Blacksburg High School has a new streak after winning their second straight contest this past Friday over Rockbridge County.
The Bruins picked up a 38-20 victory. Also, Christiansburg took a win (42-33) in a slugfest with Cave Spring.
Radford also remained unbeaten with a win over Galax. QB Landen Clark was 13 of 18 for 283 yards through the air and rushed the ball eight for 135 in totaling seven touchdowns in a 56-19 win.
Max Kanipe caught one TD pass and finished with 182 yards on five catches for the Radford, who is now 4-0. Couper Doyle had to two scores in the air from Clark.
Meanwhile in Riner, Auburn brought the Golden Helmet back with a 31-16 win over cross-county rival Eastern Montgomery. Austin Stump ran for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries for Auburn, and Brody Hensel had a rushing touchdown and 40 receiving yards on four catches.
Sidenote from the Christiansburg-Cave Spring game on Friday night. A former CHS player and alum, Spencer Linkous, was the linebacker coach on the Cave sideline.
Area top five: No change here as Christiansburg remains #1 with Salem #2, followed by Radford, Glenvar and Narrows.
Players of week: An outstanding Friday night across the area means there is a crowded player of the week room. First, Austin Stump continues a good year in Auburn with over 200 yards rushing and two scores in a win over Eastern Montgomery.
Radford’s Landen Clark was outstanding in a win over Galax, accounting for seven touchdowns. Tanner Evans rolled to 21 carries for 221 yards four touchdowns in Christiansburg’s win over Cave Spring.
Games this week:
Christiansburg at Pulaski
Princeton West Virginia rallied to beat Pulaski 49-40 this past week.
Trevor Gallimore ran for 214 yards on 33 carries and scored five scores. QB Bryant Nottingham rushed for 47 and threw for another 126 yards.
Prediction: Christiansburg 32, Pulaski 24.
Blacksburg at Cave Spring
Cave left everything on the field in a loss this past week to Christiansburg, which leaves them 1-3 on the season. Cave Spring’s Jackson Steffen rushed 28 times for 192 yards in the loss with five scores as the Knights fell to 1-3.
Prediction: Cave Spring 33, Blacksburg 14.
Alleghany at Radford
Alleghany is coming off a 49-10 win over Greenbriar East (WVa.) as Purcel Turner scored four touchdowns as the team moved to 4-0 on the season. Dez Jordan also throw a touchdown pass to Xavier Hayslett and rushed 71 yards for another.
Prediction: Radford 34, Alleghany 28.
Galax at Auburn
Galax is 1-3 after losses to Graham (42-13), Glenvar (39-21) and Radford (56-19). Their lone win came over Carroll County (21-13). Shane Allen enters his fourth season as head coach coming off 7-4 season with a loss in the Region 1C semifinals.
Previously, Galax had a string of seven straight regional titles as well as three consecutive state title game berths.
Prediction: Galax 40, Auburn 14.
Eastern Montgomery at Ft. Chiswell
The Fort is 2-1 after a 44-34 loss to Tazwell this past Friday night. The Pioneers have given up 68 points to opponents while also scoring 68 so far this season.
Prediction: Eastern Montgomery 16, Ft. Chiswell 12.