Check them out: Surprising MHS a step from state
Fairmont Senior standing in way


The Dominion Post

It seems odd to use the words "Morgantown High boys' basketball team" and "state championship" in the same sentence.


The Mohigans have never won one and have made just two apperances in the state tournament since 1993, both first-round exits courtesy of Woodrow Wilson.

MHS entered this season minus its two top scorers from the season before.

Throw it all together and it didn't add up to a state championship formula.

Somebody forgot to tell the Mohigans.

"This team wants it all," point guard Bobby Prim said following the Mohigans' 80-36 victory over University High on Friday night for the sectional title. "That's what we've been working for all year."

Against the odds, MHS is putting together a dream season.

Twenty victories ... check.

No. 1 ranking in the power poll ... check.

No. 4 ranking in the media poll ... check.

Four starters in double figures ... check.

An exciting run-and-gun style of play ... check.

Now, nothing short of a state tourney appearance, and possibly a championship, will satisfy them.

"Our confidence level is at an all-time high right now," Prim said. "We're prepared to do whatever it takes. We've been like that all season. I think that's why we've been successful."