on Friday’s DHHR COVID alert map.

The games will be played at Laidley Field at University of Charleston Stadium and remain on their normal schedule of one game Friday and two Saturday.

The event recently celebrated its 25th year at Wheeling Island Stadium and, in February, the SSAC signed a new four-year contract for the Super Six to remain at Wheeling Island Stadium.

On the field, two semifinal games are on tap for today as No. 6 Fairmont Senior visits No. 2 Bluefield at 4 p.m. in double-A play and No. 8 Pendleton County ventures to No. 4 St. Marys at 1:30 p.m. in Class A action.

Ritchie County was slated to meet the winner between East Hardy and Tolsia in the other semifinal but that game was canceled due to the metrics map. The Rebels are also in danger of not playing in the title game due to Ritchie County’s COVID status, meaning the victor between Pendleton-St. Marys could be the state champion.

The rest of semifinal play is set for Sunday, depending on today’s COVID map.

In Class AAA, top-seed Cabell Midland will host No. 5 Bridgeport at 3 p.m. and No. 3 Musselman travels to No. 2 South Charleston at 5 p.m.

The other Class AA matchup will be No. 8 Robert C. Byrd at No. 5 Oak Glen at 5 p.m.

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