Christiansburg quarterback to transfer

Christiansburg quarterback Xavier Kane, seen playing last fall, is transferring. (File photo by Kymn Davidson-Hamley)
Christiansburg quarterback Xavier Kane, seen playing last fall, is transferring. (File photo by Kymn Davidson-Hamley)

Christiansburg’s starting quarterback from this past fall is changing uniforms. Sophomore Xavier Kane is transferring to Blue Ridge School, an all-boys boarding school in St. George.

“I think Blue Ridge is better for my future,” Kane said Monday afternoon. “I fell in love with the school during a visit last month, and they have an outstanding athletic program.”

This past season, he rushed for 850 yards on 144 carries and 10 touchdowns. He also passed for 839 yards on 71 of 150 attempts with five touchdowns. On defenses, Kane had two interceptions while scoring a touchdown on both a punt and kick return.

The 5-foot-11, 153-pound Kane will have three years of eligibility at Blue Ridge (two years of high school, one year of prep school). The football team finished 7-1 last fall, including a 51-20 win over North Cross.

Kane was named Christiansburg’s most outstanding offensive back this past season and was first team All-Conference 32’s offensive all-purpose player.

“I am excited about this opportunity,” he said.

Blue Ridge School is an independent, private all-boys boarding school with grades 9-12

Blue Ridge recently underwent a major overhaul of its football complex that included the addition of a new artificial grass playing surface. The school currently fields 20 varsity and junior varsity sports teams.

Blue Ridge School’s varsity football team won the state VISAA Division II Championship in 2012, and the varsity basketball team won the 2015 VISAA Division II State Championship. This year’s basketball team included one of the state’s highly touted recruits in Malik Johnson, who recently signed to play basketball at Canisius College.

Johnson’s basketball teammate, Scott Spencer, is headed to Clemson.

 

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