"Super Six" Bids Day Nears

High School Football Playoffs
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Students at Williamstown High School would love to see the state football championships played at a different site.

"Williamstown High School has a good athletic department," said student Adam Delebreau, "and I think it would be good for the school."

But they don't blame their loss in last month's championship game solely on the muddy field conditions at wheeling island stadium.

"I think it would have been a better game if the field wouldn't have been as muddy," says student Ashley McDermott, "but the other team had the same advantage."

Parkersburg has made bids before to hold the Super Six, but supporters believe this bid is more competitive than ever, and it's not just because of the quality of the stadium turf.

"We have the support of the business community, the tourism community, the education community, and the political community," according to Mike Boyd, Director of Secondary Schools for Wood County. "Everybody wants to pitch together to make this a success."

Depending on the locations of the schools in the six-team tournament, local retailers and hotels could benefit from the "super six". Considering it's held during a holiday season, that also has a lot to do with the interest in this bidding process.

The state secondary school activities commission will hear the bids Wednesday night at its Parkersburg offices. Wheeling goes first at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Huntington, Parkersburg and Charleston.