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Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown

The town of Narrows will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Green Wave faithful will be at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field in Pearisburg. Narrows (3-0) will travel five miles up route 460 to face their arch rival, Giles (0-3). While the series is lopsided in Giles’ favor, this is always an exciting game with a huge turnout. The 2002 season was the last time the Green Wave was victorious against the Spartans.… Read the rest

Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14

EMORY, Va. — After losing a substantial amount of production to graduation, most Bearcat fans knew the 2019 campaign had the potential to start on shaky ground.  Few expected the onslaught that Tazewell unleashed Friday night. After the Bristol Pirates clinched their first playoff berth in 17 years, it was announced that the game would be moved to the new turf at Emory and Henry’s Fred Selfe Stadium. In their first home game away from Gene Malcolm Stadium since 1971, the Cats’ defense was torched by Tazewell’s rushing attack to the tune of 473 yards and a 55-14 setback The three-headed monster of Chancellor Harris, Josiah Jordan, and new quarterback Gavin Nunley (who took the reigns after Jamir Blevins transferred to Bluefield) gave the young Virginia High defense fits all night.… Read the rest

Vote for Week 2 Game of the Week!

Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Abingdon at Gate City: The reigning Mountain 7 District champion Abingdon Falcons will travel to Gate City to take take on the resurgent Blue Devils from Gate City.… 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 Preseason Top 10 Rankings

The Top 10 is voted on by members of 1. Bluefield (22) 272 2. Graham (8) 250 3. Ridgeview 163 4. Abingdon 162 5. Radford (1) 147 6. Richlands 131 7. Union 128 8. Pulaski County 75 9. Galax 63 10. Chilhowie 46 Also receiving votes: Patrick Henry (43), George Wythe (16), Tazewell (12), Giles (8), John Battle (8), Marion (6), Grayson County (3), J.I. Burton (3), Virginia High (2), Honaker (1), Narrows (1)   Thanks to Alex Tabor for compiling the results!… Read the rest

SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 47: Super Bowl Champion Mike Compton

It is the first Pod of 2019! Brady sits in on this one solo, but it is one of the biggest episodes yet! Super Bowl LIII is set for kick off in Atlanta on Sunday with the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. It is the Patriots ninth Super Bowl appearance in 19 seasons. We caught up with a local legend who was in Foxboro when this run began.… Read the rest

Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship

It was the Cam Allen show, part II, on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell Stadium. The senior quarterback accounted for over 250 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Graham G-Men (12-1) push past Richlands (8-5) 38-10. It only took two plays for Allen to show why he will ultimately be named the region’s player of the year. He hit Devin Lester on a 37-yard bomb to put Graham ahead 7-0. Richlands wasn’t going to go down without a fight.… Read the rest

Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game

It was quite the afternoon on Saturday on Rose Ridge. Richlands traveled to Ridgeview for what was one of the most-anticipated matchups in southwest Virginia and came out on top with a 31-21 victory over the first seeded Wolfpack. It looked like it would be a bad start, after a muffed kickoff forced Richlands to start the game on their own 2-yard line. A resurgent Richlands (8-4) offense proved they were game, going 98 yards down the field for a 1-yard Trey Brown touchdown run, keyed by a long 53-yard pass from Race Moir to Taylor Horn.… Read the rest

Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence

It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it worked. Richlands used a dominant defensive performance to upset 4th seeded Grayson County 10-0 and move on in the Region 2D playoffs. A litany of miscues on offense stalled a bevy of Richlands drives, but when it mattered most, an opportunistic defense and special teams came up with six turnovers in the shutout performance. Richlands got on the board first early in the second quarter behind a drive set up by a turnover.… Read the rest