Wk 3 RNK 2023 William Byrd @ Christiansburg

Wk 3 RNK 2023 William Byrd @ Christiansburg 752 1294 SWVA High School Sports

Cburg and Byrd Battle through Lightning Delay in 14-10 Blue Demon win

Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, VA – Friday night lights in Cburg produced a thriller with the Blue Demons outlasting the visiting William Byrd Terriers 14-10.

The night was stormy with a lightning delay in the middle and stormy is how the Blue Demons of Christainsburg started going four and out and punting the ball to the Terriers. Byrd came out firing. Behind the legs and arm of QB 4 Izzy Hairston, the Terriers drove it to an opening field goal to go up 3-0.

CBurg’s next possession was cut short when Senior QB 4 Tanner Evan fumbled on the Byrd sixteen. But the Blue Demons got it right back on the very next play. DB 9 Josiah Ratley picked off Hairston leading to a 3-yard Tanner Evan touchdown on the ground.

The Blue demons led 7-3. Both teams went back and forth trading turnovers as the defenses flexed their muscles, but Christiansburg took the 7-3 lead into the break. Byrd and Christiansburg both would start the second half strong. After a steady drive, Christiansburg went to the air with a 1 yard touchdown pass from Evan’s to WR 11 Jeremiah Thompson to put the Demons up 14-3.

Hairston and the Terriers clawed their way back late in the third as Izzy found Junior WR 3 Dominic Dulak on a 54 yard touchdown to cut it to 14-10. Byrd’s momentum was doused soon after though, as a 35 minute lightning delay cooled both teams. Neither team would produce points after the stoppage of play. In the end the Blue Demons did what was needed to stay unbeaten against a stout William Byrd squad. – Dylan James

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