Scrimmage canceled

The Graham at Pulaski Co. boys scrimmage for Monday, Nov. 19  has been postponed. The scrimmage is now scheduled to be held at Graham on Tuesday, November  27 at 6 pm.

The Blacksburg @ Fort Chiswell girls junior varsity and varsity basketball scrimmages have been canceled for this evening.

The Giles @ Fort Chiswell boys basketball scrimmage have also been canceled this evening.

Playoff football games changed

The Parry McCluer @ Narrows playoff football game will now be played Saturday at 2:00 pm.  The game still is at Ragsdale Field in Narrows, at the Narrows Middle School.

The Abingdon at Lord Botetourt playoff game has been moved to Wm. Byrd High School. The game is still Saturday night with a  7:00 pm kickoff.

RSN Football Picks for Nov. 16-17

Last week 8-2, Overall 105-15-  .875

  1. Chilhowie over Grundy
  2. Narrows over Parry McCluer
  3. Galax over Geo. Wythe
  4. Ridgeview over Richlands
  5. Patrick Henry-Glade Spring over J I Burton
  6. Pulaski Co. over Blacksburg
  7. Radford over Gretna
  8. Lord Botetourt over Abingdon
  9. Graham over Union
  10. Radford over Gretna

Radford football time changed

The Gretna versus Radford football game has been changed. The game will now be played at 12 noon Saturday. The location of the game is undetermined as of this time. It may be played at Bobcat Stadium in Radford or at Salem Stadium in Salem.  Will update as soon as info is released.

Radford wins State Semifinal match

The Radford Volleyball team beat  Union at Union in straight sets in the state semifinal contest. The Lady Cats won 25-14, 25-22 and 25-19. They will now advance to Salem Civic Center this Friday night- November 16  for the Class 2 state championship. Radford will take on the Poquoson Islanders.

Class 2 – High School Playoff Games

Region- D

5- Richlands 7-4 @ 1- Ridgeview 10-1

3- Graham 10-1 @ 2- Union 9-2

Region -C

4- Gretna 9-2 @ 1- Radford 10-1

3- Appomattox 10-1 @ Glenvar 10-1

Region – B

5- Buffalo Gap 7-4 @ 1- East Rockingham 11-0

3- Luray 8-3 @ 2- Central- Woodstock 10-1


4- King William 9-1 @ 1- Goochland 11-0

3- Poquoson 8-3 @ 2- Amelia Co. 10-1

Class 1- High School Playoff Games

Class 1- Region D

4- Grundy 7-4  @  1- Chilhowie 11-0

3- J I Burton 9-2 @  2- Patrick Henry-Glade Spring 10-1

Region C

4- Geo. Wythe 7-4  @  1- Galax 9-2

3- Parry McCluer 7-4 @  2- Narrows  9-2

Region B

4- Altavista 4-7 @ 1- Riverheads 9-1

3- Central- Lunenburg  7-4 @ Wm. Campbell 6-4

Region A

8- Washington & Lee ( Montross) 4-6 @ 4- Essex 8-3

6- West Point 8-3 @ 2- Northumberland 10-1


Radford wins first round of the playoffs

Radford…Playing on a Thursday night due to the weather forecast, the Radford Bobcats got defensive in the opening round of the Class 2 Region C playoffs.

The Bobcats got three touchdowns from P J Prioleau, and their defense shut down the Fort Chiswell Pioneers on their way to a 22-0 win.

Prioleau rushed for 171 yards on 22 carries. He scored on runs of 1, 13 and 16 yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, Radford finally put together a 12-play, 97-yard drive that was capped off by Prioleau’s 16-yard touchdown run. The point after was wide leaving the Bobcats up 6-0 with 2:48 before halftime. The score came after their defense had held the Fort Chiswell Pioneers on downs at the Radford three-yard line.

Fort Chiswell (5-6) had first down at the Bobcat five but could only gain three yards on three plays. Then on fourth and goal at the two, QB Brody Crockett was thrown a one-yard loss for a big momentum swing.

Then after a scoreless third quarter in which the Bobcats held the Pioneers to just 17 yards of total offense, Radford scored as Prioleau weaved his way in from 13 yards out, but their two-point conversion was no good. They would hold the Pioneers to three plays and out. They would then drive the ball to the 12 yard line but on three incomplete passes, Connor Lytton would hit a 29-yard field goal for a 15-0 score with 6:38 remaining.

Radford (10-1) would put the game away on their next possession. They capped off by a one-yard run from Prioleau with 3:49 left in the game. Bobcat quarterback sophomore Zane Rupe rushed for 40 yards and threw for 51 more. Justice Marshall caught three passes for 30 yards. “Our defense came up big again tonight,“ said Bobcat head coach Matthew Saunders. “I thought Fort Chiswell had a heck of a game plan, and they executed it very well.” When asked about stopping the Pioneers down at the goal line in the second quarter, Coach Saunders replied, ”The goal line stand was a big momentum turn before halftime. We not only stopped them, but we th drove the ball and finished it off by scoring before half. We talked to the players this week that we needed to be mentally tough. It was a short week and coming off a big emotional win last week. We survived and move on.”

Fort Chiswell head coach Josh Wingate said, ”When you get down to the opponents five-yard line, you got to score. They were a big stop there. Once again tonight, we would drive the ball then stall out. We did that way too much this season. They (Radford) are a very good team.”

The win was Radford’s ninth in a row and will move them on to the region semifinal next week. The loss brings an end to the Fort Chiswell season.


Radford                  0 6 0 16 -22

Fort Chiswell       0 0 0   0 – 0

Rushing- Radford – Prioleau 22-171, Rupe 4-40, Marshall 4-17, Shepherd 3-13, Hollins 1-(minus 5) , Taylor 2-11, Fort Chiswell- Crockett 20-15, Bailey 11-39, Dunford 7-34, Jones 1-( minus 2)

Receiving – Radford – Taylor 1-12, Marshall 3-30, Shepherd 1-9, Rupe 1-22, Fort Chiswell – Bailey 2-21, Newman 2-25, Crawford 1- ( minus 2)

Passing – Radford – Rupe 5-15, 1 int.- 0 tds.- 51 yds., Marshall 1-1 -0 -0- 22 yds., Prioleau 0-1- 0 -0 -0 yds., Fort Chiswell – Crockett 5-8- 0 ints, 0 tds.- 44 yds., Bailey 0-1-0-0-0 yds.

First Downs – Radford – 16, FC – 8

Penalties – Radford – 6-50 yds., FC – 6 – 64 yds.

Total Yds.- Radford – 320 , FC – 130