“We rely on it,” said senior quarterback/safety Brycen Sheets. “Our offense does put up some points, but we like to play defense.”
Holston High School quarterback Brycen Sheets is a confident guy when he breaks the huddle, walks to the line, surveys the opposing defense an…
It is fitting his initials are LB, because Holston High School’s Lane Blevins seems to have been born to play the position of linebacker. The 6-foot, 180-pound senior has been one of Southwest Virginia’s top tacklers this season.
“I think our best two games have been the last two games and that’s what you want to do,” Holston coach Chris Akers said. “Peak in the playoffs.”
“I just told him congratulations and it’s been a great career for him,” said Holston coach Chris Akers. “Thirty-nine years in this profession nowadays is a long time. I am only 40-years-old and he has been doing it a lot longer than I have. His kids played hard and I’m proud to have coached against him.”
With a mix of spin moves, fakes, cuts and second-effort charges, Jordan Ezzell rushed for 144 yards and a score Friday as the Cavaliers took a 16-3 victory over Chilhowie Warriors.
There will be 14 high school football games played in far Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee tonight and one on Saturday. Find out the favorites in all of them according the Bristol Herald Courier sports staff.
Holston plays host to Northwood in a Hogoheegee District football game tonight. The Cavaliers look to go 7-0, while the Panthers are looking to improve from 1-4. Who wins? Check out the prediction for Thursday night's affair.
Holston built a 14-0 early advantage, and then relied on a physical defense the rest of the way.
“We’re playing our best ball and we showed that tonight,” Holston linebacker/offensive lineman Lane Blevins said. “The key is we are all coming together. We have each other’s backs and as long as we do that it will be good.”
Chris Akers (Holston), Michael Crist (Radford), Eric Tilson (North Greene), Brett McPherson (Cumberland Gap) win new games at new places as head coaches on Friday night.
All Holston did during the 2021 truncated spring football season was win the Hogoheegee and Region 1D titles, and advance to the Class 1 state semifinals.
Wise County Central, Chilhowie, Union, Patrick Henry, Holston, Fort Chiswell, Grundy, Volunteer, Hurley, Twin Springs, Radford, Thomas Walker and Tazewell all won on Friday night.
Football practice begins today for Virginia High School League teams and it will officially signal the start of a new era for the Gate City Blue Devils.
With the game hanging in the balance, J.I. Burton needed a long, time-consuming touchdown march to secure a victory.
It was the perfect situation for the Raiders.
George Wythe football coach Brandon Harner considers Tyler Hardin a big-game player.
Rural Retreat High School’s Community Stadium sits adjacent to some railroad tracks. On Monday night, Patrick Henry’s bid at a perfect season was derailed by the Jared Richardson Express.
Twenty years ago, the Graham G-Men won the Virginia High School League Group AA, Division 3 state football championship. In an impressive statistical achievement, the team did not throw a single touchdown pass all year.
It’s fitting for a team that runs the veer that Rural Retreat High School’s football season has resembled a roller coaster.