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
After 19 games, the Chris Duble era at Northwood is over.
The announcement was made on Monday that the 28-year-old Duble had resigned as the head coach of the Northwood Panthers.
In a statement posted on social media, Duble acknowledged that he has been battling depression since September 2017.
“I need to take some time to get better and put time into prioritizing my family, before I can ever coach again,” Duble said.… Read the rest
Honaker (4-4) at Northwood (1-7)
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018.
Where: Northwood High School—Saltville, VA.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/26/2017 Honaker 40 – Northwood 33
All-time record: Honaker leads 4-3
Players to watch:
Honaker—RB Trevor Dye, QB Levi Miller, WR/DB Chandler Hubbard
Northwood– QB Gage Hogston, WR Zach DeBusk, OL/LB AJ Johnson
What to watch for:
Honaker: The Tigers came out of the gate strong in 2018 with a 3-0 record.… Read the rest
Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll!
Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast. Co-Hosts Ryan Dye and Brady Hess will keep a running total of their picks along with a collective total of the weekly guest picker!
With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week!… Read the rest
Tags: Battle Buchanan Northwood Panthers Smyth SWVA Twin Valley VHSL
The football field in the small Buchanan County community of Oakwood that hosts Twin Valley High School games is sometimes referred to as the “House that Roger Rife built.” The legendary coach of the Garden Green Dragons nearly won a state title in 1986 behind his stout defense.
Those Garden Green Dragons eventually consolidated with fellow Buchanan County compatriot Whitewood in 2001 to form Twin Valley High School. Even though Garden and coach Rife were known for their defense, Twin Valley’s offense led by Brandon Lester that was the star attraction at the show Thursday night.… Read the rest
Tags: Northwood SWVA Twin Valley
After starting out 2-0, the Twin Valley Panthers dropped their first contest a week ago against the Honaker Tigers. In a battle between cats, the Tigers proved to be superior as Honaker tailback Trevor Dye’s four touchdown dashes led the Tigers to a 47-8 victory over Twin Valley.
For Twin Valley, their lone touchdown of the evening came from a familiar face. Panthers running back Brandon Lester found the end zone and converted the two-point conversion to put Twin Valley on the board in the fourth quarter.… Read the rest
Today is the final day of our district poll series. We’ll be releasing the remaining three districts today, starting with the Hogoheegee.
The Hogo used to run straight through Wytheville. However, with George Wythe’s move to the Mountain Empire District, it’s opened the door for new blood at the top.
The Hogo sent two teams to the playoffs last year, with Chilhowie claiming the top seed in Region 1D & Patrick Henry taking the two seed.… Read the rest