PEARISBURG, Va. —
By LARRY HYPES
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
PEARISBURG, Va. — Each team had a single sparkling Wing.
Giles used that offense while Tazewell relied on Cody McCann’s strong right arm as the Spartans rolled up 50 first half points and topped the Bulldogs 50-30 Friday in non-district action at Steven Ragsdale Field.
Brett Whitlow rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns to complement Ian Mann’s 159 yard, three-score night as well, as the Spartans got 36 points in the opening quarter and were able to substitute freely after halftime.
The McCann-to-Jalen Jordan show, which netted an 80-yard scoring strike in the first half, really sizzled in the fourth quarter.
Tazewell picked up 22 points in the final frame in dramatic fashion.
McCann likely set a school passing record with 12 completions for 387 yards and four touchdowns, while Jordan caught six passes for 277 yards and three scores, including a 56-yard bomb and a 77-yard score in the final seven minutes.
Jordan also had a fumble recovery. Malik Davis recorded a safety and passed for a two-point conversion for the Bulldogs.
Sandwiched between those touchdowns was a 65-yard touchdown toss from McCann to Jessee Mountain, who finished with 103 yards in receptions.
Overall, Tazewell out-gained the winners 389-378. Each team had two penalties for 10 yards and Giles led 11-8 in first downs.
A.J. Ebright added a 65-yard touchdown run in the second stanza and Hunter Mathias scored from 7 yards out in the closing seconds of the half to complement the dynamic duo of Mann and Whitlow.
Tazewell dropped to 0-4 and Giles improved to 3-1.
Tazewell travels to Lebanon on Friday to play the Pioneers with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. Giles will play
at Steven Ragsdale Field
Tazewell......6 0 2 22 — 30
Giles..........36 14 0 0 — 50
GL—Mann 54 run (Garrett Lee kick)
GL—Whitlow 35 run (Lee kick)
GL—Mann 1 run (Lee kick)
GL—Whitlow 53 run (Jason Doffin conversion catch)
TZ—Jordan 80 pass from McCann (pass failed)
GL—Mann 4 run (Lee kick)
GL—Mathias 7 run (Lee kick)
TZ—Safety, Malik Davis tackles punter in end zone
TZ—Jordan 56 pass from McCann (McCann pass from Davis)
TZ—Mountain 65 pass from McCann (Jacob McReynolds kick)
TZ—Jordan 77 pass from McCann (McReynolds kick)