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Page 6 CLINCHVALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 8, 2016 Action from Eastside-Hurley game. Photo courtesy of Shonna Peters. (Tastlewood team ready Blue Devils win over Tigers . r By ANTHONY "' STEVENS ., CASTLEWOOD, Va. - It's finally over. An 18- .g, arne losing streak against onaker came to a close for the Blue Devils. For the first time since 1991 (the teams didn't play a few years), Castlewood has d6ffeated Honaker. The t3tue Devils took a 34-24 W'in over Honaker at B.C. on a rare Stadium Tl~ursday night contest. ~, "This is pretty sweet, pr~etty sweet," Castlewood coach Darrell Taylor said. "This is my biggest win as a,head coach ever, I've had so~me big wins as an assis- t dat. ..... But this by far takes it a)r. I'm just so proud of my k_ikls, they kept fighting really hard, and that's what I told them all week. We just had to keep fighting. This team has potential, they just had to put it together and show it." It was a battle between two quarterbacks, that went back-and-forth the entire game. Honaker signal caller Hartley Hilton cored on a six-yard rush to give the Tigers a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. Ii wouldn't stand. r~alented Blue Devil quar- t.erback Josh Wood directed an 80 yard scoring drive that took only four plays. A a} -yard run by Mason Bellamy who was injured On the play set up the ~TD. Wood scored up the middle #n a two-yard run to pull ~vithin 24-20. I "We had a lot of confi- lence," Wood said. "We felt this was the year we ~0uld beat Honaker." I Matt Amburgey then ~icked off a Hilton pass~ rhe Devils again drove 80 ~ards on seven plays. Wood scored around left ~nd on a 12-yard scamper. Wood also ran in the two- p6int conversion to put Castlewood up 28-24 with 4:33 left to play. i "The offensive line was mazing," stated Wood. ~.'This is the best blocking ihey have did and I believe we will see more of it next ~veek. i "This was an amazing ~vin. I think this is a bless- ! tng, we fought hard. Coach l told us to never gwe up and didn't. We played like We were supposed to and ~nded up with the W." I The game was over with "Pick Six" by junior Jack ,Ward. He picked off a ~Jlton pass and returned it ~7 yards to pay dirt with just over a minute to play [oput it out of reach. "We just kept making i mistakes at the end that hurt us," said Honaker coach Doug Hubbard. "We Just didn't finish. We didn't play well enough down the ~tretch to win the game." to play Honaker.. Photo courtesy of Anthony Stevens. Wood totaled 14 carries for 141 yards with three scores. Hilton had 95 yards on 14 carries for the Tigers with two TDs. "This is one of the few wins we've got while I've been at Castlewood to come from behind," Taylor said. "We played a mistake free second half. I'm just thrilled. "Both quarterbacks played exceptionally well. Josh (Wood) came off last week's game (at Patrick Henry) a little gimpy, I was a little worried. He showed he was 100 percent tonight." Honaker will host Eastside on Friday, while Castlewood travels to Thomas Walker. Castlewood 34, Honaker 24 Honaker 7 10 0 7-24 Castlewood 0 14 0 20-34 First Quarter HON--Taylor 1 run (Stout kick) Second Quarter CAS Wood 37 run (Phillips pass from Wood) CAS---Bellamy 10 run (pass failed) HON--Hilton 16 run (Stout kick) HON--FG Stout 38 Fourth Quarter HON---Hilton 6 run (Stout kick) CAS--Wood 2 run (run failed) CAS Wood 12 run (Wood run CAS--Ward 57. interception return (run failed) HON CAS First Downs 17 17 Rushes-Yards 41-159 32-288 Passing Yards 134 145 Comp-Att-Int 10-20-3 10-15- 0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 5-45 8-53 Punts-Average 1-43 3-27 Eastside loses to Hurley 36-18 By LLOYD COMBS COEBURN -- Eastside responded well to a second straight physical opponent. It did not have an answer, however, for Hurley's Brady Justice and Devin Tester. Those two accounted for all of Hurley's scoring and most of its yardage as the Rebels handed the Spartan a 36-18 setback in non-conference play Friday night at Carl McConnell Stadium. Justice ran for 227 yards and scored four touch- downs and Tester added 141 yards, a TD and a pair of two-poim conversion runs to offset a 201-yard, three-TD effort from Spartans' QB Tyler Elam. Elam scored on touch- down runs of 85, 2 and 51 yards, respectively. His first two scores gave Eastside an early advantage in its home opener. "When (Elam) gets started off good things go really good for us," first- year Eastside coach Jason Hicks said. "I was really, really pleased with our effort from the start." Elam's first TD came two plays into his club's first possession and it staked the Spartans to a 6-0 lead. His second score put the Spartans in front 14-8 with 9:17 remaining in the second period. After that Hurley, the second big physical team the Spartans faced in as many weeks, scored 28 unanswered points. The bigger Rebels seemed to gradually wear Eastside down in the second half. "Hurley is a very good football team and definitely, a physical football team," Hicks added. "I think they (wore us down). I chal- lenged our kids to be more physical this week and we came out more physical than we were last week. "We have some kids that try to play iron man, they have to play a lot of snaps. We do try to rotate as much as we can, but the Justice kid, any time you run into him it's like running into a big old oak tree. And you can't just key on him." Elijah Vaughn played extremely well defensively for the Spartans and fin- ished with 18 total tackles. Justice scored four touchdowns, two on the ground and two on passes from Tayten Sykes. Justice's second TD run gave Hurley (2-0) the lead for good, 14-12 with 6:49 remaining in the second quarter. Sykes' 4-yard TD pass to Justice staked the Rebels to a 22-12 halftime lead. "We know what we got with Devin and Brady," said Hurley coach Greg Tester. "They both did a really good job. "We had a little situation there with a couple of play- ers at the start, but I give Eastside a lot of credit. They came out ready to play and (Elam) did an excellent job." Devin Tester scored on a 2-yard TD run in the third quarter as Hurley eventual- ly extended its lead to 36- 12. Sykes threw for 120 yards. "The Tester kid's really good too," said Hicks. "And, the quarterback, you just can't play back there and just pay attention to Justice, because the quar- terback will bum you too. He's a very good athlete as well." Hurley hurt itself with penalties on virtually every possession, 14 in all, for 108 yards. Eastside travels to Honaker this Friday. Hurley 8 14 8 6 -- 36 Eastside 6 6 0 6 -- 18 Scoring Summary E-Elam 85 run (kick no good) H-B. Justice 44 run (B. Justice run) E-Elam 2 run (run failed) H-B. Justice 23 run (run failed) H-B. Justice 46 pass from Sykes (Tester run) H-Tester 2 run (Tester run) H-B. Justice 7 pass from Sykes (run failed) E-Elam 51 run (pass failed) Team Stats First downs: H 21, E 7; Rushes-yards: H 43-372, E 37-226; Passing yards: H 120, E 4; Comp-Att-lnt: H 5-11-0, E 2-7-1; Fumbles- lost: H 1-1; E 5-0; Penalties-yards: H 14-108, E 1-3; Punts-average: H 2- 32.5, E 3-42. Central over Castlewood By ANTHONY STEVENS CASTLEWOOD, Va. - The Lady Warriors used an efficient offense to over- whelm Castlewood 25-20, 25-10, 25-14 in non-con- ference volleyball action on Tuesday. A one-two- three punch by Central was too much for Castlewood to overcome. Four-year starter senior Sophie Mullins pounded 17 kills to lead the potent attack.. Fellow seniors Jessica Hibbitts (14 kills) and Jasmine Maggard (seven kills) were also a force to be reckoned with at the net. "It's awesome to have those two," remarked M~illins. "I know that when I'm having an off-game, I have Jessica and Jasmine both always ready to hit. We have some other strong hitters that always do their job too. "I didn't do very well in a game last week (against Twin Springs), my offense wasn't there, I just didn't do very well. I came in more focused tonight, I wanted to play to my abili- ty. I wanted to show what I was capable of doing." The Warriors also received a big night from sophomore setter Caitlynn Maggard who distributed 37 assists. She is off to a solid start. Central (2-1) did get off to a slow start. Cassidy Fleming played well at the net and at the service line for the Lady Devils as they built a 13-6 advantage in the first set. With Savannah Wiles and Tiffany Sowards serving, with the play of Mullins and Hibbitts at the net the Warriors took nine of the next 10 points to take the lead. They were able to win the set one by five points. Once the Warriors got the momentum, they never lost it. Behind serves from Sowards, they took a 10-1 lead in the second set and never looked back. It was more of the same in set three when Sowardshad 13 consecutive service points to propel Central to a 16-3 lead as they rolled to the win. Sowards finished with 25 service points. Hibbitts had six aces and three blocks. Add that to the play of the frontline and you get an impressive sweep. "The girls up front give us some good offense, but we have to get them the ball," Central coach Angle Duncan said. "We have to play a complete game, from our passers to our set- ter to get it to our hitters. The hitters are smart; they will fred a hole. They read the other side of the court well." Sydney Strange and Autumn Hall had 10 digs each to pace the Castlewood defense. Cassidy Fleming had six service points. "This was a tough game, a game we will have to learn from," said Castlewood coach Kesha Rasnick. "We can look at this and fred several things we need to work on. 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