Wheeling Park Edges South to Lock up Playoff Spot


Wheeling Park rallied for a 25-24 victory at Parkersburg South and clinched a Class AAA playoff berth for the fourth straight year.

Park senior running back Theo Blackston rushed for  yards and went over 1,000 yards for the season.

Quarterback Killian Coyne hooked up with Isaac Turner for the go-ahead score on fourth and four with 2:04 left and the Wheeling Park defense sealed it with a Tre Saunders interception.

Senior running back Michael Grove ran for two scores, and Wheeling Park improved to 7-2 on the season.

Wheeling Park hosts John Marshall (5-4) next Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium. With a win, the Patriots could host a first-round playoff game.

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