Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown

The town of Narrows will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Green Wave faithful will be at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field in Pearisburg. Narrows (3-0) will travel five miles up route 460 to face their arch rival, Giles (0-3). While the series is lopsided in Giles’ favor, this is always an exciting game with a huge turnout. The 2002 season was the last time the Green Wave was victorious against the Spartans.… Read the rest

Lester, Graham pull away late from Giles

Old Dominion University commit Devin Lester racked up over 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead Graham (2-1) to a 35-3 victory at Mitchell Stadium Friday night. Giles (0-3) threatened to score multiple times deep in the Graham territory, but the G-Men defense stiffened up when they needed to, giving the Spartans their first 0-3 start since 2002. Giles received the opening kickoff after Graham deferred to the second half.… Read the rest
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G-Men, Spartans set for Battle at Mitchell Stadium

In week three of VHSL football, the Graham G-men (1-1) will host the Giles Spartans (0-2) at Mitchell Stadium. While Graham’s biggest non-district rivalry will always be Bluefield, and Giles’ will be Narrows, the G-Men and Spartans have turned into a good match-up in recent years. Before 2013, the two schools only played each other four times, splitting the series. Since 2013, they have scheduled each other every season and the last three games finished with an exciting ending, all in Graham’s favor.… Read the rest

Christiansburg Ends Losing Streak to Giles

After being shutout to Blacksburg in their season opener, the Giles Spartans (0-2) fell to their second Montgomery County opponent of the season, the Christiansburg Blue Demons. The Blue Demons not only ended the six-year losing streak to the Spartans but they also will start out the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2012. Christiansburg also matched their win total for the entire 2018 season. Running back Maston Stanley torched the Spartan defense with 209 rushing yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blue Demons to a 28-13 victory.… Read the rest

Spartans Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Demons

After falling to 4A Blacksburg 24-0 in their season opener at home, Giles (0-1) hopes to get in the win column in week two. The Spartans will travel across the Montgomery County line to Evans King Field to take on the Christiansburg Blue Demons on their new turf field. Christiansburg (1-0) was victorious in their season opener as they took down Floyd 35-16 on the road. Along with hoping to end the seven year losing streak against Giles, the Blue Demons also hope to end the streak of four consecutive losing seasons.… Read the rest

Giles Falls to Blacksburg in Season Opener

The sound of cowbells ringing and a train horn blaring indicated one thing in Pearisburg on Friday night; high school football had returned. The Giles Spartans welcomed the Blacksburg Bruins across the county line for their traditional season opener. And for Blacksburg, the trip back across Brush Mountain on Friday night was a pleasing one. Even though the Giles offense had success moving the ball in their trademark single-wing offense, the Bruins defense was able to keep the Spartans out of the end zone for the full sixty minutes, allowing Blacksburg (1-0) stroll off of Stephen C.… Read the rest
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Giles looks to improve in 2019; hosts Blacksburg in season opener

The 2018 season for the Spartans is one that many would like to forget. The single-wingers were faced with many adversities early in the season, including losing multiple starters to serious injuries. With a very tough schedule consisting of 4A powerhouse Blacksburg, the defending 2A champions Graham, and Three Rivers District forces Radford and Glenvar, the Spartans found themselves wondering if they would even make the 2A playoffs. While Giles was not expected to win those 4 games, the shocker of the season was a 34-28 defeat to James River, after the Spartans lead 28-0 at the half.… Read the rest
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Graham wallops Radford, advances to state championship

With Radford having an 11-game winning streak and Graham having a 13-game winning streak, it appeared this match up would be a barn burner. That was not the case, as the G-Men (13-1) throttled the Bobcats (12-2) 57-13 in the state semifinals. Graham forced five first-half turnovers and quarterback Cameron Allen accounted for six first-half scores to jump out to 48-0 halftime lead.   There was commotion on social media about the VHSL forcing games to be moved to alternate locations due to nasty weather and field conditions. … Read the rest

Bobcats, G-Men set for semifinal match-up

It is always a huge accomplishment for a high school football team to continue play in December. The two-a-days back in August and going to battle week after week, have prepared two teams from southwest Virginia to be contenders for a state ring.  Radford (12-1) and Graham (12-1) are only one game away from a trip to Salem for the Class 2A state championship. The young Bobcats won the Region 2C championship last week knocking off “Goliath” with a 28-25 victory over the three-time defending state champions, Appomattox.… Read the rest
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Galax thumps Narrows in Region C rematch

In 2017, the Region 1C championship between the Maroon Tide and Green Wave was a nail-bitter that ended with a 28-27 Galax victory. The two met up again in this year’s regional championship, but the Maroon Tide had control of this game before it even hit halftime. Galax (11-2) racked up 402 yards of total offense and held Narrows (10-3) to just 67 total yards of offense. Blake Brown rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Maroon Tide over the Green Wave 55-0.… Read the rest