Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms

(photo credit: Elizabeth Bennett)

If it could have gone right for Richlands against Tazewell, it did.

The Blues cashed in on five Bulldog turnovers in its way to a 41-0 rivalry win. It’s the 17th straight win for Richlands in what is dubbed the Backyard Brawl for the James C. Ramey Cup. It’s also the 4th straight shutout win for Richlands in the series.

Senior QB Cade Simmons continued to show improvement, throwing for 130 yards on a 6-9 evening with 2 passing scores. He also contributed two rushing scores for the Blues (3-3, 1-0).

Tazewell’s (4-2, 1-1) normally potent rushing attack was halted in a big way. Per the Richlands radio crew, the Dogs were held to -8 yard rushing and 33 yards in the air.

Tazewell now faces their biggest test of the season in a date with the Bluefield Beavers. With a Bluefield win, they would own the fictional Tazewell County title, having already beaten Richlands and Graham this season.

Richlands heads over the Back of the Dragon to play the Marion Scarlett Hurricane tonight in what could be a trap game as the Blues host Graham next week.

Marion (3-3, 1-0) is coming off a 55-0 loss to a feisty Gate City squad last week.

Richlands will look to continue its ground-first attack behind breakout RB Logan Steele. Simmons has also dazzled this season with his legs. WR Sage Webb and RB Zack Gillespie also look to factor into the rushing attack.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night in Marion.

One thought on “Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms”

  1. I am an Alumni of Richlands High School. I love football! My awesome nephew, Cade Simmons, plays quarterback position for the Richlands Blue Tornado. I am one very proud Aunt! Since I live in Arizona, I listen to the games on the radio. I wish I could be there to watch him!

    I would like to brag a little….In addition to his awesome athleticism, he is a gentlemen, an intelligent young man, a kind hearted young man, and I love him to the moon and back!

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