Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl

It’s always those specific things that let you down the most.  That job you knew you had in the bag. The girl you thought would be there forever. The people who leave your life too early. Or that game you should have won easily. The first three scenarios have happened to me more times than I would be proud to count. However, it was the last of the four that prepared me for future heartbreak and more.… Read the rest

UVa-Wise football ready for 2018 season

The days of shootout football in Wise seem to be over. It used to be the norm to walk into Carl Smith Stadium on a brisk fall afternoon and expect a score resembling that of a high school basketball game. Insert head coach Dane Damron and his staff, which includes Shap Boyd at defensive coordinator. Since that duo took their first exit off Route 23 in 2016, the UVa-Wise football program has sported a .500 record.… Read the rest