Category Archives: Central-Wise


Warriors continue incredible season, shock Wolfpack

Perhaps no one outside of the picturesque towns of Pound and Wise could have predicted the outcome of Friday night’s contest between the Ridgeview Wolfpack and the Wise Central Warriors.  In week three of the regular season, the Wolfpack had dispatched the Warriors with ease 41-20.  Trenton Adkins ran through the Central defense and made it look simple on his way to a six touchdown performance on that September evening.  The folks who made the trip from Wise County believed, and more importantly, coach Luke Owens and his young Warriors team believed and the Warriors shocked the Wolfpack 14-7 on a dense, foggy evening on the Ridge Friday night.… Read the rest

Wolfpack, Warriors set for playoff rematch

Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-2) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (9-2) Region 2D Semifinal When:  Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 4-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 41-20 on September 13, 2019 in Norton, Va.) For the second consecutive year, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central Warriors will meet in the Region 2D postseason.  In 2018, that meeting came in the first round and was won in dominant fashion by the Pack, 49-14. … Read the rest

Richlands cruises past Virginia High, rolls into playoffs

Richlands scored early and often, dispatching the Virginia High Bearcats 59-21. The Blues (6-4, 4-1) used a prolific offensive attack that accounted for 539 yards of offense to run past the Bearcats (1-9, 1-4). While the Bearcats’ season ends, Richlands blows into the playoffs as the 5 seed in the Class 2D bracket. Playing on senior night, quarterback Cade Simmons went 6-10 for 138 yards with three total touchdowns on the night.… Read the rest

Warriors visit Grundy to take on the Golden Wave

Central (7-2) at Grundy (4-5) A win tonight in Buchanan County could take the Central Warriors to heights they have previously been unaccustomed to. Grundy alum Luke Owens has the Warriors rolling into Buchanan County with a 7-2 record, having won its last four contests.  The four game winning streak ties a program best from 2011 when the Warriors were able to defeat Lee, Johnson County, TN, Union and Eastside in back-to-back-to-back-to-back weeks in their inaugural campaign. … Read the rest

Central spoils senior night for Gate City

  Wise Central continued to stay on their recent tear Friday night as they piled up 410 yards on offense to upend the Blue Devils 35-21 in a playoff like atmosphere at Legion Field in Gate City. Gate City (4-6, 2-4) came in to Fridays contest with a three game winning streak while Central (7-2, 4-2) had recorded three straight wins themselves. Running out of the Wing-T, the three headed monster in Centrals backfield racked up 375 yards rushing behind the blocking of the Warriors athletic offensive line.… Read the rest

Bears upset by Warriors

  After their big win over Ridgeview, the Union Bears were blindsided by the Wise Central Warriors last Friday night on the road in Norton. In upset fashion, the Warriors ran past the Bears 21-13. “We didn’t play well, we shot ourselves in the foot.” Stated Union head coach Travis Turner. “Give them credit, they played extremely hard and we didn’t do a very good job coaching.” A lackluster start from the Bears suggested that an upset was looming.… Read the rest

Bears set to clash with Warriors in county rivalry

  Fresh off of their biggest win of the season over Ridgeview, Union knows they control their own destiny en route to a Mountain 7 title. The Bears sit at 6-1 overall and hold an unblemished 3-0 record inside Mountain 7 play. With three games remaining against the likes of Wise Central, Abingdon and John Battle, Union knows the road will be tough but the Bears are always up for a fight.… Read the rest

Adkins, Wolfpack run wild over Warriors

The much hyped Mountain 7 District showdown between Ridgeview and Wise Central turned into another scintillating episode of the Trenton Adkins show. Adkins scored all six of the Wolfpack’s touchdowns on Friday night and racked up another 366 yards on the ground in the process.  Through three contests, the junior has already broke the 1,000 yard mark for the season. The Wolfpack won the district showdown in convincing fashion by a final tally of 41-20.… Read the rest

Ridgeview, Wise Central set for Mountain 7 showdown

Ridgeview Wolfpack (2-0) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (2-0) When:  Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Tommy McAmis Field, Norton, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 49-14 on November 9, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.)     Two high octane offenses will take the field Friday night at Tommy McAmis field in Norton. The question is, will defense prevail between two rival Mountain 7 district foes, or will there be a track meet under the Friday night lights?… Read the rest

Thursday night football in Lebanon

                The Lebanon Pioneers host the Wise Central Warriors on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Both teams are dealing with a short week of preparation as it’s been coupled with the Labor Day holiday. The game was rescheduled due to Russell County Schools observing Fair Day on Friday. Coach Webb and his Pioneers have been hard at work given the short week. “Anytime you get out of your routine you worry.… Read the rest