The Patrick Henry Rebels laid claim to the programs first ever regional football title this past Saturday with a 24-0 victory over the J.I. Burton Raiders at Emory & Henry’s Fred Selfe Stadium.
The three headed attack of Dakota Rector, Cody Smith and Zach Brown led the way on offense for the Rebels as they accumulated all of their points in the first half. Zach Brown, who has been hobbled by injuries to both ankles led Patrick Henry in rushing.… Read the rest
The 37-35 win over Graham back in September at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield against Graham was one that will be talked about forever in the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Last Fridays 48-7 loss to the G-Men was one that folks will want to forget. However, this loss will hang around until next fall when the 2020 season kicks off and the Bears can once against start their quest for a state championship.… Read the rest
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Perhaps no one outside of the picturesque towns of Pound and Wise could have predicted the outcome of Friday night’s contest between the Ridgeview Wolfpack and the Wise Central Warriors. In week three of the regular season, the Wolfpack had dispatched the Warriors with ease 41-20. Trenton Adkins ran through the Central defense and made it look simple on his way to a six touchdown performance on that September evening. The folks who made the trip from Wise County believed, and more importantly, coach Luke Owens and his young Warriors team believed and the Warriors shocked the Wolfpack 14-7 on a dense, foggy evening on the Ridge Friday night.… Read the rest
Galax and Auburn are set to square off for the second time this season and the 27th time overall. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in the playoffs. Galax has won 5 out of the last 7 meetings between the two and have won three in a row, including a 55-14 win over the Eagles back on October 25th. Auburns last win over the Maroon Tide was in September of 2008.… Read the rest
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Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-2)
Wise Central Warriors (9-2)
Region 2D Semifinal
When: Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va.
Series all time: Ridgeview leads 4-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 41-20 on September 13, 2019 in Norton, Va.)
For the second consecutive year, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central Warriors will meet in the Region 2D postseason. In 2018, that meeting came in the first round and was won in dominant fashion by the Pack, 49-14. … Read the rest
The Raiders are set to welcome the Warriors in what will be the second playoff meeting between to the two squads. Chilhowie knocked off Burton back in the 2017 playoffs in Chilhowie by a score of 42-7 in the Region 1D championship game to advance to the state semi finals. Chilhowie is currently 7-0 in Region D play. These two teams have gotten to know each other fairly well as it will be the ninth meeting in the last seven years.… Read the rest
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The goal at the start of the season for many of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football players was to win a state championship. The Wolfpack are one win closer after Friday night’s opening round playoff victory over the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. The Wolfpack dominated and were never challenged in the 49-7 triumph. All 56 of the game’s total points were accumulated in the first 24 minutes of action.
After receiving the opening kick, things did not start well for the Pack. … Read the rest
The two teams have grown to be pretty familiar with each other as they set to do battle in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and for the fifth time overall. Back in mid September, Union traveled to Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield and stole one from the G-Men in the final seconds off of the right leg of Junior kicker Koby Crist. Union held a 27-10 lead in the third quarter of the game but allowed the G-Men to take a 35-34 lead in the final minute of the contest.… Read the rest
After making first round exits in the playoffs in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, the Holston Cavaliers earned their first playoff victory since beating Bath County 30-7 in a 2013 playoff game in Damascus. Riding the arm and legs of quarterback Quaheim Brooks, Holston compiled nearly 400 yards of offense in the 29-15 victory over Eastside at Carl McConnell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
“One thing we can always say about Q is that all these kids look up to him and feed off of his energy.” Said Holston head coach Derrick Patterson.… Read the rest
Coming in to Fridays Region 2D quarterfinal matchup against Gate City, Union was focused on stopping Gate City’s rushing attack of Michael Calhoun and Logan Tomlinson, who both rushed for over 100 yards against the Bears back in late September. Instead, Gate City used a spread offense look that almost propelled them to an upset victory over Union inside Bullitt Park. Union got 145 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns from Mason Polier in the fourth quarter and a successful PAT from Tadyn Roark with just over five minutes remaining that allowed Union to preserve a 20-19 victory.… Read the rest