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@  blueinbama : (29 April 2016 - 07:09 PM) Sorry to hear that, GMan. Prayers sent.
@  Bigrhsfan : (29 April 2016 - 02:27 PM) So sorry to hear that GMan, my family and I will keep them in our prayers !
@  tbgfan : (28 April 2016 - 07:01 PM) Praying for these needs.
@  UVAObserver : (28 April 2016 - 06:24 PM) Will do.
@  GMan : (28 April 2016 - 06:21 PM) What a shitty month April has been for my old friends and hall mates at VT. Friend #1: His daughter will be graduating from VT soon and was engaged to a young man from VT. The young man died two weeks ago...some of you may have heard about the former VT cadet who passed away recently - that was him. Friend #2: He's a pastor over in southside VA. Went on a mission trip to Ghana at the first of the month. Caught a virus that has affected his heart and is now in a Richmond hospital with chronic heart failure awaiting a donor heart. If you are a praying folk, keep Mike and his daughter Katelin and Wayne and his wife Sarah and two kids in your prayers. They need it...
@  GMan : (28 April 2016 - 06:15 PM) Title IX won't allow them to without eliminating a men's team...
@  bhs7695 : (28 April 2016 - 02:13 PM) VT needs to end the women's LAX program. It's not going anywhere and they are way over their head in the ACC. I think VT has three or four ACC wins in the program history.
@  Ryan4VT : (26 April 2016 - 05:41 PM) Or maybe they were playing for their fallen bus driver
@  UVAObserver : (26 April 2016 - 11:38 AM) Someone must have told Miami that the postseason had started.
@  Bearcat Bob : (25 April 2016 - 06:21 PM) UVA baseball gets a HUGE series win at #1 Miami.
@  UVAObserver : (23 April 2016 - 01:57 PM) UVA Athletics wins the Commonwealth Clash, again, by virtue of the 14-7 win in Women's Lacrosse. VT has never defeated UVA in that sport, dating back 18 contests.
@  Bearcat Bob : (23 April 2016 - 10:30 AM) "The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again..."
@  futbolking : (23 April 2016 - 01:10 AM) I think they slapped a few bouncers around the cabbage patch and slid past the wicket keeper for the win.
@  futbolking : (23 April 2016 - 01:02 AM) I do recall them winning at some sort of game resembling cricket....against Richlands...now that you mention it...
@  UVAObserver : (22 April 2016 - 11:33 PM) Graham apparently scored enough run points to defeat Richlands's red-seamed ball team recently.
@  futbolking : (22 April 2016 - 09:54 PM) baseball? They still play that game?
@  Bearcat Bob : (22 April 2016 - 02:22 PM) ...that is because baseball is life; the rest is just details...
@  GMan : (22 April 2016 - 12:34 PM) Only V-High cares about baseball...
@  swva_havok_fan : (22 April 2016 - 12:30 PM) Man, this forum is dead during the spring season...I guess Gate City, Union, Richlands and Graham must be awful at the spring sports like us... Lol. :-p
@  Ryan4VT : (21 April 2016 - 08:55 PM) This is what it sounds like when doves cry.

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#1 starcityfootballfan

 
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:30 PM

Interesting matchup in my neck of the woods. Actually, I am planning to be there for this one. The locals early schedule has been much weaker than the Richlands slate. This is a huge determining factor for me. Obviously, the Blue Tornado squad is not as powerful as past teams; however, they are good and solid and certainly will give the Cavaliers their toughest game thus far. Trust me, the folks in Daleville are already fired up for this one. This is the classic Southwest Virginia perennial power versus an upstart working its way to notoriety in the Roanoke Valley. My edge goes to the tradition that is Richlands football. Go Blues!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

The Quarterback and Running Back for Lord Botetourt are both very good.  The RB put up some very good numbers last year.  I've heard from a friend out that way that they don't throw the ball hardly at all.  Hopefully Richlands comes to play and can get the ball rolling again.  If we can clean up the passing game and step up our pass defense we have chance of being good.  Look forward to making the trip out to Daleville this Friday.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

LB has had some good wins this year against some very respectable teams.  Richlands has had trouble over the past few years against teams from the Roanoke area.  LB by a touchdown.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:39 PM

Good Luck to the blues this week I think LB wins 31 - 21


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

What is the directions to LB from Richlands?



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

Daleville exit directly off of Interstate 81! Google Maps!
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

No disrespect to Richlands, but I have a feeling LB is going to win this pretty handily.  My prediction by at least 17.  31-14.  LB is pretty tough and their RB is a beast.  I would love to see Richlands win this one to keep some notoriety going for extreme SWVA, but I just don't think it will happen. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

We are definitely the underdog here. More bad news for us. Colten will not be playing Friday night. Out with a shoulder sprain. LB wins this pretty easy in my opinion. I hope we can make a good showing. If we can't throw the ball we lose big. If we can trow maybe we can keep it respectable!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

Daleville exit directly off of Interstate 81! Google Maps!

is it exit 150



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

150B



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

is it exit 150

 

Exit 150B, take a right off the exit.  Right at the first light onto 220.  Go about a mile and a half.  School is on the left



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:29 AM

We are definitely the underdog here. More bad news for us. Colten will not be playing Friday night. Out with a shoulder sprain. LB wins this pretty easy in my opinion. I hope we can make a good showing. If we can't throw the ball we lose big. If we can trow maybe we can keep it respectable!

I hate to hear that he is out. Best of luck to you all, pulling for the Blues.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:43 AM

Richlands is representing far SWVA, GO GET 'EM Blues!!!!!


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:33 AM

Colten Staten is out?  Wow, that really hurts. 



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Colten Staten is out?  Wow, that really hurts. 

Unfortunately, yes he is.....this has the makings of a lonnnnnnggggggg night.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

Oddly enough, I think I know more about Botetourt's team than that of my own alma mater with regard to this matchup.

 

My take is that the Blues will have to play their very best to have a shot at this one.  This looks like the best team that Botetourt has fielded in recent memory and they've got really great momentum coming into this game.  Their offense is clicking and they've played some fairly decent competition to date.  Richlands will need to control the line of scrimmage and keep the Cavs' offense on the sidelines as much as possible.  Doing that will improve their chances.

 

On paper this looks like an uphill climb.  But anything can happen.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:15 AM

Richlands will have their hands full this week and for the next two weeks with Virginia High, who is much improved, and with Bluefield.  When was the last time Richlands lost 2 or even 3 regular season games?



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:18 AM

2007 or 2008 I think.p

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

Cavs 24 EF-1 Tornado 14

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

I love my blues,  but with Colton out and River still getting his legs under him as a starting varsity QB,  and with some issues at receiver, and the O line still coming together,  I think this might be a long night for the blues.  They are playing a lot of young players,  but they do they have the potential to be a very good team,  but I am afraid they have just too much going against them this week,  with them playing a good team that has a lot of good talent along with good coaching and at their place. 

  I hope I am way off on this though and the blues give them a good hard fought game !


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