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High School Football Roundup: FG on last play lifts Giles over Floyd County

High School Football Roundup: FG on last play lifts Giles over Floyd County

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BLACKSBURG  Preston Whitlock kicked a 23-yard field goal on the game's final play to give Giles a dramatic 20-18 River Ridge District football victory Saturday over Floyd County, giving Spartans coach Jeff Williams his 100th career victory.

Chaston Ratcliffe gave Giles an early 14-0 lead on the strength of two short touchdown runs, but Floyd County crawled back with two TD receptions by Jaden Brewer and a 2-yard TD run by quarterback Avery Chaffin that gave the Buffaloes an 18-17 lead.

Whitlock, who earlier hit from 27 yards out, drilled the game-winner off the artificial turf at Blacksburg High School. as time expired to give Giles the victory.

Floyd County;0;0;6;12;—;18


Gil  Ratcliffe 2 run (Whitlock kick)

Gil  Ratcliffe 1 run (Whitlock kick)

FC  Brewer 80 pass from Nichols (kick failed)

Gil  FG Whitlock 27

FC  Brewer 41 pass from Chaffin (pass failed)

FC  Chaffin 2 run (run failed)

Gil  FG Whitlock 23

William Byrd 22, Magna Vista 19

RIDGEWAY  Dylan Hatfield hit Ethan Tinsley for a touchdown pass with 35 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Terriers past the Warriors.

Hatfield completed 14 of 28 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, and also added a rushing score for William Byrd. Tinsley hauled in seven passes for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Terriers.

Magna Vista quarterback Dryus Hairston hooked up with Tyler Johnson on two long TD passes, and Johnson also ran back a kickoff for a score in the third quarter.

Johnson caught six passes for 176 yards, while Hairston completed 14 of 28 passes for 293 yards for the Warriors.

William Byrd;0;7;8;7;—;22

Magna Vista;0;13;6;0;—;19

MV  Johnson 63 pass from Hairston (Underwood kick)

WB  Harris 16 pass from Hatfield (Spencer kick)

MV Johnson 76 kickoff return (kick failed)

WB  Hatfield 4 run (kick failed)

WB  Safety, punt snapped out of end zone

MV  Johnson 79 pass from Hairston (pass failed)

WB  Tinsley 16 pass from Hatfield (Spencer kick)

Pulaski County 48, Hidden Valley 7

DUBLIN  Drew Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and added a touchdown run as the Cougars ran past the Titans.

Kyontae Kennedy ran for 80 yards and two scores on 19 carries and Layne Suthers caught a touchdown pass and ran an interception back for a score for Pulaski County. Clayton Phillips also got into the act with a blocked punt return for a score for the Cougars.

Hidden Valley scored its lone touchdown on a 56-yard pass from Sam Dragovich to Ashton Carroll in the second quarter.

Hidden Valley;0;7;0;0;—;7

Pulaski County;7;14;7;20;—;48

PC  Kennedy 16 run (Simpson kick)

HV  Carroll 56 pass from Dragovich (Dragovich kick)

PC  Dotson 34 pass from Dalton (Simpson kick)

PC  Dalton 1 run (Simpson kick)

PC  Suthers 77 pass from Dalton (Simpson kick)

PC  Phillips 14 blocked punt return (Simpson kick)

PC  Suthers 63 interception return (kick failed)

PC  Kennedy 23 run (Simpson kick)

Carroll County 21, Bassett 7

BASSETT  Brady Dalton accounted for a pair of first-half touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air, that allowed the Cavaliers to hold off the Bengals.

Dalton found Tristan Peckron for an 8-yard TD pass in the first quarter before scoring himself on a 2-yard run to put Carroll County up 14-0 at halftime.

Brant Davidson extended the lead with a 53-yard scamper in the third quarter before Bassett's Simeon Walker-Muse scored on a 58-yard run to end the scoring.

Walker-Muse finished with 141 yards on 15 carries for Bassett.

Carroll County;7;7;7;0;—;21


CC  Peckron 8 pass from Dalton (Tickle kick)

CC  Dalton 2 run (Tickle kick)

CC  Davidson 53 run (Tickle kick)

BA  Walker-Muse 58 run (Lopez kick)

Galax 67, Bland County 6

GALAX  Cole Pickett threw for three scores and ran for one as the Maroon Tide racked up 368 yards of total offense and held the Bears to 56 in a home rout.

Santana Sawyers ran for one score and returned an interception for another, Ian Ashworth had a TD run and a reception and Javonte Reeves ran for 106 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown scamper.

Tanner Myers had the lone Bland County score on a 49-yard run.

Bland County;0;0;0;6;—;6


Gal  S.Sawyers 11 run (kick blocked)

Gal  Fumble recovered in end zone (kick failed)

Gal  Ashworth 31 pass from Pickett (Gallardo kick)

Gal  Pickett 17 run (Gallardo kick)

Gal  Safety, tackle in end zone by Tucker

Gal  N.Sawyers 25 pass from Pickett (run failed)

Gal  S.Sawyers interception return (pass failed)

Gal  Olinger 6 pass from Pickett (Barnes pass from Keatley)

Gal  Reeves 64 run (kick failed)

Gal  Ashworth 12 run (Gallardo kick)

BC  Myers 49 run (pass failed)

Gal  Horton 1 run (Gallardo kick)

Marion 14, Chilhowie 5

MARION  Ben Calhoun completed six of 14 passes for 103 yards and two scores and Logan Langston caught three passes for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Scarlet Hurricanes to a win in their season opener.

Matt Vipperman intercepted two passes for Marion.

The Warriors (1-1) got a 26-yard field goal from Daniel Hutton as both teams' offenses were hampered by a muddy field.



Chil  FG Hutton 26

Mar  Langston 66 pass from Calhoun (Hylton kick)

Chil  Safety Blevins tackled in end zone

Mar  Langston 14 pass from Calhoun (Hylton kick)


James River 26, Alleghany 0

BUCHANAN  Freshman Zeal Hammon ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third in his varsity debut to lift the Knights to a Three Rivers District win over the Mountaineers.

Hammon scored on runs of 3 and 6 yards, and he tossed a 32-yard TD pass to Conner Church. Hammon finished with 79 yards rushing on 13 carries, while Church rand for 67 yards on 12 attempts.

Jake Benson scored the other TD on an 11-yard return of a punt that was blocked by Tanner Dillow.

Alleghany quarterback Ethyn Kimberlin passed for 49 yards.


James River;14;0;12;0;—;26

JR  Hammon 3 run (Bell kick)

JR  Church 32 pass from Hammon (Bell kick)

JR  Hammon 6 run (kick failed)

JR  Benson 11 blocked punt return (kick failed)

Stuarts Draft 27, Glenvar 0

STUARTS DRAFT  Cobey Rothgeb scored two TDs while sophomore quarterback Fannon Vance tossed a 76-yard TD pass to Aaron Nice as the Cougars stopped the Highlanders.

Dustyn Fitzgerald added a 16-yard TD run for Stuarts Draft.


Stuarts Draft;14;7;6;0;—;27

First quarter

SD  Nice 76 pass from Vance (run failed)

SD  Rothgeb 16 run (Fitzgerald pass from Vance)

Second quarter

SD  Fitzgerald 39 run (Dennison kick) 

Third quarter

SD — Rothgeb 26 run (kick blocked)

Jefferson Forest 28, E.C. Glass 0

FOREST — Jacob VanRemortel carried nine times for 102 yards and a 51-yard TD as the Cavaliers hammered the Hilltoppers for a Seminole District win.

Keaton Ellis rushed for 123 yards and a 2-yard TD as Jefferson Forest piled up 388 yards on the ground.

E.C. Glass;0;0;0;0;—;0

Jefferson Forest;7;14;0;7;—;28

JF — VanRemortel 51 run (Hinton kick)

JF — Ellis 2 run (Hinton kick)

JF — Lambert 3 run (Hinton kick)

JF — Paige 3 run (Hinton kick)

Auburn 36, Eastern Montgomery 12

CHRISTIANSBURG — Payson Kelley passed for two touchdowns and ran for one as the Eagles opened with a nondistrict win over their county rival at Christiansburg High School.

Kelley hit Elijah St. Clair on both TD passes. Trevor Young rushed for 103 yards and a TD for Auburn.

Adam Bahnken ran for a 52-yard TD and threw a TD pass to Justin Tyree for EastMont (1-1).


Eastern Montgomery;0;6;0;6;—;12

Aub — Kelley 15 run (Brockman kick)

Aub — Young 9 run (Tickle kick)

Aub — St. Clair 5 pass from Kelley (Tickle kick)

Aub — Keith 30 run (Tickle kick)

EM — Bahnken 52 run (kick failed)

Aub — Safety, punter tackled in end zone

Aub — St. Clair 30 pass from Kelley (kick failed)

EM — Tyree 14 pass from Bahnken (kick blocked)

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