CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bridgeport is tired of being the bridesmaid and never getting a wedding of its own.
The second-seeded Indians (11-1) get their best chance, hosting No. 3 Bluefield (10-2) at 7:30 tonight in the Class AA semifinals. The winner advances to next week's Super Six Championships at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Bridgeport has lost in the Class AA or AAA semis four out of the last five years and never advanced to the title game.
"I'm awful sick of the semifinals,'' said Indians coach Josh Nicewarner. "I really think this is the group that can get us over that hump.''
Bridgeport's only hiccup this season was a 17-14 loss to Wheeling Park, which is in the Class AAA semis, in the second game of the year.
Since then the Indians have reeled off 10 straight victories, including a 54-20 decision over Roane County in the opening round of the playoffs and last week's 28-0 domination of Fairmont Senior in the quarterfinals. During its winning streak, Bridgeport's defense has posted five shutouts.
"Coming into the season, the defense was a big question mark for us,'' Nicewarner said. "Our biggest thing, just be ourselves. Not try to do anything special and not panicking.
"Just do what got us here. We're going to have to create turnovers and force [Bluefield] to do things they don't do very well and they seem to do everything well.''