WELCH, WV — In 2014, a small group of golf enthusiasts led by local businessman Sam Baker planned and organized the inaugural Welch vs. Gary Barrel Bowl celebration.
Originally planned to promote tourism and raise funds for McDowell County charitable organizations, the Barrel Bowl recreated the gridiron rivalry played for generations between the two schools. Now averaging over 100 golfers per year with attendance from at least 8 states The Barrel Bowl is . . .