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: Burton Raiders Holston Region D playoffs
Region D, 1A Quarterfinals
John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0): 30
Holston Cavaliers (6-5, 1-2): 6
NORTON, Va.,-By the end of Saturday’s game, the only way to tell the two teams apart was by the joyful expressions from the victorious Raiders’ squad compared to the collective dejected look coming from the Cavaliers who came up short. In a game that saw the muddy conditions play a major part, the John I.… Read the rest
There was a lot on the line October 26th when the Holston Cavaliers hosted the defending Cumberland District champion Eastside Spartans.
For the Spartans, it was a chance to bring their record to 4-4, after starting the season with three straight losses.
For the Cavaliers, it was an opportunity to secure their first winning season and playoff appearance since 2013.
The Cavs capitalized on that opportunity, winning a 52-36 battle of two very good teams.… Read the rest
Tags: 1A playoffs Burton Raiders Holston
Region D, 1A
Holston Cavaliers (6-4, 1-2 Hogoheegee, 6th seed)
John I. Burton Raiders (8-2, 5-0 Cumberland, 3rd seed)
The Burton Raiders and the Holston Cavaliers clash in the first round of the 1A Region D playoffs this Saturday. The home standing Raiders, the third seed, look to keep their momentum going in the playoff opener after winning eight straight games after starting the season 0-2. Holston comes to Norton looking to make the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.… Read the rest
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
Narrows (4-1) made an impressive run last season after their only regular season loss. Many wondered if they would be able to do the same after suffering their first loss two weeks ago. Narrows running back Matthew Morgan ended whatever doubt the Green Wave faithful had, as he rushed for 195 yards with three touchdowns. Narrows celebrated their homecoming night with a 34-14 victory over a much improved Holston squad.
Last year, Narrows defeated Holston 56-0.… Read the rest
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:
Guest: 20-5 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2, Anthony Stevens 5-0)
Anthony Stevens was only the second guest to have a perfect 5-0 slate.… Read the rest
In their 2017 season, the Green Wave won six straight games after falling to county rival Giles. The run was good enough to clinch the number one seed in region 1C. This season they plan on doing the same after falling to Giles in a hard fought battle in week four. Narrows will host the Cavaliers of Holston on homecoming.
Narrows (3-1) is expected to win their remaining games, but Holston (4-1) plans to avenge the 56-0 loss they suffered to the Green Wave last season in Damascus.… Read the rest
Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week!
Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast.
*Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/26/2018
**Only one vote per person will be counted!
CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com
http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
Tags: Holston John Battle Washington County
The John Battle Trojans look to crack the win column for the first time in 2018 as they travel to Damascus to take on the 2-0 Holston Cavaliers Friday.
The Trojans are continuing their tour of Washington County. John Battle will play its third county rivalry game in as many weeks after dropping its first two games of the season to Abingdon and Virginia High.
In a recent interview with John Battle Radio Network host Tim Burnette, Trojans head coach Britt Stone was asked about the improvement of his team this season.… Read the rest