Central (7-2) at Grundy (4-5)
A win tonight in Buchanan County could take the Central Warriors to heights they have previously been unaccustomed to. Grundy alum Luke Owens has the Warriors rolling into Buchanan County with a 7-2 record, having won its last four contests.
The four game winning streak ties a program best from 2011 when the Warriors were able to defeat Lee, Johnson County, TN, Union and Eastside in back-to-back-to-back-to-back weeks in their inaugural campaign. … Read the rest
Photo Credits: Elizabeth Bennett
Grundy Golden Wave (4-4) @ Tazewell Bulldogs (5-3)
Date: Friday – 11/01/2019
Where: Bulldog Stadium – Tazewell, VA
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/26/2018
Grundy 36, Tazewell 22
All-time record: Tazewell leads 39-31-2
Players to watch:
Tazewell– QB Gavin Nunley, WR Josiah Jordan, QB/DB Jared Mullins
Honaker – RB Ian Scammell, WR Jake McCoy, QB Austin Vance
What to watch for:
The Tazewell Bulldogs are coming off a “Back Of The Dragon Bowl” win vs.… Read the rest
Grundy (4-3) at Chilhowie (6-1)
The first seven weeks of the season have provided two completely different results for the Grundy Golden Wave. After starting the season 4-0, Craig Plymal’s squad has dropped three in a row. The losing skid is the longest of Plymal’s tenure as the head coach of his alma mater. The last time Grundy lost three or more games in a row was in 2015 when Jeremy Ward’s version of the Golden Wave finished 2015 on a six game losing skid.… Read the rest
J.I. Burton (4-2) at Grundy (4-2)
Two very familiar foes are set to do battle on Friday night at Nelson Memorial Stadium in Grundy.
The Raiders and the Golden Wave have met up three times in the past two seasons. Grundy took care of business in the first meeting of 2017 in a 34-7 victory. However, when the two met later that year in the playoffs, Jimbo Adams and the gang was able to snake out a 19-14 victory on the same field in which they were defeated less than a month prior.… Read the rest
Hurley (2-2) at Grundy (4-1)
Nelson Memorial Field will be Buchanan County’s grandest stage on Friday night when Hurley makes the 12-mile trip across Slate Creek to do battle with Grundy.
These Buchanan County foes both look to get back into the win column on Friday.
The bye week came at the right time for Austin Cooper’s Hurley Rebels. After opening Cooper’s inaugural campaign 2-0, the Rebels have lost two in a row to Patrick Henry and River View. … Read the rest
Grundy (4-0) at Honaker (2-1)
The winner of this matchup will be the favorite to win the Black Diamond District in 2019.
Grundy blanked East Ridge, KY a week ago 48-0 to get to 4-0 for the first time since 2016. It was the same song and dance for the Golden Wave in week four that it has been all season. The freshman fiasco, Ian Scammell, rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns for Grundy as it returned from Pike County a victor. … Read the rest
Rye Cove (1-0) at Hurley (1-0)
Both teams are coming off wins over out of state opponents leading into Friday’s matchup at the Cliff.
Rye Cove is coming off its first opening week victory since a 72-62 win over Holston back in 2014. However, the Eagles did not have to work hard for its first victory. The first win came via forfeit after Jenkins, KY notified Cheyenne Osborne and his staff that they did not have enough to play in the opening tilt.… Read the rest
Grundy at Twin Valley
In 2014, Twin Valley went to Nelson Memorial Field and handed Grundy a 28-0 loss. It is the only win for the Panthers in the 13 meetings that date back to 2001. The head coach for Grundy on that night in 2014 is now the headman in Oakwood. Jeremy Ward kicks off the second year of his tenure at Twin Valley on Friday when the Golden Wave of Grundy travels up Route 460 in the latest edition of this Buchanan County rivalry.… Read the rest
The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards—CoalfieldSports.com 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 CoalfieldSports.com staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest
Tags: Region D playoffs
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