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Mingo Central senior receiver Drew Hatfield once again had a career day as the speedster lit up the stat sheet by hauling in 20 passes for 237 yards and two scores, which put him back at the tops in the state in all three categories.

MINERAL WELLS - The Danville Hawks Youth Football League traveled to Wood County on Oct. 6 to face the Mineral Wells Patriots.

MADISON — The Danville Hawks Youth Football League celebrated their homecoming Sunday with a “Gold Rush” theme as they took the field in their all-gold uniforms versus the Hurricane Redskins. 

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Marshall had four turnovers and another two drives end on turnovers on downs, which doomed them in a 24-13 loss to Middle Tennessee at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Saturday.

BLUEFIELD — Van High’s David Stewart scored on runs of 23 and 55 yards in the first quarter of play as Van used a smothering defensive effort and key special teams play to beat Montcalm in Mercer County, 40-8. 

VAN — The Van Junior-Senior High Lady Bulldogs (3-6) played an inter-county volleyball match against the visiting Sherman High Lady Tide (8-5) on Oct. 1, with each squad coming off losses in their previous matches. 

MADISON — Two of the top 10 A-AA soccer teams in the state of West Virginia met on Oct. 1, with No. 4 Scott High (9-1-1) hosting No. 2 Charleston Catholic (9-2-0). 

WEST MADISON, W.Va. — Scott freshman running back Klay Mathews rushed for 188 yards and a pair of scores as the Skyhawk defense stood tall in the second half to lead a come-from-behind homecoming win at Skyhawk Field, 27-18. 

Sherman (0-6) fell at East Hardy (3-2) on Saturday, 49-0. The Tide is idle on Oct. 11. 

BOONE COUNTY – Van High (2-3) took a 27-0 lead after two quarters at Montcalm (0-5) on Friday night and rolled to a 40-8 victory.

MADISON - The Danville Hawks Youth Football League celebrated their homecoming on Sunday with a “Gold Rush” theme as they took the field in their all gold uniforms versus the Hurricane Redskins.

POCA — The Danville Hawks Youth Football League completed a four-game sweep of the Poca Dots this last Sunday, Sept. 22.

SETH — Sherman’s homecoming game for 2019 will likely be remembered more for the festivities surrounding the game itself as Ravenswood used a potent rushing attack to down the Tide at Zontini Field, 33-0 on Friday.

CHAPMANVILLE — Scott High missed a field goal with less than two minutes in the game and Chapmanville squeaked out a Cardinal Conference win over their county line foe and rival Skyhawks at Tiger Stadium on Friday, 14-13.

VAN — Tug Valley’s football squad took advantage of eight Van turnovers and erupted with 32 points in the second half to rout the Bulldogs at Hershel Jarrell Stadium on Friday night, 46-6.

POCA - The Danville Hawks D-Team earned their first victory of the season as the defense pitched a shutout in their 22-0 win at Poca.

RIPLEY - The Danville Hawks Youth Football League traveled to Ripley on Sept. 16 for a tilt with the blue and white..

Welcome back to Phil for the Game, your glimpse into the Boone County sports community.

Before we talk pigskin, I want to congratulate the Scott boys soccer team for their Class AA No. 1 ranking in the state. The job that Zach Boyd and Rodney Miller are doing is nothing short of stellar and it has Boone County sports folks talking about soccer, which has taken some time to develop in southern West Virginia.

Playing their first home game of the season on the newly-installed turf with bright red end zones, the Indians did not disappoint.

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MADISON - The Danville Hawks Youth Football League returned to action on Sept. 8 as they hosted the South Hills Patriots at the Scott High School Football Complex.

SETH - With just seconds remaining, Richwood quarterback Caleb Jantuah scored on a keeper inside the 10-yard line and the Lumberjacks left Seth with a 29-26 win over a Sherman team looking for its first win of the season.

VAN – All-County running back/receiver David Stewart scored on a 2-yard run with just 22 seconds on the game clock and thanks to a timely 2-yard pass thrown from Brady Green to Joseph Stewart on the 2-point conversion, Van squeaked out a 23-18 victory over Paden City in front of their home crowd.

VAN - Van (1-2) earned their first win of the season in a home tilt with Paden City on Friday night, 23-18.

MADISON — The Danville Hawks Youth Football League returned to action on Sept. 8 as they hosted the South Hills Patriots at the Scott High School Football Complex. 

BOONE COUNTY – Boone County gridders will have to wait for week three to get their first wins of the 2019 season as Scott, Sherman and Van fell in week 2 games on Friday.

MEADOW BRIDGE - Van High opened its 2019 football campaign on the road at Meadow Bridge and after just a six point halftime deficit, the Bulldogs fell to the home team, 40-6.