Month: August 2017

Game schedule changes

The Pulaski Co. Cougars football game with William Fleming  Colonels has been changed. Kickoff at Pulaski Co. HS will now be 7:00 pm Thursday night August 31. The game was originally scheduled for Fri. Sept. 1. The change is due to rain moving in the area on Friday. Wm. Fleming @ Pulaski Co. football game will now be played Thursday Aug. 31 @ 7:00 pm..

Patrick Henry @Brookville – Thurs. Aug. 31 – 7 pm

James River @ Randolph Henry- Thurs. Aug. 31- 7pm

Quarterback injured

The Glenvar Highlanders have lost starting quarterback Landry Gerbers to a separated shoulder. He helped them to a 34-14 victory over Galax last Friday to open the season. . They will now have to use Senior Hunter Phlegar and freshman Blake Custer.

Fort Chiswell to host George Wythe

Fort Chiswell— The Fort Chiswell Pioneers will host their arch and county rivals, the George Wythe Maroons, this Friday night. It will be their home opener. Both teams will come into the game with 1-0 records. The Pioneers defeated Rural Retreat on the road 46-7, while the Maroons won at Radford 26-18 .
The Maroons got a couple breaks to beat the Bobcats as Radford fumbled deep in their own territory and a snap over the punters head led to 13 of their 26 points. They also had a Radford kickoff return for a touchdown nullified by a Bobcat penalty. They had over 325 yards of offense against Radford.
Fort Chiswell got outstanding performance from their defensive and offense against Rural Retreat. The Indians were held to just one first down in the first three quarters of play. Tyler Jakubiak had 109 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns.
The Maroons head coach is Brandon Harner, and they will go with Gavin Gray, Weston Gordon, Charlie Caudill, Parker Coe and Dorrien McMillan on the offensive line. Deacon Beamer will start at quarterback. Jacquez Younger, Ravvon Wells and Reid Skeens at wide outs. The running backs will be Teion Brown and Isaiah Sawyers. Landon Thompson and Khorey Hull will get some action at running back and wide receiver.
Beamer rushed for 77 yards and threw for 129 against Radford. Brown rushed for 63 yards, Wells ran for 39 and Thompson had 38. Younger caught three passes for 83 yards and Skeens had 33.
Pioneer head coach Todd Tiller said, ”George Wythe will run double wings on offense. They like to run inside and outside off of motion. They like misdirection and their quarterback Beamer (Deacon) likes to throw the football.” Coach then remarked, “On defense they will use a 4-2-5 look. They don’t blitz that much and their secondary will mainly be zone. They will mix it up some but mainly they like to play zone.” Coach was then asked about the health of his team after the opener at Rural Retreat and he said. “We came out of last week’s game in good shape and will be ready for this Friday.“
Fort Chiswell will go with Logan Smith, Billy Shrewsberry, Jon Gregory, Hayden Hawks and “Loopie” Turpin on the offensive line. Garrett Chrisley and Luke Arnold will get time there also. Brody Crockett will be the quarterback, with Tyler Jakubiak and Sean Morgan as the running backs. Denver Brown, a George Wythe transfer, will also see time at running back. Tanner Bailey, Aaron Crawford will be the receivers and Anthony Morris the tight end. On the defense they will go with Shrewsberry, Gregory and Chrisley upfront. The linebackers will be Bailey, Ethan Woods, Jakubiak, Brown and Crawford. The secondary will consist of Logan Newman, Anthony Morris and Sean Morgan. Crockett, Zach Johnson, John Poole and Hawks will get time on the defense as well.
Kick-off is slated for 7:00 pm Friday at C F McKinney Field at Fort Chiswell High School.

New Athletic Director named

Christiansburg High School has a new athletic director and  is very familiar to all in Montgomery Co. and surrounding area . Tim Cromer has been named the  new athletic director . He was head football last year but stepped down after the season was over. He also was girls head basketball at Christiansburg,  as well.   He graduated from Christiansburg 1987. He led the Blue Demons to the 2011 AA Division 4 State Championship and  finished as the state runners-up. He brings 30 years of coaching experience , He has been head for 20 of those years.

Pioneers defeat county rival

(Photography courtesy Tina Quesenberry)

Tyler Jakubiak crossing the line for the touchdown

Rural Retreat…Before the crowd could even sit down, Fort Chiswell’s Anthony Morris took the kickoff back 75 yards scoring a touchdown. This led them to a 46-7 route of county rival Rural Retreat.   Rural Retreat fumbled on their first possession. Fort’s Billy Shrewsberry scooped up the ball and ran in from 11 yards out. Tyler Dunford’s conversion kick made it 13-0. Tyler Jakubiak would rumble in from 25 yards out to up the lead to 19-0 as the two-point conversion run failed.

Tyler Dunford with the extra point kick

On the ensuing kickoff, Rural Retreat’s Jonathan Tuell would go 80 yards for their only score of the game ending the first quarter 19-7. The only score in the second quarter was by Jakubiak on a one-yard run to take a commanding 26-7 lead into intermission.

Jakubiak would score on 21 and 44 yard runs in the third quarter. Tanner Bailey then would make a 27-yard touchdown run bringing the score to 46-7 going into the fourth quarter. The Pioneers would then clear the bench as everyone played who was dressed.

“I’m pleased with the way we performed and executed tonight, said Fort Chiswell head coach Todd Tiller. He then added, “Offensively and defensively we did a lot of good things. Our defense only gave up one first down in the first three quarters of play, and that was by a penalty against us. We have things to clean up, but I’m glad everybody got to play tonight.”

Aaron Crawford after his crunch of Indians #7- Isaac O’Neil

Jakubiak finished the game with 109 yards rushing on nine carries and four touchdowns. Crockett completed four of five passes for 53 yards. He also had five carries for 14 yards. Bailey finished the game with three receptions for 35 yards and rushed for 28 yards while also scoring a touchdown. Not only did Shrewsbury score on a fumble recovery, but Logan Newman, who led the team last year in intercepts, picked off two more passes against the Indians. Fort Chiswell will now host their other county rival, the George Wythe Maroons, this Friday night. Kick off is slated for 7 pm.


FC – 19    7   2   0   – 46

RR –  7    0   0   0   –   7

Radford loses to George Wythe

Ricky Burton, Justice Marshall and Dillon Whitt

Radford…The George Wythe Maroons scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter that led them to a hard-fought win over the Radford Bobcats, 26-18. Quarterback Deacon Beamer led the Maroons as he completed seven of 17 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 16 times for 77 yards and scored a touchdown.

Radford got on the scoreboard first when freshman PJ Prioleau took a pitch-out around right end and raced 37 yards for a score. Freshman Conner Lytton point after put Radford up 7-0 with 6:48 remaining in the first quarter.

George Wythe would tie the game on their next possession as Beamer would hit Jacquez Younger on a 25-yard pass. Trevor Sharitz would tie the game at 7 with his point after. They would then take the lead with 4:18 before half-time as Beamer ran 7 yards up the middle to pay dirt. Their 2-point conversion run failed.

Dale Stanley and Elijah Duncan

Radford would then drive down to the Wythe 14-yard line, and Lytton would hit a 31-yard filed goal with just under 30 seconds before half to cut the margin to three, 13-10 at intermission.

The third quarter saw both teams trade punts and go scoreless as the game remained 13-10 going into the fourth quarter. The Maroons would get a 5-yard touchdown run from Isaiah Sawyers. The point after put them up 20-10 with eight minutes to go in the game. That score was set up by a bad snap from center that went over the Bobcat’s punter’s head.

The Maroons would strike again. This time as Teion Brown went in from five yards out. The point after was wide right as the scored stayed 26-10 with 4 minutes remaining.

PJ Prioleau and Chris Carter

Radford would strike right back as Chris Carter would take the kick off back 89 yards for an apparent score, but a yellow hankie was thrown way back at the Radford 40-yard line to nullify the score. They would march down the field and eventually score on a 22-yard reception by Carter from Trace Shepherd. Radford would go for two as Prioleau threw a pass to Kam Edwards to cut the Wythe lead to 26-18 with one minute remaining. The Cats would try an onside kick, but Wythe would get the ball to preserve the victory.

Radford finished with 130 yards rushing and 73 yards passing. Prioleau rushed six times for 53 yards. Chris Carter caught four passes for 52 yards and rushed seven times for 23 yards.

Bobcat’s head coach Matthew Saunders remarked, “We made too many mistakes. We’re a young team, and it’s my fault we made those mistakes. We have to clean them up. The guys played hard. I’m proud of how we played as far as playing hard. We lost a couple linebackers to injury, and we lost a couple running backs to injury. It made us have to change personnel.”

Radford was flagged for nine penalties for 92 yards. They lost a fumble, threw an interception, and with their other mistakes, it proved costly in their loss at home.


GW             7   6   0   13   – 26

Radford   7   3   0     8     – 18

GW- 19 first downs, Radford- 10 first downs

GW – 8 penalties for 77 yards; Radford – 9 penalties for 92 yards

GW – 336 total yards; Radford – 203 total yards

Fort Chiswell Middle School wins season opener

The Fort Chiswell Pioneer Middle School went on the road and came away with a 14-0 win over the Rural Retreat Indians. Pioneer quarterback Siler Watson completed four of eight passes for 82 yards , two touchdown passes and no interceptions. Reed Dunford and Camden Gravely caught the two touchdowns from Watson.

The Pioneers lost three fumbles but their stout defense would come through for them to pick up the win.Head coach Danny Dunford remarked, ” We overcame three fumbles but our defense save us tonight.”  Fort Chiswell first score came on a 4th and 2 from the Rural Retreat 48 yard line in the opening quarter.

Radford JV wins in last seconds

The Radford Bobcat junior varsity team started their football season  with an exciting 20-18 win over the  Geo. Wythe Maroons. The Cats scored on two punt returns and a fumble return.

With Radford up  20-12 with 27 seconds left in the game ,  the Maroons scored to make it 20-18. Then they went for a two-point conversion but the Cats stopped them to preserve the win.

Radford scored on a 70 yard punt return by Kamaree Tanner in the first quarter but found  themselves tied at six going into halftime. Then in the middle of the third quarter Radford’s Simone Stanley fielded a punt and returned it for six. On the  next series the Bobcat defense forced a fumble and the ball was scooped up by Spencer Perdue for  a touchdown . Radford head coach Greg Ridpath said,” We did some things that were wrong but we won. Defensively we played well but offensively we have lots of room for improvement .”  The difference in the game came down to the Bobcats place kicker-Mason  Sproules ,kicking  two point afters.