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Teams head in opposite directions as U.S. 460 showdown approaches

Christiansburg’s downward spiral continued, while Blacksburg picked up its first River Ridge District of the season this past Friday night.

 The Blue Demons (6-3, 1-3 RRD, who have lost three straight games after winning their first six, came up short against the Knights (6-3, 3-1 RRD) this past Friday evening, 21-14.

In Friday’s game, Christiansburg, who trailed 14-0 at the half, rallied back with a touchdown in the third quarter and onther one early in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 14-14. However, on a fourth-and-5 play, quarterback Josh Woodrum ran from eight yards out with 3:29 left in the game to lift the Knights to victory.

 

lacksburg's Cameron Anderson (#4) breaks through for an 11 yard touchdown run.
lacksburg's Cameron Anderson (#4) breaks through for an 11 yard touchdown run.

Cave Spring, who had 343 yards of offense, held Christiansburg to 293 yards. Zach Snell led the Blue Demon ground game with 96 yards, Ryan Fisher had 90 yards and Greg Lee finished with 46 yards.

 

Blacksburg (3-6, 1-3 RRD) avoided finishing in the cellar with a 34-3 victory against Pulaski County (2-7, 0-4 RRD) Friday night in Dublin.

The Bruins jumped out to a quick 16-0 first quarter lead before the Cougars knew what had hit them. The Cougars’ lone points of the game came at the 8:50 mark of the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Matt Songer. Blacksburg would then score 18 unanswered points to win 34-3 and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Blacksburg held Pulaski County to 167 yards and just 10 first downs. Meanwhile, the Bruins tallied 420 yards. Quarterback Terrence Travis ran for 150 yards on 17 carries and passed for another 125 yards on a 4-for-9 evening. Cameron Anderson also ran for 89 yards on 18 carries and Chris Garner finished with 36 yards on seven carries.

This week, it will be the battle of the county rivalries, as Christaisnburg heads to Blacksburg for the regular season finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. In this game, you can throw out the record books, as both teams will be battling for the Montgomery County bragging rights. Both teams will be in the playoffs, with the Blue Demons either getting the No. 2 or No. 3 spot, while Blacksburg appears to have the No. 6 spot.

For Christiansburg to win, they must contain Travis, Anderson and Garner, As for Blacksburg, they need to play mistake-free ball, as well as stop the running of Lee, Snell and Fisher. As for the kicking game, the Blue Demons have the advantage in a young man named Patrick Rasnake.

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