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!

I’m a 2003 graduate of Tazewell High School and love the town I grew up in. After graduation I continued my education at Radford University getting my Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Personally my life revolves around my family and main profession. I have an amazing wife and two beautiful, sweet little girls. Throughout the week you can find me at Ramey Automotive in Richlands where I’m the General Manager. I’m blessed to be a part of a family business that is eager to support multiple things and especially high school football.

My grandmother lives in Bastian, Va and she has a sign that hangs in her carport that says “If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, you’re lucky enough”. Man is that sign true. I’ve lived here all my life and there’s a few things constant; high school football being one of them. In 2017 I was fortunate to get to provide the color commentary for Tazewell Football on Kicks Country and G98 radio. I’ll continue to do so this year as well. Follow me as I share past stories and cover your Tazewell High School Football team throughout the season.

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