So how long has it been since Keyser played for a state football title?
Well, Richard Nixon was president and Led Zeppelin was just forging its way into the world of rock 'n' roll. The year was 1969.
That's the year Keyser shaded Winfield 21-20 for the Class AA crown, and the Golden Tornado hasn't been back to the finals since.
Wayne, meanwhile, is one of those teams that seem to be building a wing at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Pioneers are making their sixth trip to the Super Six since 2000.
Biser realizes his program is at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to knowing what to expect at the big show.
"It's something we've talked to our players about,'' he said, "and I definitely think it gives Wayne the upper hand with a little bit of experience about what goes on up there, to have that under their belts.
"We've talked to our kids about tightening up and not making it a bigger deal than what it is. It's a football game, and we'll see what happens. We're definitely trying to prepare them for that.''
Harmon, meanwhile, doesn't feel like his program's knowledge of the Super Six setting and the bright lights will amount to all that much.
"In all honesty, it wears off when the game starts,'' Harmon said. "People like to talk about our great amount of experience there, but one of the better times we ever played up there was the first time we went [a 14-6 loss to Bridgeport in 2000].
"Both teams will play with great emotion and play hard. Knowing what's there is not going to be much of a factor in the game.''
Keyser plans to leave today, get in a practice at Island Stadium and spend the night before Friday's game in Wheeling.
"I thought it would be better if we had fresh legs,'' Biser said, "rather than drive up [Friday] and play.''
His players, however, didn't want to ride in style for the lengthy trip. Biser said they demanded to arrive at the Super Six site in Mineral County school buses.
"That's their mentality,'' Biser said. "They're not babied. They feel like they need to ride school buses. In fact, they told me if I get a charter bus, they'd refuse to ride it.''
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