This highly anticipated matchup between the Graham G-Men and the Bluefield Beavers did not disappoint in the category of excitement. Big play after big play seemed to be the theme for both teams on a perfect Friday night for football. But, at the end of the night, one team had to separate the distance as the G-Men used a strong first half and used the second half to run most of the clock with a lethal running attack.


Benjamin Meade


Skylor Lafon


Skyor Lafon is a 4 year member and 2 year letterman on the varsity football team. He is very cooperative and friendly, always ready with a pair of hands and a smile. He plans to attend college a pursue a degree in Civil Engineering.
Logan Surface


Logan Surface has played varsity football for 3 years achieving 2nd team all-conference kicker is jr. year. He has played varsity soccer for 3 years getting 1st team all-conference, 1st team all-region, and 2nd team all-state. He has been in the Beta Club for 3 years and has been involved in numerous clubs including CADRE, Interact, and Forever Golden. Logan would like to thank and recognize God, his parents and those who have supported him throughout his journey.


Jay Grey


Jay played in the Graham-Beaver rivalry for 4 years. As one of the senior captains of the 1993 team, Jay led the G-Men to a 24-14 victory over the Beavers. That ’93 Graham team went on to win the Region IV championship. In the Bluefield game, Jay led the G-Men back from a 14-0 deficit and connected with Mike Gregory for the game winning touchdown with 8 seconds remaining in the game. Jay went on to play basketball at Bluefield State College where he earned all-WVIAC honors as a jr and sr. Upon graduating from BSC, Jay began teaching and coaching for Tazewell County Schools before relocating to Charlotte, NC where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Management and School Administration. He is currently working as the new Athletic Director for Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte.
Pete and Brandon Sarver


From the time Pete first walked onto the practice field in 1966, his dedication to BHS excellence has never wavered until this day. As a starting QB for the Beavers, a role he assumed as a Jr in ’67, Pete never lost a football game while being a starting QB for the Beavers. While a student at BHS he also played basketball, was Jr. Class Vice President and a very active member of FCA, an organization he is still very active in today. During his playing days, the Beavers amassed a 26 game winning streak, two undefeated seasons, and a ’67 AAA State Championship. He was also a very vital member of the coaching staff of the ’04, 07, & ’09 AA State Championship teams. Pete’s son, Brandon, played as the starting QB and Defensive Back his jr. and sr. years in the Beaver-Graham rivalry game. Brandon beat the G-Men both years he started QB, serving as a captain of the ’97 squad. That year Brandon led the Beavers to an undefeated season and the West Virginia AA State Championship. This was all coming of a gruesome knee injury he suffered in the 1996 season. After an offseason of the toughest rehab, Brandon led the Beavers all the way. After graduation, Brandon went on to play at UGA as a Bulldog. After graduation, Brandon served as a Graduate Assistant at Wake Forest University. Brandon coached at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, and is currently coaching at Paul M. Dorman High School in South Carolina. Under his coaching and guidance, Paul M. Dorman finished runners-up for the AAAA Division 1 State Championship last football season.


The 2016 Battle of the Bluefields didn’t take long for the fireworks to begin, as the G-Men from Graham High School scored a touchdown on their first three possessions of the game, all within the first five minutes. The Beavers from Bluefield High School scored a couple times in the first half and showed they could threaten the lead that Graham held going into the locker room up by three possessions. The second half was a game of cat and mouse, as Graham used the clock, and their lead to their advantage. The G-Men were able to run a lot of clock as they went home victorious, winning the huge matchup 59-34.