WJTV News Channel 12 - Galax RB Topples VHSL Record, Earns Week 8 Honors

Galax RB Topples VHSL Record, Earns Week 8 Honors

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  • Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:02:03 GMT
    Corey ColeCorey Cole
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
  • Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

    Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:39:00 GMT
    Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept. Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept.
    Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
    Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
  • Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

    Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:38:17 GMT
    The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.
         The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.

     Galax Senior running back Steven Peoples was having a pretty darn good year before Week eight of the VHSL season. He had already tallied 1030 yards and 13 scores through week seven.   The Maroon Tide star was averaging 206 yards per game.

   And then came Saturday--at Graham. We await official word that his 503 yards rushing are verified as a VHSL single game record.  Peoples scored 6 touchdowns rushing on runs of 71 22 80, 80 45 and 27 in Galax's 54-7 shellacking of the G-Men.  He rambles for  503 on just 22 carries.

    But that's not all--Peoples scored on a 78 yard fumble return in the 4th quarter for touchdown number 7. He also added an interception and a quarterback sack in the win.  For what amounts to a half season's work in one Saturday afternoon, Steven Peoples of Galax is your Stop-In, 1st and 10 Player of the Week.

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