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
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Region D, 2A Quarterfinals
The Union Bears relied on their power run game and a suffocating defense to end the John Battle Trojans’ season Saturday at Bullitt Park. The Bears (9-2) racked up over 300 rushing yards on offense and shut out the visiting Trojans (5-6) for the second straight week to advance to a Region D semi-final matchup with Graham.
Leading the charge for the home team was senior running back Aaron Stidham, who rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries.… 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
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Region D, 2A opening round
John Battle (5-5, 3-3, 7th seed)
Union Bears (8-2, 4-2, 2nd seed)
For the second week in a row, the Union Bears and John Battle Trojans will meet on the field with this meeting being the opening round of the Region D, 2A playoffs. The first meeting in the regular season finale saw the Bears defeat the Trojans 12-0 on Battle Hill in Bristol.
Both teams likely played the finale closer to the vest, both due to the rainy conditions and the prospect of the teams meeting in the opener of the playoffs.… Read the rest
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Friday marked the second consecutive week that Union took the field in a downpour, but this week’s contest ended much more favorably for the Bears. Union relied on a steady dose of Aaron Stidham and a smothering defense to shut out John Battle 12-0 to end the regular season.
It was a low scoring, defensive slugfest in muddy and rainy conditions for both squds. Union (8-2, 4-2) struck first on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Bailey Turner that found Justin Falin in the end zone to get on the board and take a 6-0 lead.… Read the rest
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Week 11 Preview
Union Bears (7-2, 3-2)
John Battle Trojans (5-4, 3-2)
Last Week: Abingdon def. Union, 35-17; John Battle def. Lee, 20-14
Last Meeting: Union def. Battle, 57-29. Union leads series 5-0
The final week of the regular season sees the Union Bears, fresh off of a blowout home loss to Abingdon, travel to take on the upset minded John Battle Trojans. Battle held off Lee High last week to move to 3-2 in the Mountain 7 and 5-4 overall.… Read the rest
Lee Generals (2-6) at John Battle Trojans (4-4)
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Where: Battle Hill – Bristol, VA
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/27/2017 John S. Battle 40 – Lee 28
All-time record: Lee leads 13-3
Players to watch:
Lee– QB Dwayne Garrett, RB Blake Lewis, WR Devin Goins
John Battle – QB Walker Osborne, RB Juddy Shaffer, RB Dylan Cunningham
Since 1989, these two have met 17 times. John Battle won last season’s matchup 40-28.… Read the rest
Tags: Coalfield Sports John Battle Mountain 7 Ridgeview SWVA Trojans VHSL Wolfpack
The Ridgeview Wolfpack were on top of the world heading into this past Friday night’s Mountain 7 district game with the John Battle Trojans. The Trojans were looking for a place to belong in the Region 2D playoff hunt. After 36 minutes of football, it was a deadlock on who would come out of Friday night’s contest as the superior team. The Wolfpack took command in the fourth quarter and rattled off 17 unanswered points, taking a 24-7 win to keep their perfect record intact.… Read the rest
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Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-0, 4-0 M7)
John Battle Trojans (3-3, 1-1 M7)
When: Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va.
Series all time: Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 13, 2017 in Bristol, Va.)
As the 2018 regular season winds down, some teams are looking to capture the top seed going into the postseason and some teams are looking just to play in the postseason at all. … Read the rest
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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: 15-5 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2)
WCYB sports director Casey Goetz went 3-2 after Union and Narrows let him down in week four.… Read the rest