Month: September 2018

Fort Chiswell defeats Auburn

Riner…The Fort Chiswell Pioneers got a 12-yard touchdown run from Denver Brown with under 4:30 left in the game for a hard earned come-from-behind 20-14 road win at Auburn.

Brown finished the game with 163 yards on 26 carries. He also scored on a 56-yard run in the first quarter to get the Pioneers on the scoreboard.

Auburn scored first when quarterback Payson Kelly ran in from five yards out, and Carter Brockman’s kick put the Eagles up 7-0. They would then go up 14-6 in the second quarter as Kelly hit Malachi Spencer for a 61-yard pass for six. Brockman’s point after let them take the 14-6 lead into intermission.

The Pioneers (3-2, 2-1) would finally put a drive together as it capped it off with quarterback Brody Crockett running in from four yards out, but their two-point conversion pass fell incomplete leaving Auburn up 14-12 going into the fourth quarter. Fort Chiswell, after a couple possessions, finally put a drive together that was capped off with Denver Brown scoring with 4:17 left in the game. Brown would then run in the two-point conversion to put the Pioneers up 20-14.

The loss dropped the Auburn Eagles to 3-3 and 0-2 in the Mountain Empire District. It was their second straight game that they had led in the fourth quarter, only to lose late in the game.

“We made some plays in the second half and our defense shut them out. It’s a big win for us on the road,” said Fort Chiswell head coach Josh Wingate. He then said, ”Our offensive line did a real good job in the second half, and we got a hard earned win.“

Auburn’s Kelly rushed the ball seven times for 30 yards. Running back Triston Perry finished with 21 yards on eight carries. Carson East had 17 yards on five rushes.

Besides Brown’s big rushing night, the Pioneers quarterback Brody Crockett rushed the ball 19 times for 86 yards. He was four of eight passing for 48 yards.

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Pioneers as they will be back home this Friday to take on the Galax Maroon Tide. Kickoff this Friday is slated for 7:00 pm.



Fort Chiswell 6 0 6 8 – 20

Auburn 7 7 0 0 – 14


Radford romps over Giles

Radford QB- Zane Rupe looks to pass- Photo by RSN

The Radford Bobcats got four touchdowns from PJ Prioleau and quarterback Zane Rupe rushed for one as they romped over the Giles Spartans 38-0. Prioleau scored on one- yard,five-yard and four-yard runs. He also took the opening second-half kickoff and returned it 80 yards for his fourth touchdown. Zane Rupe ran off tackle on a 38-yard jaunt for the other touchdown. Placekicker Connor Lytton hit 43- yard field goal to end the first half and he also hit five-point afters. The Bobcat defense held the vaunted Giles single wing to just 133 total rushing yards on 52 carries.

Giles ( 3-3, 1-1) had but eight first downs for the game. They had only 39 yards of offense the first half. Dominic Collini led the Spartans with 43 yards on 11 rushes. Logan Greenway carried the ball 15 times for just 28 yards.

Bobcat P J Prioleau takes the handoff on his way to first of four touchdowns- Photo by RSN

Radford (5-1, 2-0) won their fourth straight game. Prioleau has 12 rushes for 66 yards. He caught one pass for nine yards, to go with his 80 -yard kickoff return. Justice Marshall rushed four times for 33 yards and Rupe’s only carry was good for 38 yards. ” I thought we executed well on offense and our defense played extremely well,” said Bobcat head coach Matthew Saunders. ” This is the first time since 2010 we have defeated them. They are very well coached and it feels good to beat them.” Coach then added,” We are getting better and our defensive coaches- Pierson Prioleau. Josh Woods and Roger Hollins has our defense playing very physical.” The ballgame was originally scheduled to be at Radford, but a light post had become a safety issue and this game was moved to Salem Stadium. The Bobcats made themselves right at home on this night. They are scheduled to host Floyd Co. next Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 pm.

Radford 14 10 14 0 -38

Giles 0 0 0 0 -0

Rushing – Radford – Prioleau 12-66, Marshall 4-33, Rupe 1- 38, Nester 2-19, Johnson 2-(-3), Baylor 1-(-7), Brubeck 2-3, Shepherd 2-8, Tanner 2-6, Taylor 1-(-10)

Rushing – Giles – Collini 11-43, Greenway 15-28, Farrier 2-15, Craig 1-(-1), Ratcliffe 7-5, Williams 3-4, Orey 1-1,C. Fleeman 6-14, G. Fleeman 3-7, Brightwell 3-17

Passing – Radford – Rupe – 8 of 11 – 2 Ints.- 0 Tds.- 92 yds., Giles – none

Receptions – Shepherd 1-16, Bethea 2-28, Chadwick 2-16, Prioleau 1-9 Marshall 2-23

First Downs – Radford 18, Giles 8

Penalties – Radford 5-55 yds., Giles 4-44 yds.

Fumbles/ lost – Radford 1/1, Giles 2/2

Turnovers – Radford 3, Giles 2

Game venue changed

The Carroll Co vs Floyd Co football has been moved to Bogle Field in Roanoke. The game will still kickoff at 7:00 pm Fri. Sept. 28. As noted earlier the Giles vs Radford game will be played at Salem Stadium Friday, Sept. 28 with a 7:00 pm kickoff.

Cougars lose another player

The Pulaski Co. Cougar basketball team has lost another player. Junior Dre Grubb has transferred away and becomes the second player to go to another school. He and James Jackson both would have been two of the most experienced returnees for the Cougars upcoming season. Jackson had transferred to North Cross and Grubb has moved on to Carlisle School.