Bulldogs and Colonials Square Off Saturday


The Bulldogs make their first road trip of the season when they travel to Colonial Heights, Virginia to take on the Colonial Heights Colonials at 12pm on Saturday.


The Bulldogs and Colonials’ High Schools lie 284 miles apart. Colonial Heights enters off a 21-14 loss to New Kent, while the Bulldogs lost 38-8 to Graham.


The game can be heard on the Bulldogs Radio Network with Chase Collins and Jimi Watson on the call.


Colonial Heights is a Class 3A school with approximately 840 students in their school. The Bulldogs compete in Class 2A and have approximately 515 students enrolled at Tazewell High School.


Last season, the Colonials went 4-6. Head Coach Justin Keeler is entering his second season with the program and the Colonials return 15 starters from last season.


In their week one contest against New Kent, 6’2”, 225 pound RB/LB Daviyon Warner scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. The Colonials 6’3”, 160 pound sophomore quarterback Zamarion Mason also ripped off an 82-yard touchdown run. Ricardo Trinidad a 5’11”, 195 pound senior RB/LB, Isaiah Taylor a 5’11”, 220 pound LB, and 6’2”, 162 pound junior Kenyez Mungro are also standouts for the Colonials.  Colonial Heights defensive tackle Bryant Nowlin stands 6’8” and weighs 390 pounds. The Colonials center Cam Crews is a 6’1” 306 pound Senior.


San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Bobby Ross once patrolled the sidelines for the Colonial Heights Colonials. Before he was a National Championship Head Coach at Georgia Tech, Ross coached the Colonials during the 1963 and 1964 seasons. Ross went 9-11 at Colonial Heights during his brief stint.


The reason for this match-up this season is both teams faced the possibility of only playing 9 games this year. When Parkview High School merged with Bluestone High School to form Mecklenburg County High School, the Colonials were left searching for a home game in the 2022 season. When Tazewell found out from a third party that Mount View had decided to drop the Bulldogs from their 2022 schedule and instead schedule the Buffalo Bison (0-2), the Bulldogs were left to search for a tenth game.




Record vs. Colonial Heights: First Meeting

First Meeting: 9/10/22

Last Meeting: N/A


Through the first two games of the season, Tazewell is averaging 27.0 points per game and giving up 29.5 points per game. During the 2021 season, the Bulldogs averaged 25.5 points per game and gave up 31.5 points per game.


Sophomore QB Carter Creasy is completing 72% of his passes on the young season. He has thrown for 260 yards and one touchdown.


Junior RB Kaizon Taylor leads the Bulldogs in rush attempts with 21 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor is also second on the team in receptions with 5 catches for 105 yards.


Senior WR Cassius Harris has 18 carries for 222 yards and five touchdowns. He has added 6 receptions for 68 yards this season.


Cassius Harris and Sophomore LB Reece Mullins lead the Bulldogs in tackles with 11 apiece. Mullins has 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack.


From his linebacker position, Junior Brock Alley has 10 ½ tackles on the season, three tackles for loss and one sack. LB Kaizon Taylor has 10 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and one sack.


Bulldogs in College: Chancellor Harris had a nice debut for the Morehead State Eagles in week one. Harris rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries against the Mercer Bears. According to stat analytics on Ultimate.PFF.com, Morehead State rushed the ball against No. 23 Mercer with more efficiency than every other team the Bears had faced in 2021 – except only No. 1 Alabama. Josiah Jordan had a pass break-up in the UVA-Wise Cavaliers 41-9 win over Ferrum College.  Jared Mullins was recently named the Scout Team Player of the Week for the Bridgewater Eagles.


This Week’s Games


2pm – Southern Virginia at Bridgewater College at the Jopson Athletic Center in Bridgewater, Virginia. You can watch the game at https://team1sports.com/Bridgewater


3pm – Morehead State Eagles at #7 Montana State Bobcats at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman, Montana. You can watch the game on ESPN+


7pm – UVA-Wise Cavaliers at North Alabama Lions at Brayl Stadium in Florence, Alabama. You can watch the game on ESPN+



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