Marion, Grayson County clash in Independence

Marion Scarlet Hurricane
 (1-2) at Grayson County Blue Devils (2-1) 

Date: Friday, September, 21 2018.

Where: 110 Blue Devil Drive – Independence, VA 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Last meeting: 09/22/2017 Marion 18 – Grayson County 10

All-time record: Marion leads 1-0

In a matchup of two teams that are coming off disappointing losses, the Marion Scarlet Hurricane will travel to Independence to take on the Grayson County Blue Devils.

Players to watch:

Marion – QB Tanner Tate, RB Easton Medley, WR Austin Thomas, RB/LB Nick Reese

Grayson County – RB Ethan Brown, RB Jake Hollingsworth, OL/DL Crue Cassell

What to watch for:

Marion (1-2), who is coming off a bye week, had a tough go around in their last outing vs. George Wythe. The Scarlet Hurricane hope to bounce back and have the same luck as last year, when they defeated Grayson County 18-10 at home. Coach Joey Carroll will count on his quarterback Tanner Tate to lead the charge. Tate proved his ability in the ‘Canes thrashing of Northwood in week two by throwing three touchdown passes and rushing for another. Austin Thomas could be called Tate’s favorite target, as he was on the receiving end of two scoring strikes. Easton Medley is their big play threat out of the backfield. Medley rushed for two touchdowns against the Panthers.

#24 Nick Reese awaits the coin toss vs. Chilhowie
Photo: Twitter

Grayson County:
Grayson County comes into this game with revenge on their mind as the Blue Devils wish to avenge their loss from the previous season against Marion. The Blue Devils got out to a red-hot 3-0 start before dropping a decisive decision in Salem last week vs. the Glenvar Highlanders. The Devils hope to get their offense back on track by leaning on Ethan Brown and Jake Hollingsworth. Brown rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns against Rural Retreat. Hollingsworth was a Player of the Week nominee in week two after his 247 yards & two touchdown performance against Carroll County.

#50 Crue Cassell
Photo: Twitter

This is one of SWVA’s newest series, as this will only be the second all time matchup between the two teams. Marion leads 1-0.

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