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Celebrating 600 Wins

By Staff | Oct 7, 2009

Magnolia High School will be celebrating more than just Homecoming Friday, Oct. 9. The school will mark its 600th football win, a record that has been matched by only one other team in the state, Parkersburg High School.

Prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff Friday, Assistant Coach Bob Ripley will present the football from Magnolia’s game against Monroe Central to MHS Principal Kathi Schmalz to commemorate the historic achievement.

The school invites all former MHS football players to join present players in walking on the field to help celebrate the occasion.

The Blue Eagles reached this milestone over 104 seasons, starting with a 58-0 victory over Sistersville in 1902 and ending with the 13-0 shutout of the Monroe Seminoles Oct. 2.

Among others who are expected to attend are State Sen. Larry Edgell; OVAC Executive Secretary Tom Rataiczak; West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Executive Director Gary Ray; Wetzel County Board of Education President Mike Blair; and Superintendent of Schools Bill Jones.

MHS Assistant Principal Marilyn McWhorter will be on hand to welcome athletes and visitors.