By Marty Gordon
Christiansburg, Radford, and Eastern Montgomery are in the football playoffs.
The three teams will begin playoff action Friday night. They actually locked up playoff spots a week ago based on the points classification list.
Radford rolled in its regular season finale 42-0 over James River. Eastern Montgomery, on the other hand, took it on the chin in a Pioneer District championship game 35-0 to Parry McCluer. Christiansburg beat a stubborn Pulaski County squad 41-28.
Now it will be a one-and-done situation.
Christiansburg (9-1) won more games this year than in the past three combined as Alex Wilkens was in year 5 of his tenure with the Blue Demons. By virtue of their points in Region 3C, the Blue Demons will host games. In the region postseason this week, Christiansburg will face a 4-5 Staunton River team that is coming off a 70-7 loss to Lord Botetourt, a game in which Staunton River could manage less than 70 yards of total offense.
Radford (7-3) will play a familiar face in Floyd County (6-4), whom they defeated 42-7 two weeks ago.
Eastern Montgomery (5-5) will be on the road in Pearisburg to play Giles (6-3).
Christiansburg 40, Staunton River 12
Radford 38, Floyd 20
Giles 32, Eastern Montgomery 8