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
Twin Valley Panthers (4-5) at Hurley Rebels (3-6)
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018.
Where: Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff—Hurley, VA
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Hurley 54 – Twin Valley 12
All-time record: Hurley leads 12-5
Players to watch:
Twin Valley– QB Tylor Keen, RB Brandon Lester, RB Xzavier Ward
Hurley– RB Matthew Blankenship, TE/DE Taylor Justus, QB Chad Justice
What to watch for:
Twin Valley: The Panthers are coming off a bye week.… 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
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
Last week, the Twin Valley Panthers (4-3) welcomed interstate foe East Ridge from Kentucky to do battle in Oakwood on homecoming.
The Panthers were in dire needs of breaking a two game losing skid with hopes of sneaking into the top eight of the VHSL 1D playoff rankings.
Not only did the homecoming king and queen dance the night away at Twin Valley on Thursday night, but Tylor Keen, Brandon Lester and Xzavier Ward helped the Panthers dance to a 48-28 win over the Warriors from Kentucky.… Read the rest
Tags: homecoming KHSAA Panthers VHSL Warriors
The next several weeks are very crucial for the Twin Valley Panthers in their chase for a spot in the Class 1, Region D playoffs. Coming into this past Friday’s interstate matchup with the East Ridge Warriors, the Panthers were on the outside looking in. 48 minutes of football later, the Panthers achieved a critical win on homecoming night over there 2A opponents by a final score of 48-28.
It did not take long for the Panthers to get the action started as only three minuted into the contest, Brandon Lester took the pigskin in from five yards out. … Read the rest
Tags: BDD Brandon Lester Buchanan County East Ridge Jeremy Ward Kentucky Twin Valley Tylor Keen VHSL Virginia
After a record-breaking performance last Friday night, the Twin Valley Panthers are happy to be back in Oakwood tonight.
Much to the dismay of the Panthers, they were on the wrong end of a record-breaking performance.
In last week’s 50-16 loss to Grundy, the Panthers allowed Golden Wave tailback Gabe Fiser rush for 368 yards and six touchdowns.
At the end of the day, the Wave outmanned the Panthers. However, there were bright spots for Twin Valley.… Read the rest
Tags: BDD Black Diamond District Brandon Lester Craig Plymal Gabe Fiser Grundy Jeremy Ward Twin Valley VHSL
The epicenter for the largest upset in the Commonwealth of Virginia was in Oakwood last Friday night.
The Twin Valley Panthers sat at 3-1 and were ready to play host to a Craig County Rockets team that had lost 30 consecutive football games.
A win over Craig County would move the Panthers to their best start in school history with a 4-1 record.
After being so dominant against Northwood a week earlier in a 52-30 victory, how could Twin Valley let the Rockets squeak through the cracks?… Read the rest
Tags: Brandon Lester Jeremy Ward Oakwood Panthers purple Twin Valley
In a Battle of the Panthers, the storyline coming away from Oakwood was about a bearded tailback from Twin Valley.
Folks on the other side of the Dismal River thought a coal truck was putting in an extra shift ahead of Hurricane Florence.
However, the only rumbling in Buchanan County last Thursday was Twin Valley tailback Brandon Lester.
The senior tailback ran the ball 22 times for 195 yards and five touchdowns in Twin Valley’s matchup with Northwood.… Read the rest