Category Archives: Abingdon


Union travels to Abingdon as they look to ground the Falcons

  The Union football team is coming off of a much needed bye week after suffering a 21-13 setback to the Wise Central Warriors on October 18th at Tommy McAmis Field in Norton. Abingdon suffered a double blow last week as they lost star Junior tailback Martin Lucas during the week to a season ending foot injury then suffered a 41-0 loss to the Ridgeview Wolfpack on Friday night in Dickenson County.… Read the rest

Wolfpack claim share of Mountain 7 title with shutout of Falcons

Coming into Friday night’s Mountain 7 District showdown with the Abingdon Falcons, most Ridgeview fans, players and staff were expecting a tough battle.  It was anything but.  The Wolfpack offense eclipsed the 40 point plateau once again and the defense scored its first shutout of the season as the Wolfpack controlled from start to finish in a resounding 41-0 victory.  The victory over the Falcons assures the Wolfpack of no worse than a share of the Mountain 7 District title. … Read the rest

Wolfpack aim to ground Falcons in key Mountain 7 matchup

Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-1, 4-1 M7) VS.   Abingdon Falcons (4-3, 3-0 M7) When:  Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series tied 1-1 (Last meeting Abingdon defeated Ridgeview 36-30 in OT, October 19, 2018 in Abingdon, Va.) The Mountain 7 District is one of the premier football districts in all of southwest Virginia.  The case was proven last Friday night at Tommy McAmis field in Norton. … Read the rest

Steele, Simmons help Mance reach 200 club

PHOTO CREDIT – SWVAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM RICHLANDS, Va. — New quarterback Cade Simmons and birthday boy Logan Steele combined for four rushing touchdowns, helping coach Greg Mance win his 200th game at Richlands. That result looked shaky in the first quarter. Abingdon (2-2) opened the game with an 80-yard drive that ate up 8 minutes and 42 seconds off the clock. Star RB Lucas Martin punched the ball in from the 3, and the Falcons took a 7-0 lead.… Read the rest

Abingdon Falcons Hit the Road to Take on New Look Gate City Blue Devils

The Abingdon Falcons take their show on the road to Scott County to this Friday to take on the Gate City Blue Devils. Gate City looks to build off their upset win over Richlands last week, while the Falcons look to pick up where they left off in their 45-14 week one win over John Battle. Jeremy Houseright returned to his roots at Gate City this season as the Blue Devils’ new head coach and seems to pumped new life into a program that had been struggling in recent years.… Read the rest

Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14

The Abingdon Falcons reminded everyone Friday night why they are the defending Mountain 7 District champions. In the first game of the season the Falcons welcomed the John Battle Trojans to Falcon Stadium. Abingdon picked up right where they left off last year, picking up 12 first downs and playing solid defense on there way to a 45 to 14 victory. The Falcons’ senior halfback, Martin Lucas, showed balance and strength on his way to 130 total yards and four touchdowns.… Read the rest

Abingdon Falcons v/s John Battle Trojans

Football in Southwest Virginia is full of great rivalries. This opening Friday night one of those long-time rivalries will continue when the Abingdon Falcons and the John Battle Trojans square off at Falcon Stadium in Abingdon, Virginia at 7:00 PM.  Abingdon and John Battle have faced 60 times with Abingdon owning the series 42-16-1. As of late the Falcons have dominated with the Trojans only winning two of the last twenty seven meetings.… Read the rest

2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards— 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 staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Round 2

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports picked five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before the fans selected THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast picked the five contests and were joined by a special guest each week. Now that it is playoff time, there is a twist. Ryan and Brady will still be joined by a guest picker and a trivia question winner throughout the playoffs.… Read the rest

Falcons set to take on the Cavaliers in second round

Last Week: Abingdon def. Hidden Valley, 20-0 Lord Botetourt def. Christiansburg, 62-6 Last Meeting: Lord Botetourt def. Abingdon, 39-28.  November 2015 2nd Round Playoffs The rematch between the Falcons and Cavaliers has been three years in the making since these two programs met in the playoffs.  The Cavaliers won that contest 39-28 on a brisk night in Daleville.  Abingdon has been itching for the chance to redeem themselves against teams all season. … Read the rest