Mingo Central grabs WV Class AA title

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Joe Hunt ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns as Mingo Central beat Fairmont Senior 32-7 for the Class AA championship on Friday night.

Second-seeded Mingo Central (14-0) earned the title in the final game for retiring coach Yogi Kinder, who also led Matewan High to the 1993 championship.

Jeremy Dillon threw first-half TD passes of 16 and 43 yards and ran for another score for Mingo Central. Dillon completed 9 of 16 passes for 178 yards.

Hunt had scoring runs of 2 and 3 yards.

Two Fairmont Senior turnovers led to a pair of first-half touchdowns for Mingo Central, which jumped ahead 19-7 at halftime.

Mingo Central outgained the Polar Bears 457-221.

Quarterback Jake Abbott ran 31 yards for a score on the opening drive for No. 5 Fairmont Senior (10-3), which was making its first title-game trip since 1981.

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