Ridgeview Wolfpack (4-0, 2-0 M7)
Lee High Generals(2-2, 0-0 M7)
When: Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Five Star Stadium, Ben Hur, Va.
Series all time: Lee High leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Lee High 30-27 on September 22, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.)
Coming off the biggest win in school history, the Ridgeview Wolfpack must now regain focus and move forward building on to the success of what has been achieved thus far. The Wolfpack defeated the Union Bears a week ago, 27-14.
Up next for the hungry Pack is the Lee High Generals. The Generals are coming off of an emotional victory in their own right in defeating Eastside 27-26 in a thriller last Friday. The winning score for the Generals came with 4:53 left in the contest as Dewayne Garrett completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Devin Goins.
The signal caller for the Generals, Garrett, has thrown for 454 yards with four touchdowns through the first four games. Also flanking Garrett in the backfield is Blake Lewis. Lewis finished with 77 yards on 12 carries with two scores as well as two receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown against Eastside last Friday night. The Generals also hand the ball off frequently to Ethan Wynn, who has 229 yards rushing with two touchdowns so far in 2018.
On defense, the Generals are led by Lewis, whose seven tackles, three for loss with one sack garnered him nomination for CoalfieldSports.com week four defensive player of the week honors.
The Pack look to get more yards for play makers Trenton Adkins and Matthew Sexton behind a tremendous offensive line. Quarterback Tyler O’Quin had a breakout performance against the Union Bears, completing passes and scrambling for huge yards on critical plays.
On defense, the Pack impressed all of Southwest Virginia with their performance a week ago, keeping speedy running back Avery Jenkins in check. Alijah Sproles will look to continue to lay the boom down on unsuspecting General ball carriers. Jacob Hensley gutted out a nasty hand laceration suffered before the Union game and was able to deflect two passes when needed most against the Bears. Look for Hensley to defend the friendly skies from any bombs the Generals may throw deep with another week for the hand injury to recover.
The Generals look to make a statement in their first Mountain 7 conference game of the season. The Pack will be riding the wave of momentum after beginning the season 4-0 and look to ride that wave on through Lee County. Look for some hard hitting, good hard nosed Southwest Virginia style football to take place at Five Star Stadium on Friday night.
I was born a Haysi Tiger but unfortunately succumbed to a broken heart on a cold rainy afternoon in King William, Virginia on December 6, 2014.
However, I was reincarnated as a Wolf, and became a runner of the Ridgeview Wolfpack on August 28, 2015. You now hear me howling most autumn Friday nights high atop Rose Ridge in Dickenson County or anywhere else my Pack of hungry Wolves may be, from Grundy to Falcon Hill or from Ben Hur to Pikeville, Kentucky.
I never wolfed down (pun very intended) a Tiger Taco like Mr. Brady Hess, but I was and still am known to devour a pizza from Pizza Factory on Main Street in Haysi.
I have always wanted to write about sports and now I have the opportunity to thanks to those who have built this wonderful place on the world wide web. Hope y’all enjoy.