Ridgeview Wolfpack (8-2)
Marion Scarlet Hurricanes (3-7)
When: Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va.
Series all time: Series tied 1-1 (Last meeting Marion defeated Ridgeview 46-21 on October 21, 2016 in Marion, Va.)
The Ridgeview Wolfpack have only been in existence for five seasons. Playoff football is becoming a habit for the upstart program on Rose Ridge. In the five seasons in the history of the program, the Wolfpack have played in the postseason in four of those campaigns.
Ridgeview will look to advance past the first round for the second straight season on Friday night as they host the eight seeded Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. The Scarlet Hurricanes come into the playoff contest with a 3-7 record with wins over John Battle, Grayson County and Lebanon.
The Wolfpack should receive a spark in their already high powered offensive attack as quarterback Nick Phillips is slated to return after suffering an ankle injury against Abingdon. Trenton Adkins also looks to add more yardage and touchdowns to his Madden like video game statistics. Look for Brandon Beavers and Timmy Hess to get plenty of open looks for receptions as well.
The Scarlet Hurricanes are led on offense by Zack Richardson. Richardson impressed with 70 yards on the ground a week ago against Graham on 22 carries with one touchdown. The 5′ 11″, 165 pound senior also plays cornerback on defense.
The Wolfpack defense continues to improve on the field. In a 61-14 win over Honaker last week, the Pack defense forced two fumbles, constantly pressured the quarterback and also blocked a punt on special teams. The Pack will look to attack Richardson and quarterback Tanner Tate with Shane Deel, Alijah Sproles, Caden Gibson, Chase Salyers and Josh Boyd leading the way.
With the frigid temperatures in southwest Virginia earlier in the week, a dusting of snow and the change in color of the leaves, it’s definitely time for some playoff football! The second season is about to begin. The time of the year has arrived to win or go home. With game time temperatures projected to be in the upper 30’s at kickoff, the weather should be perfect for playoff football on the Ridge.
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.
I have always wanted to write about sports and now I have the opportunity to thanks to those who have built this wonderful place on the world wide web. Hope y’all enjoy.