Several key football games dot the map across Southwest Virginia for Friday.
COEBURN — Eastside’s Anna Whited played like she was on a mission Thursday.
Ivan Phillips has found his place at Emory & Henry, where he has excelled on the football field for the Wasps’ defensive unit.
Emili Brooks knocked down 26 kills Wednesday to lead Union to a 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 win over Gate City in the Mountain 7 District tournament semifinals. Union will meet Abingdon in the finals.
Friday night’s game at Legion Field will be Senior Night for the Blue Devils. Not only will the current crop of seniors be recognized, but past Gate City football players also will take part in the festivities.
Following semifinal wins Tuesday, third-seeded Rye Cove will square off with top-seeded Eastside on Thursday to decide the Cumberland District champion.
Despite the loss, the Lady Warriors made the Region 2D field, gaining the fourth seed with help from first-round losses by Ridgeview and Lee.
Ridgeview controlled every aspect of the game Friday to march into the school and Mountain 7 District record books.
District championships, or at least a share of them, are on the line Friday in both the Mountain 7 and Cumberland districts.
Eastside used a variety of rotations Thursday. Twin Springs had a tough time handling all of them.