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Wise Central, Twin Springs hoping to bounce back

Kevin Mays • Sep 12, 2018 at 11:36 PM

Two teams reeling from big losses last weekend are looking to get back on the right track Thursday night.

But both squads face tough foes again and a day earlier than planned.

The forecast of Hurricane Florence striking the East Coast and spreading her devastation as far inland as Southwest Virginia led many schools to move their games from Friday to Thursday.

ON THE ROAD

Wise Central (1-1) is coming off a 54-0 loss to Ridgeview last Friday and travels to Bristol on Thursday to take on the Virginia High Bearcats (2-1).

Virginia High’s lone loss came last weekend in a 42-21 defeat at the hands of cross-town rival Tennessee High.

The young Warriors suffered mightily last weekend at the hands of Mountain 7 District foe Ridgeview.

In order to be successful against Virginia High, the Warriors will have to find some answers on both sides of the ball.

Central gave up 464 yards to Ridgeview, while earning only 95 total offensive yards.

Having the game moved up a day could play to the underdog Warriors’ advantage. So could the fact that the game is homecoming for Virginia High. With so much happening in Bristol, Central could catch the Bearcats looking ahead.

TWIN SPRINGS FACING TITANIC ROAD GAME

Twin Springs (0-3) hits the road a night early with a trip to Washington County to face undefeated Patrick Henry.

Coach Keith Warner’s Titans face the 3-0 Rebels after dropping a 51-0 setback against Region 1D powerhouse Chilhowie last weekend.

Warner is in his first year at the helm of the program at his alma mater.

The Titans have faced an uphill climb so far this season, battling youth and a small roster.

OTHER THURSDAY NIGHT CONTESTS

Among other games moved from Friday to Thursday in Southwest Virginia are John Battle at Lebanon, Christiansburg at Abingdon and Holston at Castlewood.

STILL PLAYING FRIDAY

Some games in the region are still scheduled for their original time and will be played Friday at 7 p.m.

Those games include the much-anticipated Mountain 7 District game with Union at Ridgeview in the battle of unbeatens, Daniel Boone at Gate City, Eastside at Lee High and Thomas Walker at Rye Cove.

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