When:  Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where:  Emory & Henry's Fred Selfe Stadium - Emory, VA

Billboard 100 Top #1 Hit: Empire State of Mind­ - Jay-z and Alicia Keys

The Hype:  This article will evoke many mixed emotions from Holston's die-hard fans who were around to support their team nearly six years ago.  On one hand, it's a call-back to better times when Holston was not just competitive in the district but dominated Region C's Division I for a stint of years.  On the other, nothing hurts worse than coming as close to competing in a state championship as they did in 2009.

Holston's Cavaliers were 11-1 and playing football in early December yet again.  Just one year previous, in 2008, the Cavs took a long trip over to Clintwood for a rare 13th game of the year.  It was an even longer trip home as the now defunct Greenwave dismantled the Cavs in a 41-21 victory.  But this was a year later and many of those same Cavalier players still walked the halls of Holston High School and still graced the playing field for up-and-coming coach Jason Matlock.

Bristol Herald Courier, 12/3/2009 (Article - Tim Hayes; Photo in snapshot- Andre Teague)

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If you joined us last week for the online broadcast, we surely do appreciate it!  It's also good to note that myself and Andy Blevins were just fill-ins.  Our real on-air talent is still doing Appalachian League baseball and will be joining us soon!  (We hope!)  Also, if you like what we do and want to help us, we could use sponsors.  Keep that in mind if you know any local business owners who share a passion for high school football.  That could really help us out.  Currently, to extend past this coming week, we'll need some assistance.

Player of the Week articles will be coming later this week but before we look backward to last week, let's go ahead and look forward to this Friday!  It's the Week 2 Slate and Fun Facts edition brought to you by: Carter's Pharmacy in Saltville.  Thanks Carter's Pharmacy!  

GAME OF THE WEEK:  NORTHWOOD at MARION

Hogo GameDay hopes to broadcast the play-by-play for this one live on Friday night! Here's a smart idea:  Bring your phone and some headphones to the game you're going to and watch that game WHILE you listen to this one.  Smart, eh? Or, don't want to leave the house?  No problem, just go here and listen.  spreaker.com/user/hogonetwork  We'll be there waiting for ya!  (Once we get permission from Marion of course...)

Northwood (2013-14)
(Not sure about 2015 yet!)
Marion (2014-15)

FUN FACTS:

  • The two teams did not play in Northwood's first year of existence (1987)
  • The two teams first met in 1988 in Saltville,  (Northwood won 12-10)
  • Last year Northwood snapped it's longest losing streak to Marion (8 games) with a 36-13 victory
  • In that 8 game losing streak (2006-14), Marion limited Northwood to 41 total points
  • Marion leads the all-time series 20-7
  • The last time Northwood won in Marion was exactly 10 years ago on Wednesday (9/2/05).

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 At 6:45 this link will change from what you see currently to Marion at Chilhowie.  Just click play to join us!

Five years ago on the Hogo's 40th Anniversary, I published a number of articles here that encapsulated some of the greatest football moments in the history of the Hogo. The articles were a hit as former players and coaches emailed and reached out to thank me for reminding them of their proudest moments.  I had no idea the articles could mean so much to people and the series became one of my favorite things I've ever done in relation to this website.

Five years later we celebrate 45 years of the Hogoheegee and though districts aren't what they once were, great games still exist today as they did before five years ago. Join us again this year as we take some trips down memory lane.  Our first installment of the season is timely as the two teams featured here also meet again this Friday night.  Check it out!

When:  Friday, September 10, 2010

Where: Radford High Stadium – Radford, VA

Billboard Top 100 #1 Hit:  “Love the Way You Lie”  - Eminem ft. Rihanna

The Hype:  No hype is typically required for a matchup between Radford and George Wythe.  The two teams have faced each other 69 times as of this writing; six of those times were in the post-season.  They shared a conference and district for nearly fifty years before being split into the Three Rivers and Hogoheegee.  They renewed their longstanding rivalry that had ended in 1989 again a decade later and have played each other every year since 1999.  Historically, win or lose, each team eventually makes the playoffs where they face each other again nearly a third of the time.

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I don't have all the 2015 helmet updates yet so consider this week a helmet history lesson!

GAME OF THE WEEK:  MARION at CHILHOWIE

Hogo GameDay hopes to broadcast the play-by-play for this one live on Friday night! Here's a smart idea:  Bring your phone and some headphones to the game you're going to and watch that game WHILE you listen to this one.  Smart, eh?  Or, don't want to leave the house?  No problem, just go here and listen.  spreaker.com/user/hogonetwork  We'll be there waiting for ya!

Marion (1967) Chilhowie (1966)

FUN FACTS:

  • Since 1999, the series is tied 8-8
  • Marion won last year's game 36-22
  • Over the last 16 meetings, the final scores average out to be in Marion's favor 18.75 to 16.5
  • The first recorded meeting occurred at Marion's Wright Field in 1935 (Chilhowie won 6-0)
  • This will be the 72nd meeting between the two schools
  • Marion leads the all-time series 40-27-4

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More Articles...

  1. HogoGameDay
  2. Rural Retreat wrestling head coach, Rick Boyd, reflects on repeat state championship
  3. Lady Panthers off to hot start - Interview with Head Coach Tammy Gillespie
  4. Northwood wins in OT on last second buzzer beater
  5. Behind the Arc: Interview with Chilhowie's Matt Snodgrass after 115 points
  6. The Playoffs: A few thoughts

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