Another bunch of good performances by our Hogo teams last Friday night and another week that left the panel stressed out. "Who should I pick?" "Can we only pick one?"
In their first win of the year, Marion shutout Holston 24-0 with efforts from Ryan Marston (9 carries, 67 yards, and 1 TD) and Kelby Ford (16 carries, 63 yards, 1 TD).
The Rural Retreat boys handled Tazewell with relative ease. Runningback Jared Richardson accounted for 179 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns in the 44-14 triumph. Quarterback Wyatt Sowers once again impressed with three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown.
Northwood took care of business against Chilhowie and for a consecutive year can call themselves Smyth County Champions. Eric Doane led the Panther-prowl with 24 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns. He was also 4 of 11 passing for 84 yards and two more touchdowns. He accounted for all the touchdowns in the 26-13 victory.
Patrick Henry erased a six game skid to the John Battle Trojans thanks to Zane Seymour and Dakota Humphrey's big games. Dakota carried the ball 21 times for 203 yards and three scores in the 45-12 drubbing of their county rival.
Who did the panel decide was top dog this week?
When: November 17, 1990
Where: Harry Stuart Field, Lebanon, VA
Billboard 100 #1 Hit: "Love Takes Time" - Mariah Carey
THE HYPE: Both Lebanon and George Wythe were the new kids on the block in the Hogoheegee in 1990 much to the disdain of the other members who saw the two schools as being too big to enter. Lebanon and George Wythe’s enrollments were a little bigger than that of Chilhowie’s and Patrick Henry’s but really not so much that they didn’t belong. They were here and there was nothing anyone in the Hogo could do about that.
Half the season is over. I know, I feel the sadness too. But guess what!? There's more good football left. Plenty more! What does week six have in store and what can you learn? Let's find out!
Another week down in high school football and yet again some of our Hogo kids razzled and dazzled crowds on their way to victory on Friday night!
The Wytheville boys had another strong outing and were able to put away a highly touted Galax team, 28-27. Rashad Wells hammered out 108 yards on the ground on 19 carries and scored a touchdown. Rashad's signal caller, Deacon Beamer, accounted for three touchdowns including one passing and two on the ground.
Over in Saltville, Eric Doane and the Northwood Panthers had no problems with their Panther brethren from Pilgrim's Knob. Doane connected on 12 of his 15 pass attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns. He even put in two more scores on the ground to lead Northwood to a 34-14 victory over Twin Valley.
Rural Retreat and Marion squared off in a district contest. Marion jumped out to a 14-0 lead but Wyatt Sowers and Jared Richardson joined forces to ignite a 47 point rally to put away the Canes 47-14. Richardson had 22 carries for 154 yards and one touchdown. The Indians' quarterback, Wyatt Sowers, accounted for five total touchdowns and a two point conversion. He was 6 of 10 passing for 142 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
Finally, over in Scott County, Patrick Henry dealt with a Twin Springs team that has been having some success against Hogo teams recently. Thanks to Dakota Humphrey's 335 yard performance on 18 carries including four touchdowns, the Rebels had little issue with the Titans.
Who did the panel select as their Player of the Week this week?