Ridgeview Wolfpack (7-1)
Pike County Central Hawks (3-6)
When: Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Hawks Nest, Pikeville, Kentucky
Series all time: Ridgeview leads 1-0 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Pike County Central 45-21 on October 27, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.)
The Ridgeview Wolfpack look to rebound from a potentially devastating loss last Friday night at the hands of the Abingdon Falcons. The 36-30 loss in overtime cost the Wolfpack an outright district title and potentially a top seed in the region and the home field advantage that comes with it.
The Wolfpack must now move forward as control over who gets the top seed in the region now goes to the Union Bears. The Wolfpack will look to win their final two non-conference games beginning this weekend across state lines. The Pack will travel to Pikeville, Kentucky to take on the Hawks of Pike County Central.
The Hawks are coming off a 47-6 loss to Kentucky powerhouse Belfry in their last contest and finish up their regular season Friday night. The Hawks playoff fate has already been sealed and they will face a long road trip to Lexington to face Lexington Catholic in round one of the KHSAA 3A playoffs next week.
Leading the way for the Hawks on offense is quarterback Tyler Hunt, who can throw and run the ball to great lengths. Hunt had two touchdowns through the air and two on the ground in a 44-0 win two weeks ago against Sheldon Clark.
On defense for the Hawks, linebacker Nate Roberts is the player to watch. Roberts had 12 tackles and two sacks in the victory over Sheldon Clark.
For the Wolfpack, the offense continues to put up yards and points. However, the defense has shown signs of the grueling schedule over the last several weeks. The Pack surrendered 420 total yards of offense in the loss to the high flying Falcons a week ago.
The key story for Friday night’s contest will not be the offense or defense of either team on the field, but, the potential for wet weather and a very sloppy field. The Pack have yet to be tested in their four year existence in the mud and the muck of a quagmire field condition. It will be very interesting to see how the Pack play in these conditions.
(special thanks to Jarrod Clark and @PCHawksHangout on Twitter for providing information and pictures for this article)
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.
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