The Bluefield-Graham game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see match ups for the 11th Annual Series. These teams meet each year in this heated interstate rivalry. This tradition rich, annual rumble dates back to 1911, in on of the most notable border rivalries in high school football. The G-Men will enter the game hungry, as they hope to avenge their 60-38 loss to the Beavers in last year’s game.
Jarrod is a 3 year letterman in varsity football and carries a 3.8 GPA. He plans to attend the Virginia Military Institute and pursue a degree in engineering.
Corey is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a GPA of 4.034. He is a 3 year starter for the football and basketball teams where he has earned All Area and All State the last 2 years in both sports. He is undecided about where he will attend college but will pursue a career in medicine.
Chuck played in the Graham/Bluefield rivalry game his junior and senior years. As a junior they went on to win a state title. In his senior year, Chuck intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble, had numerous tackles, caught 3 passes and scored a PAT in route to defeating Bluefield 14-0. After college, he then served as an Assistant Football Coach for 10 years. Chuck became a teacher for 20 years at the intermediate and middle schools and then became principal at Graham Intermediate for 13 years. Help us welcome home from the Class of 1964….Chuck Louthan.
John played under legendary Coach Merrill Gainer where he helped guide the Beavers to an undefeated season and a state championship in 1962. John returned a punt for a 62 yard touchdown in the championship game. He was named to All County, All Conference and All State. John continued playing at Concord College where an injury ended his career. He became the first student in history to become principal and athletic director at Bluefield where he remained until retirement in 1997.