#15 Oak Hill Red Devils (7-3) at #2 Bluefield Beavers (9-1)
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018.
Where: Mitchell Stadium – Bluefield, WV
Time: 7:30 p.m.
All-time record: Bluefield leads 38-8-1
Players to watch:
Mount View – QB Chandler Cooper, RB JJ Davis, RB Juice Edwards, FB Arnold Martin
Oak Hill – QB Khory Bass, RB/WR Abe Farrow
What to watch for:
The Bluefield Beavers, are now 9-1 after picking up a 20-7 win over Woodrow Wilson. The Beavers grabbed the #2 seed in the 2A WVSSAC playoffs and will have home field advantage throughout championship weekend. Bluefield, led by 32-year head coach Fred Simon, will look to defend their 2017 state championship, starting this week in a rematch of a regular season win vs. Oak Hill. The Beavers are led on offense by their senior signal caller Chandler Cooper. Cooper. Cooper has thrown for 853 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season, with most of those going to Ronnell Blevins and Jaheim House. The Beavers have produced one of the most balanced attacks in the state, rushing for a combined 2,994 yards, on their way to averaging 43 points per game. JJ Davis led the way on the ground with 1,046 yards, while Juice Edwards & Arnold Martin chipped in 846 and 601 yards, respectively.
Oak Hill will make it’s second trip within three weeks to Mercer County to take on the #2 seed Bluefield Beavers. The Red Devils, led by head coach Jason Blankenship, are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Blankenship’s team is led on offense by quarterback Khori Bass and all-purpose back Abe Farrow. In last week’s 42-8 win over Westside Bass completed 8 of 12 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown, and added 98 rushing yards and a score. The multi-talented Farrow ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns and caught six passes for 110 yards against the Renegades. For the season Bass accounted for 1,210 passing yards with 14 scores and added 1,002 rushing yards and 13 scores. Primarily a tailback, Farrow finished the regular season with 939 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns, but also caught all 14 of Bass’s touchdown passes.
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