INDEPENDENCE -- One aspect of Grayson County football has already shown improvement over a year ago ee" the Blue Devils actually get a full compliment of home games this time around. A year after getting just four home dates on its 10-game schedule, Grayson County plays the first of five homers tonight when it hosts Hogoheegee District big boy Chilhowie in a nondistrict game at Bill Strong Field.
HILLSVILLE -- It’s not like Carroll County head coach Tom Hale is jacking around with a good thing. The Cavaliers’ wing-T scheme produces a potent – if not flashy – ground game, with four main backs combining for more than 2,000 yards last year.
ELK CREEK -- The Great Diesel Truck Championship kicked off an exciting weekend of racing last Friday at Elk Creek Dragway, with the finals coming down to a Ford vs. Chevy match-up. Bobby Hash of Independence took the class win in his Chevy, running a 9.90 e.t. at 62 mph. Robbie Baker of Fries settled for a runner-up finish in his Ford with an 11.11 e.t.
Preparing to face a single wing offense is no easy thing to in and of itself. Doing so in Week 1 makes the task just that much more challenging. Add to that the fact that Northwood’s offensive backfield is full of experience, and it gives Galax head coach Jared Van Acker cause for concern.
HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County got win No. 1 for the year and forced Galax to wait at least a couple of days to reach a magic number as the Cavaliers opened the 2009 volleyball season with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 nondistrict win Monday.