1st and 10 Camp Tour: Glenvar stays consistent with mix of young and old on largest roster to date
Our 1st and 10 Camp Tour rolls on to Glenvar, where the Highlanders are prepping for another dominant season. Last year, the Highlanders went 11-2, their final loss in the Region 2 final to Appomattox. Glenvar is turning the page, boasting with the highest numbers they’ve ever had in fall camp. This year, they’re lead by a young quarterback named Eli Taylor, who showed he can play against anyone last fall.
WATCH: Appomattox clinches Region 2C title with 27-21 win over Glenvar
Appomattox beat Glenvar on Saturday 27-21 to win the Region 2C title and advance to the Class 2 State Semifinals. The Raiders got a pair of touchdowns from Jonathan Pennix and a 46-yard FG from Tye Robertson in the win. Appomattox moves to 11-1 on the season, as the are seeking their sixth state title in seven years. Glenvar finishes the season at 11-2.
William Fleming gets first win of the season with 32-22 defeat of Glenvar
SALEM, Va. – Glenvar got within a point of William Fleming, but the Colonels outlasted the Highlanders on Tuesday night. In the third quarter, Fleming only led 23-22; however, the Colonels would go on to score 9-straight and go home with a 32-22 victory.
WATCH: Glenvar girls claim Region 2C Championship with win over Radford
RADFORD, Va. – After a plethora of Region title games cancelled on Friday, the Glenvar girls were able to travel to Radford for a Region 2C showdown. The Bobcats lead until the third quarter, where the Highlanders were able to pull away thanks in part to guard Olivia Harris, who had 13 points that quarter, 35 overall. “It started out, we had this mentality we would lose at first. We put it together, we had a talk in the locker room, got it straight, and got the dub,” Harris said. “I’ve been working on this the whole year, but we just felt like we needed to get a state dub this year, and it’s my final year, so I’m really excited to get it this year.”Glenvar will now travel to Gate City on Wednesday for the Class 2 State Semifinal.
WATCH: Comets and Cougars go to 5 OTs, Radford boys and girls advance to Region Finals
ROANOKE, Va. – Pulaski County came out strong against Halifax County in the Region 4D Semifinal, building a 10 point first half lead. But Halifax County stayed disciplined, remained poised and closed the game strong to force overtime. In Radford both the boys and girls programs advanced to Region 2C Finals. The girls defeated Fort Chiswell 64-32, behind four three pointer from Haley Whitt. AdOther Wednesday night scores included:BOYS:Blacksburg 50, Amherst County 30Halifax County 75, Pulaski County 69, 5OTLiberty Christian 67, Fluvanna 53Floyd County 73, Fort Chiswell 39Radford 66, Glenvar 45Narrows 59, George Wythe-Wytheville 57Parry McCluer 44, Auburn 33GIRLS:Pulaski County 64, Salem 33Glenvar 52, Giles 42Radford 64, Fort Chiswell 32
Glenvar Highlanders begin official start to football season on Thursday
SALEM, Va. – Whistles blowing and sleds being pushed is typically the sound of summer preparing the boys for fall. But after a quiet 2020, the Glenvar Highlanders took to the field Thursday for the first time in over a year. There’s certainly a lot of differences between starting the football season in August and February. There’s still snow in the bleachers, but there’s no circumstance too outrageous for the Highlanders to abide by in order to play. “As long as we get to play football everyone will be happy,” defensive end Blake Custer said.
Football players at Glenvar, Patrick Henry sign to the next level
The Glenvar football program made history, signing two players from the same class to full-ride scholarships at the next level. “It’s crazy that I’ve played one year and I get to go play college football, Division I, I’m so thankful,” offensive lineman Jeb Secrist said. “It’s just a weight off my shoulders, it’s been hard for sure,” offensive lineman Jacob Crowder said. It’s nice to be done, know where you’re going, and just focus on the season.” Crowder is heading to Catawba College. Patrick Henry’s Roy Gunn also signed to play football at VMI on Wednesday.
William Byrd sweeps track tri-meets
Vinton, Va. – William Byrd swept an area tri-meet against Glenvar and Cave Spring on Wednesday. Byrd’s Chloe Harilla won the long jump withg a leap of 15 feet two inches. In the Boys 1000 meter run, Byrd’s Keaton Brand won the race. And in the girls 55 meter dash, it was another Byrd victory. Girls scoring: 7 events1 William Byrd High School 25 13 0 0 3 0 9 02 Glenvar High School 19 5 9 0 5 0 0 03 Cave Spring High School 16 0 8 0 0 8 0 0Boys scoring: 7 events1 William Byrd High School 29 9 8 0 3 4 5 02 Cave Spring High School 20 1 9 0 5 5 0 03 Glenvar High School 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0