Malique Watkins threw a touchdown pass to lead Martinsburg to a 9-7 win over Huntington for the Bulldogs’ record fourth straight Class AAA championship Saturday.
Second-seeded Martinsburg (13-1) extended its playoff winning streak to 16 games.
Top-seeded Huntington (13-1) has yet to win a state title. It also lost in the championship games in 1964 and 1966.
Neither team mustered much offense in cold conditions at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Martinsburg’s Tyler Miller blocked a second-quarter punt that went out of the end zone for a safety.
Watkins’ 5-yard TD toss to Troy Walker extended Martinsburg’s lead to 9-0 at halftime.
Huntington’s Paden Christian had a 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Huntington recovered a fumble at the Martinsburg 42. But on fourth down, Huntington’s final pass was batted down.
Ross Comis threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading Madonna to a 24-14 win over Greenbrier West in the Class A championship game Saturday night.
Top-seeded Madonna (14-0) won the third title in school history and atoned for an overtime loss to Wahama last year. The Blue Dons also were state champions in 2009 and 1987.
Seventh-seeded Greenbrier West (12-2) lost in its first trip to the title game since 1991.
Comis scored from 1 yard out in the first quarter. He threw TD passes of 42 and 34 yards to Will Bowser in the third quarter for a 21-7 lead.
Cory Cox and Malik Boatwright had short scoring runs for Greenbrier West.
Comis completed 5 of 7 passes for 123 yards and ran 35 times for 129 yards.
His two TD passes tied a Class A championship game record shared by nine others.
Bowser had three catches for 90 yards His two TD catches tied a mark shared with five others. Cox finished with 47 yards on nine carries. Boatwright rushed 25 times for 38 yards.
In last year’s 43-42 title-game loss to Wahama, Comis ran for five scores and threw for a sixth.
After punting on its first offensive series, Madonna drove 82 yards in 11 plays for the game’s first points. Comis capped the drive with a quarterback sneak with 2:47 left in the first quarter.
The Cavaliers answered with a 15-play, 70-yard drive but were unable to put points on the board after a missed 22-yard field from Derek Coryell with 7:36 remaining in the first half.
Madonna tried an onside kick to start the third quarter, but Eliot Nero caught the kick before it touched the ground and was flagged for a 15-yard illegal touching penalty, although the ball appeared to cross the 10-yard threshold.
Madonna rekicked from its own 25, and Greenbrier West started its drive at the Blue Dons 46. Six plays later, Cox ran it in from 3 yards out to knot the score at 7-7.
Comis and Bowser combined for long scoring pass plays on consecutive series to put Madonna ahead 21-7.
Boatwright’s 1-yard TD run capped Greenbrier West’s scoring with 10:03 left in the fourth quarter.
Madonna’s Matt Green kicked a 22-yard field goal with 6:12 remaining for the final margin.