Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-0, 4-0 M7)
John Battle Trojans (3-3, 1-1 M7)
When: Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va.
Series all time: Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 13, 2017 in Bristol, Va.)
As the 2018 regular season winds down, some teams are looking to capture the top seed going into the postseason and some teams are looking just to play in the postseason at all. The Ridgeview Wolfpack is one of the former, while the John Battle Trojans is one of the latter.
The Trojans are at .500 for the season overall (3-3) and in the Mountain 7 District (1-1) and currently hold down the number seven spot in the Class 2, Region D playoff standings. The Trojans option offense is led by junior quarterback Micah Whitt. On the ground, the Trojans are led by junior Dylan Cunningham and senior Juddy Shaffer. The Trojans do not pass often, but when they do, senior Trey Childress is the one to watch for to catch passes thrown by Whitt.
The Wolfpack are coming off a much needed bye week and are refreshed to handle the stretch run which includes finishing off the district slate over the next two weeks. Sophomore running back Trenton Adkins eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season against Gate City two weeks ago and leads the Pack on offense. The Wolfpack defense continues to thrive, giving up a measly 6.3 points per contest. Alijah Sproles appeared to suffer an injury in the Gate City game, but x-rays were negative and Sproles will be ready to play against the Trojans on Friday night. The Pack continue to hold down the number one slot in the Class 2, Region D playoff standings. Friday night’s contest on the Ridge will be the final regular season game at home for 13 Wolfpack seniors. The weather should be cool and crisp for the first time this season. The Trojans and the Pack will look to heat up the night with some good, hard-nosed southwest Virginia football.
I was born a Haysi Tiger but unfortunately succumbed to a broken heart on a cold rainy afternoon in King William, Virginia on December 6, 2014.
However, I was reincarnated as a Wolf, and became a runner of the Ridgeview Wolfpack on August 28, 2015. You now hear me howling most autumn Friday nights high atop Rose Ridge in Dickenson County or anywhere else my Pack of hungry Wolves may be, from Grundy to Falcon Hill or from Ben Hur to Pikeville, Kentucky.
I never wolfed down (pun very intended) a Tiger Taco like Mr. Brady Hess, but I was and still am known to devour a pizza from Pizza Factory on Main Street in Haysi.
I have always wanted to write about sports and now I have the opportunity to thanks to those who have built this wonderful place on the world wide web. Hope y’all enjoy.