For folks in the Twin Springs and Rye Cove communities another Scott County Super Bowl is in the books. In what was a back and forth contest in the first half, the mighty Titans defense pitched a shutout in the second half to claim a 34-24 victory over the county rivals. After jumping out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter, Twin Springs found themselves trailing at halftime 24-22.… Read the rest
“We win Game 10” is a common phrase that’s heard in Nickelsville or Clinchport. A rivalry that goes back to 1969 takes center stage this Friday in Valley Creek at Titan Stadium. This will be the 52nd meeting between the two schools while they have only met once in the playoffs. In late October or early November, there’s a lot of pride on the line when Rye Cove and Twin Springs lock horns on the gridiron.… Read the rest
J.I. Burton wasted no time in putting away Rye Cove Friday night. A 27 point outburst in the first quarter led to a 39-0 lead at halftime for the Raiders who eventually came away with the 39-6 victory on the road over the Eagles.
Burton piled up 336 yards of offense in the victory. 333 of those yards came via rush as Esau Teasley led the way for the Raiders as he scored on runs of 46 and 55 yards in the opening ten minutes of the game to finish his night with 101 yards on the ground.… Read the rest
Both Rye Cove (4-4, 0-3) and J.I. Burton (6-2, 3-0) come in to this Fridays contest at the Eagles Nest riding winning streaks. Rye Cove has won two in a row while averaging 40 points per over the two wins. Burton is perhaps one of the hottest teams in Southwest Virginia as they have reeled off six consecutive victories, including a 28-7 victory over a pesky Castlewood squad last Friday night inside Lawson Fitchko Stadium.… Read the rest
Rye Cove improved to 4-4 overall on the year behind 4 total touchdowns from Mason Hardin and a stellar defensive effort that limited the Twin Valley offense to 50 total yards.
Coming off of a stellar performance last week against Unaka, Hardin made sure to give an encore to the home standing crowd. Hardin threw a touchdown pass to tight end Andrew Jessee and ran for another three touchdowns on the ground.… Read the rest
Recent History suggests that this Fridays showdown between Twin Valley and Rye Cove could be a shootout. The two teams have lit up the scoreboard against each other over the last seven meetings. Twin Valley has won four out of those meetings with Rye Cove winning three. The Eagles won in 2012, 2013 and in 2018 by a combined 8 points in those three victories.
Rye Cove is 3-4 overall with the Panthers sitting at 2-5 overall.… Read the rest
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
Matthew Gibson has witnessed a lot of heartbreak in his four seasons as a Rye Cove Eagle.
0-10 as a freshman. 0-10 as a sophomore. 1-9 as a junior.
Wins for Gibson and the Eagles were few and far between. However, in Cheyenne Osborne’s return to the helm of Clinchport’s team witnessed a much-improved edition of the Eagles in 2018.
Behind senior leaders such as Gibson, the Eagles posted a 4-6 record and ended some long streaks in the process.… Read the rest
Rye Cove (2-5) at Twin Valley Panthers (4-4)
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018.
Where: Twin Valley Middle School—Oakwood, VA
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/20/2017 Twin Valley 33 – Rye Cove 22
All-time record: Twin Valley leads 4-2
Players to watch:
Rye Cove – RB Mason Hardin, RB Justin Barnette, LB Gabe Fletcher
Twin Valley – QB Tylor Keen, RB Brandon Lester, RB Xzavier Ward
What to watch for:
The Eagles held Jenkins, KY to -6 yards of total offense last week.… 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: 31-9 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2, Anthony Stevens 5-0, Chase Parker 4-1, Nolan Knight 4-1, Frank Browning 3-2)
Trivia Question picker: 12-3 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1, Jeff Atwell 3-2)
Frank Browning finished 3-2 last week with Bluefield and Grundy falling. … Read the rest