CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In many ways, the stage is set for a record-breaking weekend at the Super Six state finals in Wheeling.
All three championship games present some sort of historical significance as Wheeling Island Stadium gets ready to host its 20th set of high school football title contests.
In each contest, a 13-0 team that entered the playoffs with the No. 1 seed and an unbeaten record is challenged by a 12-1 opponent - Huntington (vs. No.2 Martinsburg) in AAA, Wayne (vs. No. 2 Bridgeport) in AA and Madonna (vs. No. 7 West) in A.
In addition, all three matchups have a decided North vs. South flavor as well as some of the top athletes under consideration for the Kennedy Award as the state's best player - Martinsburg quarterback Malique Watkins, Wayne fullback-linebacker Mason Hodge, Bridgeport running back Anthony Bonamico and Madonna quarterback Ross Comis.
Martinsburg ran its playoff win streak to 15 straight with Saturday's 35-21 victory against Capital, getting three touchdowns from running back Deamonte Lindsay and a TD run and pass from Watkins.
The Bulldogs used to be compared to the Buffalo Bills for title-game futility, losing in their first four visits to Island Stadium (2001-06), but now stand on the doorstep of history.
"We've just got to come out and do our thing,'' Lindsay said. "It means a lot, working hard all year, all offseason and two-a-days and everything. Just to get here and be able to have the opportunity means a lot.''