The Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles renewed a rivalry with the Bluefield Beavers at Van Meter Stadium Friday night. The two teams used to play every year, for almost 70 years, up until 2004 when the Beavers took down the Flying Eagles 49-6 during their journey to a Class AA State Championship season. After 11 years off, the two teams met again, this time the Beavers once again coming out on top.
The game started with a bang as the opening kickoff was fielded by the Beavers’ Mookie Collier who took it all the way back for the first score of the game. Down 7-0, the Flying Eagles began their first possession, but it only took a play or two for the Beavers to force a fumble and take over. The ensuing drive saw what became the Play of the Week – QB Jordan Smith drops back to pass, he finds Carlos Reed, covered by 2 Woodrow players, but Reed reached up and brought in the pass with one hand. Reed would cap off the drive with a short touchdown run making it 14-0 Bluefield.
The Beavers never looked back, and would win on the road 56-22. The Beavers are now 3-0 on the season, and Woodrow drops to 0-2. Bluefield will host Gate City on Friday, September 18th, while Woodrow will travel to Cabell Midland. Cabell Midland might be moving up to #1 in the state after knocking off Capital Friday night 21-14.
The Greenbrier East Spartans came off a 35-28 win over Woodrow Wilson and Friday night had to travel back to Raleigh County to take on the Shady Spring Tigers. Shady entered the game 0-2, while the Spartans sit at 1-1. The game started out pretty close, until a Jared Morgan pick-six would open the scoring for Greenbrier East. Zayvion Lawson would take over from there. The Spartans would go on to set a school record by scoring 82 points in their dominant win over the Tigers.
Greenbrier East (2-1) will get to stay at home next Friday to host Musselman, while Shady Spring (0-3) will travel to Coal City to take on the Independence Patriots, who are now 3-0 on the season after a 21-20 win over Mt. View.
In Class AA, The Liberty Raiders hosted PikeView in Glen Daniel on Friday. The Raiders put a quick 26 points on the board in the first half and coasted to a 26-0 win. Liberty came off a last second loss to Summers County on September 4th, and following the Week 3 win improve to 2-1 on the year. In Week 4 the Raiders will take on Mt. View and PikeView now drops to 0-3, they will host James Monroe next Friday.
James Monroe opened their season with an important win over Greenbrier East, then took an early Bye Week to prepare for their Week 3 matchup with Summers County. James Monroe struck first with fumbled snap that was somehow recovered by Grant Mohler of the offense and ends up in the endzone for the first touchdown. Then QB Evan Beasley took over the game, he finishes with 3 total touchdowns resulting in a 26-13 win for the Mavericks. Summers County drops their first game of the season, now 2-1, while James Monroe remains undefeated at 2-0. Summers County will now host Wyoming East next Friday, while the Mavericks travel to PikeView.