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l~age 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES ? Warriors oust d. i J Castlewood by David Gregory Chilhowie (8-3,1-0) l~nocked off the Blue Devils (5-6) 56-8 Friday flight in round 1 of the Region 1D VHSL football playoffs. Anthony Blevins (78yds) and Greg Sanchez (62yds) combined for 140 rushing yards and two TD's on just 21 carries. Warrior quarterback Zack Cale (5-7-0, 53yds) ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass in the win. :~ Mason Bellamy rushed 8 times for 62 yards for Castlewood. Jack Ward Picked up 56 yards on 8 ~ttempts. Cam Blevins ~taled 30 yards on 7 car- nes, scoring the lone Castlewood TD on a 4 yard ruia in the 4th quarter. ~,' The Warriors got touch- down runs of 27 yards from Sanchez and 5 yards fr~gm Cale taking a 12-0 first quarter lead. ,:, Castlewood responded with a 11 play, 64 yard dl~;ive down to the Warrior's 91 yard line. Chilhowie held 6n 4th down taking posses- sion early in the second period. The Warriors burnt just over 8 minutes of the second quarter with a,15 play, 91 yard scoring drive ~apped off by Cale's 1 yard ~I'D dive. Alex Adams pass to Trevor Williams on the two point try gave the ,Warriors a 20-0 lead I "This was our most [omplete game of the [tear," said Chilhowie head ~ach Jeff Robinson. "We ~ways feel our defense is ~ng to keep us in every l~all game. Our offense has just started to click here in St. Paul, Va. the end zone. Following another Castlewood three and out, Sanchez brought the Warrior fans to their feet with a 56 yard punt return for a TD. The Blue Devils got on the board early in the 4th quarter sparked by a 26 yard run by Ward on third and long. Ward's run pushed the ball inside Wamor territory to the 29 yard line. An 8 yard run by Jonah Cornett gave Castlewood a first and goal at the 3 yard line. Blevins plunged in for the score and Cornett picked up the two pointer. Castlewood tried an onside kick but the ball didn't make the 10 yards needed. Chilhowie's Logan Branson scooped up the loose ball dashing 31 yards for the score. Jason Amaro's kick made the final score 56-8. "It's disappointing to see the season over but we had some good things hap- pen for us this year it just didn't end the way we wanted it to end," said Taylor. "I told the seniors that they accomplished something that hadn't been done here in several years with back to back years in the playoffs. We're disap- pointed that it couldn't go on but that's kinda the way it is when you don't get off to a fast start. Chilhowie is a good team and they were well prepared." Scoring: Castlewood 0 008-8 Chilhowie 12 2314 7-56 Hurley Sykes out Eastside by David Gregory Hurley and quarterback ~tiese last 5 or 6 games and Tayten Sykes (43-384 yds, lli~y've been pretty consis- 4td) left Eastside Saturday [d~t for us:Ciigtlrwood has afternoon with an exciting ~e:-te~,~IjUgt think we 44-43 : win over the played that well tonight." Cumberland Champion ;i 7The Warriors would add Spartans in round 1 of the b~o more scores before the VHSL football playoffs. la~f. A 37 yard punt return "Oh man, two great ~[ Sanchez gave the teams goin' at it, battling ~rarriors the ball at the back and forth," said Btue Devil's 10 yard line. Rebels head coach Greg ~ale connected with Will Russell with a 10 yard TD pass. The two point con- version made the score 28- 0. Raul Ramirez 56 yard 'pick 6', and Sanchez's extra point kick closed out tied half with Chilhowie up 35-0. "We didn't get anything going very early and it just snowballed on us from that pbint on," said Castlewood h~ad coach Darrell Taylor. 'Wge just got a good old l~gShioned butt whoopin'. Tb, eY've got a good team, kudos to them. I think they're going to go pretty far in the regional playoff." The Blue Devils got the ball to begin the third quar- ter but were forced to punt. q~i~. e Warriors needed just 4 plays to go the 60 yards to pay dirt. Blevins took the Cale handoff 30 yards to Tester. "I've got to give my hats off to Eastside and coach Hicks for the turn- around he's done here, it's been a major turnaround for him. They just had so many athletes on the field, it was just a great show today. I'm so happy with my guys." Hurley drew first blood recovering a fumble, on the Spartans first play, at the Eastside 23 yard line. Matt Blankenship (19-81 yds) rumbled 13 yards to the 10 yard line. Sykes took the next snap, leaned right, then went left into the end zone for six. Hurley hung up 6 more going 81 yards in 6 plays. Sykes key 54 yard gain placed the ball at the Eastside 8 yard line. Blankenship bulled his way in for the TD. Sykes i- Lanes Discount 234 Dm te Rd St. Paul VA 276-794-5263 Store Hrs. 12am-7pm Closed Sun Mens & Womens Coats & Boots $10 each Thursday, November 16, 2017 added the two pointer and the Rebels led 14-0. Rasnick and the Spartans responded with a 62 yard scoring effort. A big pass play to Lawson picked up 27. Boles (5 catches-65yds) finished off the drive carding the 6 with a 30 yard reception. Matthew Sexton's (9- 92yds) two made the score 14-8. Sykes highlighted another Hurley drive rac- ing in from 23 yards out, to give the Rebels a 22-8 mar- gin to end the first quarter. The Spartans held Hurley on downs, taking over at their own 33 yard line early in the second quarter. Completions to Nick Livingston, Grayson Whited, and Luke Lawson moved the Spartans to the Rebels' 6 yard line. Sexton found the end zone from 2 yards out. Late in the half Eastside's defense held again at their own 20. Rasnick called on Grayson Whited again tossing a screen pass. Whited dropped one Hurley defender then raced 80 yards for the touchdown. Rasnick's two point con- version tied the score at 22. With time running out in the half and Hurley looking at second and 10 at the Spartan's 36 yard line Sykes dropped to pass. Eastside linebacker Evan Bellamy jumped in front of the receiver, picked off the pass, and raced 70 yards to the house. Austin Vanover's kick gave. the Spartans a 29-22 lead at the half. "I told our kids at half- time, we withstood the storm," said Eastside coach Jason Hicks. "We were for- tunate to come out ahead. We just have to keep plug- ging along and We'll: have our oppurtunities." Hurley charged out of the locker room with an 8 play 52 yard scoring effort. Sykes piled up 44 yards, on the drive, and the 9 yard touchdown run. Eastside answered with a 3 play 73 drive. On sec- ond and 7 from their 43 Sexton took the Rasnick pitch dashing 57 yards for the score giving the Spartans a 35-28 lead with 7:32 left in the third period. Sykes and Blankenship led the Rebels back into the Continued on Page 7 Matt Amburgey gets away for 7 yards. Castlewood's Jonah Cornett looks for space in the Blue Devils loss to Chilhowie. Seth Boles had 5 catches for 65 yards and 1 TD. 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