Gate City High School
|Gate City High School|
|178 Harry Fry Drive
Gate City, Virginia, Scott, 24251
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Scott County Schools|
|Hours in school day||7 (8:25-3:22)|
|Campus size||24 acres (97,000 m2)|
|School colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Fight song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Athletics||Soccer, Football, Golf, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Girl's and Boy's Tennis, Track, Soccer|
|Athletics conference||Clinch Mountain District
|Rival||Virginia High Bearcats|
|Newspaper||Virginia Star http://www.virginiastar.net/|
Gate City High School is a public high school in Gate City, Virginia. The school was built in 1956. The school employs 185 teachers and the student to teacher ratio is 21:1. The school recently received attention when David Taylor, a local resident, contacted the Virginia ACLU about a prayer that was broadcast over the PA system at a football game against Sullivan South High School. The ACLU stated that if this was to happen again a lawsuit would be filed.
Gate City offers a variety of sports programs. The school colors are Blue and White and the mascot is the Blue Devil, which comes from a sheriff who left town claiming that it was filled with nothing but "Yankee Devils." Gate City also competes in Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Forensics, Speech and Drama, and Academic competitions.
The girl's basketball team won a state championship in 2006 and were also state runner-up in 2005 and 2012. The boy's team was also state runner-up for the 1998-1999, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2012-13 seasons. The boy's team also won the Marshall Johnson Sportsmanship Award for the 2004-2005 season.
Gate City won state championships in football in 1970, 1974, 1997, 2003, and 2010. Gate City was also state runner-ups in 1978, 1994, and 2007. Gate City is second only to Hampton High School for the most appearances in the VHSL State Playoffs. Gate City has appeared in the playoffs 30 times while Hampton High School has appeared 35 times. Gate City currently has three VHSL Hall of Fame inductees: Coach Harry Fry in 1991, Coach Nick Colobro in 2005, and football player Jeff Baker in 1995.
2010 Football Schedule:
|09/03||@ Tazewell||W 41-0|
|09/10||@ Sullivan South||W 31-28|
|10/01||@ Bluefield||L 0-21|
|10/08||John S. Battle*||W 48-7|
|10/15||@ Virginia High*||W 42-13|
|10/22||Powell Valley||W 44-7|
|10/29||@ Lee*||W 33-7|
- Notifies District Game
Gate City was the 2010 Clinch Mountain District Champions, winning the district for the third straight year. The district championship automatically qualified the Blue Devils for the 2010 VHSL Playoffs. Gate City won the Region D championship easily by defeating Coeburn High School 56-0 and Honaker High School 53-6. They defeated Radford High School 27-17 to advance to their seventh state championship appearance. They faced the Gretna High School Hawks, who, in 2007, defeated Gate City in the state championship 52-0. Gate City defeated Gretna 27-17 to win their fifth state championship in school history.
|12/04||@ Radford°||W 27-17|
|12/11||Gretna High School‽||W 27-17|
- Notifies Region D Semifinals
† Notifies Region D Championship played at UVA Wise ° Notifies VHSL State Semifinal played at Radford High School ‽ Notifies VHSL State Championship played in Salem, Virginia
Gate City holds the 2002 and 2005 state championships in softball.
The school won the 2004, 2005, 2008,2009, and 2013 State Championships in volleyball.
- "Group A Division Play Power Point Presentation - VHSL".
- VHSL Record Book 14th Edition
- http://scott.k12.va.us/gchsfootball/yearpages/1978.htm http://scott.k12.va.us/gchsfootball/yearpages/1994.htm
- Dent, Bucky. "STATE CHAMPIONS: Gate City Takes VHSL Group A Boys Team Title". Bristol, VA: Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Gregory, Allen. "BOYS TENNIS: Gate City Captures Group A Team Title". Bristol, VA: Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved 2009-06-09.