Bluefield 46 Tazewell 20

Bluefield had little trouble with Tazewell on Friday night.


The Beavers dominated early, and although Tazewell managed to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns after the game was already decided, Bluefield had no problem on Homecoming with a 46-20 win over the Bulldogs.


A barrage of miscues sealed the Tazewell’s fate on Friday evening.


“We had too many self-inflicted wounds. We were in too many difficult situations due to turnovers or miscommunication,” said head coach J’me Harris.


The Bulldogs had four turnovers during the game.


Bluefield’s big plays carried the night, particularly in the first half as the Beavers built a lead and eventually put it into the running clock in the second half.


After receiving the opening kickoff, Jeff King got loose for a 67-yard run return and three plays later, Caleb Fuller punched it in for a four-yard touchdown. Fuller also ran in the two-point conversion try.


Following a turnover on downs on Tazewell’s first drive, Bluefield marched 80-yards and capped the drive off when Fuller hit Sencere Moss for a 30-yard touchdown pass.


That was the first of three of touchdown passes on the night for Fuller.


Bluefield’s next drive was a quick 5 play, 56-yard drive that ended once again with Fuller tossing a touchdown pass to Moss.


Fuller tossed his third touchdown pass of the first half when he found Brayden Fong on a 9-yard scoring toss.


In the second half, Gerrard Wade scored from 15-yards out, Keshawn Smith scored on a 65-yard run, and Fuller added a 2-yard touchdown run.


Bluefield finished with 309 yards in total offense.


In the fourth quarter, Cassius Harris scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to get the Bulldogs on the board.


On their next drive, Harris caught a pass for 33 yards to put Tazewell in the red zone, and then later caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Carter Creasy to make the score 46-13.


Following Harris’ second touchdown, the Bulldogs’ recovered a fumble and proceeded to score another touchdown, this one on a 54-yard pass from Creasy to Harris.


Though most of his damage was done in the second half, Harris had a nice game, as he caught ten passes for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble on defense.


The Bulldogs fall to 4-4 on the season and they are currently ranked 7th in the VHSL Week Eight Region 2D Rankings. The top eight teams in each region make the playoffs.


Next up for the Bulldogs is a home game against the Marion Scarlett Hurricanes in the Back of the Dragon Bowl.


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