Category Archives: Central-Wise


2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards— will recognize the achievements of athletes across the region. During the last month, our staff compiled a list of deserving nominees for a first and second team All CoalfieldSports squad, in addition to an honorable mention. After a list of nominees was finalized, the staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest

Ridgeview downs Wise Central to earn first playoff win

Objective number one can be marked off the checklist for coach Rick Mullins and his Ridgeview Wolfpack team.  The Wolfpack earned their first ever playoff victory on Friday night with a whooping of the Wise Central Warriors 49-14.  “We talked earlier this week about making history,” Mullins said.  “They wanted to get that first playoff win.” The Wolfpack did not take long to get off to an explosive start.  On the third play from scrimmage, Trenton Adkins raced 42 yards to the house. … Read the rest

CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Playoffs Week 1

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports picked five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before the fans selected THE game of the week.   Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast picked the five contests and were joined by a special guest each week.   Now that it is playoff time, there is a twist.   Ryan and Brady will still be joined by a guest picker and a trivia question winner throughout the playoffs.… Read the rest

Wolfpack, Warriors set for Region 2D quarterfinal

Class 2, Region D Playoff Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-1) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (4-6) When:  Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series is even 2-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 54-0 on September 7, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) No matter the result on Rose Ridge Friday night, one thing is already set in stone before the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central Warriors face off. … Read the rest

Warriors look to clinch playoff berth against Grundy

Grundy Golden Wave (6-3) at Central Warriors (3-6) Date: Friday, November 2, 2018. Where: Central High School—Wise, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 9/1/2017 Central 21 – Grundy14 All-time record: Central leads 2-1 Players to watch: Grundy– RB Gabe Fiser, QB Derrick Endicott, DL Matt McCowan Central– RB C.J. Crabtree, QB Ethan Mullins, RB Matthew Boggs What to watch for: Grundy: The Golden Wave is coming off a 36-22 win over the Tazewell Bulldogs on senior night.… Read the rest

Warriors outlast Blue Devils in OT thriller

The Gate City Blue Devils and Wise Central Warriors came into Thursday night’s Mountain 7 district contest with similar agendas.  The Blue Devils wanted to close out a disappointing season with a victory.  The Warriors needed a victory desperately to stay in contention for a playoff spot in Region 2D.  Central came from two scores behind to defeat the Devils by the tally of 22-21 in an overtime thriller at Central Warrior Stadium on Thursday night.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the fans select THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast will pick the five contests and be joined by a special guest each week. So far, the records are as follows: Ryan: 37-8 Brady: 34-9 Guest: 35-10 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker: 4-1, Casey Goetz: 3-2, Anthony Stevens: 5-0, Chase Parker: 4-1, Nolan Knight: 4-1, Frank Browning: 3-2, Heather Williams: 4-1) Trivia Question picker: 15-2 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1, Jeff Atwell 3-2, Trevor Ramsey 3-2) WCYB’s Heather Williams went 4-1 in a big week in high school football.… Read the rest

Union cruises by Wise-Central, 38-13

In most contests, it’s the Union Bears’ run game that gets all the publicity and scores all the points. That was not the case Friday night. Senior quarterback Bailey Turner tossed three first half touchdown passes on homecoming to lead Union (7-1, 3-1) to a 38-13 win over the visiting Wise Central Warriors (1-6, 0-4). Turner’s first scoring strike came in the first quarter. He connected with Noah Garrison in the end zone from 15 yards out to give the Bears an early lead.… Read the rest

Bears welcome county rival Central on homecoming

Week 8 Preview Central-Wise (1-5, 1-3) at Union (6-1, 2-1)  VS.  Last meeting: Union defeated Central, 45-0. Series History: Union leads all-time, 6-1. One of the most ferocious and competitive rivalry on the hardcourt, there is little love lost between Union and Wise-Central. However, on the football field, it has became a lopsided affair. After winning the first game post consolidation, the Warriors have dropped six in a row to the Bears.… Read the rest

G-Men invade Wise County for a battle with the Warriors

Graham G-Men (2-1) at Cental Warriors (1-2)  Date: Friday – September, 21 2018. Where: 5000 Warrior Drive – Norton, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/22/2017 Graham 49, Central 14 All-time record: Graham leads 1-0 Players to watch: Graham – QB Cameron Allen, RB Jaziere Reed, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner Central – QB Isaiah McAmis, RB CJ Crabtree, WR Ben Brickey What to watch for: Graham:  In last year’s match up, Graham dominated on the field for a 49-14 win.… Read the rest