West Virginia high school football championships moved to Charleston

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia High School Football Championships are leaving Wheeling and coming to Charleston for the next three years.

The championships were held in Wheeling for the last 30 years.

The WVSSAC received four bids from Bluefield, Charleston, Huntington/Morgantown, and Wheeling. In the end, the organization went with Charleston.

The games will be played at Laidley Field.

The agreement between the WVSSAC, Kanawha County Schools, the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Charleston runs for three years, with the option to add a fourth year if all parties agree.

“We are excited with the offer extended by the Charleston community to host the football championships at Laidley Field,” C. David Price, the WVSSAC executive director, said. “The local organizing group is committed to the student and fan experience as well as the financial success of the event.”

Next season is also the first year for football in the state to be divided into four categories.

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