Twin Valley looking for a win, travels to Craig County

Twin Valley (1-3) @ Craig County (2-2)

Jeremy Ward and his Twin Valley Panthers have a long road trip in front of them in hopes of getting back into the win column. The purple and black will make a three-hour and four-minute trip to New Castle for battle with the Craig County Rockets on Friday. 

Twin Valley has one thing in mind as it heads to the smallest school in Virginia to field a football team.


A season ago in Oakwood, the Rockets sent shockwaves across the Commonwealth as they knocked off Twin Valley, 34-16.

The win marked Craig County’s first win since September 11, 2015 and broke a 30-game losing streak. 

Craig County went on to finish the 2018 with a 2-8 record. Through four weeks of the 2019 season, the Rockets have matched their win total from a year ago. Craig County earned its first win via forfeit after originally having Bland County on the schedule. The win came after the Bears were unable to field a team in 2019 due to low numbers. The Rockets are coming off a 30-16 win last week in Montcalm, WV. 

Dakota Henderson was the man in charge for Craig County. Henderson accounted for two touchdowns through the air in addition to a rushing touchdown for Craig County in interstate action. 

Twin Valley looks to get going offensively after being blanked by Northwood last week in a Battle of the Panthers. Jeremy Ward’s squad was limited to 62 yards of total offense in the loss. The loss was the first time Twin Valley had been shut out since Radford blanked Tommy Crigger’s Panthers 49-0 in the first round of the VHSL playoffs in 2015. 

Twin Valley is still searching for its first win over team from Virginia this season. 

The series between the Panthers and Rockets dates back to 2017. Things are currently knotted up at 1-1. Brian Moore led Twin Valley to a 20-12 victory in the initial meeting before Mark Harrison guided the Rockets to victory last season. 

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