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  1. 8 points
    Musselman, WV (white and green) vs Hedgesville, WV (dark blue)
  2. 6 points
    sixcat

    Score Updates -Week 7 - 10/11/19

    That’s got to be a record!!!!!
  3. 6 points
    @Hokie1Pokie @old_school_blue I made a snarky comment that he had spewed more racial slurs than most coaches, but I do want to clarify a couple of points. First, I'm not calling Dennis Vaught a racist, and, frankly, I doubt he is one. It wasn't my intent to imply he's one either. That would be a serious accusation and there's no evidence for me to make that claim. I do think there's a difference between uttering a racist comment (which is bad) and actually being a true racist (which is far worse). I think DV would have started a card-carrying member of the Nation of Islam if he thought it would've helped him win a game. Many years ago, I was discussing DV with a long-time high school official. He told me Dennis Vaught was one of the most likable people you'll ever meet until it came down to winning a ball game. He said competition would change him from a mild-mannered gentlemen into a raging madman. He said the Vaught was a football genius but couldn't control his win-at-all-costs mentality. Secondly, I don't think anyone can question his football acumen (two titles in five years with two different programs that had never won before). I believe those of you who say he's a good man who made some mistakes. Dennis Vaught left a sad and sordid legacy. We'll never know what might have been, but he was certainly on his way to becoming one the most successful coaches in VHSL history.
  4. 5 points
    Now, who wants to do that Walmart joke again, lol.
  5. 4 points
    UVAObserver

    Backyard Brawl 2019 Edition

    “The G-Man” has a Hammer, but not the kind of hammer that builds hotels. “The G-Men” are the team that has 3 straight wins over you and haven’t lost 4 state championship games. I know it’s difficult for an ex-pat to keep these things straight sometimes.
  6. 3 points
    Trenton Adkins will break this record.
  7. 3 points
    Bluefield researcher

    Bluefield -Richlands

    Why is the Beaver-Graham game the first game? You have to know some history. It is true that in the early days Bluefield was a much larger school than Graham. Bluefield started full time football in 1922. Graham and the rest of Tazewell County in 1926. I can only find one game for Graham that they actually played on their schedule. I can't verify it but it seems logical that the Graham team disbanded in 1926 due to lack of interest. In 1927 Graham actually played Ramsey and Wade Jr Highs from Bluefield. Bluefield had three Jr High schools then. Fairview was the other. In 1928 Graham was not on the Bluefield schedule but Graham challenged Bluefield to a city championship game and the first "modern" day game was played at the end to the 1928 season. Graham-Beaver games were scheduled wherever the schedule allowed until 1936. These games were not really a big deal to either school at that time. Bluefield was worried about beating Princeton and Welch and Graham was worried about their games with Richlands and Tazewell. This changed for good when Graham pulled off the upset in 1934. In 1936 Jake Miller came to Bluefield from Princeton where he was an assistant. He was head coach and AD at Bluefield. Princeton was put on suspension by the WVSSAC in 1936 for using kids from Athens on their basketball team. They were not allowed to play anyone from the WVSSAC in football. Jake Miller got the idea that Bluefield and Graham should play every year at the end of the season of Armistice Day, November 11. Apparently both schools agreed to this idea and Bluefield and Graham played on 11-11-1936. After the 1936 season Miller went back to Princeton. Sometime before he left Bluefield he came to the conclusion that it really would be better if Bluefield and Princeton played every Armistice Day instead of Bluefield and Graham. Before leaving Bluefield Miller had a game contract drawn up with Princeton to play on Armistice Day in Princeton. This was in addition to the game that was already on contract between Bluefield and Princeton in late September 1937. He signed the contract as Bluefield AD and then resigned and took the AD job at Princeton where he then proceeded to sign the contract as AD for Princeton. No one at Bluefield or Graham was aware of this underhanded move and the 1937 schedules had Bluefield and Graham playing November 11 but this was simply a gentleman's agreement and there was no official contract, Sometime in October 1937 (after the first Bluefield - Princeton game had been played in Bluefield) Princeton produced the 2nd game contract much to the surprise of Bluefield. At that time each city in Mercer County had their own BOE with the county board over them. The Bluefield board ruled the 2nd game did not have to be played. The Princeton board said the game was legally contracted and had to be played. The issue went to the Mercer Board and they ruled in favor of Princeton. Bluefield and Graham then began negotiating for a game on a different date. Negotiations quickly broke down when Graham discovered a clause in the contract that was new in most game contracts in 1937. The clause stated that no player from Bluefield or Graham could play in the game if said player had played at the other school the year before. There were at least two players on Graham that had played at Bluefield in 1936 and those players would not be allowed to play under the new terms. Graham simply could not be competitive without 2 players that had started all year and the contract was never signed. This is the reason there was no Graham - Beaver game in 1937 and two Bluefield - Princeton games in 1937. It is a shame because it was Bill Dudley's senior year. From this time forward Bluefield and Princeton ALWAYS played on November 11 or thereabouts and it was Bluefield and Princeton's final game. This lasted until 1963 when violence at the Bluefield - Princeton games caused the game to be moved to the beginning of the season and ultimately removed entirely from the schedule until 1970. In the meantime Bluefield and Graham had started a tradition of playing their game as the first or second game of the season depending on when the states allowed the earliest game to be played and that tradition has lasted until today. This game is now an event and it would be crazy to move it to any other date. Just for the record there have been times Bluefield "knew they would win" if the game was later in the season. 1979 comes to mind.
  8. 3 points
    Gfan

    Train Horns

    If I installed a train horn in the visitors section that also plays brown noise, would that be considered poor sportsmanship?
  9. 2 points
    Hokie1Pokie

    Union @ Central

    My only concern with the above exchange is......and excuse my geographic ignorance, but.....where in the he"* is Craig County, and for the love of God, who is Robert California?
  10. 2 points
    Gridiron60

    Union @ Central

    My only contribution would be calm down children 😂😂😂😂; agree good reading but nothing to do with game. For the record, I’ve never seen Union folks on this board make excuses. I’m fairly a newbie though compared to most.
  11. 2 points
    jarhead24219

    Union @ Central

    Screen names , are just a cover to let little men/ ladies express their views without fear of reprisal if the offended party might be bat s@@@ crazy like..me is met in public . Havok and I have picked on each other over a year or two, he knows who I am and I know who he is, as well as several others. Now here is a thought maybe just maybe “if I wanted too” we all would know your name , but in my best TheRock voice IT DOESNT MATTER , so have a good day, smile ,laugh, and thank God for everything you have.
  12. 2 points
    Hokie1Pokie

    Graham vs Richlands

    The defending state champions go into another gear for the rest of the season and pulls away from the competition at about the same point this time last year. It will start Friday night. Graham wins big, Graham 45- Richlands 17. Fire Dept on standby for double duty. To wet the field pregame which won't slow down the GMen, and will then have to put out the Graham offense and burned up scoreboard when Graham gets done with the Blues. Go Graham!
  13. 2 points
    Union_Fan

    Week 8 points

    1.) Ridgeview 6-1 162 23.14286 2.) Union 6-2 175 21.875 3.) Richlands 4-3 141 20.14286 4.) Central 5-2 134 19.14286 5.) Graham 5-2 128 18.28571 6.) Tazewell 4-3 123 17.57143 7.) Gate City 3-5 128 16 8.) Marion 3-4 102 14.57143 9.) John Battle 1-6 85 12.14286 10.) Va High 0-7 80 11.42857 11.) Lee 0-7 73 10.42857 12.) Lebanon 0-7 71 10.14286
  14. 2 points
    gwloyal

    Score Updates - (Week 8 - 10/18/19)

    Agreed. Always fun to watch Dixon’s adjustments on the fly. Been a different game since bringing weak side pressure.
  15. 2 points
    Smashmouth

    Union @ Central

    Rollback renegades? Lol just one more, good luck to both
  16. 2 points
    Hokie1Pokie

    Ridgeview @ Battle

    Dude, since you are an Appy guy, a true story for you that makes this a small world. I would stay with a local guy and his wife when I would go down that way for derailments which was about 5 times. He was older than me, but was kind of the local railroad host, him and his wife when I would go to Andover and that area in the early 90s for derailments. His son played on two Appy state title teams I think in 91 and 93 or 92 and 94ish, and he started on the line for three seasons. I lost contact with this local dude by 1995. We just fell out of touch as I left the railroad. Fast forward to 2018 and I get a condo at the beach. I'm moving my stuff in and the wife and I are getting it ready for renting and a guy offers us help moving some stuff in and boom, it's him. He lives next door. He and his wife had lived at the beach for 19 years. I hadn't seen him in nearly 25 years and out of the blue, there he is. My wife and I just went to the beach this past Saturday and returned yesterday. The first thing he asked me this time was, "what happened to them G-Men." I knew he would go there, but oh well, a good dude. He's a lot older now, and a die-hard Union guy that follows them closely.
  17. 2 points
    Hokiebird7

    GW VS Galax!!!

    They hung in there nose to nose with northside until the depth took over late 3rd or early 4th quarter...this came straight from the mouth of a northside coach Galas will be more than G Dub can handle IMO
  18. 2 points
    Pioneer pride

    Poor Generals

    I also don't think Central is quite as good now, with the injuries they have had. So that should be taken into consideration. A lot on here are saying the Pioneers go 0-10, however I think they steal 1 or 2, but who knows in could be wrong and if I am I will admit it.
  19. 2 points
    UNION#ATW

    Unofficial 2C & D Points Week 7

    I agree with you 100% Heck... Travis properly don't give his kids cupcakes... Hard candy only!! 😁
  20. 2 points
    Smashmouth

    Ridgeview @ Union

    119 yards was good against that defense, and he earned every one of them, watching the replay, looked as if he went out pretty often. He healthy? Polier had a better night, it happens. Hope they both get a chance to earn a free education.
  21. 2 points
    All of these are correct. The loss last night was not all on Rick but maybe more than 50% was. And last year vs. Abingdon was entirely coaching... If Sexton got the workload in that game last year that he should've, then Abingdon doesn't even sniff OT. I didn't attend the Richlands game last year, but I have heard the same about that game as well. Nobody said that here, so that's irrelevant. I will admit that about 3/4 of the Ridgeview fan base are unreasonable to put it nicely, and I cringe a lot of times when I hear stuff people say in the stands, but I posted in the game thread why we lost and that's that. But to your point, you are correct. Phillips was past the LOS and Adkins was tackled inbounds making the time irrelevant anyway.
  22. 2 points
    I don’t really think it’s an argument? Adkins has no business winning POY awards after tonight. Polier out played him, his team won the game and Unions schedule is much more challenging than RV.
  23. 2 points
    stu_bean

    Backyard Brawl 2019 Edition

    Considering Richlands lost two of the best places to eat, I'd say this is about even now if maybe not the advantage going to T Town
  24. 2 points
    who?

    Gc. Vs gw

    Bring Akers back?
  25. 2 points
    Bullybob12

    Gc. Vs gw

    You are a IDIOT if you think gc was better last year 😂😂
  26. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Class 2 Points

    One of the two will end this season.
  27. 2 points
    Pioneer pride

    Tazewell @ Honaker

    I hate that for them I was hoping they'd make the playoffs for the first time in years, maybe they still will. Its neat seeing a young team come of age, and it sucks when petty plays affect their ceiling. I'm hoping the pioneers will get it together in the next year or so until then I will just enjoy watching them improve and take their lumps. Good luck to the Bulldogs the rest of the way.
  28. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Radford @ Richlands

    Biggest game of the season for Richlands. Richlands will be favored in 4 of their last 5 games. Get this W on home turf and 6-4 is a very good possibility. That’s 4ish seed territory with our schedule. And if you steal one from a Graham at home, could be a 3 seed. Beating Radford at home is a MUST if the Blues want a chance at a home playoff game. Gonna be a great game.
  29. 2 points
    Hillbilly

    Bluefield -Richlands

    Yep those officials were something else. Especially that one wearing #28. He even set out the first quarter. Imagine if he had officiated the entire game.
  30. 2 points
    Unchained

    Week 5 updates.

    Not sure that the reward is worth the risk. Obviously I want nothing but the best for our kids on all these teams,but were he at UHS I would be very concerned with the roll of the dice. He's one cheap shot away from a frustrated team getting angry and embarrassed because he's still in from kissing an awesome D1 NCAA career goodbye. I'd hate to be Rick Mullins if it went down like that:(
  31. 2 points
    LongTimeSWVAFan

    Week 5 updates.

    We’re tying mighty hard but this Davis kid is just too fast for Richlands. No reason to be disrespectful.
  32. 2 points
    Real Sasquatch

    Week 5 updates.

    Harris carted off on stretcher. In a lot of pain. I assume to a local hospital. Pray for this young mans recovery.
  33. 2 points
    BigWinners

    Train Horns

    This is not me and I have no idea who it is, before the conspiracies begin.
  34. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Train Horns

    I have a 12-step program to help you in your quest to put that game behind you once and for all. (1) Go to the bank. (2) Take some money from your savings account. (3) Go to Lowe's or Home Depot. (4) Buy lumber. (5) Buy nails. (6) Buy a level. (7) Buy a hammer. (8) Buy brackets. (9) Buy screws. (10) Buy a screwdriver. (11) Build a bridge. (12) Get over it.
  35. 2 points
    cowboysnskynyrd

    Train Horns

    It should be no horn while the ball is in play.
  36. 2 points
    UNION#ATW

    Targeting

    Me personally...I have not seen a lot of targeting in high school football. What I have seen is a lot of penalties on hits on defenseless players...with the actions of what we call crack back blocking or taking hits from a blind side like on a kick off when the ball is 20 yards down the field. I've saw a lot of refs throw flags on that particular situation. But I have yet to see a high school player thrown out for targeting.
  37. 1 point
    swva_fan

    Score Updates - (Week 8 - 10/18/19)

    Salem vs. Martinsburg on youtube
  38. 1 point
    Optimal62

    GW VS Galax!!!

    Sorry, the kid from GW has real impressive numbers GW Thompson 29 catches 775 yds 8 tds GALAX JOHNSON 21 catches 377 yards and 12 TD's
  39. 1 point
    jarhead24219

    Poor Generals

    422 coaches , 395 different offenses and everyone thinking little Johnny should play because of who they are or how powerful grand paw is in the county.....ok several coaches at least and the guess who daddy is culture. I see more Lee county boys heading to Union, they have talent but no real hope
  40. 1 point
    Union_Fan

    Poor Generals

    Lee remaining games...Gate City, Central, John Battle and Abingdon.
  41. 1 point
    Ryan4VT

    Unofficial 2C & D Points Week 7

    I would rather play a 7 win Class A school than Lee or Lebanon.
  42. 1 point
    jarhead24219

    Score Updates -Week 7 - 10/11/19

    I just watched the game on Tv again , the last play of the game the QB was past the line of scrimmage, just stating that for clarity of the “we had .07 seconds left folks”
  43. 1 point
    Hokie1Pokie

    Paintsville @ Union

    The Bluefield Beaver officials are all volunteer. They actually pay the visiting team to allow them to ref! Now that seems like a bad deal, but those Bluefield Beaver officials get their money's worth! 🤔
  44. 1 point
    The ghost of Ernie Hicks.
  45. 1 point
    swva_havok_fan

    Union Bears

    Don't get me wrong, I believe Pikeville will beat us regardless... they're just that good. But, it's discomforting to know that you're probably going to have to play 11 on 14 down there.
  46. 1 point
    Union_Fan

    Gc. Vs gw

    If you seriously don't know who the "HEAD" coach of GC is then you obviously have no reason to question why there was a change at QB. I only saw 2 GC games last year, and didn't have to question that decision.
  47. 1 point
    TwhscoachT

    Perry County

    https://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kyfb19/?id=81693 That is outside this area and I doubt very few people here watch football in or around Hazard, Kentucky.
  48. 1 point
    FootballFan67

    Bluefield -Richlands

    With all due respect, it’s ridiculous to compare 2003 to Friday night’s game. In 2003 the game was won and refs determined the outcome. There was one questionable call in my opinion Friday night. Bluefield had two TDS called back: two sloppy plays that allowed Richlands to score. If not for those missteps, the outcome would have been even more lopsided. Richlands played hard but they weren’t beating Bluefield this year, period. Anyone blaming the loss on refs didn’t watch the same game I did. Bluefield is strong, fast, talent all over the field. Richlands has talent in Webb and Forest. Simmons is decent at QB. They should have a good season when it’s said & done and make playoffs. If Bluefield had everyone in & healthy it would have been a more embarrassing loss than the regular season game with Graham last year. I’m not throwing any shade at Richlands , they always play hard and are well coached. I’m just looking at the entire picture realistically. 2003 is nowhere near 9/27/19.
  49. 1 point
    Bluefield researcher

    Train Horns

    Honest question. Would it be ok for me to take a laser pointer to the game and shine it in the eyes of an opponent? If not. What is the difference?
  50. 1 point
    Gfan

    Graham's OL and changes

    Lol how do you know that I did not seek prior approval from the coaches to attack them before posting this. Jk Now in all seriousness, I think we are saying the same thing. I am not advocating to totally switch the defense. I just think, a plan for when they run into this situation would help. That was a big game last week and we seemed slow to adapt to Unions game plan. If I am every team Graham plays, I am going to attempt to attack their D the same way. It probably won’t matter until the playoffs, but it would be nice to get a few snaps with a bigger line before then. So they are prepared.
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