Beavers, Bulldogs set for week 5 matchup

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In the September 2017 matchup between the Tazewell Bulldogs and the Bluefield Beavers, there was no shortage of offense. Don’t expect 2018 to be any different.

The West Virginia State Champion Bluefield Beavers beat a young Tazewell team that night at Mitchell stadium to a final score of 62-27.

Kennedy Award Winner running back Mookie Collier is a member of the Marshall Thundering Herd and fullback Jason “Truck” Edwards is now a Pitt Panther. However, that hasn’t slowed the Beavers.

Led by Ronnell Blevins, Jamere Edwards, Chandler Cooper and Arnold Martin, the Beavers roll into Bulldog Stadium scoring an average of over 49 points through three games this season. The Beavers are once again 3-0 and have given up a mere 21 points to this point. The #1 ranked Bluefield Beavers are clicking on all cylinders and have already defeated their border rival Graham and county rival Princeton.

Tazewell’s running game is much improved from 2017. Sophomore stand-out Chancellor Harris has ran for over 500 yards through three games. Tazewell’s offensive line has helped pave the way to where the Dogs are averaging right at seven yards a carry. Quarterback Jamir Blevins is coming off a 61-38 win over River View where he threw for 121 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. The Dogs are 1-2 and look to improve and make the playoffs in 2018.

The Bluefield Beavers are hoping for some deja vu from a season ago. The Dogs are hoping to shock Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia and come away with a win themselves.

It’ll all go down at Bulldog Stadium Friday, September 21st at 7 p.m..

How do you see the outcome of this game? Comment below!

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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