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#8 Honaker (5-5) vs. #1 Patrick Henry (10-0)
A first round matchup in Region 1D features a regular season rematch between two district champions.
The Black Diamond District champion Honaker Tigers are set to take on the Hogoheegee District Patrick Henry Rebels on the turf of Fred Selfe Stadium at NicewonderField on the campus of Emory and Henry College on Friday night.
Both teams come into this first round matchup after ending the regular season on two totally different notes.… Read the rest
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Patrick Henry (9-0) at Northwood (1-8)
Thursday night’s Hogoheegee District matchup features two teams who have had entirely different seasons.
The Northwood Panthers are set to pack things up after tonight in what has been a woeful first season for Tim Johnson in Saltville. The Panthers lone win came in a 18-0 shutout over Twin Valley back on September 20. The Panthers have lost six consecutive games since in a season where they are being outscore by opponents 322-77.… Read the rest
Honaker (4-3) at Patrick Henry (7-0)
Doug Hubbard and his squad are riding high after a big 36-30 win last Friday in a two overtime game against Hurley. The win clinched Honaker’s first Black Diamond District championship since 2015 and its 12th in school history.
The Tigers were led by star running back Trevor Dye who racked up 100 yards and three touchdowns on the turf at Fuller Field last Friday.… Read the rest
For the 60th time in this storied rivalry, the John Battle Trojans will take on their Washington County foes — the Patrick Henry Rebels.
Just a short few weeks ago this was looked to be a very intriguing matchup between two teams with high aspirations. However, John Battle has since had some major setbacks. On top of the disappointing 1-3 record, the Trojans have been dismantled by injuries.
Coach Bradley Ricker & his Trojans started their season by losing defensive leader Bryson Denton for the year.… Read the rest
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
The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards—CoalfieldSports.com 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 CoalfieldSports.com staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest
Patrick Henry Rebels (11-1) @ Chilhowie Warriors (12-0)
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Where: Chilhowie High School—Chilhowie, VA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/25/2018 Chilhowie 46 – Patrick Henry 23
All-time record: 53rdmeeting: Chilhowie leads 33-20. The series dates back to 1959.
Players to watch:
Patrick Henry– RB Cody Smith, RB Zach Brown, QB Dakota Rector
Chilhowie– RB Greg Sanchez, QB Zack Cale, LB Logan Branson
What to watch for:
Patrick Henry: The Rebels are coming off a 61-36 victory over J.I.… Read the rest
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
Tags: Region D playoffs
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Tags: J.I. Burton Patrick Henry Region D playoffs
Region D, 1A Semi Final
John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0) 3-seed
Patrick Henry Rebels (10-1, 2-1) 2-seed
J.I. Burton, fresh off a first round victory over Holston, faces a much stiffer task this week when they travel to take on the 10-1 Patrick Henry Rebels in the 1D semi finals. Burton is riding the wave of momentum of nine straight wins but the Rebels are no strangers to long winning streaks.… Read the rest