Super Bowl & Cheermania held at Rural Retreat High School


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Despite rain and cooler conditions, local fans still headed out to Rural Retreat High School to cheer on their teams in Super Bowl XXIV.

The first event on Saturday was Cheermania which kicked off at 9:30 a.m.

Students and parents packed the gym at Rural Retreat High School for Cheermania. Participants from cheer squads in Wythe and Bland Counties each performed a cheer, a chant and a dance.

“The girls seemed to have fun with their friends and teammates,” Wythe County Sports Coordinator J.B. Wright said. “This was the finale to their season.”

On the gridiron, the Max Meadows Vikings won the J.V. Super Bowl 27-20 in a very close game which went into overtime with the Sheffey Wildcats.

Sheffey was up 14-0 in the first half and Max Meadows came back and took the lead 20-14 before Sheffey scored with 30 seconds in the 4th quarter. This sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, Max Meadows scored first. Then Sheffey got a shot at the end zone. On the last play of the game, Sheffey made it to the 1 yard line, but was unable to score the touchdown which would have tied the game in overtime.

“Everybody was on the edge of their seats during that game,” Wright said.

Wythe County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Williams also said the game was exciting.

“You couldn’t have asked for a better game,” Williams said. “It was great to see the season end with an exciting game like this one.”

Later on in the afternoon, the Wytheville Maroons Silver beat the Wytheville Maroons 40-0.

“The first half was close,” Wright said. “Everyone was tackling well. Neither offense could get anything going. Then in the second half, the Wytheville Maroons Silver turned up the heat.”

Wright sends his thanks to everybody involved this season, both on and off the field. “Thanks to all the coaches, referees, parents, and volunteers, for their contributions this season,” Wright said. “We also wish to thank our sponsors: Williams Meat Processing, Nationwide Insurance-David Martin, Clarke Precision Machine, Boone Tractor of Ft. Chiswell and other donors for sponsoring the event. This sponsorship allowed Blake Holmes and Jacob Underwood to broadcast the game on 95.3 WXBX.”

The event was hosted by the Wythe County Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Wytheville Parks and Recreation Department.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at