Month: October 2017

Pioneers to take on the Bears

Max Meadows– Fort Chiswell will host the Bland Co. Bears this Friday night. Fort Chiswell enters the game with a 6-3 record , while the Bears are 3-6. Fort Chiswell will be in the Group 2C playoffs next week but need to win this Friday to get the best seeding. The Pioneers are scoring just over 27 a game and allowing 20 per  game.

Bland Co. is battling for a spot in the Group 1C playoffs. They are averaging 20 points per game and surrendering 41 per game. They are coached by Harris Hart who is in his 14th season. He has an overall record of 51-82.

Pioneer head coach Todd Tiller remarked,” Bland is well coached. Coach Hart does a fine job there. On offense they will run the wing-T. Their quarterback Jake Watters is a special player. He has a strong arm and also runs well with the ball.”  Coach then said,”  On defense they will show 44 scheme. Their secondary is in zone or cover three. Once again the Watters kid at safety covers lot of ground for them. They have some big kids and we got to be ready to play.”

Bland has wins over Craig Co., Northwood and Rural Retreat. Their losses are to Eastern Montgomery, Narrows, Grayson Co., George Wythe , Galax and to Auburn in overtime. Last week they got thumped by Galax 75-7.

It will be Senior Night for the Pioneers as they say good-bye to Anthony Morris, Tanner Bailey, Tyler Dunford, Sean Morgan and Logan Smith. Kick-off Friday night is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

VHSL- Power Point Ratings- Group 1 D- as of Mon. Oct. 30 ( Top 8 Playoffs)

  1. Chilhowie             19.55
  2. PH- Glade Sp.      19.11
  3. Grundy                 18.66
  4. Thomas Walker    16.66
  5. Eastside                16.44
  6. Hurley                   16.11
  7. Castlewood           15.55
  8. J I Burton              15.44
  9. Honaker                13.88
  10. Northwood            12.55
  11. Holston                 11.55
  12. Twin Valley            11.33
  13. Twin Springs          9.77
  14. Rye Cove               9.44

 

 

 

High School Playoffs still clouded

With one week remaining in the high school regular season , the VHSL playoffs are still clouded. This is the way it looks as of  Saturday  Oct.28th.

Group 1C – Galax, Narrows, Geo. Wythe, Covington, Parry McCluer and Auburn  have clinched spots. The other two spots are between Bland Co., Rural Retreat  and Eastern Montgomery.

Group 1D – Chilhowie, Patrick Henry-Glade Spring, Grundy, Thomas Walker are in. The other four spots are between Eastside, Hurley, JI Burton, Castlewood, Honaker and Northwood.

Group 2C – Appomattox, Glenvar, Giles, Floyd Co., Gretna, Fort Chiswell, Martinsville and Dan River are in with seedings still up in the air.

Group 2D – Ridgeview, Union, Graham, Va. High, Marion and John Battle are in. Richlands , Grayson Co, Lee High and Tazewell still in the running for last two spots.

Group 3D – Staunton River, Lord Botetourt, Magna Vista, Northside, Abingdon are in. Alleghany, Cave Spring and Tunstall are in position for the last three spots.

Group 4D- Blacksburg, EC Glass, GW- Danville, Salem are in. The other spots are between Amherst, Wm Byrd, Charlottesville, LCA, Jefferson Forest and Pulaski Co. Only eight(8) will go.

Radford halts losing streak

Radford Bobcats stopped a three game losing streak as they defeated the Carroll Co. Cavaliers 24-7. Freshman quarterback Zane Rupe completed 10 of 20 passes for 138 yards and threw two touchdowns. Freshman  P J Prioleau had 67 yards on 10 carries and he also caught six passes for 76 for a touchdown. Sophomore Chris Carter also scored on a 47 reception from Rupe and finished with three receptions for 65 yards.

Radford (2-7) got on the scoreboard with 6:45 to go in the first quarter on a Rupe to Carter pass. Carroll Co. tied the game on a Logan Trudell three yard run, but the Bobcats would take a 14-7 lead into intermission as Prioleau caught an eight yard pass. They would then get a 40 yard field goal from Conner Lytton to up the margin to 17-7 with 6:16 to go in the game. Safety Jaylin Taylor would ice the contest with a 67 yard touchdwon interception return for the 24-7 victory.

Radford  7 7 0 10-24

CarrollCo. 7 0 0 0-7

Total yards – Radford – 278 , CC – 177

First downs- Radford – 16 , CC – 12

Penalties – Radford – 7-60 yds., CC – 3-20 yds.

Graham romps over Pioneers

Max Meadows-  Graham got a great performance from junior quarterback Cameron Allen as they routed the Fort Chiswell Pioneers 48-20.Allen threw four touchdowns as he completed 15 of 18 passes for 253 yards. He also ran for three touchdowns . He rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries. The G-men 8-1 also got two touchdowns from Devin Lester as he rushed for 46 yards and caught three passes for 84.

Fort Chiswell was led by Tanner Bailey with 85 rushing yards on 11 rushes. Sean Morgan, Bailey and Tyler Jakubiak  scored one touchdown each.

” Graham is as good of a team that we have faced,” said Pioneer head coach Todd Tiller. ” The Allen ( Cameron) kid had a heck of a game for them. They are explosive, fast , quick and athletic.I’m proud of how we competed and we played hard till the end. ”

Graham scored first as Lester caught a 32 yard pass. After a Pioneer ( 6-3) touchdown put them up 7-6, the G-men then scored on three straight possessions and led 41-13 at halftime.

Graham 20  21  7  0-48

Fort Chiswell 7  6 0 7-13

Rushing- Graham- Allen 16-109, Lester 7-46, Dalton 4-35, Wimmer 2-20, Kiser 2-19, FC – Bailey 11-85, Morgan 8-46, Brown 6-59, Crockett 3-1, Jakubiak 6-17

Passing – Graham – Allen 15 of 18 – 4 TDS- 253 yds., FC – Crockett – 5 of 11- 0 TDs.- 67 yds., Brown – 0 for 2 – 1 INT. -0 yds.

Recp. – Graham – Cooke 6-76, Curto 4-49, Lester 3-84, Gray 2-34, FC- Bailey – 4-51, Morris 1 -16

First Downs – Graham 22 , FC- 9

Penalties – Graham 3-33 yds., FC- 4-39 yds.

Total Yds- Graham 482- (253 passing- 229 rushing) , FC- 275 -( 67 passing- 208 passing)