Tune in to this link: http://tinyurl.com/mu3xx7q   at 7:30PM tonight for the rivalry renewal between Holston and Patrick Henry!

Last week I got to check out PH and RR for the first time this year.  Three things that stood out to me for each team:
Rural Retreat
1) Jordan Corvin reminds me of Tyler Caudill in almost every way.
2) Chase Heldreth is a pretty good quarterback.  He's definitely related to Matt.
3) Justin Ball is always open

For Patrick Henry
1) All good things for PH funnel through Zach Wright
2) They are a runningback by committee type team. 
3) They have some speed you wouldn't expect


Last week, Trey Crook won the honors after a tight contest with Holston's Seth Thomas.  The two quarterbacks put on a show and made it awfully hard for the panel to choose who was better.  This week, the panel had it pretty easy.  One district runner put on a show all by himself and shows no signs of slowing down anytime this season.

So who won this week's POTW honors?

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Click this link at 7:30 PM http://tinyurl.com/pm548db for play-by-play updates from Rural Retreat's Community Stadium. 

If you're a Patrick Henry fan, you've got to be feeling pretty good about your team right now even after last Friday's defeat to John Battle.  The Rebels started the season 3-0, the first time they've done that since 1998.  While some will argue that their competition level in those first three games was low (those teams combine for a 2-12 record right now) it's still meaningful for the Rebels who had previously only won 5 games combined in the four years leading up to this season.  The tides are turning down in Glade Spring and the fans and coaches there have a lot to look forward to.  I just entered PH's roster into the Game Cast app and noticed the amount of youth on "Malibu" Mark Palmer's team is astounding.  If my sources are accurate, PH only has 7 seniors.  Combine that with 14 freshmen, 7 sophomores, and 14 juniors and you have a pretty young group.  They're experienced though, many of the key players Palmer employs have had three and four years of varsity experience.  Combine all this with a solid transfer junior quarterback, Zach Wright, and the Rebels have a lot to cheer about all of a sudden.


We're already approaching week 6 of high school football.  Can you believe it?  We must be having fun because time is flying by.

Two weeks ago the panel breezed to a unamious decision - Trey Skeens, all day.

Last week the panel struggled but at least two agreed - Elijah Onks.

This week there was a tie.  A big tie.  And I'm the tie breaker - lucky me.

The tied votes were between two quarterbacks who squared off in a single game.  It's rare that a player of a losing team even makes the list, but this guy had to.  This quarterback led his team with 273 yards passing, completed 50% of 24 pass attempts, and scored 4 total touchdowns including three through the air against a notable defense.  A defense, I might add, that had allowed no more than 27 points all season, and that was to district power George Wythe.   39 is a large point total for a losing team and it certainly earned the panel's respect.  But across the line of scrimmage, the other quarterback completed over 54% of his 11 attempts for 99 yards, 3 TD's through the air, and 2 more on the ground to lead his team to triumph. 

So, who earned the honors?

2013 Trey Crook


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