Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming

Both the Tazewell Bulldogs and Fort Chiswell Pioneers look to bounce back after losses last Friday night.

The Pioneers (3-3), lead by senior Brody Crockett and junior Denver Brown, dropped last week’s game against Galax to a final tune of 38-13.

The Bulldogs (2-4) are trying to get back in the win column after losing to county rival Richlands, 34-0.

Pioneers’ QB Brody Crockett was 6-of-14 passing for 112 yards and an interception against Galax. Denver Brown rushed for 128 yards before leaving the game with a leg injury in the third quarter. The star running back’s status is unknown for the contest against the Bulldogs. Fort Chiswell is led by first year head coach Josh Wingate. Their wins have come against Rural Retreat, Floyd County and Auburn High School. The Pioneers have dropped contests against George Wythe, Radford and Galax.

The Bulldogs are looking to bounce back after being shutout against rival Richlands a week ago. Chancellor Harris leads the Dogs on the season with 788 yards and 11 TDs. He’s joined in a talented, but young, backfield that also consists of big armed Jamir Blevins, speedy Mike Jones and Sophomore do-all Josiah Jordan. The Dogs are averaging just under 300 yards rushing per game, however, against Richlands the Dogs only mustered 136 yards on the ground.

Will Denver Brown and Fort Chiswell continue their march to the playoffs with a big win against Tazewell? Or will Chancellor Harris and the Dogs start their quest for a playoff berth of their own?

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Fort Chiswell. If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the call on

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bennett

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