CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Playoffs Week 1

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports picked five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before the fans selected THE game of the week.

 

Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast picked the five contests and were joined by a special guest each week.

 

Now that it is playoff time, there is a twist.

 

Ryan and Brady will still be joined by a guest picker and a trivia question winner throughout the playoffs. However, instead of just five games in the region. We will pick each playoff game in the CoalfieldSports area.

 

So far, the records are as follows:

Ryan: 45-10

Brady: 40-13

Guest: 43-12 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker: 4-1, Casey Goetz: 3-2, Anthony Stevens: 5-0, Chase Parker: 4-1, Nolan Knight: 4-1, Frank Browning: 3-2, Heather Williams: 4-1, Brian Woodson 4-1, Mark Fought 4-1)

Trivia Winner: 19-7 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1, Jeff Atwell 3-2, Trevor Ramsey 3-2, Matthew Ball 4-1, Brian Owens 4-1)

 

ESPN Blacksburg’s Mark Fought went 4-1 against the experts last week. The lone set back came in Radford’s upset over Glenvar. We thank you so much Mark for your analysis and wish the Blacksburg Burins luck in the Class 4 playoffs!

 

This week’s guest picker is Chris Duble. The 28-year-old Centreville, Virginia native spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the Northwood Panthers before stepping down from that position. Duble was 4-14 during his time in Saltville. Before his days in Saltville, Duble played for Centreville High School in northern Virginia before finishing his playing days at Ferrum College. After his playing days, he became a member of Mark Palmer’s staff at Patrick Henry. We are excited to have Chris pick with us this week!

 

Last week’s trivia question winner, Brian Owens, went 4-1 against the experts. Congrats, Brian! Thank you for playing!

 

This week the trivia winner is Hayley Allison!

Congratulations, Hayley! Best of luck!

 

This week there are 17 playoff games in the region. Let’s get to it!

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

 

AA

 

Oak Hill at Bluefield:

 

Brady: Bluefield

 

Chris:Bluefield

 

Ryan: Bluefield

 

Hayley: Bluefield

 

 

A:

 

Ritchie County at Mount View

 

Brady: Mount View

 

Chris:Mount View

 

Ryan: Mount View

 

Hayley: Ritchie County

 

VIRGINIA:

 

Class 4:

 

Pulaski County at George Washington

 

Brady: George Washington

 

Chris:George Washington

 

Ryan: Pulaski County

 

Hayley: George Washington

 

 

Class 3:

 

Hidden Valley at Abingdon

 

Brady: Abingdon

 

Chris:Hidden Valley

 

Ryan: Abingdon

 

Hayley: Hidden Valley

 

Class 2:

 

Fort Chiswell at Radford

 

Brady: Radford

 

Chris:Radford

 

Ryan: Radford

 

Hayley: Radford

 

Giles at Appomattox:

 

Brady: Appomattox

 

Chris:Appomattox

 

Ryan: Appomattox

 

Hayley: Appomattox

 

Wise-Central at Ridgeview:

 

Brady: Ridgeview

 

Chris:Ridgeview

 

Ryan: Ridgeview

 

Hayley: Wise-Central

 

John Battle at Union

 

Brady: Union

 

Chris:Union

 

Ryan: Union

 

Hayley: Union

 

Virginia High at Graham

Brady: Graham

 

Chris:Graham

 

Ryan: Graham

 

Hayley: Graham

 

Richlands at Grayson County

 

Brady: Richlands

 

Chris:Richlands

 

Ryan: Richlands

 

Hayley: Richlands

 

 

Class 1

 

Eastern Montgomery at Galax

 

Brady: Galax

 

Chris: Galax

 

Ryan: Galax

 

Hayley: Galax

 

Auburn at Narrows

 

Brady: Narrows

 

Chris:Narrows

 

Ryan: Narrows

 

Hayley: Narrows

 

Covington at George Wythe:

 

Brady: George Wythe

 

Chris:George Wythe

 

Ryan: George Wythe

 

Hayley: Covington

 

Eastside at Chilhowie

Brady: Chilhowie

 

Chris:  Chilhowie

 

Ryan: Chilhowie

 

Hayley: Chilhowie

 

Honaker at Patrick Henry

 

Brady: Patrick Henry

 

Chris:  Patrick Henry

 

Ryan: Patrick Henry

 

Hayley: Patrick Henry

 

Holston at J.I. Burton

 

Brady: J.I. Burton

 

Chris: Holston

 

Ryan: J.I. Burton

 

Hayley: J.I. Burton

 

 

Thomas Walker at Grundy

 

Brady: Grundy

 

Chris: Grundy

 

Ryan: Thomas Walker

 

Hayley: Thomas Walker

 

I am a graduate of Richlands High School—class of 2014. In May 2018, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and History with a minor in war and Society from Virginia Tech.

My passions in life are numerous. We don’t have all day. This is not the place to divulge into Hokie Football, so I will shed some light on one of my other favorites.

I was born and raised in the coalfields of southwest Virginia—Richlands to be exact. I remember the first time I ever went to a high school football game (Richlands-Tazewell ’02). Since then, a passion has grown that is stronger than the current in the Clinch River. As a football player in this region, I was able to witness the passion oozing out of the hills firsthand. It was something that when I began college, people had a hard time believing the spectacle that is high school football in the coalfields. Luckily, I was able to go 42-8 in between the white lines on Fridays and Saturdays from 2010-2013. I look forward to having another platform to tell you my stories, your stories and their stories. Here’s to the good times and hoping I don’t leave you like I did Coach Greg Mance numerous times—by saying, “Gosh Durn It!”

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