Honaker, Hurley battle for the Black Diamond District lead

The favorite to win the Black Diamond District will most likely be the winner of this game.  A win tonight actually would give Honaker its 12th Black Diamond District title in school history and its first since 2015. However, if Hurley were able to knock the Tigers off tonight at Fuller Field, the Rebels would be in the driver’s seat for the rest of the season.  Hurley continued Austin Cooper’s impressive first year with a 47-0 shutout over Northwood last week at The Cliff.… Read the rest

Thomas Walker travels to Twin Valley, looking to add to playoff resume

The season in Ewing for the Thomas Walker Pioneers has started on a high note. The Pioneers are 5-1 for the first time since 1996. Third year head coach Nick Johnson has the squad from Virginia’s most western high school clicking as they travel back to his Buchanan County roots on Friday. Thomas Walker is set to make the trek to Pilgrim’s Knob this Friday to take on the Twin Valley Panthers.… Read the rest

Black Raiders, Golden Wave to battle in Grundy

J.I. Burton (4-2) at Grundy (4-2)  Two very familiar foes are set to do battle on Friday night at Nelson Memorial Stadium in Grundy.  The Raiders and the Golden Wave have met up three times in the past two seasons. Grundy took care of business in the first meeting of 2017 in a 34-7 victory. However, when the two met later that year in the playoffs, Jimbo Adams and the gang was able to snake out a 19-14 victory on the same field in which they were defeated less than a month prior.… Read the rest

Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Player of the Week!

Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/17/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!   CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest

Twin Valley, River View meet in an interstate clash

A lot of purple will flood the scene at Oakwood Friday night when Twin Valley plays host to intrastate rival River View.   The Panthers come off the bye week with high hopes after a 54-42 win over Craig County on September 27th. Wade Cantrell led the Panthers on the long road trip with two touchdown passes as Twin Valley avenged last year’s lost to the Rockets. The Panthers are searching for its first win at home in over a year.… Read the rest

Northwood travels to Buchanan County to take on the Rebels

Last week proved to be two totally different tales for these two quads.   Northwood fell to Castlewood by a score of 38-6 in Saltville on Friday night. The Panthers defense allowed 375 rushing yards on the ground while amassing 162 yards of offense. The Panthers have struggled in Tim Johnson’s inaugural campaign. Northwood has only scored 44 points in 2019. Johnson and the Panthers found the win column when they hosted the Twin Valley Panthers back on September 20.… Read the rest

JI Burton, Honaker to meet for the 14th time

Over the past two decades, the Class 1 ranks of Virginia have became familiar with the Honaker Tigers and J.I. Burton Raiders.   Both teams have been a top of the Class 1 ranks when it comes to the programs in far southwest Virginia. Friday night will feature southwest Virginia’s dean of coaches on one sideline and a rookie coach on the other. However, regardless of the history the 2019 matchup will once again be on the marquee.… Read the rest

Richlands upsets top-ranked Radford, sets sights to Tazewell

There was electricity in the air at Ernie Hicks Stadium on Friday night, as Richlands upended previously unbeaten Radford 45-28. Behind the arms — and legs — of senior quarterback Cade Simmons, Richlands (2-3) was able to run past the top ranked Radford Bobcats (4-1) out of region 2C. Simmons generated five touchdowns on the night, two by air and three by running. Aided by an early Radford fumble, the Blues struck first on a 2-yard touchdown plunge by Simmons to take the early 7-0 lead.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Top 10 Rankings

1. Bluefield (14) 165 2. Ridgeview (2) 143 3. Union 125 4. Pulaski County (1) 114 5. Graham 101 6. Galax 62 7. Narrows 53 8. Richlands 48 9. Radford 47 10. Patrick Henry 40 Also receiving votes: Chilhowie (18), George Wythe (8), Tazewell (4), Wise Central (4), Abingdon (2), Grundy (1) Special thanks to Alex Tabor for compiling the results.   CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest

Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Game of the Week!

This week’s game nominees are: Richlands @ Tazewell John Battle @ Central Virginia @ Abingdon Ridgeview @ Union So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Vote for CoalfieldSports.com ‘Week 7 Game of the Week! **This poll will close on Thursday 10/10/2019 at 11:59 p.m.   CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest