Wahama Two Steps Away from Second Straight State Championship Appearance

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The Wahama White Falcons have lost only two out of their last 26 games. One loss was to Wheeling Central Catholic in the Class A state championship game last year. The other was to the Fayetteville Pirates two years ago in the opening round of the 2009 Class A playoffs. Wahama is up against Fayetteville again in the second round of the 2011 Class A playoffs but this time around Wahama is a different football team.

Wahama last week played down for the first time all season but were able to rally back and beat Pocahontas County 31-20 in the first round. Wahama Coach Ed Cromley is pleased with the way his team responded to playing down for the first time.

“We wouldn’t be surprised if we have to play down at some point again in the playoffs,” Said Cromley.

Fayetteville enters this game as a 6th seed. The Pirates went 8-2 in the regular season and cruised by their opening round opponent Van 35-0. They have played one common opponent with the White Falcons and that was the Buffalo Bison. Fayetteville just snuck by the Bison winning 27-26. Wahama who did struggle in the first half of their game against the Bison ultimately beat Buffalo 27-8.

The game will be played at Point Pleasant High School which could be advantage to Wahama due to its proximity to Wahama High School.

“We’ll have a good fan base. It’s sometimes a distraction when you have to travel a long time for a game,” Said Cromley.

The winner of this game will meet the winner of the Williamstown versus Valley in the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs.