The Varsity Letters' quest for former, local high school standouts continues ...
Travel back a decade and the kicking game at West Virginia University had a local flavor. First, Chartiers-Houston product Mark Fazzolari went from a first-Team all-state selection at punt by the Associated Press in 1997 to the Mountaineers' punter. Fazzolari lettered at WVU from 1999-2002 and his 41.5 punt average in 1999 ranks 13th in team history.
Ringgold's Todd James drew attention with his kickoffs, which often landed in the end zone – a rarity at the high school level. James landed on the AP second-team defense as a punter in 1999 and was at West Virginia by 2000. During his collegiate career, James frequently handled kicking and punting duties. In 2002, James made 46 of 50 extra points and scored 79 points. He lettered with the Mountaineers from 2000-03.
The Varsity Letters issues an All Points Bulletin for Fazzolari and James. Anyone with information regarding both or either is urged to contact The Varsity Letters.