Things were tough in the Burg’s again, as both Christiansburg and Blacksburg fell Friday night in River Ridge District football action.
In Christiansburg, it will be a game and a call that will be be talked about for weeks, maybe longer, as the Blue Demons (6-2, 1-2 RRD) fell 45-43 in triple overtime to unbeaten Salem (8-0, 3-0 RRD).
Unfortunately, a call that ended the game, will over-shawdow a thrilling game from start to end. With the Spartans leading 45-37 in the top of the third OT, the Blue Demons scored on a 10-yard run by Ryan Fisher on the first play of the bottom half of the OT to pull to within two, 45-43.
On the two-point conversion, Fisher appeared to have score to tie the game again. However, the officials ruled that the Salem defense had stopped Fisher just prior to the goal line, thus giving Salem the victory.
Now the debate is on, was he in or not? It all boils down to what angle you had. However, the official was looking straight down the goal line and only he knows if his call was right or wrong.
The Blue Demons. who had 172 yards rushing, was led by Greg Lee’s 120 yards,
Christiansburg will head to Bogle Field in Roanoke this Friday night, as they tackle Cave Spring (7-1, 2-1 RRD). The Knights are coming off a 27-19 victory over Blacksburg.
The Blue Demons must stop the running of Michael Cole and Sam Wright, who bot combined for 291 yards, and four touchdowns. Over in Bruin Territory Friday night, Blacksburg (2-6, 0-3 RRD) came up short, 27-19, to Cave Spring on Homecoming.
The game was close the entire time, however. the Bruins’ defense was unable to stop Sam Wright (153 yards, one touchdown and Michael Cole (138 yards, three touchdowns).
Once again, Terrence Travis had the big night for Blacksburg. He ran for 87 yards, as well as throwing for another 143 yards on a 10-for-19 night and three touchdowns.
The Bruins looked to get back on the winning track this Friday night, as they head to Dublin to take on Pulaski County (2-6, 0-3 RRD).
The Cougars, who had held a late lead in both of their last two games, have not been able to hold on defense.
As both Cave Spring and Hidden Valley had rallied back to win.
Just this past Friday night, the Cougars led 14-7 early in the third quarter, only tp see the Titans score 28 unanswered points, falling 35-14.