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Bluefield researcher last won the day on January 7

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    All we have to fear is fear itself
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    Bluefield; Speed bump capital of the world
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    researching and assembling High School football histories.
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  1. Maybe it is not really the coaches??
  2. Well it means even less in the Graham - Bluefield game since the gate is always a 50-50 split.
  3. All contracts for 2020 are considered honored and fulfilled. Tough break if you are Union in regards to the Graham game but the shoe fits the other way too. Graham is at Bluefield again in 2021 even though Bluefield was the home team in 2019.
  4. 08-27 A Bluefield 09-03 H Tazewell 09-10 A Richlands 09-17 H Union 09-24 A Galax 10-01 A George Wythe 10-15 H Virginia High 10-22 A Pulaski County 10-29 H Blacksburg 11-05 H Marion
  5. I agree with what you are trying to accomplish I can assure you voters will not update their addresses and as a person that worked at SSA they do not have the time or resources to update every time someone moves. You WANT the person to be able to vote in the RIGHT place. Not send them to the wrong place because the incorrect address on file says they should go there even though they don't live there anymore. You still need your county clerks to do the registration but it would be logged into a national system. The national computer system should cancel one registration when a person registers in another local or gets a passport, driver permit or state ID somewhere else. It is complicated but it can be done.
  6. If you abolish registration how are you going to know what jurisdiction (State, County, City) the person belongs to? That is the problem. The ballot in Mercer County is way different from the ballot in Raleigh County and completely different from the one in Tazewell County.
  7. Picture voter ID card tied to the Social Security death database only to make sure the voter is not deceased. Voter ID cards are issued free of charge. All voters can go online and check to see the status of their vote. All voting can be retraced instantly. No absentee ballot unless it is requesting in writing with voter ID number. Voter ID number must be on the returned and signed ballot. We should be able to recreate the election any time electronically.
  8. Talked to the staff at Bluefield today and they said that it was Ridgeview that reached out to Bluefield to see if they could arrange a game.
  9. Bluefield has 580 students. Ridgeview has 582 according to the internet.
  10. 08-27 H Graham 09-03 A Princeton 09-10 A Pulaski County 09-17 H Woodrow Wilson 09-24 H Richlands 10-08 H Pikeview 10-15 H Tazewell 10-22 A Oak Hill 10-29 A Ridgeview 11-05 H MIngo Central
  11. I learned something pretty interesting about the WV succession from VA. It seems that the law states (ed) that a part of a state could not leave another state without that state's permission. Because Virginia's government had succeeded from the union Lincoln set up a "true and legitimate" government of Virginia in Wheeling which was still a part of Virginia. This government immediately gave WV permission to leave the rest of Virginia. Also right up there with the worst decisions of all time....Loudoun, Fairfax. Prince William and Accomac Counties wanted to go with the other counties and be part of WV. We turned them down. Right up there with Bluefield, WV turning down Wal Mart.
  12. The other team was taking a knee even though they would still have to punt.
  13. Blocked a punt for TD, Got onside kick, completed a pass, kicked a FG
  14. Confederate Flag story. In 1957 Big Creek went undefeated but finished third in the ratings. Until 1972 only the top two teams played for the championship in each class in WV. Big Creek thought that they were screwed out of the championship game because the WVSSAC gave Weir a late point for a Martins Ferry win. Big Creek sued and lost (the WVSSAC was in fact correct). The WVSSAC was vindictive and banned Big Creek from all sports in 1958. After a disappointing 1958 season Bluefield lured coach Merrill Gainer away from Big Creek in 1959. Bluefield went undefeated and won the WV AAA championship. In 1960 Bluefield again went undefeated but only finished 4th in the ratings behind Weir (9-1), Nitro (10-0), and East Bank (9-0). Bluefield fans and others 'down south" felt as Bluefield was robbed just like they thought Big Creek was in 1957. They adopted the southern rebel attitude because the south was always getting screwed. They adopted the rebel flag as the school symbol and the fight song became "Dixie". This lasted all the way thru the 1967 season. Gainer left after the season for Patrick Henry and John Chmara was promoted to head coach. More importantly Park Central was closed for good. Although the rebel flag and Dixie were not used for racist reasons the leaders at the school and the city knew that this would not work in a completely integrated school. Mayor Ed Elliot (who was also the play by play radio announcer at that time) and others sat down to consider the situation. They knew that the people of Bluefield would not abandon the song and the flag without replacements. That is when they came up with the "We Believe" slogan and the logo with the Beaver inside the "B". They printed massive quantities of T shirts and sold the logo on everything including front car tags. They adopted on Wisconsin as the fight song and the band was no longer allowed to play Dixie. A tremendous marketing campaign went on the promote the new image, It obviously worked. An interesting side note to the 1967 game. Bill Jarrett was the new coach at Stonewall Jackson in 1967 and that was the opponent in the championship game. In one of the articles in a Charleston newspaper the reporter was asking him all the usual questions about the game. At the end of the article he asked Jarrett who was going to win. Jarrett response was. "I don't know but they aren't going to go up there (Parkersburg) and play Dixie all day". Of course Bluefield did go up there and wave the flags and play Dixie all day. The irony of the situation is the Charleston school was named for the Confederate General Stonewall Jackson who was a native of what is now WV. General Jackson certainly would not have minded the flags and the music that day. If you watch the 1962 championship game video on the same site and watch the post game awards you clearly see Bluefield waving a large Confederate flag on the field after the game,
  15. This is the only Beaver-Graham game I have ever sat on the visitors side. At that time Graham sat on the visitor's side even when they were the home team. They were the home team for this game so I was not doing the P. A. Graham was a heavy favorite and their hearts were torn out when Bluefield won.
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