By Carl Holcomb
The Blue Devils went shopping on Black Friday purchasing a return ticket to Wheeling Island with a minute and change left on a touchdown by Jaiden Smith in the state semifinals in Baker to defend the Class A state championship with a 27-21 victory outbidding undefeated top ranked East Hardy (12-1).
“From the bottom of our heart, we don’t pull this out without the good Lord’s help and we thank Him so much. We thank our community and our kids played their hearts out. They battled adversity tonight, I’m speechless. Pleasants County, West Virginia we’re coming home and we’re not done yet,” St. Marys Coach Jodi Mote remarked.