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This regular season is coming to a head and it's far from decided. Usually around this time we realize George Wythe is on their way to another district champsionship. This year, however, has been much, much different. George Wythe is still among the teams to beat in the district and boasts a fierce tandem of running backs with Elijah Onks and Trey Skeens. The Cavs from Holston are no slouch, mind you. They have a fierce tandem themselves with Shane Milhorne and Dakota Barlow paving the way for the offense. Holston also has an experienced signal caller in Seth Thomas who makes plays in a multitude of ways.
As the series goes, since 1990...
It was another tough call this week for the panel. Marion's Sam Wagner, a.k.a. "Beast Mode", hauled the ball 20 times for 112 yards and a score against a very stout Union Bears team. Someone on the panel dubbed Holston's star runner as "Sugar" Shane Milhorne which I think has a nice ring to it. Sugar Shane put on the sweet moves once again as his Cavaliers took it to Rural Retreat and earned a shot at the district title. Milhorne had 104 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory. George Wythe's Trey Skeens reminded the rest of the district that they're not done defending their legacy by a long shot in a bounce back win over PH. Skeens needed just eight touches to gain 212 yards and score 3 times.
So who did the panel select as this week's Player of the Week?
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I don't know how your weekend went but mine was a little rough. I skipped out on Friday football for the sake of my annual Halloween get together and that was the lone bright spot for me. The next day Virginia Tech.. well, I can't even type it out. And then my Cowboys (don't judge me), well.. I can't type that either. But you know what makes me happy? A tight district race! Here's how/what each team needs to do/have done to earn that ever elusive Hogo football crown. Alphabetically speaking...
There will be no Game Cast once again this week. No, not business related. Full disclosure, it's almost Halloween and I like to party. I promise you that the fact southwest Virginia will morph into a forzen tundra tonight has no bearing on me not casting. I mean, it is harder to do in the cold - my hands freeze up, I can't Tweet effectively, the camera shakes from my jitters, and I audibly complain a lot about how cold it is. I'm the guy that sits near you in the stands and after every play comments on just how cold it is: "Man, it's fricking cold!" I might repeat this 40 times throughout the game as a constant reminder to you that I prefer warmth. I guess I'm hoping someone within earshot will throw a blanket up at me - it never works though. I complain about how cold it is once it gets below 50 degrees, so I must be tropical. I once worked in a freezer section