Category Archives: Hurley


Hurley, Twin Valley face off in a Buchanan County match-up

Hurley (4-5) at Twin Valley (2-7) 2019 could come to a close for both of these Buchanan County foes on Friday. However, one would love to cap the season off with a win over a Black Diamond District rival.  Both squads are currently riding losing streaks into Friday’s showdown in Oakwood.  After starting his first season as a head coach 2-0, Austin Cooper and the Hurley Rebels have gotten cold, as the red and gray have dropped three in a row to bring their record to 4-5. … Read the rest

Hurley, Auburn square off at The Cliff

Auburn (4-5) at Hurley (4-4) After back-to-back thrillers on the road, the Hurley Rebels return home to The Cliff on Friday to host the Auburn Eagles.  The Rebels fell on the road in Damascus last week to the Holston Cavaliers by a score of 28-22. Holston scored the game-winning touchdown with under a minute to play on a 14-yard pass from Quaheim Brooks to Logan Walden.  Matthew Blankenship, who found the end zone on the ground twice, led the Hurley offense.… Read the rest

Rebels & Cavaliers to battle in Damascus

Hurley (4-3) at Holston (4-3) Two 4-3 football teams are set for a showdown in one of southwest Virginia’s marquee matchups for week nine.  The Hurley Rebels look to get back on track this week after a heartbreaking 36-30 loss in two overtimes last Friday at Honaker. Matthew Blankenship and John Matt Justus led the way for the Rebels. Hurley gained 378 yards on the ground in the loss, which accounted for all of its total offense.… Read the rest

Honaker, Hurley battle for the Black Diamond District lead

The favorite to win the Black Diamond District will most likely be the winner of this game.  A win tonight actually would give Honaker its 12th Black Diamond District title in school history and its first since 2015. However, if Hurley were able to knock the Tigers off tonight at Fuller Field, the Rebels would be in the driver’s seat for the rest of the season.  Hurley continued Austin Cooper’s impressive first year with a 47-0 shutout over Northwood last week at The Cliff.… Read the rest

Rebels, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County showdown

Hurley (2-2) at Grundy (4-1) Nelson Memorial Field will be Buchanan County’s grandest stage on Friday night when Hurley makes the 12-mile trip across Slate Creek to do battle with Grundy.  These Buchanan County foes both look to get back into the win column on Friday.  The bye week came at the right time for Austin Cooper’s Hurley Rebels. After opening Cooper’s inaugural campaign 2-0, the Rebels have lost two in a row to Patrick Henry and River View. … Read the rest

Rebels, Raiders set to clash in Bradshaw

  Hurley (2-1) at River View, WV (1-3) In a Battle of the Rebels a week ago, Hurley drew the short end of the stick. Mark Palmer won his first game against Hurley at the Cliff last Friday as Patrick Henry cruised to a 40-20 victory over Austin Cooper’s Hurley squad. The Buchanan County version of the Rebels outgained Patrick Henry in total offense 336-249. However, that was not enough to get into the win column.… Read the rest

Patrick Henry Visits The Cliff In a Clash of the Rebels

Patrick Henry (2-0) at Hurley (2-0)   The Battle of the Rebels is set to take place at Smiley Ratliff Field in Hurley on Friday.  The matchup features a pair of unbeatens as Mark Palmer’s Patrick Henry Rebels will make the 66-mile trip to the Cliff to do battle with Austin Cooper’s Hurley Rebels. The Austin Cooper era in Hurley could not have gotten off to a better start as the Buchanan County version of the Rebels look to go 3-0 for the first time since 2016. … Read the rest

Hurley, Twin Valley & Grundy to Face Familiar Opponents in Week 2

Rye Cove (1-0) at Hurley (1-0) Both teams are coming off wins over out of state opponents leading into Friday’s matchup at the Cliff. Rye Cove is coming off its first opening week victory since a 72-62 win over Holston back in 2014. However, the Eagles did not have to work hard for its first victory. The first win came via forfeit after Jenkins, KY notified Cheyenne Osborne and his staff that they did not have enough to play in the opening tilt.… Read the rest

Buchanan County trio set for Friday’s kickoff

Grundy at Twin Valley   In 2014, Twin Valley went to Nelson Memorial Field and handed Grundy a 28-0 loss. It is the only win for the Panthers in the 13 meetings that date back to 2001. The head coach for Grundy on that night in 2014 is now the headman in Oakwood. Jeremy Ward kicks off the second year of his tenure at Twin Valley on Friday when the Golden Wave of Grundy travels up Route 460 in the latest edition of this Buchanan County rivalry.… 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