Fairmont Senior Football
In the rugged landscape of West Virginia high school football, the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears have firmly established themselves as one of the state’s premier teams. The 2022 season was no exception, as they showcased their talents week in and week out.
With an impressive 8-4 overall record, the Polar Bears demonstrated their ability to compete at the highest level, leaving a lasting impact on AA football in the state. Despite falling short in the second round of the playoffs, the team’s achievements and noteworthy performances set them apart from their peers.
One of the standout moments of the season was their commanding victory over the formidable Linsly team. Defeating them 27-24 at home. This victory will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the premier wins in the state during the 2022 season.
Although they faced setbacks in the regular season, dropping close games to Morgantown, Bridgeport, and University, the Polar Bears remained resilient and fought hard until the final whistle. These narrow defeats only served to fuel their determination, further highlighting their competitive spirit and commitment to excellence.
The team’s impressive schedule speaks volumes about their willingness to take on top-tier opponents, a testament to their ambition and desire to be challenged. Fairmont Senior consistently seeks out the best competition, and their willingness to go head-to-head against formidable teams has played a significant role in solidifying their status among West Virginia’s elite.
As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming seasons, there is no doubt that the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears will continue to captivate audiences and inspire their community with their unwavering commitment to excellence. The will continue to be at the top of the game for many years to come.
As the 2023 high school football season approaches, all eyes are on the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears, led by their Head Coach Nick Bartic. With a reputation for producing premier teams year after year, the Polar Bears are once again expected to be a force to be reckoned with in the state.
The team boasts a roster filled with top-notch talent, headlined by standout players such as running back/linebacker Dylan Ours, versatile athlete Damani Johnson, defensive back Cannon Dinger, and the formidable offensive and defensive linemen Trevor Bigelow, Kaleb Arborgast, Jozef Richmond, and Riley Green. With quarterback Brody Whitehair at the helm and the leadership of defensive backs Gavin Michael and linebacker Luke Abburzzino, the Polar Bears have a formidable lineup that strikes fear in the hearts of opponents.
One of the team’s strengths lies in its experience, with an impressive 15 returning starters from the previous season. This seasoned core brings a wealth of knowledge and chemistry that will undoubtedly translate into success on the field. Under the guidance of Coach Bartic and the Polar Bear Coaching Staff, who has consistently produced winning teams, the Polar Bears are well-positioned to continue their tradition of excellence.
The 2023 season features an exciting highlight in the form of the Robert C. Byrd game, known as the Pepperoni Roll Bowl. This annual clash, scheduled for a Thursday night during the Italian Heritage Festival, promises to be a thrilling spectacle for fans. The Polar Bears will be eager to showcase their skills on this grand stage, further cementing their status as one of the state’s premier teams.
However, the team will face a challenging mid-season gauntlet, with a string of tough opponents. Bridgeport, University, North Marion, and Morgantown loom on the schedule, presenting a series of formidable tests for the Polar Bears. The team’s resilience and determination will be put to the ultimate test during this crucial stretch of the season.
Nonetheless, the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears have always been known as the gatekeepers of the state championship. Year after year, the road to the title runs through Fairmont, and this season will be no different. With their exceptional talent, experienced roster, and the astute leadership of Coach Bartic, the Polar Bears are primed to make a deep run in the playoffs and contend for another state championship.
As the anticipation builds and the countdown to kickoff begins, the Fairmont Senior community and football fans across the state eagerly await the start of the 2023 season. The Polar Bears’ winning legacy, combined with the skill and determination of their talented roster, has set the stage for an exhilarating season that promises to leave an indelible mark on West Virginia high school football.