1993 Giles acquire at Haysi forever etched in memory … and mud | Local

“I am guaranteed they assumed we mistreated their locker room. There was mud on the

“I am guaranteed they assumed we mistreated their locker room. There was mud on the walls and everywhere you go. When we left, it was a disaster.”

To Smith and his teammates, it was heaven.

“We wore all white but by the time we got done with warmups, we seemed like a bunch of Hershey Kisses,” stated Smith, who intercepted a move and experienced a crucial deflection in the semifinal victory.

“But there was a thing so amazing about that. It was anything you dream of as a small boy. We bought to go out there and participate in versus a championship-caliber crew in the worst weather you could imagine … and prevail that way.”

Giles won the 1993 Division 2 state title the 7 days after the Haysi match by ending Central-Lunenburg’s 27-video game earn streak with a 27-18 victory on a snowy Saturday in Pearisburg, capping a 14- time.

Smith, 44, has traveled the earth covering big-time sports.

NASCAR, SEC soccer, interviews with the abundant and famous.

Nonetheless he most fondly recalls his times taking part in football at a little high school in Southwest Virginia.

“I just got done writing a piece about the connection amongst higher faculty football and the local community,” Smith said from his residence in Charlotte.

“For the reason that we had been No. 1 on Friday evening, Pearisburg and Newport and Pembroke had been No. 1 on Saturday morning, and Monday morning when all people boys went throughout the mountain to do the job at [Virginia] Tech or Volvo, throughout the border to head out to Princeton.