1970 WV AAA State Championship CHS vs CVHS 2nd half





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Published on Jun 30, 2011

1970 WV AAA State Championship Charleston High School vs Clarksburg Victory High 2nd half November 14, 1970

Coach Frank Vincent was worried on Saturday morning, November 14 1970. Why? That was the day CHS could make history in WV by winning the State Championship for three straight years in a row, and it had rained the night before and was drizzling on the morning of the playoffs.

He went back to the hotel and asked Rick Hurt if they were ready to run in the mud. Ricky said, "Coach, I'll guarantee you one thing -- I don't care if there's mud, sleet or snow. We're going win it!"

Vincent continued to worry until about 30 minutes before the game. "I could tell in the dressing room they were ready to play"

He told them they would have to strike quick and they did. On the second play Mike Tyson broke loose for 64-yard touchdown run. Two more touchdowns by Chuck Green and Rex Repass gave the Lions a 20-0 lead with 5:19 left to play in the first quarter.

The Mt. Lions kept pushing throughout the rest of the game to come out on top with the score 32-7. With Victory scoring, it was a first time in the three years a team had scored in the championship playoff against the Charleston High Mt. Lions. We finished the season with a 10-0-1 record. It was the last game for 12 guys' who had played in the other championship games. For the seniors their record was 31-0-1.

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