Bluefield Daily Telegraph
PEARISBURG, Va. —
Ian Mann continues to be the man for Giles, running for 173 yards on 13 carries and four first quarter touchdowns to lead the Spartans to a 63-12 Three Rivers District win over East Montgomery on Friday night.
Giles (8-1, 4-0) scored 35 points in the opening quarter, with Mann scoring four times in a matter of seven carries, and three times in a row.
Brett Whitlow added 127 yards on 10 carries and three scores of his own. Garrett Lee was 9-for-9 in extra points for the Spartans, who still haven’t punted in four TRD games.
Giles finished with 440 yards rushing, while the Mustangs (4-5, 1-3) were held to three yards on the ground. Alex Phillips did throw for 131 yards and three interceptions.
The Spartans forced five turnovers, including an interception and fumble recovery for Zach Simmons.
Giles can wrap up the Three Rivers title next Friday by hosting Radford.
at Stephen Ragsdale Stadium
Eastern Montgomery..............0 6 6 0 — 12
Giles......................................35 14 14 0 — 63
GL—Ian Mann 48 run (Garrett Lee kick) 10:49
GL—Mann 1 run (Lee kick) 6:12
GL—Mann 29 run (Lee kick) 5:31
GL—Mann 59 run (Lee kick) 3:58
GL—Brett Whitlow 31 run (Lee kick) 2:13
EM—Alex Phillips 12 pass from James Fields (pass failed) 11:43
GL—Whitlow 13 run (Lee kick) 4:35
GL—Whitlow 13 run (Lee kick) 2:01
GL—A.J. Ebright 6 run (Lee kick) 6:36
GL—Brian Mann 5 (Lee kick) 0:47
EM—Kendall Sisson 94 kick return (run failed) 0:43
First downs: EM 7, GL 17. Rush yards: EM 3, GL 440. Comp-Att-Int: EM 17-31-1, GL 0-1-0. Pass yards: EM 131, GL 0. Fumbles-Lost: EM 3-2, GL 0-0. Penalty-Yards: EM 2-20, GL 5-41.
Grayson County 36, Narrows 18
NARROWS, Va. — Tyler Lundy threw three touchdown passes and James Williams ran for two scores, leading the Blue Devils to a Mountain Empire District win over the Green Wave.
Lundy was 9-of-15 for 77 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Michael Rodgers, who had four receptions for 48 yards. Williams led the Blue Devils with 57 yards on the ground.
Grayson County (7-2, 3-1) took a 29-6 lead into the break.
Narrows (1-8, 0-4) was paced by Rodney Perdue, who threw for 95 yards and two touchdowns, both to Chandler Burton, who had four receptions for 58 yards.
Trevor Hart led all backs with 81 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Kelly Dent added 63 yards on nine carries for the Green Wave.
Narrows will conclude its season next Friday at Graham.
at Ragsdale Stadium
Grayson County....................14 15 0 7 — 36
Narrows..................................0 6 0 12 — 18
GC—Michael Rodgers 10 pass from Tyler Lundy (Mario Ruiz kick)
GC—Rodgers 8 pass from Lundy (Ruiz kick)
NR—Chandler Burton 21 pass from Rodney Perdue (pass failed)
GC—James Williams 8 run (Williams run)
GC—Lucas Rhudy 11 pass from Lundy (Ruiz kick)
NR—Trevor Hart 24 run (pass failed)
GC—Williams 10 run (Ruiz kick)
NR—Burton 33 pass from Perdue (pass failed)
Rye Cove 26
CLINCHPORT, Va. — Dillion Bailey ran for 197 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Rebels past the Eagles.
Hurley led 24-6 after one quarter and 40-12 at the break.
Playoff-bound Hurley improved to 5-4 and will host Twin Valley next Friday.
Hurley...................................24 16 14 6 — 60
Rye Cove................................6 6 0 14 — 26
H - R. Jones 5 run (Oliver run)
H - Oliver 1 run (Gibson run)
RC - Fritz 43 run (run failed)
H - Bailey 10 run (Oliver run)
H - Gibson 1 run (R. Jones run)
RC - McMahan 15 pass from Hill (run failed)
H - Gibson 6 run (Bailey run)
H - Oliver 27 pass from Gibson (run failed)
H - Bailey 2 run (R. Jones run)
RC - McMahan 16 pass from Hill (D. Hood run)
H - B. Stacy 55 kickoff return (run failed)
RC - McMahan 7 pass from Hill (run failed)
First Downs: H 22, RC 12; Rushes-Yards: H 52-448, RC 38-167; Passing Yards: H 27, RC 97; Comp.-Att.-Int: H 1-2-0, RC 6-12-1; Fumbles-Lost: H 2-1, RC 1-0; Penalties-Yards: H 5-45, RC 1-5; Punts-Average: H 0-0, RC 4-35.
Haysi 62, Phelps 24
PHELPS, Ky. — Jeffrey Bowen carried the ball only nine times for Haysi but he rushed for 332 yards and scored six touchdowns in the Tigers' non-district win over Phelps (Ky.).
Bowen scored on runs of 46, 37, 41, 61, 57 and 50 yards as the Tigers held a 41-8 lead after the first quarter.
Bowen entered the game with 727 yards rushing and now has 1,059 yards on the year.
Phelps, Ky.................................8 8 0 8 — 24
Haysi.......................................41 14 7 0 — 62
H-Bowen 46 run (Mullins from Owens)
H-O'Quinn 48 pass from Owens (Bowen run)
H-Bowen 37 run (run failed)
P-Smith 85 kickoff return (Dotson run)
H-Bowen 41 run (Blankenship kick)
H-Bowen 61 run (kick failed)
H-O'Quinn 32 run (kick failed)
H-Bowen 57 run (Boyd kick)
P-Smith 56 run (Dotson run)
H-Deel 30 run (Boyd kick)
H-Bowen 50 run (Boyd kick)
P-Smith 8 run (Hurley pass from Azina)
First Downs: H 6, P 5; Rushes-Yards: H 22-451, P 35-159; Passing Yards: H 48, P 53; Comp.-Att.-Int.: H 2-2-0, P 2-6-0; Fumbles-Lost: H 0-0, P 3-3; Penalties-Yards: H 5-45, P 2-30; Punts-Average: H 0-0, P 3-26.
Bland County 14
GALAX, Va. — Donte Peoples rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on four carries and also returned a fumble 19 yards for a TD to lead the Maroon Tide (6-3, 2-2 Mountain Empire District) over the Bears (0-9, 0-4).
Tyler Smith ran for two TDs for Galax.
Aaron Rose returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown for the Bears.
Bland County.............................0 7 7 0 — 14
Galax..........................................35 7 7 7 — 56
G - Gable 9 pass from Poole (Brady kick)
G - D. Peoples 8 run (Brady kick)
G - D. Peoples 19 fumble return (Carranza kick)
G - S. Peoples 69 run (Carranza kick)
G - D. Peoples 61 run (Carranza kick)
G - Smith 22 run (Carranza kick)
BC - King 44 pass from Walker (Carter kick)
BC - Rose 92 kickoff return (Carter kick)
G - Harris 33 run (Carranza kick)
G - Smith 7 run (Carranza kick)
Twin Valley 14
CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Castlewood improved its playoff positioning with a win over the Panthers.
Twin Valley dropped to 1-8 and will visit Hurley next Friday.
McKissick earns win No. 600
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — High school coach John McKissick earned his 600th career victory Friday night, and Summerville’s players celebrated by carrying the 86-year-old to midfield on their shoulders.
McKissick is in his 61st season with the Green Wave. He set the preps record with his 406th win in 1993 and collected No. 500 in 2003.
John Gagliardi of St. John’s in Minnesota holds the college mark at 487 wins while Don Shula has the professional record with 347 victories.
McKissick was swarmed by players and coaches once time ran out in the 37-21 win over local rival Ashley Ridge. He got a kiss and a hug from his wife of 60 years, Joan, and lifted up his great-granddaughter Emma Kate. “Ain’t she pretty?” he said with smile.
McKissick was still teaching all the way to the very end of his latest milestone victory. With less than 10 seconds to go, he called timeout and reminded his players to act like sportsmen when the game was over. It’s a lesson he’s shared over and over since arriving at Summerville in 1952.
“I feel good for the kids,” McKissick said. “They can tell everybody they were part of the 600th. I think they’ll be proud of that.”
McKissick has led the Green Wave to 10 state championships on the way to a 600-147-13 record. He’s got no plans to retire. He says he feels healthy enough to keep coaching and enjoys having a purpose in life to teach young men the game he loves.
Dozens of former players and coaches were in the crowd. Ashley Ridge coach Kenny Walker played and coached for McKissick at Summerville. “We’re real proud of you, Coach,” Walker said when the two embraced after the game.
McKissick entered the fall with 594 wins and didn’t want chasing the milestone to become a distraction. The Green Wave then got off to a 2-4 start and it looked as if the landmark win might have to wait until next season, but they rallied with four straight victories.
“It feels good to have it behind us,” McKissick said.
Can he win 700?
“If I’m still around, we might. I never did talk about 600, but if you want to talk about 700, I’ll talk about it,” he said.