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Bluefield vs Princeton!
Article by Justin Fox  Patrick Hutchinson
Posted 9/10/14

The explosive power of the Beaver offense was displayed again on 9-5-14, as the Beavers sprinted past a strong Princeton Tigers team. The Tigers closed the gap to 28-21 in the beginning of the fourth, but Bluefield’s offense was unstoppable. When the buzzer hit double zeroes, the score was 40-21. The Beavers advanced to 2-0 and Princeton dropped to 1-1.
Bluefield ran for a total of 322 yards and 90 in the air. Senior back DJ Stewart was the only player to break the century mark with 147 yards, while Corey Coppola ran for 97, Carlos Reed had 47, and RJ Bourne had 30. The Tigers had a total offense of 259 yards.
The Bluefield Beavers are glad to come back after a tough loss to the Tigers last year. “We had to get the W and get focused. Princeton never quit. They have a good team, and it was a challenge.” Said Bluefield senior DJ Stewart. Another senior leader, RJ Bourne, was also happy with the win. “We felt confident going into the game Friday; we knew Princeton was ready being the rivalry that it is. We just had to go get the job done. Our defense progressed really well from last week; we were aggressive and stopped the run well.” Bourne also says the game coming up at Gate City will be a hard game in a tough environment.
Carlos Reed, another powerful player on the Bluefield offense, knew the Beavers would prevail. “I felt confident we were going to get the win. We played a good game, but we have a lot of work to do.  Our offense is going to be very hard to stop though.” Mookie Collier, a freshman corner back, is also making an impact for the Beavers. “I wasn’t as nervous as last week, and I felt confident and felt like I helped the defense. We are progressing each week and played a lot better than last week.”
The Beavers go on the road against a tough Gate City team next Friday. The Beavers are looking to go 3-0 and keep rolling on through the season.

In honor and memory of Lauren Perdue.

Beaver vs Graham!

Article by Patrick Hutchinson
Posted 9/5/14

Our Bluefield Beavers opened the 2014 season this week against the Graham G-Men, their cross city rivals. The Battle of the Bluefield’s favored our Beavers in a 76-48 blowout as they got off to a 1-0 start to the season.
For the offense, other than two uncharacteristic fumbles by senior running back DJ Stewart, the offense could do no wrong. Stewart came back however and rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries. Three other Beavers broke the 100 yard mark as Reed had 173 yards on four carries, Coppola had 131 yards on nine carries, and Senior Quarterback RJ Bourne rushed six times for 119 yards.
While the offense had the explosive power that everyone expected, the defense seemed to be having some miscues allowing 48 points along with 402 yards of total offence. Senior Quarterback and Linebacker J Bourne was pleased overall with the performance of his team. “I felt pretty good about the game, but I also think we gave up too many points on defense. Once out offence got rolling it was a hard thing to stop.” Bourne says that overall Defense and Special Teams are the areas that need work. Senior Fullback Corey Coppola also says defense is the focus. “We need to work on our hustle in tackling. There needs to be more than one or two people making the tackle every play. Overall we played good, but the defense was sluggish and needs to improve for next week. Our offense was explosive though.”
The Beavers will face another rival on Friday when they take on the Princeton Tigers at Mitchell Stadium. After suffering a tough upset last year, the Beavers look to come back strong this year to take on their Cross County Rival. Kickoff is Friday, September 5 at 7:30 P.M.

Senior Football Schedule

08/29/14 07:30PM  A  GRAHAM,VA H.S.  76 - 48  W
09/05/14 07:30PM  H  PRINCETON  40 -  21 W
09/12/14 07:30PM  H  OPEN    -    
09/19/14 07:30PM  A  GATE CITY ,VA H.S.  51  - 28  W
09/26/14 07:30PM  H  GREENBRIER EAST  55 - 26  W
10/03/14 07:30PM  A  RICHLANDS, VA H.S.  14 - 28  L
10/10/14 07:30PM  A  RIVER VIEW  62 - W
10/17/14 07:30PM  H  GREENBRIER WEST    -    
10/24/14 07:30PM  H  OAK HILL    -    
10  10/31/14 07:30PM  A  JAMES MONROE    -    
11  11/07/14 07:30PM  A  WAYNE    -    
 wins: 5   lost: 1   ties: 0