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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, October 22, 2015 Photos of the Eastside - Twin Springs game by Shonna Peters Lebanon's #29 Walker Dillon rushed for 248 yards and 4 td's Friday against Castlewood. Twin Springs 30- Eastside 22 The Titans of Twin Springs earned a hard fought 30-22 win over the visiting Spartans of Eastside on Friday night, October 16. This was a close battle all the way as the Titans totaled 393 yards for the game and the Spartans had 323. The Spartans won the ground attack 315 to 308 while the Titans won the air attack 85 to 8. The Titans dented the scoreboard first on a 4 yard first quarter run by Blake Hall. The Titans 2 point conversion failed and the home team had an early 6- 0 lead. The Spartans then put on their own scoring drive as junior qb Tyler Elam got free on a nifty 32 yard run to tie the score at 6. Elam hit Shon Sartin with a 2 point converison pass for an 8-6 Spartans lead. The Titans got a safe- ty to tie the score at 8 near the end of the first quarter. Justin Grizzle hit on just 3 of 12 passes on the night with 2 interceptions, con- nected with Avery Hillman for a 64 yard td pass in the second quarter and a 14-8 Titan lead. The two point conversion by Nathaniel Quillen was good for a 16- 8 Titan lead. Later in the period the Titans increased their lead to, 23-8 when Holden McNew broke loose on a 44 yard run and Hall added the extra point kick. Working hard on defense and offense the Spartans put on a scoring drive late in the period to make the score 23-14. Mason Bellamy got the td on a 7 yard run. The two point converison try failed. The teams took the half- time break with the Titans holding a 23 to 14 advan- tage. The Titans stretched their lead to 30 midway through the third period when Quillen scored on a 14 yard run and Hall added the extra point kick. The Spartans closed the gap to 30-22 when Bellamy got excellent blocking and raced 71 yards for the td. Elam's two point conver- sion run made the score 30- 22 and they were the final points of the game. Fumbles• hurt the Spartans all night. They fumbled 4 times and lost 3. The Titans fumbled twice and lost one. Bellamy, of the Spartans, led all rushers in the game carrying 15 times for 130 yards, Elam of the Spartans was close behind with 128 on 17 carries and Sartin had 59 yards on I1 carries. defeating the Lady Devils 25-21, 25-19, and 25-14 Thursday at Castlewood. Sydney Strange notched 5 kills and 3 digs, McKinley Isaacs collected 3 kills and 3 blocks and Lillie Sanders doled out 15 assists in the- loss for Castlewood. Lady Devils shock J.I. Burton "This was sweet," said Castlewood coach Kesha Rasnick. Doqen by two sets and trailing 9-2 in the third Castlewood stormed back for their second straight conference win 21-25,15- 25 25-19,25-15, and 15-11 knocking off the Lady Raiders. Lauren Couch finessed and play together as a team. The team that showed up last night showed up halfway through the third set tonight," saidRasnick. her way to a c~eer high 15 The Lady Raiders only kills with 1 block and Lillie. lead of the fourth set was 1- Sanders dished out 37 assists leading the Lady Devils to the win. Sydney Strange added 7 kills and 5 aces and Lindsey Taylor totaled 10 digs for Castlewood. Kacie Culbertson paced J.I. Burton scoring a match Quillen, McNew and high 18 kills with 6 digs and 4 aces. Cheyenne Hall logged the most yards Shepherd posted 12 kills for the Titans w~th !26, 1•07 and :Tia Bates handed out and 90 . re Slsecti,0ely. Both teams worked hard on defense. Eastside Sweeps by Lady Devils The Lady Spartans ran The BlUe Devils junior qb Josh Wood had just a great night for the Blue Devils but his team came up just short. Wood fin- ished the night with 166 "We built our momentum rushing on 21 carries. He with better passing for bet- " had td runs of 6 and 61. He ter sets and better hits passed 14 completing 7 • rather than free bailing it," good for 158 yards and 2 said Rasnick. touchdowns. His td passes their record to 15-8 overall and 6-1 in conference McKinley Isaacs puts down this kill in the Lady Devils win over Twin Springs. 0. Shiann Couch gave Castlewood a 6 point serv- ice run in which Strange, Lauren Couch, and Amy Taylor each had kills. Burton got a kill from Vallen Ellis to get within 5 at 12-7 but the Lady Devils pulled away to win the set were for 14 yards to Adam Puckett and 70 yards to Devin Phillips. Wood also ran in a two point conver- sion after the Phillips catch. The Blue Devils had the ball near the 25 of Lebanon when the final horn sound- ed. Lebanon got on the Cathy Mays, Agent . ! 661~3 ~.;s.sel[ Street Suite ~ Sainl Pa~& VA 742~3 • #NL0:11452VA We have a great selection. As life change,s, so do your needs. Let State Farm Bank'~" he}p with a mortgage that fits your li!e and your b!adget, Let us help yeu~ ma'(,e 1he righlt move. Bank with a Good Neighbor:". CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. 31. assists with 6 digs for the Lady Raiders. A Castlewood passing error gave the Lady Raiders a 21-20 edge in the back and forth first set which saw several ties and lead changes. Culbertson slammed down a kill to put Burton in front by two and Shepherd's second kill of the set scored the 25-21 win for the Lady Raiders. Amy Taylor's 3 aces gave the L~idy Devils a 4-3 lead early in set two but the Lady Raiders took advan- tage of Castlewood's pass- ing errors to build a 12-5 lead. Culbertson and Shepherd scored two kills each in the set and Colleen Gilliam dropped 3 aces as J.I. Burton rolled to a 25-15 win. Haley Gilliam stepped behind the line to serve for the Lady Raiders with the score tied at 1 in the third set. Gilliam ripped off 8 service points and Culbertson hammered down three kills in an 8-0 run for Burton. A pass into the net made the score 9-2 Lady Raiders. " I think that was our problem," stated J.I. Burton coach Laura Potter when asked about the Lady Raiders two set advantage. "We went in after the first two sets and knew we con- trolled them and we got too comfortable. Once they got" the momentum they just took off and my girls never adjusted," said Potter. "They were able to get a lot of tips and we didn't adjust our coverage. We had a lot of service errors and a lot of coverage errors." • Castlewood was able to chip away at the Lady Raiders lead getting kills from Strange, McKinley Isaacs (8kills), and Amy Taylor. Shepherd seemed to settle the Lady Raiders when she scored a kill for a 12-6 lead. Lauren Couch responded tipping down 6 kills over a 9 point span to put her Lady Devils in front 15-12. Sanders added an ace and Strange scored a pair of kills and Castlewood held off a Burton rally for the 25-19 win. "This was a tough game because Burton is a good team, but we found• it deep within ourselves in the middle of the third set to work hard and comeback 25-15. Kelse Walker gave Burton 2 aces and Culbertson put down two kills as the Lady Raiders looked ready to put the match away rolling to an 8- 3 lead in the final set played to 15 points. "They had a tough server hit us there, said Burton coach Laura Potter, she was able to help them rally, we stopped moving to be under the ball and stopped• making descent passes. In volleyball everything starts with a pass and if we're not passing well we can't stay aggressive. If we're not able to be aggressive that's when things fall apart for us," said Potter. A ball in the net gave the serve back to Castlewood. Shiann Couch slapped down a kill and Strange tacked on two aces as she ripped off 7 service points. Lauren Couch and Amy 'Taylor scored kills as the Lady Devils pushed their way in front 11-8. Castlewood led 13-10 when Culbertson's kill cut. the lead to 13-11 giving the serve back to the Lady Raiders. Sanders found Allison Skeens (4kills,1 ace) with two per- fect sets to post the final kills of the match to secure the win 15-11. "Strange came through when we really needed her to," said Castlewood's Rasnick, she was a stellar server tonight and we built off of her aces. We talked every time out about finding a spot, find- ing a hole and Ally came through .for us tonight at the end," said Rasnick. Late td gives Lebanon win over CHS Austin Dillon's 8 yard td run with 1:28 left in the 4th quarter capped a late scoring drive that bought Lebanon the victory. The winning touchdown came after a missed field goal attempt by Ben Holmes from 25 yards. The Blue Devils were plagued for roughing the kicker on the 4th down giving the Pioneers a fresh set of downs. Dillon took full advantage by scoring the game winner. Dillon had a career night for the Pioneers car- rying the ball 36 times for 248 yards and 4 touch- downs. board first on a 31 yard run by Dillon. It finished a 14 play 67 yard drive. In the scoring march the PioneerS had to overcome several penalties. In the drive, Cory Stoots hit Will Stamper with a 10 yard pass that helped keep the drive alive. The score came with 6:57 left in the first period. A Wood 7 yard run put the Blue Devils on the scoreboard with 8:11 left in the second period. The 16 play drive began late in the first quarter and covered 98 yards. The drive began after a Stamper excellent punt that went out of bounds at the 2 yard line of Castlewood. The drive featured nice runs by Wood, Adam Puckett and Devin Phillips. The Blue Devils took a 12- 6 lead with 4:23 left in the 2nd period, the play in the second quarter when Wood showed some of his quick- ness and athletic ability. Wood was back to pass, his receivers were covered and several would be tacklers were bearing down on him. Wood put on some great moves and found a little crease and hit the opening at full speed and ran away from some defenders to hit the end zone for a CHS score.The play covered 61 yards. The Wood run gave his team a big boost of momentum and they ended the half with a 12-7 lead. The Blue Devils went up 18-7 when Wood hit Puckett with a 14 yard pass with 7:50 left in the third period. The drive that took almost 5 minutes off the clock, featured some good runs by Wood, Puckett, Phillips and Jack Ward. Stung by the quick CHS td, Lebanon went to work and moved in for a td on a 3 yard run by Dillon. The two point conversion try failed and Lebanon trailed 18-13 with about 2:19 left in the third quarter. Lebanon caught a huge break when the Blue Devils fumbled the ensuing kick off at the CHS 45. Lebanon fell on the loose ball to snatch the momentum from Castlewood. 1:55 remained in the third period when Lebanon fell on the ball. At t 1:55 in the fourth period Lebanon got a 15 yard td run from Dillon to go up 19-18. The two point conversion try failed. Again the Pioneers held the Blue Devils to a 3 and out and took over the ball on the CHS 49 after a punt by Matt Amburgey. Eight plays later Logan Adams scored from 1 yard out. Holmes kick was good and Lebanon had a 26-18 lead wtih time winding down in the •final period and after a holding penalty nullified one td Wood hit Phillips with a pass.and run play good for a td and 26- 24 Lebanon. When Wood ran in the two point con- verison the game was tied at 26. That set the stage for the final frantic moments of the game and another tough loss for the Blue Devils. Phillips 51 yards on 9 carries, Puckett with 41 yards on 8 carries and Jack Ward with 31 yards on 3 carries finished out the night's running for CHS. Dillon got excellent help in the run game for Lebanon from Cole Stoots and Adams. Matt Amburgey, Brad Davis, Puckett, Phillips, Corey Parsons and Ethan Porter all played well on defense for the Blue Devils. Barry Bostic, Brady Waugh and Josh Williams played well for the Pioneers on defense. i! ilii! !i ! ill ! i i!ii!i Tri-Co nty T re Service (275-7~52.95~5i) {276-7B2c9591) o t6618 E River~3e C-~, St Pa~ Va 24283 o ~*~on..-Fr~. 8am,~Spm Sat. 8am-lpn',, *