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Friday, October 12, 2018

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL

SCOREBOARD:

Benedictine 38, Collegiate 35
#2 Manchester 55, #5 L.C. Bird 7
#8 Thomas Dale 28, #12 Petersburg 24
#9 Monacan 27, Cosby 13
#11 Louisa 42, Monticello 28
Matoaca 38, Colonial Heights 14
Midlothian 15, Clover Hill 12
#3 Dinwiddie 56, Meadowbrook 6
#7 Hopewell 42, Prince George 0
Atlee 42, Lee-Davis 21
Douglas Freeman 35, J.R. Tucker 7
Fluvanna 16, Powhatan 7
James River 49, George Wythe 18
Fork Union 20, Trinity Episcopal 16
Flint Hill 44, St. Christopher's 22

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RESCHEDULED GAMES:

#4 Varina at #6 Henrico, Monday, 6pm
Bluestone at #10 Goochland, now Monday 10/22 at 7pm
Patrick Henry at Hanover, Monday, 6pm
Glen Allen at John Marshall, Monday, 4pm
Hermitage at Mills Godwin, Monday, 6pm
Thomas Jefferson at Deep Run, Monday, 6pm
Chincoteague vs Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, Monday, 6pm
Lafayette at New Kent, Monday, 6pm
Colonial Beach at Essex, Monday, 7pm




Thursday, October 11, 2018

THURSDAY POSTPONEMENTS

Tropical Storm Michael is bringing more of a punch to Central Virginia than earlier expected, and with school systems closing early Thursday, the following games scheduled for this evening have been postponed:


FIELD HOCKEY:

Matoaca at Lee-Davis
Hopewell at Lafayette
Powhatan at Monacan
Hanover vs. Grafton at York HS
Thomas Dale at Highland Springs
Tabb at Collegiate
St. Gertrude at Trinity Episcopal
Monticello at Louisa


BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Dinwiddie at Matoaca
Prince George at Petersburg
Lee-Davis at Henrico
Douglas Freeman at Mills Godwin
Deep Run at J.R. Tucker
James River at Midlothian, postponed to Wednesday 10/24
Monacan at Clover Hill
Manchester at L.C. Bird, postponed to Wednesday 10/17

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Dinwiddie at Matoaca
Prince George at Petersburg
Henrico at Lee-Davis
Mills Godwin at Douglas Freeman
Thomas Jefferson at Hermitage
J.R. Tucker at Deep Run
Midlothian at James River, postponed to Wednesday 10/24
Clover Hill at Monacan
L.C. Bird at Manchester
Powhatan at Fluvanna, postponed to Monday 10/15, 6:30pm
Cumberland at Goochland
King William at King & Queen

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

FOOTBALL: Updated VHSL Region Standings

Four Fridays left in the regular season, and here is where we stand. We also have posted, at the bottom of this post, the Virginia High School League's formula for their power point system.

REGION 6B (Top 7 make playoffs)

1) Colonial Forge (7-0): 32.000
2) Manchester (6-0): 31.333
3) Cosby (4-2): 26.000
4) Thomas Dale (4-2): 25.667
5) Clover Hill (4-3): 24.714
6) Franklin County (3-4): 21.857
7) Riverbend (1-6): 20.286
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8) James River (0-7): 18.286

REGION 5B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) L.C. Bird (6-0): 29.667
2) Highland Springs (7-0): 28.286
3) Atlee (5-1): 26.667
4) Henrico (4-1): 26.600
5) Varina (6-0): 25.333
6) Douglas Freeman (5-2): 24.571
7) Glen Allen (4-2): 23.667
8) Prince George (3-3): 21.500
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9) Mills Godwin (3-3): 21.000
10) Deep Run (2-3): 20.000
11) Lee-Davis (1-5): 18.000
12) Hermitage (1-6): 17.857
13) Matoaca (0-6): 17.833
14) Meadowbrook (0-6): 17.000
15) J.R. Tucker (0-5): 14.000

REGION 4B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Dinwiddie (6-0): 28.000
2) Eastern View (7-0): 27.714
3) Louisa (6-0): 27.667
4) Monacan (5-1): 26.333
5) Courtland (4-2): 23.833
6) Midlothian (3-3): 22.500
7) Huguenot (3-4): 21.286
8) Powhatan (3-2): 20.800
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9) Chancellor (2-5): 18.857
10) Hanover (1-5): 18.500
11) Patrick Henry (1-4): 18.200
12) King George (1-6): 16.286
13) Caroline (1-5): 14.167

REGION 3A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Phoebus (4-1): 26.800
2) Hopewell (5-0): 26.000
3) York (5-1): 22.667
4) Petersburg (5-1): 22.500
5) Booker T. Washington (4-3): 21.429
6) Park View-South Hill (4-2): 21.167
7) I.C. Norcom (4-3): 20.429
8) New Kent (4-2): 18.667
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9) Tabb (2-4): 18.166
10) Colonial Heights (2-3): 18.000
11) Lakeland (1-5): 17.667
12) Southampton (1-4): 14.000

REGION 3B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Culpeper Co. (3-3): 21.000
2) Spotsylvania (3-3): 20.333
3) Thomas Jefferson (3-3): 18.667
4) Brentsville District (3-4): 18.143
5) James Monroe (2-4): 17.333
6) John Marshall (2-4): 17.000
7) Skyline (2-5): 15.857
8) Armstrong (1-5): 15.833
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9) George Wythe (0-6): 14.500
10) William Monroe (1-5): 13.667
11) Warren County (0-6): 13.167

(Note: Manassas Park is listed as 0-1 with 17.000 points, but are not fielding a team in 2018)

REGION 2A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Amelia County (5-0): 23.600
2) Goochland (5-0): 23.200
3) Poquoson (4-1): 22.400
4) King William (4-1): 20.400
5) Nottoway (3-3): 15.833
6) Greensville (3-3): 15.667
7) Nandua (3-4): 15.571
8) Brunswick (2-4): 15.167
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9) Arcadia (3-4): 14.714
10) Prince Edward (3-3): 14.500
11) Bluestone (2-5): 13.857
12) Bruton (0-2): 11.500
13) Randolph-Henry (0-5): 9.600

(Note: Goochland win over private school Fork Union does not count in VHSL standings; Bruton only playing five-game schedule)

REGION 1A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1T) Franklin (5-1): 18.667
       Rappahannock (5-1): 18.667
3) West Point (4-1): 18.400
4) Northumberland (4-0): 18.000
5) Colonial Beach (4-2): 17.667
6) Northampton (5-1): 16.000
7) Essex (3-3): 14.833
8) Washington & Lee (3-2): 14.600
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9) Sussex Central (2-4): 12.667
10) Windsor (2-4): 11.000
11) Lancaster (2-4): 10.667
12) Mathews (1-5): 9.500
13) Chincoteague (1-3): 8.500
14) King & Queen Central (1-4): 8.200
15) Surry (0-6): 8.000
16) Middlesex: 7.833

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POINTS FORMULA:

For winning a game, based on Class of opponent, you receive:

Class 6: 26 points
Class 5: 24 points
Class 4: 22 points
Class 3: 20 points
Class 2: 18 points
Class 1: 16 points

For losing a game, based on Class of opponent, you receive:

Class 6: 14 points
Class 5: 12 points
Class 4: 10 points
Class 3:   8 points
Class 2:   6 points
Class 1:   4 points

A) If you play a team in a lower Class, you receive two bonus points per classification. For example, when a Class 5 team plays a Class 4 team, you get 24, not 22 points for a win, or 12, and not 10, for a loss. It's a reward for playing teams in lower classifications, primarily for district teams.

B) If you play a higher Class, you receive those points. For example, when L.C. Bird, a Class 5 school, defeated Clover Hill, a Class 6 school, last Friday, they received 26 points for the win.

C) You receive two bonus points for every game a defeated opponent wins

D) You receive one bonus point for every game an opponent who defeated you wins

E) You receive no points if an opponent you play loses a game

You add all the points, divide by number of VHSL-recognized games played to get the power point rating.

Monday, October 8, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll--Week 8

The top nine schools stay put and a Cinderella debuts in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School "Big 12 Poll". Last week's ranking is also noted:

1) Highland Springs (7-0, was #1, BYE)
2) Manchester (6-0, was #2, vs. #5 L.C. Bird Friday, 7pm)
3) Dinwiddie (6-0, was #3, vs. Meadowbrook Friday, 7pm)
4) Varina (6-0, was #4, at #6 Henrico Friday, 7pm)

5) L.C. Bird (6-0, was #5, at #2 Manchester Friday, 7pm)
6) Henrico (4-1, was #6, vs. #4 Varina Friday, 7pm)
7) Hopewell (5-0, was #7, vs. Prince George Friday, 7pm)
8) Thomas Dale (4-2, was #8, vs. #12 Petersburg Friday, 7pm)
9) Monacan (5-1, was #9, vs. Cosby, Friday, 7:30pm)
10) Louisa (6-0, was #11, at Monticello Friday, 7pm)
11) Goochland (6-0, was #12, vs. Bluestone, Friday, 7pm)

12) Petersburg (5-1, NEW, at #8 Thomas Dale Friday, 7pm)

Dropping Out: Atlee (5-1, was #10)
Also Receiving Votes: Atlee, Benedictine




Thursday, October 4, 2018

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL FRIDAY

From morning to night, stay with RVA Sports Network for comprehensive coverage of high school football as the road to the playoffs heats up on this first Friday of October!

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Henrico 45, #10 Atlee 10

#1 Highland Springs 48, Hanover 7
#2 Manchester 51, Huguenot 0
#3 Dinwiddie 42, Matoaca 13
#4 Varina 42, Patrick Henry 0
#5 L.C. Bird 14, Clover Hill 7
#7 Hopewell 49, Colonial Heights 0
#8 Thomas Dale 27, Meadowbrook 6
#9 Monacan 33, James River 13
#11 Louisa 24, Powhatan 14
#12 Goochland 52, Cumberland 0
Douglas Freeman 28, Deep Run 12
Glen Allen 34, Thomas Jefferson 20
Hermitage 21, J.R. Tucker 10
Mills Godwin 10, John Marshall 6
Armstrong 34, Lee-Davis 29
Midlothian 43, George Wythe 32
Woodberry Forest 48, Collegiate 13
Petersburg 36, Prince George 33
Amelia 62, Prince Edward 29
Spotsylvania 51, Caroline 12
New Kent 32, Grafton 2

BYES: King William, Cosby

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

FOOTBALL: First Official VHSL Region Point Standings

Released a day earlier than anticipated, here's the latest standings on all Richmond-area Regions in the race for the VHSL football playoffs with five weeks left in the regular season.

NOTE: Ratings, not records, determine standings.

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REGION 6B: (Top 7 make postseason, first round bye for top seed)

1) Manchester: 5-0, 30.400
2) Colonial Forge: 6-0, 29.333
3) Cosby: 4-2, 25.333
4) Clover HIll: 4-2, 25.000
5) Thomas Dale: 3-2, 24.800
6) Franklin County: 2-4, 20.500
7) Riverbend: 1-5, 20.167
8) James River: 0-6, 17.500

REGION 5B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Atlee: 5-0, 28.000
2) Highland Springs: 6-0, 27.667
3) L.C. Bird: 5-0, 27.600
4) Henrico: 3-1, 24.500
5) Varina: 5-0, 24-400
6) Douglas Freeman: 4-2, 23.500
7) Prince George: 3-2, 22.200
8) Glen Allen: 3-2, 21.600
9) Deep Run: 2-2, Point Avg TBD
10) Mills Godwin: 2-3, 19.600
11) Lee-Davis: 1-4, 18.000
12) Matoaca: 0-5, 17.200
13) Meadowbrook: 0-5, 16.200
14) Hermitage: 0-6, 16.167
15) J.R. Tucker: 0-4, 14.250

REGION 4B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Dinwiddie: 5-0, 27.600
2) Eastern View: 6-0, 26.667
3) Louisa: 5-0, 26.400
4) Monacan: 4-1, 25.800
5) Courtland: 3-2, 22.600
6) Midlothian: 2-3, 21.400
7) Powhatan: 3-1, 21.250
8) Huguenot: 2-3, 20.600
9) Chancellor: 2-4, 18.667
10) Hanover: 1-4, 17.800
11) Patrick Henry: 1-3, Point Avg TBD
12) King George: 1-5, 16.167
13) Caroline: 1-4, 14.400

REGION 3A: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Hopewell: 4-0, 25.000
2) York: 5-0, 23.600
3) Phoebus: 2-1, 23.000
4) Booker T. Washington: 4-2, 21.500
5) Petersburg: 4-1, 20.800
6) Park View-South Hill: 3-2, 19.600
7) I.C. Norcom: 3-3, 18.833
8) Colonial Heights: 2-2, 18.000
9) Lakeland: 1-4, 17.800
10) New Kent: 2-2, 17.250
11) Tabb: 1-4, 14.800
12) Southampton: 1-3, 14.750

REGION 3B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Culpeper Co.: 2-3, 19.200
2) Spotsylvania: 2-3, 18.800
3) Thomas Jefferson: 3-2, 18.200
4) Brentsville District: 2-3, 18.000
5) James Monroe: 2-4, 17.000
6) John Marshall: 2-3, 16.600
7) Skyline: 2-4, 16.167
8) George Wythe: 0-5, 14.400
9) Armstrong: 0-5, 13.400
10) Warren County: 0-6, 13.200
11) William Monroe: 1-4, 12.600
(Manassas Park listed, is not playing this season)

REGION 2A (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Poquoson: 4-0, 24.500
2) Goochland: 4-0, 23.500
3) Amelia: 5-0, Point Avg. TBD
4) King William: 4-1, 19.600
5) Prince Edward: 3-2, 15.200
6) Arcadia: 3-3, 15.167
7) Brunswick: 2-3, 15.000
8T) Bluestone: 2-4, 14.000
       Nandua: 2-4, 14.000
       Greensville: 2-3, 14.000
11) Nottoway: 2-4, 13.800
12) Bruton: 0-2, 11.500 (playing five-game season)
13) Randolph-Henry: 0-4, 9.250

REGION 1A: (Top 8 make postseason)

1T) West Point: 3-1, 18.000
       Colonial Beach: 4-1, 18.000
3) Franklin: 4-1, 17.800
4) Northumberland: 3-0, 16.667
5) Rappahannock: 4-1, 16.200
6) Essex: 3-2, 16.000
7) Northampton: 4-1, 14.600
8) Washington & Lee: 2-2, 12.500
9) Sussex Central: 2-3, 12.000
10) Windsor: 1-4, 9.600
11) Chincoteague: 1-2, 9.333
12) Lancaster: 1-3, 9.250
13) King & Queen Central: 1-3, 8:750
14) Surry: 0-5, 7.600
15) Middlesex: 0-4, 7.250
16) Mathews: 0-5, 7.000

Monday, October 1, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football "Big 12 Poll": Week 7

The top three teams solidify their holds, while there's a bit of shakeup below in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll. Last week's numbers are noted.

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1) Highland Springs (6-0, was #1, vs. Hanover Friday)
2) Manchester (5-0, was #2, at Huguenot Friday)
3) Dinwiddie (5-0, was #3, vs. Matoaca Friday)
4) Varina (5-0, was #4, vs. Patrick Henry Friday)
5) L.C. Bird (5-0, was #6, vs. Clover Hill Friday)
6) Henrico (3-1, was #5, at #10 Atlee Friday on Game of The Week)
7) Hopewell (4-0, was #7, at Colonial Heights Friday)
8) Thomas Dale (3-2, was #8, at Meadowbrook Friday)
9) Monacan (4-1, was #9, at James River Friday)
10) Atlee (5-0,was #10, vs. #6 Henrico Friday on Game of The Week)
11) Louisa (5-0, was #11, at Powhatan Friday)
12) Goochland (5-0, was #12, at Cumberland Friday)

Also Receiving Votes: Benedictine