Principal DeFazio Wants Strong Turnout for Friday's Indians-Bluefield Game; No Advance Ticket Sales

By Jeff Toquinto on November 21, 2017 via

The good news for Bridgeport High School football fans is that their Indians are still alive in the Class AA football postseason. The bad news, at least for those going to the game with students who like to save a few bucks, is that no advance tickets sales will be held this week.
The Indians will be visiting southern West Virginia to face off with Bluefield. The No. 3 Indians advanced to the ‘AA’ semifinals with a win over Winfield, while the No. 2 Beavers took out Point Pleasant to move to the next round.
At stake in Friday’s game is a berth in the Class AA state championship game. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
According to Bridgeport High School Principal Mark DeFazio, due to the Thanksgiving holiday no advanced tickets will be sold. DeFazio said it’s the holiday, and not the fact the game is at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield, that is the reason for no sales.
During the first two weeks of the postseason, advance tickets were sold on Thursdays at the school between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Students could save $2 by purchasing them in advance for $5 and those not wanting to wait in line they could purchase tickets for $7.
All tickets will be $7 at the gate.
DeFazio said he’ll be in attendance. He hopes to see a lot of Bridgeport red in the crowd as well.
“I’m hoping for a good following. I know it’s a long trip, but we usually travel well even during the holidays and for long road trips,” said DeFazio. “The good thing is that I don’t have to worry too much about behavior of our fans because our parents and students know what our expected behavior is.”
The winner of Friday’s game will play the winner of top-ranked Mingo Central against No. 4 Fairmont Senior. Those two teams will play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
According to, the distance between Bridgeport and Bluefield is nearly 200 miles. The trip is estimated at more than three hours. 

Connect Bridgeport
© 2018