Summer Spotlight Series: Stevenson on ‘culture change’ for Fairmont football

FAIRMONT – The Fairmont football team finished with a 2-7 record last season, but showed great improvement from the start of the season to the end of the fall.

Chris Stevenson, who is now a rising senior wide receiver for the Golden Tornadoes, discussed the “culture change” that took place on this week’s Inside Sports Summer Spotlight Series interview at

“I would say the culture change that Coach Cox is trying to bring into Fairmont – previously our culture has not been so great – but now with the culture change and the new system, at first it was a little shaky, but now we ‘ re starting to get it rolling and I think we’re going to be very good this season, ”Stevenson said.

The Golden Tornadoes started 0-5 last fall before winning two of their last four games; they also played a game against St. Pauls, which won the conference and reached the fourth round of the state playoffs, that wasn’t decided until the final minutes.

Now the team hopes that improved finish, and the work they’ve done since the offseason, can carry into a stronger on-field result in 2022.

“A conference championship, that’s what we’re aiming at,” Stevenson said. “And then with that, just make a deep run into the playoffs, and that’s a goal the whole team has set and wants to have.”

For more of Stevenson’s interview, including his thoughts on 7-on-7 football this summer, his senior season, goals for this fall and what it takes to make a great catch, the full video can be seen at

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