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! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week four!
Grayson County at Glenvar:
Two 3-0 teams will go to battle as the Grayson County Blue Devils invade Salem to take on the Glenvar Highlanders.
Grayson County, who is currently 0-8 vs. Glenvar, is led on offense by Ethan Brown and Jake Hollingsworth. Brown rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns against Rural Retreat. Hollingsworth was a Coalfieldsports.com Player of the Week nominee in week two after his 247 yards & two touchdown performance against Carroll County.
Glenvar, who won last season’s matchup with the Blue Devils by a score of 51-21, will be led by junior running back Bradey Loder. The Highlander tailback finished with 239 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while also being a stand out on the defensive side of the ball, in last week’s 41-12 win vs. Cave Spring.
George Wythe at Chilhowie:
In a battle of two former Hogohegee District rivals, the Maroons will travel south on I-81 to visit the Warriors.
After falling in week one to Radford, George Wythe has strung together two impressive wins against Fort Chiswell and Marion. Coach Brandon Harner’s Maroons are led by their dual threat quarterback Cole Simmons, who leads the team in rushing.
Chilhowie looks to avenge one of their three regular season losses from 2017. Coach Jeff Robinson’s team is led by their 20 returning starters from their state runner-up team, including reigning Region D players of the Year, Logan Branson & Greg Sanchez.
Union at Ridgeview:
Union will travel to Dickenson County for what is being called “The Showdown on Rose Ridge.”
Union comes into week 4 with three straight wins over J.I. Burton, Richlands and Letcher County. The Bears hope to defend their Mountain 7 District crown behind Coalfield Sports’ Week 1 Offensive Player of the Week, Avery Jenkins, as well as strong-armed senior quarterback Bailey Turner.
Ridgeview has left no doubt in their first three games, with blowout wins over Grundy, Shelby County & Wise-Central. The Wolfpack hope to take the next step by winning what could be considered the young program’s biggest game to date. Trenton Adkins & Matthew Sexton having big games will be key for the ‘Pack to defend the ridge.
Thomas Walker at Rye Cove:
The Thomas Walker Pioneers will make the 40-mile trek into Scott County to take on the Rye Cove Eagles.
After losing a heart breaker to West Greene to begin the season, Thomas Walker has rattled off two straight wins to bring their record to 2-1. The Pioneers are led by the talented duo of Wesley Gilliam and Dawson Lee.
Rye Cove is coming off their first win of the season vs. Hancock County, TN. Mason Hardin leads the Eagles’ offense after rushing for 108 yards and three touchdowns last week. Matthew Gibson was in on 16 tackles for the Eagles, and is a CoalfieldSports.com Defensive Player of the Week nominee.
Giles at Narrows:
The Battle for Giles County takes place in week 4.
In a series that dates back to 1961, Giles leads it at 40-16-1.
The Spartans are led on offense by sophomore Chaston Ratcliffe and Preston Whitlock. Giles is 1-2 on the season with losses to Blacksburg and Graham, while picking up a win vs. Christiansburg.
Narrows is 3-0 on the young season after picking up wins against Auburn, Bland, and Montcalm. Coach Kelly Lowe hopes his Green Wave can pick up a win vs. their route 460 counterparts for the first time since 2002. If they are successful, it will surely be behind the big arm of Wyatt Freeman, who completed 7-of-10 pass attempts for 190 yards and three touchdowns in their win vs. Montcalm.
Vote now for CoalfieldSports.com Week 4 Game of the Week!
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