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2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

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

Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship

It was the Cam Allen show, part II, on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell Stadium. The senior quarterback accounted for over 250 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Graham G-Men (12-1) push past Richlands (8-5) 38-10. It only took two plays for Allen to show why he will ultimately be named the region’s player of the year. He hit Devin Lester on a 37-yard bomb to put Graham ahead 7-0. Richlands wasn’t going to go down without a fight.… Read the rest

Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game

It was quite the afternoon on Saturday on Rose Ridge. Richlands traveled to Ridgeview for what was one of the most-anticipated matchups in southwest Virginia and came out on top with a 31-21 victory over the first seeded Wolfpack. It looked like it would be a bad start, after a muffed kickoff forced Richlands to start the game on their own 2-yard line. A resurgent Richlands (8-4) offense proved they were game, going 98 yards down the field for a 1-yard Trey Brown touchdown run, keyed by a long 53-yard pass from Race Moir to Taylor Horn.… Read the rest

Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence

It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it worked. Richlands used a dominant defensive performance to upset 4th seeded Grayson County 10-0 and move on in the Region 2D playoffs. A litany of miscues on offense stalled a bevy of Richlands drives, but when it mattered most, an opportunistic defense and special teams came up with six turnovers in the shutout performance. Richlands got on the board first early in the second quarter behind a drive set up by a turnover.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports.com FINAL regular season Top 10 Rankings!

Here are the results for the final Top 10 Thanks to everyone that voted this season! 1. Bluefield 2. Chilhowie 3. Graham 4. Pulaski 5. Abingdon 6. Ridgeview 7. Radford 8. Union 9. Galax 10. Mt View OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES  Grayson Co. Patrick Henry J.I. Burton Richlands Special thanks to Doug & LeAnn Rose for compiling the results all season!! CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast – Episode 41

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. We have another long one for you guys this week. We are devastated about the passing of former Richlands and Marshall great Devon Johnson. We pay our respects to the greatest to ever wear the blue and white. We recap the final week of the regular season before talking with Eastside head coach Michael Rhodes ahead of his team’s first round playoff matchup with Chilhowie.… Read the rest
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Graham hosts Virginia High in Region D quarterfinals

The lone Saturday game in the opening round of the Class 2, Region D playoffs features a Week 8 rematch between the Graham G-Men (9-1) and the Virginia High Bearcats (5-5). The first contest between the two teams back in October, saw Cam Allen lead the G-Men to a 44-7 rout of the Bearcats. Allen tallied four total touchdowns as Graham turned in a dominate second half performance in the blowout win, after leading 16-0 at halftime.… Read the rest

Union, John Battle prepare for round two in first round of playoffs

Region D, 2A opening round John Battle (5-5, 3-3, 7th seed) at 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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Union overcomes Battle in regular season finale

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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Richlands prevails in Bristol, defeats Virginia High in overtime

Exhale. That’s what a collective fanbase did after the excitement of a thrilling overtime game had faded from Gene Malcolm Stadium. Staring down the uprights, Levi “Fle” Forrest had missed his three previous attempts, including an attempt at a game winner just moments earlier. This one was true, however, and it lifted Richlands to a 17-14 victory over Southwest District foe Virginia on senior night. Richlands drove the field on their opening drive, only for Race Moir to be hit and fumble the ball in the backfield.… Read the rest