BLUEFIELD OPENS WITH 38-14 WIN OVER GRAHAM;
Three Bluefield running backs combined for 317 yards rushing including Jamere “Juice” Edwards (110), Arnold “Mad Dog” Martin (103) and JJ Davis (104) to lead the Beavers to a season-opening 38-14 win over crosstown rival Graham. Chandler Cooper passed for 168 yards with a 78-yard scoring strike to Isaiah Johnson as defending state champion Bluefield raced to a 21-0 lead and rolled to the victory. Kaulin Paris was 5-5 kicking PAT. The Beaver defense was strongly led by Alahzjae Dowell amd Arnold Martin, among others. The victory gave BHS a 67-23 edge in the all-time series between the two cross-town teams in the Great American Rivalry series.
BEAVERS TOP TIGERS 48-0
Bluefield improved to 2-0 with a 48-0 victory over Princeton. The Tigers played strongly to open the game and held BHS to 3 points for much of the first half. Once the Beaver offense got rolling behind the offensive line of Mason Walker, Nathen Pettius, Deiyantei Powell, Sean Martin, Matthew Peters, and Drake Mullins. Jamere “Juice” Edwards and JJ Davis combined for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Chandler Cooper went 3-6 and threw a touchdown pass to Drake Mullins for 66 yards, as the Beavers had 440 yards in total offence. Kaulin Paris had another great kicking game with 6-of-6 PATs, and 2 field goals, one from 33 yards and the other from 39 yards.
BHS ROLLS OVER SPARTANS 62-7
In their third straight home game win, Bluefield raced past Greenbrier East 62-7 to improve to 3-0.
The Beavers built up a 48-0 lead as the dynamic running back duo of JJ Davis and Jamere “Juice” Edwards combined for 163 yards, 2 touchdowns. Chandler Cooper threw two touchdown passes – a 3-yard toss to Edwards and a 43-yarder to Ronnell Blevins. Tony Webster and Jacorian Green combined for 144 yards and Green got 80 yards on his one carry, a touchdown run.
Defensively, Bluefield was again led by Martin, with support from S. Martin, and Drake Mullins.
TAZEWELL FALLS 60-18 TO UNBEATEN BEAVERS
The Beavers scored on the first play from scrimmage and piled up 38 first –half points in route to a 60-18 win over Tazewell in the first road game of the season for the BHS squad, which improved to 4-0. JJ Davis (116), Jamere “Juice” Edwards (97), Arnold “Mad Dog” Martin (53), and Shawn Mitchell (45) combined for a total of 311 yards and 6 touchdowns. Chandler Cooper threw 6 passes and completed three with a total of 55 yards with a single touchdown pass to Ronnell Blevins for 39 yards. Kaulin Parris hit 7-of-7 PATs and kicked a 27-yard field goal. Bluefield finished with 404 yards of total offense.