[caption id="attachment_22866" align="alignleft" width="229"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/11\/East-football.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-22866" alt="Greenbrier East defensive back Brad Falls slaps away a long pass intended for Spring Valley receiver Jacob Cassidy. Spring Valley, ranked no.2 in the state, won the contest, 58-14. (Mark Robinson photo)" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/11\/East-football-229x300.jpg" width="229" height="300" \/><\/a> Greenbrier East defensive back Brad Falls slaps away a long pass intended for Spring Valley receiver Jacob Cassidy. Spring Valley, ranked no.2 in the state, won the contest, 58-14. (Mark Robinson photo)[\/caption]\r\n\r\nGreenbrier East\u2019s football team ended the season Friday, Nov. 4, with a 58-14 loss to Spring Valley, the no. 2 team in the state. Coach Ray Lee\u2019s comments about the game, and the season: \u201cPlaying the no. 2 team in the state was an experience. They were a good football team. When I say outmanned, we were outmanned by 100 pounds per player. Our guys never quit playing; they played right up until the end. We had a few bright spots, being ahead near the end of the first quarter. We were going to make them run after us, it was working for a while. We had two touchdowns called back. It was hard-fought football game, that\u2019s not taking anything away from them, they\u2019re not no. 2 in the state by accident. A skilled football team. Big in the trenches, their line on both sides of the ball was big. They had enough players so they didn\u2019t have to play people both ways.\u201d\r\nEast actually led Spring Valley with three minutes left in the first quarter, 8-7. But at that point the offensive explosion began, with Spring Valley scoring twice at the end of the quarter, and then lighting it up for 29 points in the second quarter, to take a 43-8 lead at the half. The size and speed took their toll, as did the number of players on the sideline. Spring Valley has a lot of young men trying out for their team.\r\n\u201cThey have built the program over a period of years. When you see schools like that, you want to eventually get to where you have that many kids out, and that many players out, where you can actually run a platoon system,\u201d said Lee.\r\n\u201cIt was a good season, considering what we lost from last year\u2019s team, the number of seniors we lost from last year, and playing a number of young players this year. We played a lot of freshmen, a lot of sophomores. I felt like we ended up having a decent season at 4-6. You always want to have a winning season, but to salvage a season like we did, we had a chance of making the playoffs if we had beat the no. 2 team in the state. That\u2019s a huge if. I\u2019m proud of our guys, just the work and the dedication they put in. Keep coming, keep fighting.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve had a drought, in all of the years that we\u2019ve been here, last year going to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years, now is the time to build that culture, that winning tradition, it\u2019s going to take everybody. Not just one or two people who support the program, it takes everybody to get behind these young men and let them know they have the support of the whole community. If we\u2019re going to change the athletic culture around here, everybody has to be positive and everybody\u2019s got to support each other,\u201d said Lee.\r\nGreenbrier East will hold winter workouts for the 2017 season beginning in mid-January.