Monday, October 29, 2007

Single-Wing Giles Invades Monday Night

Prep Football Invades Monday

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BASTIAN, Va. — Monday night football is not exclusive property of the pros anymore. Just ask prep football fans in Bland County and the Pearisburg area, who are eagerly anticipating district games tonight.

Rain-soaked turf on Friday caused the Bland County Bears and Giles Spartans to postpone their football games to tonight. In the area of Virginia west of Roanoke, at least 17 games were delayed.

Both the Spartans and tonight’s opponents from Floyd County are 6-1 and are tied for first place in the Three Rivers District with 2-0 league records. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Pearisburg.

Giles sits atop the ratings of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) in their division, 0.8 points ahead of George Wythe (7-1), as of last Thursday’s computer report.

The Bears (6-1) will greet the Maroon Wave of Galax (2-5) tonight in a Mountain Empire District (MED) matchup in Bastian at 7 p.m. Bland County is second in their division of the VHSL, just 0.2 rating points behind Rural Retreat (6-2).

Bears running back Korey Kennedy won the Pocahontas Coal Association / Bluefield Daily Telegraph Player of the Week award last week for his 136-yard rushing performance in Bland County’s Oct. 19 win at Narrows.

The Bastian-based team, combining students from Rocky Gap and Bland high schools, is the co-leader of the MED with Grayson County (6-2 overall, 3-0 in the district). The Blue Devils host Fort Chiswell tonight.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph928 Bluefield Ave, Bluefield, West Virginia

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