Bulldogs set to host Raiders in interstate battle

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bennett.


The Tazewell Bulldogs and the River View Raiders are both searching for their first win of the young 2018 season. Saturday morning, one team will have that win and for the other the search will still be on.

In the 2017 matchup, Tazewell QB Jamir Blevins threw for 273 yards and 5 TDs to lead the Bulldogs out of Bradshaw with a 40-26 win. The then-River View senior running back Bradley Mullins ran hard for 94 yards and 2 TDs in a courageous effort for the Raiders.

Sophomore running back Chancellor Harris has paced the Dogs in running for over 300 yards and 4 TDs to start off the 2018 season. He is coming off a 175-yard game in a losing effort against county rival Graham. Tazewell has incorporated a two quarterback approach in big armed Jamir Blevins and speedy Josiah Jordan.

River View is led by senior fullback Colton Kennedy, junior running back Jacob Justice and junior QB Dalton “Boo” Roberts. The Raiders run a Wing-T offense that incorporates misdirection and sees a variety of players run the ball. In the 2017 matchup, the Raiders ran for 275 yards and 3 TDs.

It will all go down at 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Tazewell. The Bulldog’s spread against the smash mouth ways of the River View Raiders. Will Chancellor Harris, Josiah Jordan, Jamir Blevins and the team run and pass up and down the field all game long? Or will the Raiders’ Colton Kennedy and the squad run rabid for four yards and a cloud of dust at a time? How do you think the game will play out? Sound off in the comments section!

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