Weirton Residents and Businesses Are Proud of Football Team


With Weirton Madonna being one of the only Ohio Valley schools in this weekends Super 6, one can imagine that Weirton residents and businesses will be showing their pride.

Two days and counting until Weirton Madonna faces off against Wahama in the Single A State Football Championship game this Saturday at 7 pm.

With the support of an entire  community, the Madonna team is hoping to bring back a State trophy.

Gus's Goodies is just one of the local businesses showing a public display of support.

"We are very proud of them, this whole city is very proud of them. It brings a lot of pride to the area and we gotta give them credit, they've been doing a great job. They have a great coach and a great bunch of kids," says Gus Monezis, Owner of Gus's Goodies.

Much of the pride stems from being former students or even football players at Madonna, like Michael Guida, who has coached many of the current players.

"I'm so proud of them. They're the best group of kids. I coached them for three years, the juniors and seniors and they're such a good group of kids, great athletes, intelligent and good boys," says Guida, General Manager at Dee Jay's.

Weirton resident Jerry Fulmer  had a son who was on the team. 

"Three of my kids went to Madonna. My son played ball there and I'm very proud of the team, the coaches, and the school," says Fulmer.

Owner of Tudor's Biscuit World, Chris Paul, is a graduate and  his brother was a football coach when they won states in 1987.

"My daughter goes there now, she's a junior. Most of the guys on the team are juniors. They have about four or five that are seniors. It's just great, it's great for us guys that played ball there and it's great for the community," says Paul.

Weirton Madonna will have a pep rally Friday to get there team pumped up for the State Championship game on Saturday.

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