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John Battle

Union caps off regular season with dominant win over John Battle

  In the movie The Program, Joe Kane said it best “Let’s put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner.” Well, it didn’t take long for the Bears to get everybody tucked in and get themselves fed. Union used a 20 point first quarter to put away the John Battle Trojans in a 54-7 win that gave Union a share of the Mountain 7 title along with Ridgeview.… Read the rest

Union set to collide with John Battle in regular season finale

With one week remaining in the regular season the Region 2D playoff picture is pretty clear. With the John Battle Trojans on the outside looking in, a big win for them at Bullitt Park against the Union Bears could catapult them in to the picture. This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools as they met twice on the gridiron last fall, once in the regular season and then a week later in the opening round of the playoffs both of which were shutout victories for the Bears.… Read the rest

Wolfpack take down Trojans on Battle Hill

Coming off of a tough defeat at the hands of the Union Bears a week prior, the Ridgeview Wolfpack were expected to rebound in a big way Friday night.  They did with a resounding 44-6 victory over John Battle. What was unexpected, however, was a bonus gift hand delivered to the Wolfpack after the final horn sounded on Battle Hill.  That unexpected gift was an announcement over the public address in the form of “Wise Central 21, Union 13.… Read the rest

Wolfpack look to rebound against Trojans

Ridgeview Wolfpack (5-1, 3-1 M7) VS.   John Battle Trojans (1-5, 0-2 M7) When:  Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Battle Hill, Bristol Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 12, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) After a tough defeat to the Union Bears in a primetime showdown shown on locally syndicated television, the Ridgeview Wolfpack look to get back on track. … Read the rest

Patrick Henry looks to stay unbeated vs. John Battle

For the 60th time in this storied rivalry, the John Battle Trojans will take on  their Washington County foes — the Patrick Henry Rebels. Just a short few weeks ago this was looked to be a very intriguing matchup between two teams with high aspirations. However, John Battle has since had some major setbacks. On top of the disappointing 1-3 record, the Trojans have been dismantled by injuries. Coach Bradley Ricker & his Trojans started their season by losing defensive leader Bryson Denton for the year.… Read the rest

Marion, John Battle set to renew series

    PHOTO CREDIT – SWVAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM   Hurricane Stadium will be the setting this Friday for a contest between two teams that are both hungry for a win. The John Battle Trojans (1-2) will visit the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes(0-3) for a non-district match up. Although the schools are less than 40 miles apart, this will be the first game between the two teams since 1993, and only the 28th total match up.… Read the rest

Holston to visit John Battle in a Washington County Showdown

The John Battle Trojans (1-1) will host the Holston Cavaliers (2-0 ) on Battle Hill this week in a non district matchup. This Washington County rivalry has been historically dominated by the Trojans who lead the overall series 24-5-0. Last year the Cavs returned two kickoffs for touchdown in an effort to upset the Trojans, but the end result was no different. Dylan Cunningham scored three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 37-20 win in a long game that was delayed two hours by a lightning storm.… Read the rest

Trojans Hold Off Bearcats to Break Streak

In a game filled with turnovers, penalties, and some anxiety at the end, the John Battle Trojans held off the Virginia High Bearcats Friday night to win against their arch rival for the first time in five years. The win also gave new head coach Bradley Ricker his first victory at the helm of John Battle. A huge crowd turned out for what was WCYB’s first locally televised game in Southwest Virginia this season.… Read the rest

Trojans v.s. Bearcats in City/County Bowl

Cunningham scores last year against the Bearcats For years, one of the most storied rivalries in Bristol has been Virginia High versus John Battle. The first meeting was in 1963 and they have played each other 57 times with Virginia High dominating the series. John Battle has not won in the series since 2013. This year the Bearcats will come to Trojan Field with both teams coming off huge losses. New to this year is that the entire game will be broadcast on Fox 39 as part of WCYB’s High School Friday Night Game of the Week.… Read the rest

Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14

The Abingdon Falcons reminded everyone Friday night why they are the defending Mountain 7 District champions. In the first game of the season the Falcons welcomed the John Battle Trojans to Falcon Stadium. Abingdon picked up right where they left off last year, picking up 12 first downs and playing solid defense on there way to a 45 to 14 victory. The Falcons’ senior halfback, Martin Lucas, showed balance and strength on his way to 130 total yards and four touchdowns.… Read the rest