By Colin Dunlap | 6 a.m. Tuesday
Bill Stewart told and interesting story yesterday at his news conference.
There is no denying the Pitt-West Virginia rivalry is fierce, one of the most ferocious in college football.
But it might not be the most vicious one Stewart has ever been in the middle of, as he played for Magnolia High School in its traditional Thanksgiving Day game against the now-defunct Sistersville High, which is about 95 from Pittsburgh, south of Wheeling.
Growing up, it was the biggest game in Stewart's hometown of New Martinsville and he relayed a story he remembers hearing about the game.
The way it was told to him, it happened in the early-40s or thereabouts.
"One time they put the coach and his brother in jail [during the game]," Stewart said.
Seriously, coach? Why would they do that?
"Well," Stewart said. "There was a ruckus in the end zone. You can look that up, that's a true story. That is Cub and Boy Scout honor. ...for their own protection, they put them in jail. One Kiger brother was playing, the other was coaching, the one scored a touchdown, went right up on the hill in Sistersville, punched a few of the locals and the donnybrook was on."