Hurricane, which ended the regular season with a 1-1 tie against No. 2 Parkersburg (17-4-4) for its only blemish, controlled Wednesday's game from the outset but didn't have anything to show for its efforts until late in the opening half. Miles, a defender, turned an assist from Morgan into a 1-0 lead with 3:21 left before halftime.
Morgan put a shot on goal that deflected off a Big Reds' player and Miles, pushing up from his defensive position, was in front of the goal to wrangle the ricochet and put the ball inside the left post.
Senior defender Tyler Broadwater had Parkersburg's best shot at tying the game in the second half, but Hurricane junior keeper Tim Hayslett dived to slap away the direct kick from about 25 yards out. Hayslett, who played goalie for the first time this season then ended up starting midway through the year, turned in one save.
White chipped in an unassisted goal, which deflected off a Parkersburg defender, with 2:02 left in the game to seal the deal.
Parkersburg's defense held Thompson, who led the Kanawha Valley in scoring with 47 goals, scoreless for only the fifth time this season. Broadwater, who is considered by many as an all-state defender, marked Thompson throughout the game.
"He dominated the upper third [of the field],'' said Big Reds junior keeper Reid Strobl of Thompson. "It was just too much. They had a lot of good players that came through and made some good goals.''
Toward the end of the match the referee had to separate both teams' players, but order was restored quickly. When the clock hit zero the Hurricane players sprinted onto the field to celebrate while Dagostine found a quiet place on the bench and buried his head in his hands.
"[Other people] have really tried to tear this team apart,'' said the Hurricane coach. "At the [Mountain State Athletic] conference championship game when a lot of things happened, I think that's when our team finally came together. Everybody in every huddle from that point on, they wanted to get a job done. It's been special to watch this thing come together. I think all of us will take as much off the field.''
Parkersburg played in its ninth championship game and had its third runner-up finish to go with six titles. The Big Reds, who still haven't won a championship outside of Beckley, edged defending state champion GW 1-0 in the semis.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.