Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming

Both the Tazewell Bulldogs and Fort Chiswell Pioneers look to bounce back after losses last Friday night. The Pioneers (3-3), lead by senior Brody Crockett and junior Denver Brown, dropped last week’s game against Galax to a final tune of 38-13. The Bulldogs (2-4) are trying to get back in the win column after losing to county rival Richlands, 34-0. Pioneers’ QB Brody Crockett was 6-of-14 passing for 112 yards and an interception against Galax.… Read the rest

Bulldogs look to climb The Cliff in first trip to Hurley

The Hurley Rebels will host the Tazewell Bulldogs for the first time ever this Friday night. Hurley is coming off a 26-6 road victory against Montcalm (WV) and are now 3-2 with victories over Rye Cove and River View (WV) as well. Tazewell lost to defending West Virginia AA state champion Bluefield this past Friday night. They are 1-3 and their lone win was a 61-38 win against River View. In last year’s matchup, the Dogs surprised the Rebels and won the contest 62-27 in Tazewell.… Read the rest

Beavers, Bulldogs set for week 5 matchup

Elizabeth Bennett Photo In the September 2017 matchup between the Tazewell Bulldogs and the Bluefield Beavers, there was no shortage of offense. Don’t expect 2018 to be any different. The West Virginia State Champion Bluefield Beavers beat a young Tazewell team that night at Mitchell stadium to a final score of 62-27. Kennedy Award Winner running back Mookie Collier is a member of the Marshall Thundering Herd and fullback Jason “Truck” Edwards is now a Pitt Panther.… Read the rest

Bulldogs set to host Raiders in interstate battle

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bennett.   The Tazewell Bulldogs and the River View Raiders are both searching for their first win of the young 2018 season. Saturday morning, one team will have that win and for the other the search will still be on. In the 2017 matchup, Tazewell QB Jamir Blevins threw for 273 yards and 5 TDs to lead the Bulldogs out of Bradshaw with a 40-26 win. The then-River View senior running back Bradley Mullins ran hard for 94 yards and 2 TDs in a courageous effort for the Raiders.… Read the rest

Bulldogs, G-Men set for district matchup

Photo: Elizabeth Bennett Photography   The annual Tazewell/Graham game has been one sided the last few years. Is there change in the air for 2018? Much like 2017, the 2018 season has started similar for both Graham and Tazewell, with both falling in week one. Graham lost to arch rival Bluefield (38-14), while Tazewell fell short against Virginia High (37-30) in week one. Last season saw the Graham G-Men came out of the gate on all cylinders to lead the Bulldogs at the half 46-0, before finally winning a final tally of 52-8.… Read the rest

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs: Virginia High/Tazewell Preview

  The Tazewell Bulldogs will host the Virginia High Bearcats on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium, officially kicking off the high school football season in southwest Virginia. In last year’s season opener, the Bulldog’s youthfulness was on full display. The Bearcats scored on their opening possession and never looked back, coming away with a 35-0 win. Head Coach Michael Crist’s Virginia High team comes into the 2018 season after going 7-4 in 2017.… Read the rest

Pre-Season Glance: Tazewell High School Football

Tazewell, VA. – After Coach J’me Harris football team went 3-7 last season, the Bulldogs didn’t wait long to get back to work. “We took the VHSL required dead period when basketball started,” said head coach J’Me Harris. “We started lifting as soon as the dead period ended.” Working hard and getting better everyday is a motto that the young Bulldogs are trying to live by. In 2017, they fielded on average five to six freshmen starting on both offense and defense and only lost three seniors to graduation.… Read the rest