Phillips, Wolfpack ambush Generals

While the sky was sputtering rain drops on Saturday afternoon inside Five Star Stadium, the Ridgeview Wolfpack offense was raining touchdowns. The Pack raced out to a 35-0 lead at halftime and never looked back in a 42-0 throttling of the home standing Lee High Generals. Senior quarterback Nick Phillips had himself a day as he accounted for 5 total touchdowns in the Mountain 7 victory. Phillips tossed 4 scores and ran for another as the unblemished Wolfpack offense also got big games from Koda Counts, Colt Fletcher and Trenton Adkins.… Read the rest

Eastside powers through rain, mud to outduel Rebels

On a muddy and rain soaked field at Carl McConnell Stadium, the big boys in the trenches dominated on both sides of the ball for the Eastside Spartans as they slid past the Hurley Rebels 15-0 in their season opener. Coming off of a 360 plus yard rushing performance last week at Rye Cove, Hurley’s feet seemed to be stuck in the mud, literally, in Saturday’s matchup. Defensive linemen, Braedon Hensley and Trevor Sanders, combined for thirty tackles in limiting the Rebels to 55 yards of total offense.… Read the rest

John Battle shocks Gate City at Legion Field

Coming off of a 2-8 season, not many folks were looking at the John Battle Trojans to go in to Legion Field and beat a Gate City team that earned a playoff berth last season. The folks from Exit 7 would have told you otherwise. John Battle’s Jack Thurston ran the veer to near perfection on Monday night in the 16-6 victory over the home standing Blue Devils.   As tough and hard nosed as the Trojans offense was, the defense may have been just as good.… Read the rest

Castlewood throttles Honaker

Castlewood used a three headed rushing attack of Landon Taylor, Mickey Carter and Jeremiah Allen to storm their way past county rival Honaker on Tuesday night. Taylor and Carter combined to rush for 225 yards and three touchdowns on the evening as Castlewood dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. A dominating defensive effort that limited Honaker to 42 rushing yards on 39 attempts was led by stand out linebacker Ben Neece with 10 tackles.… Read the rest

Chilhowie edges Burton

The morning rain made for a muddy game Monday night in Chilhowie between the Warriors and the J.I. Burton Raiders. The weather no doubt played a major factor in the game and played right into the hands of the Chilhowie Warriors. Led by a stout defensive effort from three seniors, Chilhowie held the electric Burton offense to only 145 yards of total offense and forced two Raider turnovers. Lineman Coby Crutchfield, along with linebackers Gabino Silverio and Jordan Williams led a stingy attack that held Burton speedster Esau Teasley in check.… Read the rest

Rebels shoot down Eagles

John Matt Justus got it done on both sides of the ball for the Hurley Rebels in their season opening win over the Rye Cove Eagles in Clinchport on Monday night. Justus ran for three touchdowns while Alex Duty went over the century mark and added a touchdown in the 36-28 win. Rye Cove senior quarterback Mason Hardin got the Eagles on the board on their opening drive. Hardin scampered 30 yards to paydirt to put the Eagles up 6-0 early in the first quarter.… Read the rest

Warriors derail Wolfpack atop Rose Ridge

It wasn’t foggy this go around but it sure was a cold one in the mountains of Dickenson County as Mountain 7 rivals Wise Central and Ridgeview opened their respective seasons. Ridgeview was left with a sour taste in their mouth as the Warriors sent the Wolfpack home in last seasons Region 2D semifinals with a 14-7 victory. Unfortunately, for Coach Todd Tiller and his Pack, it would be the same outcome as that foggy night in late November, a 14-7 loss.… Read the rest

Bears maul Generals in Brawl for the Bucket

  The Bucket will be staying in Big Stone Gap. Union used a ferocious defensive attack and a steady running game en route to a 28-0 season opening victory over the Lee High Generals on Monday night at Bullitt Park. The pandemic limited crowd was small but they were on their feet early as junior running back Zavier Lomax took the Bears second snap of the game 50 yards to the house to put his squad up 7-0 as Koby Crist split the uprights on the PAT.… Read the rest

Ridgeview, Wise Central Hoping to Unseat Union in Mountain 7

Union Bears  Last seasons record (9-3) The defending Mountain 7 champions are faced with the daunting task of replacing All State running back and linebacker Mason Polier who accounted for 130 tackles last season while rushing for nearly 1,900 yards and 30 touchdowns. That’s not all. Bryce Guerrant who was a leader on both sides of the ball must be replaced as well as the Mountain 7 Lineman of the Year in Trevor Wagner.… Read the rest

Cumberland Teams Look to Dethrone Burton

John. I Burton Raiders  Last seasons record – (10-3)  The J.I. Burton Raiders return 15 starters from last years Region 1D runner-up team. That team was led on both sides of the ball by Cumberland District Player of the Year Mikey Culbertson. Culbertson was also the Region 1D Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the VHSL All State first team. Also leaving a void is All Region selection Najee Steele who was one of most dynamic playmakers in the area.… Read the rest