Wk 10 RNK 2022 Christiansburg @ Cave Spring game

Wk 10 RNK 2022 Christiansburg @ Cave Spring game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

Christiansburg prevails 24-14 over
Cave Spring in tough River Ridge battle

Bogle Field Roanoke, VA – The Christiansburg Blue Demons and the Cave Spring Knights met tonight in a
River Ridge District showdown. Both teams entered the game under similar circumstances: both with 5-3 records, both looking to get back to their winning ways after a previous week loss. And both jockeying for the highest possible bracket seed in the upcoming VHSL Class 3 playoffs. Christiansburg’s QB 4 Tanner Evans had the hot hand early before being sidelined with an injury in the 2nd quarter. He threw two touchdown passes to WR 3 Jayron Thompson and ran 64 yards for another score which propelled the Blue Demons to a 21-0 lead at the start of the 2nd period. The Knights, who also lost their starting QB 7 Landon Altizer to an injury in the 2nd half, were held scoreless until the 4th quarter. That’s when backup QB 9 Carter Jeffords got things going with the passing game and provided a spark for the Knights’ offense. He finished the game 8/15 for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it was not enough for the Knights to overcome the early lead and the Blue Demons came away with the 24-14 victory. After the game Cave Spring Coach Nick Leftwich commented that his team just needs to put 4 quarters together. “We came out flat, gave up several big plays in the first half… kudos to Christiansburg, they came ready to play and they took advantage of the opportunities they were given in that first half, we tried to dig ourselves out of a hole, but just fell short”. The Knights will finish the regular season next Thursday with a home game against the Blacksburg Bruins while the Blue Demons’ finale will be against the Pulaski Cougars in Christiansburg.

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