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This team that had managed only 64 rushing yards in the first two games posted 173 in this one against their former defensive coordinator, Tony Gibson. And, most important, they won the second half, which is a sign of determination, of guts, of digging deep.

The two turning points in Friday evening’s Independence at River View football meeting came early in the contest and on back-to-back plays, on only the fifth and six snaps of the game.

A Pick 6 by Josiah Jordan late in the first half turned momentum Tazewell’s way for good and all and the Bulldogs exploded in the fourth quarter to seal a 42-18 victory over Mount View at Witten Field-Bulldog Stadium on Friday night.

Princeton freshman quarterback Grant Cochran passed for 337 yards and four scores and the Tigers rolled to a 49-9 win over visiting Oak Hill at Hunnicutt Stadium on Friday night.

The Wolfpack (2-0) have outscored opponents by a combined 75-6 and travel Saturday to face West Virginia, which might have been a formidable opponent a year ago had the matchup not been canceled by Hurricane Florence.

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Noon, at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Iaeger. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.

11 a.m., graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell. Burial will follow.