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    Virginia all time playoff win-loss records

    Council High School isn't closed. The school still exists. They just don't participate in football. Although, they did have football teams from the 1992 thru 1995 seasons. Going 0-40 during that span the boys gave it their all. Article from BHC, History with Hayes. https://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/council-the-team-that-never-won/article_55e55002-6e27-11e5-8e60-93d036be2d97.html They've had some really good basketball teams in the past. Won a state championship in 2001 with Brad Nuckles who ended up with a good basketball career at East Tennessee State University. I think they also won the very first softball state championship for the SwVA area back in 1982. Won it again in 1984.
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    The rematch: Appomattox @ Union

    I see everyone pretty much talking about the no call on the holding. I was sitting on the top row of the home side about midfield. It's a great view of the entire field. Not only was there the no call on the holding of Union's # 82, but also two no calls on two blocks in the back during special teams. These three no calls were right smack dab in front of the back judge. All three were on separate occasions which highly contributed to Appos three TD's in the first half. He also did not call a push off from an Appo WR on Unions # 10 DB at Unions goal line. The back judge was just horrible. The ref was also very confused. Very unsure of himself. He needs to be re-educated on what an illegal shift is and what's not. I've seen several articles in regards to this game stating that special teams made the difference for Appo. Well, I guess I would have to agree with that since special teams is where the no calls took place. Union was a two TD better team than Appo. It's just that they had to play the officials the first half.
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    Gate City vs Dan River (2/23)

    Not trying to change anybody's mind Milo. If it be an entire page or just a couple of instances. Would just like to see the kid be more humble that's all. I believe less arrogancy on the court would do wonders for him. I'm afraid his ego might get the best of him. It happens you know. I've never seen the Ball kid play basketball, but I did get to see him play football. Outstanding athlete and I hear a lot of good things about him.
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    Gate City vs Dan River (2/23)

    Yes, only named one. Didn't want to fill up an entire page. Named the one game just to make a point that it's been the same attitude since the first of the season. Also, no question about that particular game and what happened. Nobody under the rim for him to swing out to avoid landing on, and the kid that was pushed did nothing to be pushed. He just happened to be in the general area of the floor. Yes, I agree you need to believe in yourself. But the approach in how you do that is what matters and what people will remember. The kid is pretty good and I love his game, but nobody likes the attitude that comes with it. Just play the game that people love to see, as you mentioned, and leave the attitude people hates at home.
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    Gate City vs Dan River (2/23)

    I've seen him too Milo. I guess it's an individual perception. I don't think it's jealousy as most will try to claim here. The Arby's knew of McClung before the tournament started. If you want to claim a so-called "promotional" thing, he along with Ervin would have been two of the players being promoted. They were on the Arby's players to watch list. They knew of them both through their summer play. You spoke of proof. When GC played at Daniel Boone early in the season, maybe first or second game for GC, Mac's attitude was horrible. Right off the bat it was there. Got a technical called on him for hanging on the rim and swinging out to land on the floor and pushing an opposing player before heading back to the other end. Why? Why does a kid need to do that? Cocky attitude. Nothing to do with confidence. There's a highly touted D1 football prospect in SWVA. While this kid has been getting a lot of attention over the last month or two with several more offers. Mac sends out a tweet saying, I'm a D1 recruit too. What's the need in doing that? Other than wanting to try and shift the attention...... He also tweets things like "check out my highlight". Why the boasting? Do you consider "check out my highlight" confidence?
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    Gate City vs Dan River (2/23)

    The kid is pretty good. I've seen him, but not even close to Calvin Talford. Not even close. The thing that hurts him is his attitude. Very cocky and arrogant. I didn't get to catch any of the Arby's Classic this year. Although, I spoke to one of the Arby's Classic organizers, a friend of mine, and he said that out of his 20 plus years being involved with the Arby's, McClung is the one kid that he was most disgusted with. He has talent, but he really couldn't stand to watch him in the Arby's because of the attitude. Some may not mind it, but personally I believe he needs to work on that and he will be fine. CT was a much more humble player and had great character on the court.
  7. Yeah, I saw that last week. MaxPreps had him as a 4*, #241 overall.
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    Richlands @ Gate City

    Let's not forget the late great Stonega Stallion - Edd Clark at Appalachia in the late 60's. He was the uncle of Thomas and Julius Jones.
  9. Not that it matters much, but Mitchell is 6'4".
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    Scrimmage Results Thread.

    Not been able to make any scrimmages. Would like to see Union. So the O-line didn't impress you much? Heard that all of the O-line was returning, but one due to graduation. I'm assuming it was one of the starting O-lineman from last year that was placed on defense. Did they have him as a DL or DE in the scrimmage? Just curious.
  11. http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/the-vhsl-realignment-shuffle-continues/article_8a648322-5aba-11e6-98b3-7bc25e51d29b.html
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    Thomas Jones articles from BHC

    http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/coalfield-cavalier-thomas-jones-was-tops-for-uva-cavaliers/article_b69dd152-5932-11e6-a994-7f6a710b67fc.html http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/big-stone-jones-southwest-virginia-native-piled-up-the-yards/article_13544bd6-59e9-11e6-8860-338b2d76a00c.html
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    2A All State Team

    I'm right there with you. It's flawed. Remington Stanley had a great season last year, but even better this year. He's a first teamer. As hokiebird7 said, what can you do?
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    2A All State Team

    That list is incorrect along with the other lists you may have seen. He was WR. Jake Barnett was the starting TE at 6'4" 240 and played TE throughout the entire game and did throughout the season. Barnett also played DE on defense. Occasionally you would see Mitchell line up in a two TE set, but that was very rare. PA announcer when announcing the starting line up at Union games in Big Stone Gap would always call out "at WR James Mitchell", "at TE Jake Barnett". Those were the positions they played. Any lists you have seen showing otherwise are misleading.
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