Wk 5 NRV 2022 Giles @ Fort Chiswell game

Wk 5 NRV 2022 Giles @ Fort Chiswell game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

Fort Chiswell gets turnovers, the win over Giles at home 36-20

Fort Chiswell High School, Fort Chiswell, VA – The Fort proved to be tough to overtake Saturday as Giles turned the ball over five times and ran out of time to mount a comeback after
falling behind 21-7 in the first half. The Spartans roared back in the second half and looked to tie it up 21 apiece at the end of the third quarter, but the Pioneers jumped offsides and Giles Coach Jeff Williams decided to go for the lead. Fort stopped the run inches short and Fort Chiswell held on to the lead 21-20. “That may have been the game,” Pioneers head coach Spider Thompson said afterwards. “I told the guys at halftime, we are going to get their best punch early (in the second half). Whatever happens we have got to keep playing, keep playing.” That they did. From that point the Pioneers outscored the Spartans 16-0 on a 16-yard run by QB 5 Larson Edmonds. RB 34 Mikey Melton capped off the Saturday afternoon scoring with a 63-yard jaunt around right end, in front of the Pioneer bench, with 1:57 left to make it 36-20. Turnovers were the big story as Fort committed one to Gile’s five. The swirling wind played havoc with kicks and Spartans punter 22 A.J. Caldwell nailed a 71-yard punt in the second quarter. “We got the breaks,” said Thompson. “Our kids played hard and they played well.” Fort Chiswell notched their first win of the year and Giles dropped to 2-3.

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