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Franklin News Post

Lee, Eagles rush to first win of fall campaign, 48-19

RIDGEWAY - Magna Vista’s non-league contest against former Piedmont District rival Franklin County started out great for the Warriors before it quickly and radically turned against them. The Warriors (2-2) recovered an on-side kick to start the game then they culminated their first offensive series by scoring a touchdown. From...
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Franklin News Post

Eagles seek to avoid 0-3 start

RIDGEWAY—When Franklin County bested Magna Vista in a 2019 non-district contest, it marked the first time the Eagles had won on the Warriors’ home turf. The Eagles (0-2) return to the Henry County ball yard tonight seeking their first victory of the fall 2021 campaign. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Following...
Indianapolis Colts

In 'Special' NFL Debut, Rookie WR Mike Strachan Shows Colts Can Rely On Him

Most of Colts wide receiver Mike Strachan's family had never seen him play football before he made his NFL debut on Sunday. He moved from his hometown of Freeport, Bahamas to Lynchburg, Va. as a sophomore in high school. He played his prep football at Liberty Christian Academy there and wound up at Division II Charleston (W.V.) to play in college. His sisters went to school about 90 minutes from Charleston, so they got to see him play a few times.
Franklin News Post

Jayvees shut out Bassett for first win

BASSETT - Franklin County scored three touchdowns in the third quarter Monday night to enhance a two-touchdown advantage in a 33-0 non-district, shut-out junior varsity football victory over Bassett at Ed Bassett Stadium. The Eagles turned a 14-0 halftime edge into the final count with a 19-point scoring surge in...
Franklin News Post

Belford tolls for Franklin County

LYNCHBURG—Mathematically, one is a prime number. At Liberty Christian Academy (LCA), it’s the number that identifies the Bulldogs’ prime offensive performer – running back/returnman Jaylin Belford. Belford scored four touchdowns: two rushing, one receiving and one on a kickoff return Friday night as LCA (3-0) more than doubled the count...

COMMENTARY: Decision to play for win pays off for Lusk, Bluefield

EMORY, Va. – Bluefield University football coach Dewey Lusk faced one of the toughest decisions of his long career late Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium. After trailing 38-17 in the third quarter against the Emory & Henry Wasps, BU had just pulled within 45-44 with one minute and seven seconds left in the game.

Broncos banking on veteran Bobby Massie to stop team’s revolving door at right tackle

The Broncos started a dozen different right tackles over the past five seasons, a revolving door on the offensive line that Denver desperately needs to stop. Enter Bobby Massie, who at 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, is the largest Bronco on the active roster. Massie is in his 10th season after signing a one-year, $4 million deal in May. And according to the coach who watched him morph from a near-high school dropout into an NFL mainstay, Massie will bring stability to the right side of Denver’s line.

Michael Gerard Colbert Jr.

Michael Gerard Colbert Jr. passed away on September 8, 2021, at the age of 16. Michael was born October 2, 2004, in Chesterfield, MO to Michael and Elizabeth Colbert nee Kuchta. Michael attended Benedicite Education in Wentzville and previously attended Liberty Christian Academy where he played basketball and baseball. Michael...

College Football Preview Capsules

Where: Fred Selfe Field, Emory, Va. Coming in: Bluefield (0-1) lost 45-33 to Thomas More; Emory & Henry (1-0) won 36-7 at North Carolina Wesleyan. What to watch for: After a slow start, E&H impressed in several areas last week. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Short (Lebanon, Ohio) passed for 179 yards and created opportunities with his running ability, while eight different players caught passes. The most impressive player on offense was 5-foot-9 senior running back Devontae Jordan. A Virginia-Wise transfer via Bassett, Virginia, Jordan flashed quickness, moves and power en route to rushing for 142 yards and two scores. Senior receiver Kashawn Cosey (5-4, 135) also continues to emerge as a playmaker … As was the case in the spring, defensive line play is key for E&H. With ends Deondre Chambliss and Jay Swegheimer setting the pace, the Wasps recorded five sacks along with 16 tackles-for-loss against NCW … Bluefield quarterbacks Nathan Herstich (Upper Iowa University) and Josh Nelson (Liberty Christian Academy) combined to pass 470 yards and four scores last week, while senior receiver Antonio Strickland (Jefferson, Georgia) caught 12 passes for 205 yards and two scores. Another player to watch is two-time NAIA All-American DaMarcus Wimbush at linebacker … After posting a 2-7 record in the spring, the Rams were picked to finish sixth in the Appalachian Division of the Mid-South Conference. Bryce Verble, last season’s productive starter at quarterback, now serves as a student assistant after undergoing shoulder surgery.