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  2. Bluefield researcher

    Giles @ Bluefield

    I didn't think Giles looked that bad. They were where they were supposed to be on offense and defense. I don't know how many seniors or underclassmen started but they did seem to be missing the type of player to fire them up. There is also no game breaker type player like they always seem to have. What killed them was the could not get around the end at all. It would have helped moral if they would have been able to complete the long pass in the 2nd Q when the receiver was wide open. Bluefield is very good but if they think they are unbeatable then they will get beat eventually and maybe Friday night.
  3. Bearcat Dad

    2019 Union Graham

    Not trying to argue, my man. Just explaining why I said what I said......concerning last night, please don't be that guy that uses the "back up" excuse. The VHS 1s came out of the game, at the same time that Union's did. VHS has 29 Varsity players, and they still started subbing when Union did. I know for a fact, that coach Turner and coach Crist coincided with how they wanted to handle this game in that aspect. As far as freshmen go, remember #20 last night? He had success against Union's 1s, and tore the 2s and 3s up. He is also a 9th grader, who is the #4 RB on our roster. I'm not saying VHS is better than Union, at all. I have the utmost respect for coach Turner and his entire program. I said that last night that we proved we can play with you guys and anyone else in the region. The score was 17-14 in the 3rd when all of the 1s were gone from the game, for both teams. Real quick, let's reevaluate Union's game against Mo West from last year. Impressive win, no doubt, but lets put Union in Mo West's shoes for one second.... Mo West was down to their 3rd string QB. Now, after Turner had the unfortunate injury, his dad was forced to put the heart and soul of your team under center and rightfully so. He was basically forced to abandon any type of passing game. It was still a very smart move on coach Turner's part. Now, take JM out of that game, and go to your 3rd string QB. What does Union do then? Again man, I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just being real. I love my team too. My only son is a pretty important part of that team. I, myself, was a Bearcat about 100 years ago. But, I never exaggerate when talking about them, EVER! I can easily admit what their limitations are. VHS is to baseball, what PV/Appalachia has always been to football. Great for this area, but the world of high school sports does not end outside of the SWVA region. There are teams not too far from us, who can do what they want, when they want, against us in our respective sports. I can definitely live with having to agree to disagree on this. Good luck to the Bears this year. If the Football Gods see fit, maybe we can do it again in November. EDIT; I know very well what Appo was capable of. My Bearcats had the unfortunate task of traveling to Appo in the first round of the 2016 playoffs, as a 3-7 team. They were the best 2A team I've ever seen in person. In NETN, last year's and evidently this year's Greeneville team(just to name one) would have beaten that Appomattox team handily. Appo had 2 great players, a bunch of really, really good players, and a phenomenal coach. Currently, Greeneville has 10, yes, 10 players committed to play at the next level. A couple of which, are D1. Greeneville is only 4A in TN. That's not a slight in the least, to Appo.
  4. Rebel_Yell

    Preseason 1A top 10

    1) Galax 2A) Chilhowie 2B) Grundy 4) JIB 5) Patrick Henry 6) GW 7) Thomas Walker 8) Eastside 9) Narrows 10) Castlewood
  5. Sniper

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    I agree 100%. In my personal opinion that was a game featuring two of the top teams in the area and it was tight when the 1's were in there. Probably more beneficial than most benefit games as far as facing good competition.
  6. jarhead24219

    2019 Union Graham

    Appomattox has lost 1 game in 3 years,they do play up to 4 a schools, Union played Mo west and won,I don’t even care to argue with you b- dad , it’s pointless, as far as the benefit game last night , I saw lots and lots of 2nd and 3rd teamers out there for Union, the kid who was at QB on the final score is in the 9th grade A Jones, great name by the way. Good luck this year, you might be right on the woodshed but I don’t see it
  7. IRISH-FAN18

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    This games was very beneficial for both teams. Its rare two of top teams in the area get to test each other out before things really get started. The score doesn't reflect how tight the game really was.
  8. Viking95

    Thomas Jones Interview

    why yes trust me we all have heard what hard work she did in the mines!!! Let’s see westmoland shut the doors in the early 90’s, then by 95 they had new cars and house at the back door to park. TJ, is a joke and when it comes down Michael Vick with look like a saint!!! Another OJ story maybe? Lol...
  9. SWVAgridiron

    Giles @ Bluefield

    Well said, and Bluefield will go 10-0 regular season. I will bet anyone on this board about that. And I see what you’re saying about not screaming at the kids because these days they will quit. But tonight Giles did make a few good plays on defense and there should’ve been some excitement on the sidelines over it. Especially Bluefields second drive when we forced a 3 and out. I know they will improve, I just hope we can stay healthy and have the same amount of payers come week 10.
  10. Sniper

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    I went to the Ridgeview/Chilhowie game. I think it was tied when the starters came out. 17 all I think? Possibly Chilhowie up by 3? I don't recall exactly? Chilhowie will prob go 9-1 this season. Ridgeview should be fine as the season goes along but they could use more of a passing game other than screen passes. Ridgeview was in control at the start but Chilhowie became more efficient as the game went on. I personally think it was a good game considering both teams should be good this year and this was a benefit game. I'm sure each will improve as the season progresses. I just hope the injury to Adkins is minor and that the #25 from Chilhowie is ok.
  11. SWVAgridiron

    Giles @ Bluefield

    Good to hear!
  12. CHS90

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    2nd strings for both teams starting with 3 or 4 minutes left in the 3rd. Chilhowie was up 20-17. Chilhowie started off a little sluggish but after a couple of series they started picking it up. Great game from both teams. I know there is a lot of attention on Adkins but Ridgeview's #22 is a heck of a running back.
  13. singlewinger92

    Giles @ Bluefield

    Most of what I have read here is accurate. As of now Giles is a young, inexperienced, no leadership, lazy, no emotion team. If they spent as much time trying to get better as they did making excuses and back talking their coach they might get better. This team will be much better mid season but right now u just can't sugarcoat it, they are not very good. As far as hearing Jeff from the locker room screaming, he can't with this group of kids right now because they would quit. Rather they go 10-0 or 0 -10 I'll still be one of their biggest fans. On a side note, If Bluefield gets beat this year I'd love to see the team that beats them. They are great!!
  14. Liam McPoyle

    Park View of Sterling cancels their season

    Chapel Hill High (NC), with an enrollment of 1463, cancels varsity football this season due to low turnout.
  15. Bearcat Dad

    2019 Union Graham

    It's always funny when I see posts like this. No offense man, and what I'm getting ready to say, is not directed towards you personally, but this part of your post is part of a funny way so many fans make an argument for their respective team. Take a team like Union. Without a doubt, a perennial powerhouse in 2A SWVA. Now, when they cross the state line for a "scrimmage" against an even stronger football program, like Elizabethton, when Union plays them close, it's because "Union is just that damn good"(not your quote, one I read on here last year). Now, let's take VHS, the poster boy for football mediocrity, in 2A SWVA for over a CENTURY, goes to Union last year, and plays closer than anyone outside of Bristol could have imagined. Then, last night, actually proves to anyone in attendance, that they can play with anyone in the region this year. Some fans(again, I'm not referring to you, just some other fans) say "Well, Union called a vanilla offense", or "I heard that half of the team is recovering from a stomach virus"(yes, I've read that very excuse on this site). I wonder why that is. The fact remains, football teams from NETN generally give teams from SWVA beatdowns for a reason that has been stated a couple of times on this thread, because of enrollment. The same reason, that the mighty Appomattox football team of the last 3 years, could go east towards a school like Oscar Smith or Westfield, or go west to most any school in the Knoxville area, and get their asses handed to them, 10 times out of 10. It's a big deal nowadays when any SWVA school has a football player, play at the next level. Schools like Science Hill, DB, or most 5 and 6A schools from Knoxville to the Tri-Cities have players move on to the next level EVERY YEAR. Man, I'm not trying to disrespect Union, or any other SWVA school. I would ALWAYS pull for VA over TN. I have no.doubt in my mind, that I can name at least 10 schools between here and Knoxville, who would beat the brakes off of every team in SWVA 2A, or even 3A for that matter. Maybe our great research guru, @Bluefield researcher, could help us out, and see if he could find an overall record of NETN vs. SWVA over, say, the last 30 years. If I'm wrong, I'll be the first one on here to say so, but I don't believe I am. EDIT: It's like when someone says "Alabama could beat the Cleveland Browns". That drives me up a damn wall. The worst team in the NFL would beat Alabama by however many points they wanted to. Its just a different level of football.
  16. spartanwinger

    Giles @ Bluefield

    He will be back next week I hear.
  17. SWVAgridiron

    Giles @ Bluefield

    I noticed Anton wasn’t dressed out. Everything okay with him?
  18. Union Abingdon Princeton Ft. Chiswell Blacksburg George Wythe Eastside Richlands Tennessee, TN Ridgeview Alleghany, NC Honaker Chilhowie Bland Glenvar East Mont Holston Auburn Hurley Jenkins, KY Patrick Henry Northwood Thomas Walker Bluefield 38 Virginia 41
  19. sixcat

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    Fort has some nice talent coming up right now. And a lot of them.
  20. spartanwinger

    Giles @ Bluefield

    Thanks! He had a dislocated elbow
  21. IRISH-FAN18

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    Lee High, 40-0 shutout win over Thomas Walker in benefit game!
  22. VHSLhelper

    Numbers

    Grundy - 45 (11/11/11/12!) , Hurley - 36ish, TV - 24ish
  23. Beamerball

    Park View of Sterling cancels their season

    Add Charles City to the list. No football or volleyball program for them. https://www.wric.com/sports/citing-lack-of-participation-charles-city-high-school-cancels-upcoming-football-season/1375611511
  24. IRISH-FAN18

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    Pulaski Co. 27-12 win over Radford in benefit game!
  25. Single A west

    Scrimmage Games and Jamborees?

    Any word on GW-JIB
  26. SW_VA_boy

    Giles @ Bluefield

    The line about it never being as good or as bad as it seems usually holds true but Bluefield is dominant. Wouldn't surprise me if the only competitive games they have in the regular season is Graham and LB. As far as Giles goes, you can tell they are about as young as they've been in a long time. Not sure there was anyway they were going to look good against this group they faced tonight. Still amazed I didn't hear Jeff Williams blowing his top from the locker room from where I was standing. The entire team just isn't carrying themselves like a Giles Spartan team usually does, from the top down. Also, best wishes for a speedy recovery for the lineman that left the stadium on a stretcher in the 2nd quarter. Hopefully it's nothing serious and he's back next week.
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