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Welcome to Blacksburg Football

The purpose of this site is support all aspects of Blacksburg Football.  The goal is to enhance all the football programs and the overall experience of the athletes, parents/family, coaches, students and the Blacksburg community.  Through increased parent participation, community involvement, and school spirit, we hope to assist in building enthusiasm for and within the many different levels of Blacksburg Football. 

    Note Re: Professional Photographs


    Unfortunately, our professional photograph website on SmugMug will close on Oct 21, 2019, and all the photographs will be deleted from the site.

    We started the partnership with Smug mug with the goal of making the service to the parents “self-liquidating”….Meaning, with a goal to make a few dollars for Blacksburg Football, but at the very least, break even and be a great service to parents.  We paid a professional photographer $125 per game to take photos for our home games.  In the early years, we paid them for every game, and then decided to do just home games to reduce our losses.  The quality of the photos are second to none as our professionals shoot regularly for the Roanoke Times, USA Today, and etc.  

    However, the program lost money each year and thus, we cannot continue to fund the site any longer.  Photos go back to 2013 and include of course, the State Championship run / game.  Many of the photographs are stunning and it is a shame they will all be lost, but people don’t seem willing to pay just a $1-$2 for a professional photo.  Once you purhase a high-res download printed  image, it is yours, and you can do with it what you like (social media, print, mouse pads, & etc). 

    Last year, we attempted to make one last run at the program as a volunteer paid the $250 annual dues to keep the site one last year, but the site lost money again.  

    Please download whatever pictures you may want, and spread the word because once the site goes down, the photos will be gone forever.  Please let those who may have children in cheerleading and the band know, as there are many pictures of them as well. 

    All money from the site goes to Blacksburg Football.  

    Any questions, please email @

    Annual Golf Outing

    Sign up now for Blacksburg Football's annual Paul Bowyer Golf Tournament at the beautiful River Course.  Click on the tab on the left or here for full details.  

    Please come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and support Blacksburg Football.

    September 1st, 2018

    Many aspects of Blacksburg football needs as much help as it can get from the community.  Would you like to help with some aspect of the program or the website?  If so, please contact

        2016 Blacksburg Touchdown Club "Casino Night"


        Please join us for "Bet on Blacksburg" Casino Night on Saturday August 13th from 6 -10 PM.  

        The event will be held at the renovated Warm Hearth Event Center.  Full details, including payment information in "Casino Night" Tab on left hand side of web page.  

        Join Us For the 2016 Golf Outing


        This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Paul Boyer Golf Classic, which will be held at the historic Pete Dye River Course.  

        Please see the Golf Outing Page (left hand side tab) for more information.

        3A Playoff Bracket Set


        The Blacksburg Varsity team has qualified for the 3A West Playoffs for the second year in a row.  Click on the attached file for full bracket details.

        Blacksburg's Jake Verniel & Tiquest Terry Named to 3A All-State 2nd Team


        Congratulations to Blacksburg's Jake Verniel and Tiquest Terry for being selected to the 3A All-State 2nd Team.  

        See Varsity page for full All-State Team.

          Coach Wells Rolls Out New Fundraiser for 2015


          Coach Thad Wells has a new fundraiser for 2015 through Hudl. Please see the varsity page for more information.

          New Head Coach, Thad Wells, Holds First Team Combine

          Coach Wells addresses his team


          On Saturday March 14, new Blacksburg Head Football Coach, Thad Wells, held his first off season combine in order to assess the overall talent on the team, as well as set the expectations for the Spring and Summer.  

          Read full article on varsity page, including 80+ free photos of the event.

          Listen to the Blacksburg / Northside Playoff Game Live

          Click here

              Become a Touchdown Club Member


              Join the Blacksburg Football Touchdown Club and support all levels of Blacksburg Football, from Mite League to Varsity.  

              Click here to learn about how to become a member.   

                Blacksburg Football Holds Annual Iron Man Competition


                Blacksburg Football held it's annual Iron Man Competition on July 24, 2014.  

                Full story in Varsity section.

                8th Annual David Crist Football Camp


                Please click on the "Annual Coach Crist Camp" button on the left hand side of the webpate for complete information regarding the 8th annual David Crist Football Camp.

                UPDATE: Pictures from 2014 Camp added


                Eight Bruins Recognized with 2013 Post Season Awards


                At the team's annual football banquet, Head Coach David Crist announced the "team" awards, as voted on by the players.

                Additionally, the River Ridge "All Conference Team" and "Region" awards have been announced.  

                Full story in Varsity Section.

                  Notable History Section Updated

                  First Win in New Bill Brown Stadium (click for full sized version)


                  Notable history section of the Blacksburg Football website has been updated to reflect such things as State Championships, team highlight videos, first game in current stadium, dedication of David Crist Field, and player recruiting videos. 

                    A small sample of Items that can be ordered from game pictures (click for full sized version)

                    2013 Blacksburg Football Ironman

                    Iron Man Skill Champion Carson Wise


                    On Thursday, August 1st, Blacksburg HS held it's annual Ironman competitiion.

                    More information and photos in Iron Man section (tabs on left). 

                    Touchdown Club Announces Annual Golf Outing


                    The Blacksburg Touchdown Club has announced it's annual golf outing will be held on June 10th, 2013 at Blacksburg Country Club.  

                    You can learn about the golf outing history and it's purpose via the link on the left of the page.

                    Blacksburg High School Releases 2013 Varsity and JV Football Schedules


                    Blacksburg High School Football has released its 2013 schedule for both Varsity and JV Football.  Some items are still to be determined, and will be posted as soon as they become available.

                    Head Football Coach, David Crist, has also announced his off season workout schedule at TSP.  

                    Full information for both programs can be found on the Varsity and Junior Varsity pages (tabs at top of page).

                    Christiansburg Varsity Beats Bruins 28-3 in Rivalry Game

                    Bruin Captains for the Christiansburg Game

                    On a crisp Fall Friday night made for high school football, Blacksburg visited Christiansburg for their final game of the regular season, and a showdown with their cross town rival. Both teams relied on back-up QBs for the game, and the Blue Demons prevailed 28-3, as they capitalized on three crucial turnovers by the Bruins, resulting in 21 direct points for Christiansburg.  Two of the turnovers occcured within the Bruins first seven offensive plays, resulting in a quick 14-0 lead by Christiansburg, and the Blue Demons would never look back.

                    Full story, pictures, and video in Varsity Section.

                    Christiansburg JV Beats Blacksburg 40-16.

                    Bruin Offense

                    On the coldest night of the season, Blacksburg JV dropped their season finale to Christiansburg 40-16.  The Bruin JV played with a depleted roster due to varsity call-ups, but still managed to compete with the Blue Demons for most of the game.  The game was highlighted by 3 TDs in the last 2 minutes.

                    Full story and pictures in JV Section.

                    Pulaski Beats Blacksburg Varsity 28-7

                    The Bruins wore pink team socks celebrating cancer awareness.


                    Continuing with the best weather for High School Football that this area has seen in over a decade, but Friday night would not prove to be as kind to the Bruins.  Two back-to-back scores late in the 1st quarter, put Pulaski up 14-0, and then a touchdown as the half was ending, gave the Cougars an almost insurmountable 21-0 lead at the half.  

                    Story and pictures in Varsity Section.

                    Blacksburg JV Defeats Pulaski on the Road 20-18

                    Bruins Jake Verniel


                    The Blacksburg JV traveled to Pulaski on Thursday and handed the Cougars a loss 20-18.  The Bruins shook off the shaking start with a strong running game, and an efficient passing attack that kept Pulaski off balance. The Bruins were led by Jake Verniel, who had two TDs and several good kick returns.  

                    Full story and pictures in JV Section.

                    Cave Spring Beats Blacksburg on Homecoming 21-14

                    Bruins QB Kaleb Bohrnstedt

                    On a perfect Friday night for football, Cave Spring scored a go ahead Touchdown with 19 seconds left to beat Blacksburg 21-14 on their home field for the Homecoming win.  

                    The Bruins played an inspired game on both offense and defense, but a few missed opportunities, and a cruicial offsides penalty on the final drive, opened the door for Cave Spring.  

                    Full story and pictures in Varsity Section.

                    **Videos will be added Saturday Morning, so please check back.

                    Blacksburg Middle Finishes Their Season With Loss to PH

                    The Blackburg Middle School Team concluded their season on Thursday with a 36-0 loss at PH.  The Titans finished 3-5 on the season.

                    Full story with pictures in Middle School Section.

                    Blacksburg JV Beats Cave Spring 20-6

                    Bruins' Aaron Lucas leads the way for Grayson Shelton

                    The Blacksburg JV beat Cave Spring on Thursday 20-6 behind a strong running game and great pass defense.  On offense, the Bruins were led by the rushing of Josh Fugate and Grayson Shelton, while on defense, Jake Verniel had two INTs and Hunter Wall intercepted a key pass in the endzone to prevent a Knight TD.

                    Full story and pictures in JV Section.

                    Blacksburg Football Program has Tough Couple of Days

                    Darnell Golson

                    The last two days have been tough for the Blacksburg Football Program.  Blacksburg Middle lost to Christiansburg 41-0, Blacksburg JV was beaten by Salem 49-7, and the Bruin Varsity lost 34-0 to Salem.  

                    Our prayers and thougths go out to the Golson family for their son, Darnell, who was severely hurt on Friday.

                    Read Full Story with Pictures of each game in respective sections.

                    ** UPDATE: Added 37 more pictures 10/14/12 @ 10:40am.

                    ** UPDATE: Added very high quality photos from BMS / CMS game @ 10/18/12 @ 9:50am 

                    Blacksburg Varsity Drops Close Homecoming Game to Hidden Valley 13-10

                    Burins QB Kaleb Bohrnstedt Evades the Rush


                    The Blacksburg Varsity hosted Hidden Valley Friday night, and for the first time in Blacksburg Football history, the team wore special commemorative jerseys or their annual Homecoming game.  Hidden Valley outlasted the Bruins 13-10, in a game decided by Turnovers.  

                    Read full story and pictures in Varsity Section.

                    Blacksburg JV Beats Hidden Valley 20-14

                    OC Chad Johnston fires up his players


                    The Blacksburg JV traveled to Hidden Valley on Thursday and came away with an impressive 20-14 win behind great defense and a methodical offense.  The Bruins mixed up the play calling on offense, keeping the Titans off guard, while the defense was stout most of the night.  

                    Read full story with pictures in JV Section.

                    Andrew Lewis Beats Blacksburg Middle 28-8


                    The Blacksburg Titian Middle School lost to Andrew Lewis 28-8 on Thursday in Salem, VA. Facing the best team they'll see all year (10-0), the Titans didn't help themselves with turnovers, giving Andrew Lewis short fields, and easy scoring opportunities.

                    Read full story and pictures in Middle School Section.

                    Blacksburg Middle Defeats Floyd 38-28

                    BMS Prepares to Take the Field


                    The Blacksburg Middle School Titans scored 30 points in the last 5 minutes to rally from behind to beat the Floyd County Buffalos 38-28.  A 78-yard touchdown pass from Josh Van Gilder to Coleton Beck with 2 minutes remaining, put Blacksburg ahead for good. 

                    Read full story with pictures in MS Section.

                    Blacksburg JV Beats Tazewell 30-0

                    Bruins Jake Verniel


                    The Bruins were led by Jake Verniel, who had two interceptions and a Touchdown, to propel the Bruins to a 30-0 win over Tazewell.  

                    Blacksburg combined good defense with efficient offense to beat the Bulldogs.

                    Read full story and pictures in JV Section

                    Blacksburg Varsity Beats Lord Botetourt 11-0

                    The Blacksburg "D"


                    The Blacksburg Bruins visited Roanoke on Friday and came away with an 11-0 win over 3-1 Lord Botetourt, spoiling their homecoming celebration.

                    The Bruins were led by great total defense; stopping the Cavaliers on several 4th down plays to preserve the shutout.

                    Read full story, see video and pictures in Varsity Section.

                    Lord Botetourt JV Beats Blacksburg 35-0

                    Bruins Jake Verniel


                    The visiting Lord Botetourt JV fired on all cylinders Thursday night, defeating Blacksburg 35-0.  The Bruins moved the football, but could not put it in the endzone.  

                    Blacksburg was highlighted by two Jake Verniel INTs.

                    Full story in JV Section.

                    PH Defeats Blacksburg 35-13

                    Blacksburg's Ryan Sims


                    Patrick Henry used a combination of sustained drives and big plays to beat Blacksburg 35-13 on Friday night. Both teams were plaqued by turnovers, and a 100 yard kick off return highlighted the night.  Offensively, the Bruins were led by Ryan Sims with 53 yards rushing while defensively, CJ Linkous had 10 tackles to lead Blacksburg.

                    Read full story in Varsity Section.

                    Blacksburg JV and Middle School Suffer Defeats

                    Bruins Ethan Goforth


                    The Blacksburg Bruin JV traveled to Patrick Henry on Thursday and lost to the Patrioits 27-7 as PH pulled away late.  The Bruins were hit were a couple of key injuries.

                    Cave Spring beat Blacksburg Middle School 22-0 on some big key plays.

                    Read full story on each game in JV and MS Sections.

                    BTC Kicks Off Sprinkler Irrigation Program


                    The Blacksburg Touchown Club has officially kicked off a fundraising campaign for new irrigation systems on both of the new football practice fields at BHS.  Irrigation will be critical to the success of the new fields, as BHS and BTC have selected a top of the line Bermuda turf to be installed. 

                    For more information, please see the link on the left, or click here.

                    Blacksburg Varsity Downs Tazewell 27-8


                    The Blacksburg Varsity traveled 2+ hours to Tazwell on Friday night and beat the Bulldogs 27-8.  The Bruins stifled Tazewell with a balanced attack on offense, coupled by a stout defense, and played well in practically all phases of the game.

                    Read full story in Varsity Section, including full team statistics.

                    Blacksburg Middle Beats Pulaski 16-8

                    Titans Brick Boyle INT


                    Blacksburg Middle School hosted Pulaski on Thursday night and beat the Cougars 16-8. Brick Boyle preserved the win for the Titans by interecpting a pass in the end zone on the last play of the game.

                    Read full story in Middle School Section.

                    Liberty Runs By Blacksburg

                    Blacksburg's Carson Wise


                    The Liberty Minutemen rolled into town and piled up 325 yards in offense, but committed 6 turnovers in beating Blacksburg Varsity 26-12. Both teams committed a total of 10 turnovers combined in a game that didn't end until 10:20 pm.

                    Read full story, see slideshow, and video in Varsity Section.

                    Both Blacksburg JV and MS Lose on the Road

                    Blacksburg's Grayson Shelton


                    Liberty outdueled Blacksburg's JV 25-7, capitalizing on several turnovers while Dublin beat Blacksburg Middle School 42-0.  

                    More about both games in JV and Middle School Section.

                    Giles Defeats Blacksburg Varsity 31-16 in Season Opener

                    Bruins Morgan McCoy Tries to Slow the Giles Running Game


                    Giles came to Blacksburg for the 2012 season opener and left with a 31-16 win with a dominant second half running attack.  

                    Read full story in Varsity Section.

                    Blacksburg Splits with Giles in MS / JV Double Header


                    The Giles Spartans hosted both the Blacksburg MS and JV in front of a tradtionally large crowd.  The Titians rolled to a 16-0 win over Giles while the Spartans beat the Bruin JV 26-6.  

                    Read full story of both games in Middle School and JV Section.

                    Pass, Punt, & Kick Promotion During Halftime of Pulaski Game

                    Register for your chance to win a $30,000 automobile by participating in Ford's Pass, Punt, and Kick promotion.  You must register prior to the game.  Details attached.

                    Blacksburg Varsity Rallys To Beat EC Glass 21-17


                    In the VHSL's new "benefit game" scrimmage format, the Blacksburg Bruins rallied in the 4th quarter to beat EC Glass 21-17. Defense dominated most of the game, with turnovers by both teams resulting in  key touchdowns. However, the Blacksburg offense rallied with consistent drives to edge the Hilltoppers.

                    Read fully story with pictures in Varsity Section.

                    Photos From First Inter-Squad Scrimmage


                    Photos from Blacksburg's first inter-squad scrimmage have been added to the Varsity section.

                    BHS Football Tailgates

                    Join us at BHS before each home game for great food, fellowship and entertainment. 

                    All tailgates will be from 5:30pm – 7:00 pm.

                    For more information, please see "BHS Football Tailgates" link on left hand side of page. 

                    Annual Blacksburg Football Golf Outing


                    The Blacksburg Touchdown Club is please to announce the dates of it's annual Paul Bowyer Golf outing.  

                    Full story and brochure in Varsity section.

                    6th Annual David Crist Football Camp

                    We would like to invite you to the 6th Annual David Crist Youth Football Camp to be held July 16th- July 19th in the evenings.  The camp is open to anyone age 5 to upcoming 8th graders.  

                    Full story and brochure in Varsity section.  

                    1st Day of Fall Practice


                    2019 Varsity Schedule

                    Date Opponent Time
                    Aug 16
                    @ Northside (S)
                    6:00 PM
                    Aug 23
                    Glenvar (B)
                    6:0 PM
                    Aug 30
                    7:00 PM
                    Sept 6
                    Lord Botetourt
                    7:00 PM
                    Sept 13
                    Amherst County
                    7:00 PM
                    Sept 20
                    Staunton River (HG)
                    Sept 26
                    7:00 PM
                    Oct 4
                    @ PH
                    7:00 PM
                    Oct 11
                    @ Cave Spring
                    7:00 PM
                    Oct 18
                    Pulaski County (HG)
                    7:00 PM
                    Oct 25
                    @ Hidden Valley
                    7:00 PM
                    Nov 1
                    7:00 PM
                    Nov 8
                    @ Christiansburg
                    7:00 PM
                    Nov 15
                    Playoffs- 1st Round
                    Nov 22
                    Playoffs- 2nd Round
                    Nov 29
                    Playoffs- 3rd Round
                    Dec 6
                    State Semi-Finals
                    Dec 13
                    State Finals
                    Benefit Game
                    Homecoming Game