One team comes from the coalfields, the other from a mill town. One is known primarily for its size and power, the other for its speed and quick-strike ability. One has a winning tradition dating back for generations, the other is treading on entirely new ground.
Yet Clintwood and Galax are linked by one common thread – having spent few Friday night hours in friendly downtown Independence this fall.
Well, that and the fact that they’ll meet one another in the state championship game Saturday.