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 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.