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Monday, October 16, 2017

FOOTBALL: New VHSL Region Standings

A history-making Monday for Thomas Jefferson, Henrico and Essex move up, Goochland moves closer, and the race for the #7 and #8 seeds in Region 5B gets even tighter. Here are the latest Virginia High School League (VHSL) Region Football Standings released by the league office. All regions listed will take the top eight finishers to the playoffs which begin November 10th except Region 6B, who will take only the top seven.


REGION 6B:

1) Colonial Forge: 8-0, 34.25
2) Manchester: 6-1, 31.0
3) Thomas Dale: 5-2, 28.429
4) Riverbend: 3-4, 25.429
5) James River: 4-4, 24.875
6) Franklin Co.: 3-5, 22.75
7) Clover Hill: 2-6, 20.5
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8) Cosby: 1-6, 19.286

6A LEADERS: 1) Landstown, 2) Ocean Lakes, 3) Oscar Smith, 4) Granby

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REGION 5B:

1) Hermitage: 8-0, 32.25
2) Highland Springs: 6-1, 30.286
3) L.C. Bird: 5-2, 27.571
4) Henrico: 5-2, 27.429
5) Lee-Davis: 6-1, 27.143
6) Varina: 5-2, 25.571
7) Deep Run: 3-4, 22.714
8) Douglas Freeman: 4-4, 22.625
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9) J.R. Tucker: 3-4, 22.286
10) Prince George: 3-4, 21.714
11T) Meadowbrook: 2-5, 21.429
        Mills Godwin: 3-4, 21.429
13T) Glen Allen: 2-5, 21.0
         Matoaca: 2-5, 21.0
15) Atlee: 2-5, 20.143

5A LEADERS: 1) Salem (VB), 2) Hampton, 3) Indian River, 4) Nansemond River

****

REGION 4B:

1) Dinwiddie: 7-0, 29.714
2) Monacan: 7-0, 29.143
3) Louisa: 7-0, 27.429
4) Eastern View: 8-0, 26.75
5) Midlothian: 4-3, 22.714
6) Patrick Henry: 4-3, 22.286
7) Huguenot: 3-4, 21.857
8) Courtland: 3-4, 20.571
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9) Hanover: 1-6, 18.571
10) King George: 2-6, 18.5
11) Caroline: 2-5, 18.429
12) Powhatan: 2-5, 17.714
13) Chancellor: 1-7, 17.125

4A LEADERS: 1) Lafayette, 2) Deep Creek, 3) King's Fork, 4) Lake Taylor

****

REGION 3A:

1) Phoebus: 7-0, 30.0
2) IC Norcom: 7-1, 28.0
3) Hopewell: 6-1, 24.429
4) York: 5-2, 22.714
5) Southampton: 5-2, 22.429
6) Booker T Washington: 4-4, 20.5
7) Lakeland: 2-5, 19.714
8) Park View-SH: 3-3, 19.667
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9) Colonial Heights: 3-4, 19.571
10) New Kent: 4-3, 19.285
11) Petersburg: 3-4, 18.143
12) Tabb: 0-7, 14.0

REGION 3B:

1) Thomas Jefferson: 4-3, 21.714
2) Spotsylvania: 4-3, 21.0
3) James Monroe: 3-4, 19.714
4) Culpeper Co: 2-5, 18.714
5) Warren Co.: 3-4, 18.286
6T) Skyline: 3-4, 17.429
      Armstrong: 2-5, 17.429
8) Brentsville District: 1-6, 15.571
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9) Manassas Park: 1-6, 14.714
10T) John Marshall: 1-6, 14.429
        William Monroe: 2-5, 14.429
12) George Wythe: 0-7, 14.286

****

REGION 2A:

1) Poquoson: 6-1, 24-714
2) Goochland: 6-0 (VHSL Games Only), 23.667
3) Amelia: 6-1, 19.857
4) Greensville: 5-2, 19.571
5) Nottoway: 4-3, 16.571
6) Bruton: 2-5, 16.143
7) Prince Edward: 4-3, 15.429
8) Brunswick: 2-4, 15.167
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9) Arcadia: 3-5, 14.375
10) Nandua: 3-5, 13.75
11) Bluestone: 2-6, 13.625
12) King William: 2-5, 13.571
13) Randolph-Henry: 0-7, 10.0

2B LEADERS: 1) Clarke Co., 2) Central-Woodstock, 3) RE Lee-Staunton, 4) Luray

****

REGION 1A:

1) Essex: 6-1, 21.429
2) Sussex Central: 6-1, 20.714
3) West Point: 6-1, 18.857
4) Washington & Lee: 6-1, 18.714
5) Northumberland: 5-2, 18.286
6) Colonial Beach: 4-3, 17.143
7) Middlesex: 4-3, 15.571
8) Rappahannock: 3-4, 13.714
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9) Northampton: 3-4, 12.714
10) Surry: 2-5, 12.429
11) Franklin: 2-5, 12.143
12) Chincoteague: 3-4, 11.714
13) Lancaster: 1-6, 10.143
14) Charles City: 1-6, 9.857

1B LEADERS: 1) Riverheads, 2) Wm. Campbell, 3) Central-Lunenburg, 4) Altavista

























Super 7 Volleyball/Field Hockey Polls (October 16, 2017)

More changes afoot in the next to last Super 7 Polls of the fall season, especially in volleyball. A reminder that only VHSL teams are eligible for our Super 7 Polls in fall and spring sports.


FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Deep Run (was #1)
2) Cosby (was #2)
3) Prince George (was #3)
4) Mills Godwin (was #4)
5) Powhatan (was #6)
6) Matoaca (was #7)
7) Maggie Walker GS (was #5)


BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Patrick Henry (was #1)
2) James River (was #2)
3) Midlothian (was #4)
4) Lee-Davis (was #3)
5) Deep Run (was #5)
6) Douglas Freeman (was #7)
7) Cosby (was #6)


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Goochland (was #2)
2) Hanover (was #3)
3) Glen Allen (was #4)
4) Atlee (was #1)
5) Deep Run (was #5)
6) Douglas Freeman (was #6)
7T) Midlothian (was #7)
       Matoaca (returning)


Friday, October 13, 2017

GAME OF THE WEEK LISTEN LIVE LINK

CLICK HERE to listen online to The 27th Stew Bowl: #10 Lee-Davis (5-1) at Atlee (2-4) on the Game of The Week starting at 6:30 with the On The Sidelines Pregame Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland with Rob Witham and Marc Davis of NBC12!

We'll have scores from across the RVA on the Virginia Farm Bureau In-Game Scoreboard, and, immediately after the game, don't miss the Massey Wood And West Scoreboard Show with finals as they come in, a live preview of On The Sidelines on NBC12 at 11:15 with Marc, and we'll talk to the winning head coach live!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PRIMER

Some teams can clinch bids in the playoffs, while others may see their postseason hopes come to an end on this Friday night. Here's a preview of all the action!

GAME OF THE WEEK: #10 Lee-Davis (5-1) at Atlee (2-4), 7pm (Airtime 6:30 on WHAN 102.9 FM/1430 AM, listen online by CLICKING HERE, listen on TuneIn app on "Radiall")

It's a must-win for the Raiders at Homecoming in the 27th edition of "The Stew Bowl", i.e., the battle for Eastern Hanover County supremacy. With a trip to Highland Springs looming next week, Atlee has to get the victory over the Confederates, stay squarely in the Region 5B playoff race, then take their chances against the Springers. The Raiders must control tempo, avoid turnovers, win the time of possession and convert on third downs to keep Zach Lass, Josh Rice, and the Lee-Davis offense off the field as much as humanly possible. Lee-Davis is the two-time Hanover County champions, winners of seven straight against Hanover rivals. Their last loss? 63-35 to Atlee in November, 2014.

NBC12 GAME OF THE WEEK: #5 Manchester (5-1) at #7 L.C. Bird (5-1), 7:30pm

This game should be the next edition in a great series that has flourished this decade between the two schools. The Skyhawks look for revenge from last year's loss to the Lancers, their lone blemish in the regular season. To do it, they need the game to mirror their identity. L.C. Bird needs long, time-consuming drives behind C.J. Donaldson and the offensive line. They need to limit penalties, and, most importantly, they'll need a few defensive stops. If Brendon Clark and company hit "30" on the scoreboard, it will be bad news for the Skyhawks, who need a 20-17 or 21-20 type game to win. Manchester tries to keep pace with Colonial Forge at the top of Region 6B, while L.C. Bird has been an afterthought in some circles in Region 5B, but a win here and they are, again, right in it with Hermitage and Highland Springs at the top of the standings.

Mills Godwin (3-3) at #1 Hermitage (7-0), 7pm: The Panthers hope the beat goes on with the first of two final home games in the regular season (next week against Douglas Freeman is Senior Night) before traveling to Manchester in two weeks to close the regular campaign. The Eagles haven't been able to produce a consistent enough offense to keep up with what Carney and company can do, so it will take a great defensive performance, and winning the turnover battle, for Mills Godwin to pull the big upset.

#2 Dinwiddie (6-0) at Meadowbrook (2-4), 7pm: The Monarchs could really crash the party in Region 5B with an upset in Central District play, currently 10th in a 15-team region. But to do that, they must find a way to slow down the Generals offense, who expect to ring up 40, 50 or more every time they hit the field. They've only fallen short of 30 twice, both in wins over Salem and Thomas Dale. Dinwiddie, though unbeaten and looking every bit the part of state title contenders, have to be frustrated a bit to look behind them in the Region 4B standings and see no less than three other teams, Monacan (6-0), Eastern View (7-0) and Louisa (6-0) unbeaten. They can't slow down anytime soon.

#3 Highland Springs (6-1) is idle.....

#4 Monacan (6-0) at Cosby (1-5), 7pm: Could it finally be the night that Cosby gets a Cosby-like performance, and victory? They need one to keep close to Clover Hill (who beat them earlier this season) and Franklin County in the race for one of the final two playoff spots in Region 6B. Meanwhile, expect Monacan to take this game very, very seriously after surviving the surprising slugfest that was the first "JimBob Bowl" with the overtime win over James River last week. The Chiefs, too, know they are in a dogfight to earn as many home wins as possible in the region playoffs, one of four unbeatens. They won't overlook Cosby.

#6 Thomas Dale (4-2) at Petersburg (3-3), 7pm: The Crimson Wave may have the worst luck of any team currently in a playoff race in the RVA. At 3-3, they're tied with a 1-5 Lakeland for tenth in Region 3A, less than two points behind New Kent for the eighth and final playoff spot. At home, it's an opportunity to grab what would easily be their biggest win in years. The Knights want to take nothing to chance, currently third in Region 6B, and with a win, and an L.C. Bird win over Manchester, they could come very close to the second seed.

#8 Hopewell (5-1) at Prince George (3-3), 7pm: The Royals with a similar home opportunity tonight but having to stop a Blue Devil team that has played better and better since their opening loss to I.C. Norcom, who currently lead Region 3A, while Hopewell is third. Prince George is ninth, but with a win here and either Deep Run or J.R. Tucker losing, the Royals are in the top eight in Region 5B with three weeks remaining. To do that, they better stop Indiana-bound Ronnie Walker and the Blue Devil offense.

#12 Henrico (4-2) at #9 Varina (5-1), 7pm: It's the first of three weeks of games involving the fourth, fifth, and sixth seeds currently in Region 5B which will go a long way in determining who hosts a first round game, who goes on the road, and, maybe, if someone loses both games, who is fighting just to be in the playoffs on November 3rd. These teams are very similar. The team that controls the penalities has an advantage, and special teams could play a factor, whether putting points on the board, or changing field position for your offense. Varina enjoys multiple weapons in every skill position offensively. That depth could be the difference. Varina goes to Lee-Davis next Friday, then Lee-Davis goes to Henrico two weeks from now. Lee-Davis is fourth in the region standings by less than two-tenths of a point over Varina, with Henrico sixth, a third of a point behind Varina. It's that close as we head down the stretch.

#11 Goochland (6-0) at Bluestone (2-5), 7pm: The Bulldogs are unbeaten, but yet still over three points behind top-ranked Poquoson in Region 2A. If they can't reach them by November 3rd, Goochland needs to make sure they handle what's left on their schedule, beginning with Bluestone, ending with the third-seed, Amelia, on closing night in three weeks. Rushing and defense, the beat goes on for Goochland.

Hanover (1-5) at Patrick Henry (3-3), 7pm: A huge game in Region 4B between two teams now desperate for a win. Hanover has scored just 59 points in their first six games, and only six offensive touchdowns, just two of them coming in the last four games. The Hawks, though, are in ninth place in Region 4B, just outside the top eight and a win likely puts them back in, depending on Courtland's game with 1-5 Fauquier. Meanwhile, after scoring at will in their 3-0 start, Patrick Henry has scored just 15 points in their last eight quarters, none at home against Varina last week. The offense missed tailback Samandre Williams last week, out due to injury. They must recapture the September consistency, and fast, because their #5 seed in the region is precarious, with idle Huguenot and Midlothian nipping at their heels, and fast.

Clover Hill (2-5) at Midlothian (3-3), 7:30pm: A sneaky good game on this week's schedule with two programs looking to make 2017 their turnaround year. The Trojans look to go over the .500 mark and stay in the top eight in Region 4B, while Clover Hill needs at least another win, and a Monacan win over Cosby, to help solidify their ranking in 6B. Fans outside these two schools have ignored this game for the past few years. No one should do that Friday night. This has the potential to be a classic with all the implications involved, between two teams who can taste a postseason bid, and look to seize the day.

Thomas Jefferson (3-3) at Deep Run (3-3), 7pm: So, after a 22-point comeback and a gutsy call that propelled Deep Run to their win over Douglas Freeman, they turn and see a Viking team coming Friday that has won two of their last three over the Wildcats and put up 55 points in a win over Glen Allen last week. Deep Run has no interest in a similar track meet breaking out, so it's the Wildcat defense who will have the most spotlight in this one. The Vikings are second in Region 3B and could clinch a home game in the first round of the playoffs with likely two more victories. The Wildcats won't take Thomas Jefferson lightly, and, Deep Run head coach Chad Hornik understands. He brought the Vikings to Deep Run in 2015 and won as TJ's head man.

J.R. Tucker (3-3) at Douglas Freeman (3-4), 7pm: How do the Rebels respond after being stunned at Deep Run last week? That loss could awaken them to a huge stretch run to try for their fifth straight playoff berth, or it could be the first step in their downfall. The Tigers want to make it the latter as they are close to postseason play for the first time in ages. They haven't defeated Douglas Freeman since 2010, and it won't be easy at William Long Stadium. Much of this game will depend on the mentality of Douglas Freeman. Tucker needs a strong start, and defensively, they must be tough in the front seven, and get pressure on Jack Pollard, while not allowing him to answer that with the good throws he can make when on the run.

John Marshall (1-5) at Glen Allen (1-5), 7pm: Last week's loss at Thomas Jefferson severely damaged Jaguar hopes for a playoff bid. Now they must win out and get help. On top of that, the Justices, despite being mired in a five-game losing streak, are less than a point out of the Region 3B top eight and have a shot at postseason play for first-year head coach Phillip Sims. But to do that, they'll need to stop the Flowers truck at tailback for Glen Allen, and other teams will tell you that's not easy to do.

Matoaca (1-5) at Colonial Heights (3-3), 7pm: Matoaca is in the same boat as Glen Allen, needing to win out and get help. Colonial Heights, who started 3-0, still seeks its first win in Central District play, and this may be their best chance left. Will 4-6 make the playoffs in Region 3A? Unsure. So, as you can see, tonight's winner lives to fight another day. Tonight's loser may look back at this game as the night the door shut.

OTHER GAMES:

James River (3-4) at George Wythe (0-6), 7:30pm
Monticello (6-0) at Louisa (6-0), 7:30pm
New Kent at Lafayette, 7pm
Mathews at King William, 7pm
Trinity Episcopal at Fork Union, 3:30pm
Bishop O'Connell at Collegiate, 4pm
Fuqua at Richmond Christian, 7pm
Eastern View at Caroline, 7pm
Fluvanna at Powhatan, 7pm
Essex at Colonial Beach, 7pm
Charles City at Middlesex, 7pm
















Wednesday, October 11, 2017

THE WRAP: L.C. Bird Ready For Tough Stretch After Clover Hill Triumph

(RVA Sports Network Intern Correspondent Callie Yost files this report.....)

*****

Before going head-to-head last Friday, both the Clover Hill Cavaliers and L.C. Bird Skyhawks thirsted for another victory, after each team was triumphant over their respective opponents last week.

Clover Hill, ranked sixth in Class 6, Region B, made an impressive comeback in a win over rival Cosby, defeating the Titans for the first time in seven years. However, the Cavaliers faced a tougher challenge, as the Skyhawks have dominated this series for well over a decade.

The Skyhawks were ranked third in Class 5, Region B, entering the game with consecutive wins over Midlothian, James River and Huguenot. Eager to add another to their list, the Skyhawks pressured the Cavaliers with intensity immediately after Clover Hill kicker West Brownless kicked off to begin the game.

Skyhawks quarterback Marcus Banks, working with running back C.J. Donaldson, pushed the Cavalier defense back to the one-yard line before scoring their first touchdown, and run by Banks to give L.C. Bird a 7-0 lead. Despite the scoring, Cavalier linebacker Derek Apple remained positive.

Apple said Clover Hill continued to "always go out there and just play the best we can", even though "(Bird is) a really good team, time and time again."

After that first touchdown, both teams struggled to put up points in the opening quarter. Kendall Cross returned a Skyhawks kick to the 33-yard line, but Clover Hill had difficulty moving the ball up the field. On a fourth and six, Brownlee entered to punt, but the attempt wasn't quick enough, blocked by Damontre Blowe, and the Skyhawks had the ball in the Clover Hill red zone.

Under pressure to reclaim possession without allowing another score, Clover Hill doubled their defensive efforts. But the Skyhawks slipped through the defense, as Donaldson scored a rushing touchdown, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. The Cavaliers slowed L.C. Bird's momentum, forcing a field goal attempt. The determined Chauncey Saunders blocked the kick, matching the energy of Blowe's blocked punt earlier. However, undeterred by the Cavs, L.C. Bird's ferocity of play remained unshaken.

Clover Hill quarterback Miles Evans was intercepted by cornerback Xavier Addison, giving the Skyhawks the ball at the Clover Hill 23. Again, a would-be rushing touchdown by Donaldson was called back due to a holding call. But, on the next play, Donaldson finally got that touchdown, scoring with 3:19 left in the opening quarter for a 15-0 lead after a completed two-point conversion.

The Cavaliers began the second quarter with possession, but couldn't threaten down the field. The Skyhawks' running attack continued to find yardage, and, to cap off the latest drive, Banks carried the ball nine yards for a touchdown, making the score 22-0 L.C. Bird with more than nine minutes left to halftime. As in the first, a battle ensued as, while the Skyhawks looked to increase their lead, Clover Hill's defense worked to hold their own, keeping the lead at 22. Apple and Cross recovered Bird fumbles at 7:03 and :53 left, respectively. But Evans and the Cavalier offense could not score, as the Skyhawk defense made it difficult to complete passes, allowing only small gains in the running attack.

After halftime, the Cavalier offense returned intent on scoring. Attacking the Skyhawks with full force, Clover Hill advanced to the Bird three-yard line. Going for it on fourth down, the Cavaliers fumbled, the Skyhawks recovering at the seven. Then, on the next play, Donaldson raced 93 yards to the house for a touchdown that turned the tide. Instead of Clover Hill getting on the board, L.C. Bird extended their lead to 29-0.

The Skyhawks completed their scoring late in the third with another Donaldson touchdown run, bringing the score to 35-0 with :48.2 left. Apple led the defensive charge to thwart a Skyhawk two-point try to keep the score the same. The fourth quarter was a stalemate, the Skyhawks seeing a third would-be touchdown called back due to a penalty, this time on a punt return. The Cavalier offense never got back in the red zone, and L.C. Bird moved to 5-1 with the 35-0 win.

All Skyhawk units put forth maximum effort to earn the shut out Friday. Donaldson, when asked about the strength of his team, said, "...when the line is working, and all of us are working, it just makes it easier for me."

L.C. Bird must carry that teamwork into Friday's showdown with #5 Manchester at home. When asked what excited him most about the game with the Lancers, Donaldson simply responded, "...to get revenge." Last year, Manchester handed L.C. Bird a seven-point loss.

Meanwhile, Clover Hill, at 2-5, still fighting for a postseason bid with Franklin County and Cosby, travel to Midlothian, who, at 3-3 is in the mix for a playoff berth of their own in Class 4, Region B, another tough challenge for the Cavaliers.




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FOOTBALL: Region 4-6 Playoff Outlook With Four Weeks To Go

So, with everyone trying to understand things like, how many "points" do you get for a win, how many if you lose, and, what is a "VHSL Power Point" or "VHSL Rider Point" anyway, let's break down where we are in each region with four weeks left in the regular season. Some teams will clinch playoff bids Friday with victories, a couple of teams are already in, and many others have a lot of work to do.

REGION 6B:

WHO'S IN?: (1): Colonial Forge: They are 7-0, and, even if they lost their last three games, they'd finish in the top seven of this eight-team region. Remember, top seed earns a bye out of the first round November 10th, and the eighth place finisher is out.

LOOKING GOOD: (2): Manchester, Thomas Dale: The Lancers head into their showdown with L.C. Bird at 5-1. One more win gets them in for sure. The Knights, at 4-2, need a win at Petersburg plus losses from any combination of Clover Hill, Franklin County and Cosby of at least two teams to pretty much seal the deal.

WORK TO DO: (5): Riverbend, James River, Clover Hill, Franklin County, Cosby: The final four spots are wide open, even for a Titans team currently 1-5. Riverbend and James River, both at 3-4, have the best chances to clinch soon, but the Bears have two tough games coming out of the bye, especially October 27th at North Stafford. James River gets little in bonus points if they beat winless George Wythe Friday, then hosting Cosby on October 27th, either it will be an elimination game for the Titans, or, by then, they may already be eliminated. Clover Hill may have the toughest road left, at Midlothian Friday, then hosting Manchester and finishing at surprising Huguenot.

*****
REGION 5B:

WHO'S IN?: (2): Hermitage, Highland Springs: An unexpected three-game collapse down the stretch for Hermitage would still leave them in the eight-team postseason region tournament. The Panthers are looking to finish strong, preferably 10-0, to ensure the top seed. The two-time defending champion Springers enjoy a bye this week and look to comfortably make the top eight, but catching Hermitage is a stretch, even if the Panthers lose to Manchester in two weeks.

LOOKING GOOD: (4): L.C. Bird, Lee-Davis, Varina, Henrico: L.C. Bird has a tough battle with the Lancers this Friday. A win would draw the Skyhawks closer to both Hermitage and Highland Springs, while a loss would open the door for teams like Lee-Davis or Varina to become players for the #3 seed that Bird currently occupies. The teams at #4 through #6 all play each other in a round-robin these next three Fridays, with Henrico/Varina this week, Varina/Lee-Davis next week and Lee-Davis/Henrico in two weeks. We'll have a much better idea who could be hosting a first round game as a #4 seed once these three games are played, unless, of course, all three teams exit this at 1-1 against the others. What if L.C. Bird loses to both Manchester and Monacan? Then Lee-Davis and Varina have a shot to finally get into the top three. But that's a lot to ask.

WORK TO DO: (7): J.R. Tucker, Deep Run, Prince George, Meadowbrook, Mills Godwin, Douglas Freeman, Atlee: Currently, the Tigers and Wildcats are in, tied for seventh. So, let's list each team's current VHSL point total and their remaining schedule:

J.R. Tucker (23.0): at Douglas Freeman, at TJ, John Marshall, at Glen Allen
Deep Run (23.0): TJ, John Marshall, Glen Allen, at Mills Godwin
Prince George (22.167): Hopewell, at Colonial Heights, Matoaca, Thomas Dale
Meadowbrook (21.667): Dinwiddie, at Matoaca, at Petersburg, Hopewell
Mills Godwin (21.5): at Hermitage, Glen Allen, at Douglas Freeman, Deep Run
Douglas Freeman (20.857): J.R. Tucker, at Hermitage, Mills Godwin, Bye
Atlee (19.833): Lee-Davis, at Highland Springs, Varina, at Hanover

The eye test gives us the following points:

1) Several Colonial District games down the stretch will serve as elimination games, starting Friday on Three Chopt Road. J.R. Tucker hasn't beaten Douglas Freeman since October 1, 2010. But the Rebels are struggling and the Tigers have improved. After Atlee, Freeman has the toughest road to the postseason for two reasons: 1) they still have to play Hermitage, 2) a 5-5 record in the Colonial may not carry enough bonus points on strength of schedule than a Meadowbrook or Prince George would have coming out of the Central.

2) Deep Run has the best track to the postseason. They spend all of October at home, then go to Mills Godwin November 3rd in a game where the Eagles may have already been eliminated. But lest we forget, Thomas Jefferson comes in Friday, a team that is 2-1 in their last three games against the Wildcats, coming off a 55-point performance in a home win over Glen Allen, and the Vikings are fighting for home-field advantage in Region 3B.

3) Note Central District teams, Prince George and Meadowbrook. If the Monarchs defeat Matoaca, Petersburg and Hopewell (assuming they lose to unbeaten Dinwiddie Friday), it will be hard to keep a 6-4 Meadowbrook team out because their rugged strength of schedule earns them gobs of bonus points. Remember, if you lost to, say, Highland Springs, you get an extra point for each of their victories. The eye test here says Prince George might need 6-4, but there's a small path for Meadowbrook to grab the #8 seed at 5-5.

4) Atlee On The Brink: The Raiders have to pull some upsets in order to really be in the playoff discussion in two weeks. A loss Friday to Lee-Davis makes them 2-5 with a trip to Highland Springs next on the schedule. No one will make the playoffs in Region 5B at 4-6 or worse. Why? There are too many teams ahead that should finish no worse than 6-4 or 5-5.

BY A THREAD: (2): Matoaca, Glen Allen: For the Warriors and Jaguars, it's simple. They must win out, finish 5-5, and likely get some help, like John Marshall beating a couple of Colonial District teams. Matoaca, at least, has some destiny in their hands, as they have Prince George and Meadowbrook coming up. Beat Colonial Heights Friday, win the next two, and they have something to play for November 3rd when they host Petersburg.

*****
REGION 4B:

WHO'S IN? (1): Eastern View: The reason why Eastern View stands alone is they've already played seven games, and they are 7-0. Even if they finish 7-3, they'll stay in the top eight.

LOOKING GOOD (3): Dinwiddie, Monacan, Louisa: Each of these teams are currently 6-0, and with wins on Friday, they'll all be bumped up to "Who's In?" status. Region 4B has become insanely top heavy. It's possible that all four remaining unbeatens could finish 10-0 as each play in different districts. If they all won their home games in the first round, on November 17th we could have two 11-0 teams playing each other at two different games, both for the right to get to the inaugural Region 4B Championship Game.

WORK TO DO (9): Patrick Henry, Huguenot, Midlothian, Courtland, Hanover, King George, Caroline, Powhatan, Chancellor): Now it gets tricky. After the top four, no one has a winning record. Only Patrick Henry and Midlothian are at .500 at 3-3. Huguenot (currently in), King George and Chancellor (both currently out) all have seven games behind them, meaning one less opportunity to win and collect points. Midlothian gets three out of their last four at home, having to go to Cosby October 20th. Monacan will be tough, and their finisher against James River, a big rival, may be a game where the Rapids need a win for better postseason position. Huguenot, after this week's bye, gets George Wythe, Clover Hill and Monacan. Get two wins and that could be enough. Finish 4-6, and it's shaky. Patrick Henry really needs a win over Hanover Friday, one to keep the Hawks from battling back into the picture, two to get some much needed momentum down the stretch with games against Highland Springs and Lee-Davis still to come.

Chancellor and Powhatan have the toughest roads. Unless a lower team gets on a run, the final four bids are Patrick Henry, Huguenot, Midlothian and Courtland's to lose, with Hanover and King George seriously close should someone slip and either can string together a few wins.













Monday, October 9, 2017

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll (10-09-17)

There are no changes, having been no upsets in a busy Week 7, in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll.

1) Hermitage (7-0, was #1, vs. Mills Godwin)
2) Dinwiddie (6-0, was #2, vs. Meadowbrook)
3) Highland Springs (6-1, was #3, BYE)
4) Monacan (6-0, was #4, at Cosby)
5) Manchester (5-1, was #5, at #7 L.C. Bird)
6) Thomas Dale (4-2, was #6, at Petersburg)
7) L.C. Bird (5-1, was #7, vs. #5 Manchester
8) Hopewell (5-1, was #8, at Prince George)
9) Varina (5-1, was #9, vs. #12 Henrico)
10) Lee-Davis (5-1, was #10, at Atlee on Game of The Week)
11) Goochland (6-0, was #11, at Bluestone)
12) Henrico (4-2, was #12, at #9 Varina)



Super 7 Volleyball/Field Hockey Polls (October 9, 2017)

Some upsets and big showdowns provide some changes to our Super 7 Polls, which will continue until October 23rd....

FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Deep Run (was #1)
2) Cosby (was #3)
3) Prince George (was #2)
4) Mills Godwin (was #5)
5) Maggie Walker GS (was #4)
6) Powhatan (was #6)
7) Matoaca (NEW)

Just Outside: Atlee, Glen Allen
Notes: Glen Allen at Mills Godwin Monday, Deep Run at Trinity Episcopal Tuesday.



BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Patrick Henry (was #1)
2) James River (was #2)
3) Lee-Davis (was #5)
4) Midlothian (was #3)
5) Deep Run (was #6)
6) Cosby (was #4)
7) Douglas Freeman (NEW)

Dropping Out: Atlee (was #7)
Notes: #3 Lee-Davis at #1 Patrick Henry on Tuesday, #6 Cosby at #2 James River on Thursday.


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Atlee (was #2)
2) Goochland (was #3)
3) Hanover (was #4)
4) Glen Allen (was #1)
5) Deep Run (NEW)
6) Douglas Freeman (was #5)
7) Midlothian (was #6)

Dropping Out: Matoaca (was #7)
Notes: #1 Atlee goes to #4 Glen Allen Monday night, then to #3 Hanover on Tuesday.











VHSL Football Standings After Week 7

A reminder that the top eight teams make each region playoff except in Region 6B, where the top seven reach the postseason, the top seed earning a bye out of the first round.

Region First Round: Friday November 10
Region Second Round (Semifinals): Friday November 17
Region Championship: Friday November 24 or Saturday November 25
State Semifinals (Region B Champ at Region A Champ, D at C): Saturday December 2
State Championships: Saturday December 9



*****

REGION 6B:

1) Colonial Forge: 32.571
2) Manchester: 29.333
3) Thomas Dale: 27.167
4) Riverbend: 24.571
5) James River: 24.143
6T) Franklin County and Clover Hill: 20.571
***
8) Cosby: 18.5

REGION 6A TOP 3: 1) Landstown, 2) Ocean Lakes, 3) Oscar Smith

REGION 5B:

1) Hermitage: 31.714
2) Highland Springs: 29.286
3) L.C. Bird: 28.0
4) Lee-Davis: 26.333
5) Varina: 26.167
6) Henrico: 25.833
7T) J.R. Tucker and Deep Run: 23.0
***
9) Prince George: 22.167
10) Meadowbrook: 21.667
11) Mills Godwin: 21.5
12) Douglas Freeman: 20.857
13) Atlee: 19.833
14T) Matoaca and Glen Allen: 19.0

REGION 5A TOP 3: 1) Hampton, 2) Salem-VB, 3) Indian River

REGION 4B:

1) Dinwiddie: 29.0
2) Monacan: 28.333
3) Eastern View: 25.429
4) Louisa: 25.0
5) Patrick Henry: 21.5
6) Huguenot: 21.429
7) Midlothian: 20.833
8) Courtland: 19.167
***
9) Hanover: 19.0
10) King George: 18.714
11) Caroline: 17.667
12) Powhatan: 15.833
13) Chancellor: 15.143

REGION 4A TOP 3: 1) Deep Creek, 2) Lafayette, 3) King's Fork

REGION 3A:

1) IC Norcom: 28.571
2) Phoebus: 28.0
3) Hopewell: 22.833
4) Southampton: 21.5
5) York: 21.167
6) Booker T. Washington: 20.286
7) Colonial Heights: 20.0
8) New Kent: 19.5
***
9) Park View-SH: 19.333
10T) Lakeland and Petersburg: 17/667
12) Tabb: 13.333

REGION 3B:

1) Spotsylvania: 22.00
2) Thomas Jefferson: 19.333
3) Warren County: 19.167
4) James Monroe: 18.0
5) Armstrong: 16.714
6) Culpeper Co.: 16.667
7) Skyline: 16.0
8T) Manassas Park and Wm. Monroe: 15.0
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10) John Marshall: 14.333
11) Brentsville District: 13.833
12) George Wythe: 13.333

REGION 2A:

1) Poquoson: 25.667
2) Goochland: 22.4
3) Amelia: 19.571
4) Greensville: 19.167
5) Prince Edward: 16.0
6) Nottoway: 15.5
7) Arcadia: 14.857
8) Brunswick: 14.833
***
9) Nandua: 14.143
10) Bruton: 14.0
11) Bluestone: 13.571
12) King William: 12.0

REGION 2B TOP 3: 1) Clarke Co., 2) Luray, 3) Central-Woodstock

REGION 1A:

1) Sussex Central: 20.333
2) Essex: 19.833
3) Washington & Lee: 19.333
4) West Point: 18.333
5) Colonial Beach: 17.5
6) Northumberland: 15.833
7) Middlesex: 14.167
8) Rappahannock: 12.667
***
9) Franklin: 12.333
10) Chincoteague: 11.667
11) Surry: 11.5
12) Northampton: 10.667
13) Lancaster: 10.333
14) Charles City: 9.833

REGION 1B TOP 3: 1) Riverheads, 2) Wm Campbell, 3) Central-Lunenburg

Thursday, October 5, 2017

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL PRIMER

Here's the schedule of action for this Friday and Saturday as Week 7 of the high school football regular season is already here and the Race For The Playoffs is in full swing!

GAME OF THE WEEK: #9 Varina (4-1) at Patrick Henry (3-2), 7pm (Listen LIVE at 6:30pm on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online by clicking HERE and on the @TuneIn radio app on "Radiall"!)

The Blue Devils' lone loss is to #1 Hermitage, and they are really hungry to finally return to the postseason and be a threat after missing 2014 and 2015 and being eliminated in the first round by L.C. Bird a season ago. Their offense averages nearly 45 points per game when they win, so the Patrick Henry defense must produce a stingy performance, something they've rarely done lately. Deep Run posted 27 on the Patriots on our Game of The Week three weeks ago, Henrico scored 35, Atlee put up 33 last Friday. Patrick Henry can score, but they shouldn't get into a shootout with Varina, even at home. The Patriots are fifth in Region 4B, with Huguenot breathing down their neck and surging Midlothian not far behind. Live Tweet Coverage: @henricosports and @hanoversports

NBC 12 GAME OF THE WEEK: James River (3-3) at #4 Monacan (5-0), 7:30pm---It's the inaugural "Henderson Bowl" as Jim, of Monacan, faces off against younger brother and former Monacan defensive coordinator Bobby. Both Hendersons will tell you this game isn't about them. For Monacan, it's keeping pace with Dinwiddie in Region 4B and keeping Louisa and Eastern View in their rearview mirror. For James River, it's forgetting about a poor defensive performance against Manchester a week ago and turning the page with just four games left to ensure a postseason bid. The Rapids are currently fifth in Region 6B, a healthy four points plus ahead of #6 Clover Hill and #7 Franklin County. Live Tweet Coverage: @MattNBC12, Updates on @cfieldsports

#1 Hermitage (6-0) at J.R. Tucker (3-2), 7pm---This edition of the "Cat Bowl" carries a lot more implications than usual on the Tigers' side. One of the pleasant surprises of 2017, they look to pull off a monumental upset at home and throw the Region 5B playoff race into complete chaos. The Panthers begin the night atop that region (formerly known as 5A South) and their October game plan is simple: win out and clinch the #1 seed in the playoffs to ensure home field advantage in the first three rounds. The Tigers begin the game seventh in the region, with surging Meadowbrook 1.2 points behind in eighth, and two rivals, Deep Run and Douglas Freeman, tenths of a point outside the Top 8. Twitter Updates: @henricosports 

#2 Dinwiddie (5-0) at Matoaca (1-4), 7pm: Things get no easier for the homestanding Warriors, who fell in the Region 5B postseason standings last week due to their loss to Hopewell and upset wins by Atlee and Glen Allen. They're in last place (15th), but could upend everything with an upset of the Generals, who may be playing the best football in the RVA right now after an impressive 28-0 win over Thomas Dale last week. Dinwiddie, with the win, overtook Monacan for the top spot in Region 4B and want to stay there. Running the table the rest of the way is step one. Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet and @cfieldsports 

#3 Highland Springs (5-1) at Hanover (1-4), 7pm: It gets no easier for a struggling Hanover offense as the stingy, quick and physical Springers come to town looking for their sixth straight win to keep pace behind Hermitage in second place in Region 5B, just in case. Hanover dropped out of the top eight in Region 4B Monday when the new numbers came out, now in ninth with Caroline just behind them. Twitter Updates: @henricosports and @hanoversports 

Huguenot (3-3) at #5 Manchester (4-1), 7:30pm: Coming off their 59 point performance last week against James River, the Lancers try to keep pace with unbeaten Colonial Forge, who lead Region 6B by 2.8 points over Manchester for the top seed. Meanwhile, Huguenot is less than two-tenths of a point behind Patrick Henry in sixth place in Region 6B and, with an upset, could suddenly cut the gap to the top four, currently 2.8 points behind Louisa for fourth. Can the Falcons slow down Clark and Company? They'll need some help, like winning the turnover battle and creating short fields. That's hard to do against the Lancers, who can score from just about anywhere. Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet and @cfieldsports 

Meadowbrook (2-3) at #6 Thomas Dale (3-2), 7pm: The Knights enter third in Region 6B with Riverbend, coming off an upset win over Massaponax, uncomfortably close in fourth, just under a point behind. Thomas Dale's season can be broken down simply: they win when the offense gets the job done, they lose when they don't. While the Monarchs have looked better the past two weeks, and their strength of schedule helping them climb into the eighth and final playoff berth in Region 5B, they know they are one of possibly seven teams that could fight for the #7 and #8 seeds all the way to November 3rd. Handing Thomas Dale a loss would do wonders for their power ranking, but Meadowbrook's defense will have to show, by far, their best performance of the year to make it happen. Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports 

#7 L.C. Bird (4-1) at Clover Hill (2-4), 7:30pm: The Cavaliers get a huge win Friday at Cosby to jump over Franklin County and become the sixth seed in Region 6B, where seven teams make the playoffs, the #1 seed gets a first round bye, and the #8 seed stays home. But now the Skyhawks come in, quietly staying constant in Region 5B, behind Hermitage and Highland Springs, but ahead of everyone else. There's not been a lot of hype for L.C. Bird so far this year like there's been in past seasons, and we suspect they like it that way. They are focusing on getting better, and peaking when it counts, after November 1st. With Manchester and Monacan both on the horizon, the Skyhawks can't be caught looking ahead this week. Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports 

Colonial Heights (3-2) at #8 Hopewell (4-1), 7pm: Suddenly, these two teams are going in different directions. The Colonials started 3-0 sweeping non-district play, then began their daunting Central District schedule. They still have Dinwiddie on the horizon, now they're faced with trying to slow down a Blue Devils squad who haven't lost since August's opener to I.C. Norcom, the #1 seed in Region 3A. Hopewell enters in third with 22 points, six full points behind Norcom with Phoebus in second, while the Colonials are now in sixth, and need at least one more win to feel good about having a spot in the top eight come November. This would be the biggest win in years for Colonial Heights if they pull off the upset Friday. Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet

Armstrong (2-4) at #10 Lee-Davis (4-1), 7pm: It's Homecoming for Lee-Davis, who righted the ship last week with a 30-point win over Hanover. With a trip to archrival Atlee looming next Friday, first the C-Feds must take care of business at home, and even with a win, a Varina win over a three-win Patrick Henry could be enough for the Blue Devils to take over fourth place in Region 5B, where Lee-Davis sits now. Remember, the top four seeds host first round games, seeds five through eight hit the road. The Wildcats sit sixth in Region 3B and need to find at least one more win down the stretch to solidify playoff possibilities after going 0-10 last season. Live Twitter Coverage: @TaylorRVASN, Bonus Video Coverage: @Cameron9408 and @Noah9700 

Cumberland at #11 Goochland (5-0), 7pm: While it may be tough to finally catch Poquoson for first place in Region 2B, it doesn't mean the Bulldogs won't try to do so, and a win at home Friday keeps them on pace. Poquoson is, too, 5-0 and meet Tabb this week and prohibitively favored. Nothing changes with expectations at Goochland. They expect to win. And Friday, they get a chance to do so in front of the home faithful. The November 3rd finale at home against Amelia, just behind them in Region 2B, looms larger and larger.

Atlee (2-3) at #12 Henrico (3-2), 7pm: This game looks a lot more attractive than it did a couple of weeks ago thanks to two big wins for the Raiders, especially holding Patrick Henry to 15 points last week in an important home win that keeps Atlee in the Region 5B playoff conversation. Get a win at Henrico, and they officially vault into the conversation, which Henrico is not interested in. The Warriors are in a battle, again, with Lee-Davis (whom they host October 27th) and Varina (who they travel to next Friday) in the Seeds #4 to #6 positions in the region. Lawrence Chambers and the Henrico offense needs an efficient night. Score when you get to the red zone, avoid turnovers, and especially penalties, which have been a problem for Henrico many nights for a long time now. Tyler Warren must have a big game for the Raiders, who, too, must avoid the turnover bug to win. Live Tweet Coverage: @hanoversports and @henricosports 

Douglas Freeman (3-3) at Deep Run (2-3), 7pm: Even though the Wildcats begin the night 10th in Region B, a tenth of a point behind their opponents, and two-tenths out of the eighth and final playoff spot, the Wildcats have the most favorable schedule left of the eight teams fighting for, essentially, two playoff spots in Region 5B. Deep Run begins a four-game homestand by welcoming the Rebels, who have yet to find the consistency in play that has been a hallmark of Mike Henderson's teams in his tenure on Three Chopt Road. The quarterback with the better game, be it Douglas Freeman's Jack Pollard or Deep Run's Aiden Wheeler, could go a long way to determining the winner. The Wildcats continue at home with Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall and Glen Allen all coming in during October before a trip to Mills Godwin November 3rd. If Deep Run wins out, expect a postseason bid. Twitter Updates: @henricosports 

John Marshall (1-4) at Mills Godwin (2-3), 7pm: The path to the playoffs is more difficult for the Eagles, with Hermitage looming next Friday, and the Justices coming in needing a win to get back in the Region 3B playoff race, currently ninth, four-tenths of a point behind #8 Culpeper. The Eagles must find offensive production, as both wins earlier this season came by scores of 14-7, and the Justices can put points on the board. A loss tonight severely hampers Godwin's November hopes, but  a win keeps them alive and well. With Glen Allen, Deep Run, J.R. Tucker and TJ ahead of them, John Marshall has a chance to get some wins and earn a postseason bid of their own. Tonight is a big game for them. Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet and @henricosports

Glen Allen (1-4) at Thomas Jefferson (2-3), 4pm: The Jaguars earned their first-ever win in three tries over Douglas Freeman last Friday and kept their playoff hopes alive in Region 5B, albeit they, along with Atlee, have the hardest roads to the seventh or eighth seeds. A trip to Thomas Jefferson is not a given, as Jalen Jackson and company are in the Region 3B playoff race and plan to keep it that way, as they are not only playing for postseason positioning, but a home game in the first round. Glen Allen will have to win out, and maybe get some help, for a realistic shot at the playoffs, but with Hermitage behind them, they should be able to win every game left on their schedule if they play their best. The problem is most opponents are in the very same position, so desperation will create some wild games in the Colonial District down the stretch. Twitter Updates: @henricosports and @TheRVASportsNet


Powhatan (1-4) at Louisa (5-0), 7:30pm: Louisa saw Eastern View overtake them for third place in Region 4B last week despite staying unbeaten. Powhatan is having a surprisingly tough season, but a win tonight changes everything. Even at 2-4, the Indians would still be alive for a Region 4B playoff bid, it would take more victories down the stretch. But it's really, really hard to play at Louisa, who has built one of the best home-field advantages in the Commonwealth. The Lions are one of four unbeaten teams in Region 4B (Dinwiddie, Monacan, Eastern View), and they want to win to keep pace.

Prince George (2-3) at Petersburg (3-2), 7pm: The Crimson Wave are on the outside looking in, currently in ninth, 1.2 points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Prince George is in the "Group of Eight" in Region 5B, tied for eleventh with Mills Godwin, but facing a tougher road in the Central District as opposed to the several Colonial District teams in the mix for the final two seeds in the region. This is a must win for the Royals, as they still have Hopewell and Thomas Dale to play. They need to beat Petersburg, and later, Colonial Heights and Matoaca, and possibly get help, for hope at a game November 10th. Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet 

George Wythe (0-5) at Midlothian (2-3), 7:30pm: The Trojans enter the top eight in Region 4B thanks to last week's victory, and are favored to grab another win Friday and get to the .500 mark. The Bulldogs have struggled this year and seek to finally break through with a win. Midlothian is the #7 seed, but Hanover and Caroline are within two points of the Trojans, so the margin for error is small, and the Trojans will look to control their own destiny. Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports and @TheRVASportsNet 

ALSO FRIDAY:

Spotsylvania at Caroline
Prince Edward at Amelia
King William at Charles City
Grafton at New Kent

St. Christopher's at Fork Union, 3:30pm
Woodberry Forest at Collegiate, 4pm

SATURDAY:

Benedictine at Georgetown Prep, 1pm

Richmond Christian at Northern Virginia Kings, 6pm, Manassas

BYES: Cosby, Trinity Episcopal

The Wrap: Clover Hill Downs Cosby In More Than Just A Game

(The following was filed by RVA Sports Network correspondent Callie Yost on the September 29th game between Clover Hill and Cosby...)

*****

On the road to the playoffs, the Clover Hill Cavaliers and Cosby Titans have faced many twists and turns.

The Cavaliers began their season in August with a 14-7 comeback win over Mills Godwin, then faced two tough losses. Clover Hill was determined for a victory. They earned their first win against George Wythe the following week. However, James River countered the Cavs' momentum in their next game, defeating them by eighteen points.

On the other hand, the Titans' season began with four consecutive losses against Thomas Dale, Matoaca, Manchester, and Huguenot respectively. However, their hopes were lifted with an exciting first win against George Wythe last week. Winning by twenty-five points over the Bulldogs gave Cosby a rush of confidence that ran into Friday's home game against the Cavaliers, Cosby thirsting for two consecutive victories.

With both Class 6, Region B teams entering the game with the same 1-4 record, the pressure was on. Only the top seven of eight teams in the region will advance to the playoffs, so, the already bitter rivalry between Clover Hill and Cosby intensified.

Despite antagonism between the two teams, both the Cavaliers and Titans supported a worthy cause Friday. Catherine Muir, sister of a Cosby student and niece of a Clover Hill teacher, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. In support of "Catherine's Fight", the Cavaliers participated in a blood drive Thursday, and the Titans sold orange spiritwear at the game. The players, coming together as members of the community, played with maximum intensity in honor of Catherine and the Muir family.

Cosby received to begin the game, showing might in the first quarter. Making strong passes, quarterback, and captain, Ashton Haskins effectively moved the ball up the field, setting up his running back Kamron Bryant for the first touchdown of the game just three minutes into the contest. The Titans pressured the Cavalier defense, scoring again less than five minutes later on a 20-yard run by freshman Ed Clark for a 14-0 Cosby lead.

As the Cavs tried to create their own offense, they fumbled the ball, a turnover occurring less than 30 seconds after the second Cosby touchdown. Cosby turned the fumble into points three minutes later as Kyle Lowe's field goal made it 17-0 Titans. The first quarter may not have ended in their favor, but Clover Hill was determined to close the gap. On offense, penalty flags and another fumble pushed them back, mental mistakes like a false start and delay of game. The fumble, recovered by Clover Hill, lost major yard loss. They recovered enough allow Wes Brownlee to get the Cavs on the board with a field goal to make the score 17-3 with less than six minutes to halftime.

Five minutes later, Clover Hill's persistence paid off; a long pass from quarterback Miles Evans to wide receiver Ray Eppes with just 8.1 seconds left in the half for a Cavalier touchdown. The extra point was blocked, however, making the halftime score 17-9 Cosby.

"We had a tough first half, and we thought we were gonna lose, but we didn't give up," Evans said later. The Cavaliers knew they'd have to bring their A-game in the second half to defeat Cosby for the first time in four years.

Clover Hill began the second half on offense, but an Evans pass would be intercepted by Cosby just 2:49 into the third quarter. Haskins used this opportunity to bring the Titans into the red zone with a pass to Ethan West. But the Cavalier defense, led by captain Derek Apple, did not allow them to score, and the ball was turned over on downs.

Cosby finally put points on the board late in the third quarter thanks to another big Haskins pass completion. Clover Hill returned the earlier favor and blocked the extra point attempt, making the score 23-9. The Cavalier offense refused to let that Titan score go unanswered, Eppes scoring again with 42 seconds left in the third. Yet another extra point was blocked, and with a quarter to go, Cosby's lead was 23-15.

Clover Hill had to step up their game in the fourth, and, a minute in, their defense recovered a Clark fumble. Later, outstanding defense from the Cavs held the Titans on another possession, forcing a punt. At the Cosby 45, Clover Hill had great field position. The passing game moved the team down the field, and Jarred Slater scored on a touchdown run to make it 23-21. The two-point conversion try to tie the game failed, and the Cavs were still down two.

It was a tug of war in the end as Clover Hill scrambled to get the ball back, Cosby trying to milk the clock. In the end, Clover Hill broke through as Evans, diving into the end zone, scored the game-winner with just thirty seconds left. Cosby had one more opportunity from midfield in the final seconds, but the Cavalier defense made a final stand and had come from behind for the 27-23 victory to move to 2-4 and stay in the Region 6B playoff race for now.

"The thing we did best tonight was a play as a team...all the men sacrificed as individuals and worked together," noted Clover Hill head coach John Fout.

When asked about the playoffs, Fout noted, "We're not thinking about the playoffs, but the next game. If we're playing together as a team, we're doing the right thing."

The next challenge for Clover Hill is a big one, at Homecoming Friday they'll face #7 L.C. Bird. The Titans get a Homecoming soon, too, October 13th hosting another ranked team in #4 Monacan.


















Tuesday, October 3, 2017

FIELD HOCKEY: The Regions for 2017 Playoffs

On October 25th, various regions within the Virginia High School League participating in field hockey can begin their 2017 postseason tournaments. With no more conferences, and with districts only being used for regular season scheduling purposes, there is now only two levels of playoff action: Regionals and States.

In Class 6 and Class 5, regions are set as they normally are. You can see them, and a deeper explanation of all the changes now in effect by clicking here for our detailed report from July.

In Class 4, there are changes in how field hockey "regions" are divided. In addition, all participating field hockey schools in Classes 1 through 3 are grouped together for one combined tournament crowning one champion. Thus, there will be four state champions crowned on Saturday, November 11th at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.

As soon as we receive region tournament scheduling and format information, we will pass it along to you, in our continuing efforts to help the Virginia High School League (VHSL) do a better job relaying postseason information. We want to help generate as much excitement, and attendance, as possible for these events to reward the student-athletes and coaches who have worked hard throughout the season.

The below information pertains to field hockey only. Area teams are in bold.

CLASS 4:

REGION A
Churchland, Deep Creek, Heritage (Newport News), Great Bridge, King's Fork, Lake Taylor, Woodrow Wilson, Smithfield

REGION B:
Grafton, Warhill, Lafayette, Jamestown, Monacan, Midlothian, Powhatan, Denbigh

REGION C:
Caroline, Chancellor, Courtland, King George, Hanover, Patrick Henry, Louisa, Charlottesville, E.C. Glass

REGION D:
Eastern View, Fauquier, Kettle Run, Liberty-Bealton, Dominion, Heritage-Leesburg, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Riverside, Woodgrove

CLASS 1-3:

REGION A:
Bruton, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, I.C. Norcom, Lakeland, New Kent, Northampton, Phoebus, Poquoson, Southampton, Tabb

REGION B:
Culpeper, George Mason, James Monroe, Lancaster, Maggie Walker GS, Monticello, Northumberland, Spotsylvania, Western Albemarle






Monday, October 2, 2017

FOOTBALL: New NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll

Impressive performances by our top three teams keep Hermitage, Dinwiddie and Highland Springs atop our latest poll, while weekly shuffling continues in the bottom half of the poll.

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


Super 7 Volleyball/Field Hockey Polls (October 2, 2017)

FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Deep Run
2) Prince George
3) Cosby
4) Maggie Walker GS
5) Mills Godwin
6) Powhatan
7) Glen Allen

(NOTE: #1 Deep Run hosts #2 Prince George on Thursday at 5:30pm)


BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Patrick Henry
2) James River
3) Midlothian
4) Cosby
5) Lee-Davis
6) Deep Run
7) Atlee

(NOTE: #4 Cosby is at #1 Patrick Henry Monday at 7pm, while #2 James River and #3 Midlothian meet on Tuesday, then again next Monday night. #6 Deep Run hosts #7 Atlee this Wednesday.)


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Glen Allen
2) Atlee
3) Goochland
4) Hanover
5) Douglas Freeman
6) Matoaca
7) Midlothian

(NOTE: Glen Allen and Atlee are scheduled to play next Monday night, October 9th.)


VHSL Football Region Standings Through Week 6

In most regions, the top eight schools qualify. The top seven qualify in Region 6B with the top seed getting a first round bye and the eighth seed does not qualify.

*****

REGION 6B:

1) Colonial Forge: 31.0
2) Manchester: 28.2
3) Thomas Dale: 25.8
4) Riverbend: 24.833
5) James River: 24.5
6) Clover Hill: 20.333
7) Franklin County: 20.166
***
8) Cosby: 18.166

(REGION 6A: Landstown & Ocean Lakes (29.667), Oscar Smith (25.6), Western Branch (25.2))

REGION 5B:

1) Hermitage: 30.333
2) Highland Springs: 28.667
3) L.C. Bird: 27.0
4) Lee-Davis: 25.4
5) Varina: 25.2
6) Henrico: 24.6
7) J.R. Tucker: 22.6
8) Meadowbrook: 21.4
***
9) Douglas Freeman: 21.333
10) Deep Run: 21.2
11T) Prince George: 20.4
        Mills Godwin: 20.4
13) Atlee: 20.2
14) Glen Allen: 19.2
15) Matoaca: 18.6

(REGION 5A: Hampton 27.2, Salem-VB 26.2, Indian River 24.6, P Anne 23.0)

REGION 4B:

1) Dinwiddie: 28.0
2) Monacan: 27.2
3) Eastern View: 24.667
4) Louisa: 24.4
5) Patrick Henry: 21.8
6) Huguenot: 21.166
7) Midlothian: 20.2
8) King George: 19.5
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9) Hanover: 18.2
10) Caroline: 18.0
11) Courtland: 17.0
12) Powhatan: 15.2
13) Chancellor: 14.333

(REGION 4A: Deep Creek 27.2, King's Fork 24.6, Lake Taylor 24.0, Lafayette 23.6)

REGION 3A:

1) I.C. Norcom: 28.0
2) Phoebus: 27.2
3) Hopewell 22.0
4) York: 21.8
5) Colonial Heights: 20.6
6) Park View-SH: 20.2
7) Booker T. Washington: 20.166
8) Southampton: 19.2
***
9T) Petersburg: 18.0
       New Kent: 18.0
11) Lakeland: 17.6
12) Tabb: 12.4

REGION 3B:

1) Spotsylvania: 20.2
2) Warren Co.: 18.4
3) Thomas Jefferson: 17.6
4) James Monroe: 17.5
5) Skyline: 16.8
6) Armstrong: 16.166
7) Manassas Park: 15.6
8) Culpeper Co: 14.4
***
9) John Marshall: 14.0
10) Brentsville District: 13.8
11) George Wythe: 13.2 
12) William Monroe: 12.8 

REGION 2A:

1) Poquoson: 25.6
2) Goochland: 22.0
3) Greensville: 19.6
4) Amelia Co.: 18.166
5) Prince Edward: 16.4
6) Arcadia: 15.333
7T) Nottoway: 14.0
       Bluestone: 14.0
***
9) Bruton: 13.6
10) Nandua: 13.0
11) Brunswick: 12.8
12) King William: 9.8
13) Randolph-Henry: 9.6

REGION 1A:

1) Washington & Lee: 18.8
2) Sussex Central: 18.2
3) Essex: 17.6
4) West Point: 17.0
5) Northumberland: 16.8
6) Colonial Beach: 16.2
7) Middlesex: 14.6
8) Chincoteague: 12.6
***
9) Franklin: 12.4
10) Surry: 10.4
11) Northampton: 10.333
12) Rappahannock: 10.2
13T) Charles City: 9.8
         Lancaster: 9.8
15) Mathews: 9.2
16T) Windsor: 7.2
         King & Queen Central: 7.2


Friday, September 29, 2017

WEEK 6 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD:

#1 Hermitage 45, Deep Run 14
#2 Dinwiddie 28, #4 Thomas Dale 0
#3 Highland Springs 23, #10 Henrico 6
#5 Manchester 59, James River 15
#6 Monacan 57, George Wythe 20
#8 Hopewell 28, Matoaca 0
#9 Varina 61, Armstrong 14
#11 Goochland 24, Buckingham 7
#12 Lee-Davis 41, Hanover 11

Glen Allen 21, Douglas Freeman 17
J.R. Tucker 31, Mills Godwin 13
Atlee 33, Patrick Henry 15
Midlothian 14, Huguenot 6
Clover Hill 27, Cosby 23
Meadowbrook 35, Prince George 0
Louisa 22, Western Albemarle 8
Charlottesville 35, Powhatan 13
Benedictine 48, Bishop O'Connell 7
Petersburg 46, Colonial Heights 14
Amelia 41, Randolph-Henry 6
Nottoway 49, Cumberland 14
Central Woodstock 52, King William 16


WEEK 6 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: #12 Lee-Davis (3-1) at Hanover (1-3), 6:30pm on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online by CLICKING HERE and on TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

(Twitter coverage of Game of The Week: @hanoversports, video updates @andy_loce15 and @Cameron9408)


NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll Games:

Deep Run (2-2) at #1 Hermitage (5-0), 7pm (Twitter: @henricosports)

#4 Thomas Dale (3-1) at #2 Dinwiddie (4-0), 7pm (Twitter: @MattNBC12, @cfieldsports, @TheRVASportsNet)

#10 Henrico (3-1) at #3 Highland Springs (4-1), 7pm (Twitter: @henricosports)

#5 Manchester (3-1) at James River (3-2), 7pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports)

George Wythe (0-4) at #6 Monacan (4-0), 7:30pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports)

Matoaca (1-3) at #8 Hopewell (3-1), 7pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports, @TheRVASportsNet)

Armstrong (2-3) at #9 Varina (3-1), 7pm (Twitter: @henricosports, @TheRVASportsNet)

#11 Goochland (4-0) at Buckingham, 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)

*****
Patrick Henry (3-1) at Atlee (1-3), 7pm (Twitter: @TaylorRVASN, @hanoversports)

Clover Hill (1-4) at Cosby (1-4), 7:30pm (Twitter: @callieyost45, @cfieldsports)

Douglas Freeman (3-2) at Glen Allen (0-4), 7pm (Twitter: @henricosports)

Mills Godwin (2-2) at J.R. Tucker (2-2), 7pm (Twitter: @henricosports)

Huguenot (3-2) at Midlothian (1-3), 7:30pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet, @cfieldsports)

Petersburg (2-2) at Colonial Heights (3-1), 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)

Prince George (2-2) at Meadowbrook (1-3), 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet, @cfieldsports)

ALSO TONIGHT:

Louisa (4-0) at Western Albemarle (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)
Charlottesville at Powhatan (1-3) (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)
Randolph-Henry (0-4) at Amelia (4-1), 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)
Central-Woodstock at King William (0-4), 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)
Jamestown at New Kent (2-2), 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)

AFTERNOON GAMES:

Bishop O'Connell at Benedictine, 4:30pm
Richmond Christian at Quantico, 6pm

SATURDAY:
Northumberland at Trinity Episcopal, 1pm






Monday, September 25, 2017

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll: September 25, 2017

Hermitage cruises to victory, staying atop the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, as do Dinwiddie and Highland Springs to round out the top three. There's some movement in the second half of the poll with Henrico making its debut appearance in 2017 after their overtime win over previously unbeaten Patrick Henry.

We'll have a Top 5 battle down south come Friday when the Knights of Thomas Dale head down I-85 South to Dinwiddie.


1) Hermitage (5-0, was #1, vs. Deep Run)

2) Dinwiddie (4-0, was #2, vs. #4 Thomas Dale)

3) Highland Springs (4-1, was #3, vs. #10 Henrico)

4) Thomas Dale (3-1, was #4, at #2 Dinwiddie)

5) Manchester (3-1, was #6, at James River)

6) Monacan (4-0, was #5, vs. George Wythe)

7) L.C. Bird (4-1, was #7, BYE)

8) Hopewell (3-1, was #9, vs. Matoaca)

9) Varina (3-1, was #11, vs. Armstrong)

10) Henrico (3-1, NEW, at #3 Highland Springs)

11) Goochland (4-0, was #10, at Buckingham)

12) Lee-Davis (3-1, was #8, at Hanover)

*****

Dropping Out: Collegiate (was #12)







FOOTBALL: VHSL Standings After Week 5 (UPDATED)

NOTE: Postseason bids based on VHSL Point System, not by record.


CLASS 6, REGION B: (Top 7 of 8 Make Playoffs)

1) Colonial Forge: 5-0, 29.6
2) Thomas Dale: 3-1, 27.25
3) Manchester: 3-1, 26.0
4) James River: 3-2, 25.2
5) Riverbend: 2-3, 22.4
6) Franklin County: 2-3, 20.6
7) Clover Hill: 1-4, 18.6
8) Cosby: 1-4, 18.4


CLASS 5, REGION B: (Top 8 of 15 Make Playoffs)

1) Hermitage: 5-0, 29.6
2) Highland Springs: 4-1, 26.6
3) L.C. Bird: 4-1, 26.2
4) Henrico: 3-1, 25.75
5) Lee-Davis: 3-1, 24.5
6) Varina: 3-1, 23.75
7) Douglas Freeman: 3-2, 22.0
8) J.R. Tucker: 2-2, 21.25
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9T) Deep Run: 2-2, 21.0
       Prince George: 2-2, 21.0
11) Mills Godwin: 2-2, 20.5
12) Matoaca: 1-3, 19.0
13) Meadowbrook: 1-3, 18.75
14) Atlee: 1-3, 17.75
15) Glen Allen: 0-4, 15.75


CLASS 4, REGION B (Top 8 of 13 Make Playoffs)

1) Monacan: 4-0, 27.0
2) Dinwiddie: 4-0, 26.0
3) Louisa: 4-0, 23.5
4) Patrick Henry: 3-1, 23.25
5) Eastern View: 5-0, 23.2
6) Huguenot: 3-2, 22.6
7) Hanover: 1-3, 18.25
8) Midlothian: 1-3, 18.0
*******
9) King George: 1-4, 17.8
10) Caroline: 2-3, 17.6
11) Courland: 0-4, 15.25
12) Powhatan: 1-3, 15.0
13) Chancellor: 0-5, 14.6


CLASS 3, REGION A: (Top 8 Make Playoffs):

1) IC Norcom: 3-0, 26.4
2) Phoebus: 4-0, 26.0
3) Colonial Heights: 3-1, 21.75
4) Park View-South Hill: 3-1, 21.25
5) York: 3-1, 20.5
6) Hopewell: 3-1, 20.25
7) Booker T Washington: 3-2, 19.2
8) Southampton: 2-2, 17.75
*******
9) Lakeland: 1-3, 17.5
10) New Kent: 2-2, 16.25
11) Petersburg: 2-2, 15.75
12) Tabb: 0-4, 11.25

CLASS 3, REGION B (Top 8 Make Playoffs):

1) Spotsylvania: 3-1, 20.5
2) Warren Co.: 2-2, 19.25
3) Thomas Jefferson: 2-2, 18.25
4) James Monroe: 2-3, 18.0
5) Armstrong: 2-3, 15.8
6) Manassas Park: 1-4, 15.0
7) Skyline: 1-3, 14.5
8T) Culpeper Co.: 0-5, 14.0
       Brentsville District: 0-4, 14.0
*******
10) John Marshall: 1-4, 13.8
11) George Wythe: 0-4, 12.25
12) William Monroe: 1-4, 12.0

CLASS 2, REGION B (Top 8 Make Playoffs):

1) Poquoson: 4-0, 24.0
2) Goochland: 3-0, 21.333
3) Amelia Co.: 4-1, 18.2
4) Greensville: 3-1, 17.5
5) Arcadia: 3-2, 16.6
6) Prince Edward: 4-1, 16.4
7) Bluestone: 2-3, 15.0
8) Nandua: 2-3, 13.4
*******
9) Bruton: 1-3, 13.0
10) Brunswick: 1-3, 12.75
11) Nottoway: 1-3, 12.25
12T) King William: 0-4, 9.0
         Randolph-Henry: 0-4, 9.0

Super 7 Volleyball/Field Hockey Polls (September 25, 2017)

FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Deep Run
2) Prince George
3) Cosby
4) Maggie Walker GS
5) Mills Godwin
6) Powhatan
7) Glen Allen




*****
BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Patrick Henry
2) James River
3) Midlothian
4) Cosby
5) Lee-Davis
6) Deep Run
7) Atlee



GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Glen Allen
2) Douglas Freeman
3) Atlee
4) Goochland
5) Hanover
6) Midlothian
7) Matoaca


Friday, September 22, 2017

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

#1 Hermitage 41, Glen Allen 0
#2 Dinwiddie 63, Prince George 6
#3 Highland Springs 48, #8 Lee-Davis 0
#4 Thomas Dale 42, Matoaca 20
#6 Manchester 49, Midlothian 14
#7 L.C. Bird 47, Huguenot 24
#9 Hopewell 40, Petersburg 0
#11 Varina 42, Hanover 3
Flint Hill 41, #12 Collegiate 28

Atlee 37, Armstrong 22
Henrico 35, Patrick Henry 34 (OT)
Deep Run 45, J.R. Tucker 19
Douglas Freeman 54, John Marshall 8
Meadowbrook 39, Colonial Heights 14
James River 39, Clover Hill 21
Cosby 41, George Wythe 16
Louisa 41, Albemarle 12
Powhatan 24, Western Albemarle 14
Washington & Lee 34, King William 30
Amelia 42, Bluestone 13
King George 28, Caroline 13
Riverdale Baptist 32, Benedictine 14

OUT OF TOWN PLAYOFF WATCH:

Class 6 Region B: Colonial Forge 14, Riverbend 6
Class 4 Region B: Eastern View 55, Courtland 13



Thursday, September 21, 2017

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

GAME OF THE WEEK: #3 Highland Springs (3-1) at #8 Lee-Davis (3-0), 7pm (Airtime 6:30pm on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online by clicking HERE and on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!)

(NOTE: Social Media coverage of Game of The Week on @hanoversports, @henricosports, @MattNBC12 with video updates from @Cameron9408 and @Noah9700)

#1 Hermitage (4-0) at Glen Allen (0-3), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @henricosports)

#2 Dinwiddie (3-0) at Prince George (2-1), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet)

#4 Thomas Dale (2-1) at Matoaca (1-2), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports)

#5 Monacan (BYE)

Midlothian (1-2) at #6 Manchester (2-1), 7:30pm (Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports)

Huguenot (3-1) at #7 L.C. Bird (3-1), 7:30pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet and @cfieldsports)

Petersburg (2-1) at #9 Hopewell (2-1), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet)

Hanover (1-2) at #10 Varina (2-1), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @andy_loce15 plus @hanoversports and @henricosports)

#11 Goochland (BYE)

Flint Hill at Collegiate (2-0), 4pm

Patrick Henry (3-0) at Henrico (2-1), 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage: @hanoversports and @henricosports)

Atlee (0-3) at Armstrong (0-2), 7pm (Twitter Updates @hanoversports)

James River (2-2) at Clover Hill (1-3), 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage: @callieyost45 & @cfieldsports)

J.R. Tucker (2-1) at Deep Run (1-2), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @henricosports)

John Marshall (1-2) at Douglas Freeman (2-2), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @henricosports)

Colonial Heights (3-0) at Meadowbrook (0-3), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet and @cfieldsports)

George Wythe (0-3) at Cosby (0-4), 7:30pm (Twitter Updates: @cfieldsports)

Caroline (2-2) at King George, 7pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet)

Powhatan (0-3) at Western Albemarle (1-2), 7pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet)

Albemarle at Louisa (3-0), 7:30pm (Twitter Updates: @TheRVASportsNet)

New Kent at Poquoson
Amelia at Bluestone, 7pm
Washington and Lee at King William, 7pm
Benedictine (3-0) at Riverdale Baptist, 7pm

SATURDAY:

Norfolk Academy at St. Christopher's, 1:30pm






UPDATED VHSL News: Spring Jubilee To Head To Richmond, Tennis As Well

(ARTICLE UPDATED to include final vote on location changes takes place at VHSL Fall Membership Meeting next month here in Richmond area)

*****

For the larger area schools who make it to state tournament play come June, some very good news arrived from the offices of the Virginia High School League Wednesday.

The VHSL confirms to RVA Sports Network that the Class 5 and Class 6 (formerly Group 5A and Group 6A) Spring Jubilee will be held next June at both Deep Run and Glen Allen High Schools, pending approval of the membership at their October 11 meeting in Midlothian, in a joint venture much like it has been the past several years at schools in Northern Virginia such as Robinson Secondary and Westfield High Schools.

The sports coming to the two Western Henrico schools are baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse for both Class 5 and Class 6. Logistics on which games and sports will occur at which schools will be announced at a later date.

Also approved Wednesday by the Executive Committee is a move to Richmond for the Class 5 and Class 6 State Tennis Championships, pending membership approval. Location is unknown at this time as on the proposal carried in the Executive Committee's agenda, the location is simply stated as "Richmond".

The Siegel Center will continue to play host to Competition Cheer's biggest day in early November, the State Volleyball Championships in mid-November, and all of the State Basketball Championships in March.

The 2017-18 Girls Golf Open comes to Independence Golf Club next month, hosted by Monacan High School, while the Class 5 and Class 6 State Golf Championships will be at Magnolia Green, hosted by Cosby High School.

SwimRVA in Chesterfield, the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, will again host the Class 3 and Class 4 Swimming Championships come February and were approved to host again in February, 2019. For gymnastics fans, this February's State Championships will move to Heritage High School in Loudoun County.

As for football fans, no changes in championship sites as Hampton University handles Class 5 and Class 6, Zable Stadium at William & Mary holds Class 3 and Class 4, while Salem Stadium hosts Class 1 and Class 2, all on December 9th.


Monday, September 18, 2017

New NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll

Monacan's upset of then #2 Manchester shakes up the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, setting up a showdown between our #3 and #8 teams on Friday's Game of The Week on 102.9 The Mater, 1430 AM, and live online here on The RVA Sports Network!

*****

1) Hermitage (4-0, at Glen Allen)

2) Dinwiddie (3-0, at Prince George)

3) Highland Springs (3-1, at #8 Lee-Davis on our Game of The Week)

4) Thomas Dale (2-1, at Matoaca)

5) Monacan (4-0, BYE)

6) Manchester (2-1, vs. Midlothian)

7) L.C. Bird (3-1, vs. Huguenot)

8) Lee-Davis (3-0, vs. #3 Highland Springs on our Game of The Week)

9) Hopewell (2-1, vs. Petersburg)

10) Goochland (4-0, BYE)

11) Varina (2-1, vs. Hanover)

12) Collegiate (2-0, vs. Flint Hill)

RVA Sports Network Super 7 Volleyball, Field Hockey Polls

The second week of our Super 7 Polls see a few changes!

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Patrick Henry
2) James River
3) Midlothian
4) Cosby
5) Lee-Davis
6) Deep Run
7) Atlee



GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Glen Allen
2) Douglas Freeman
3) Hanover
4) Atlee
5) Goochland
6) Midlothian
7) Matoaca (new)

(Dropping Out: Mills Godwin)



*****
FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Deep Run
2) Prince George
3) Maggie Walker GS
4) Cosby
5) Mills Godwin
6) Powhatan
7) Glen Allen (new)

(Dropping Out: Patrick Henry)




Friday, September 15, 2017

WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD:

#1 Hermitage 42, #10 Varina 21

#7 Monacan 42, #2 Manchester 35

#4 Highland Springs 19, Riverbend 12

#6 L.C. Bird 35, James River 6

#8 Lee-Davis 51, Glen Allen 13

#9 Hopewell 48, Powhatan 14

#11 Goochland 31, Nottoway 7


#12 Collegiate 33, Western Albemarle 14

Game Of The Week: Patrick Henry 30, Deep Run 27

Hanover 10, Mills Godwin 7
Douglas Freeman 28, Atlee 7
Henrico 41, J.R. Tucker 14
Huguenot 21, Cosby 10
Clover Hill 42, George Wythe 6
Benedictine 14, Fork Union 11
Massaponax 54, Matoaca 14
Norfolk Academy 43, Trinity Episcopal 20
Prince George 50, John Marshall 26
James Monroe 17, Petersburg 14
Colonial Heights 28, Southampton 26
New Kent 61, Bruton 6
Amelia 38, Cumberland 14

SATURDAY:

Woodberry Forest 49, St. Christopher's 28

Armstrong 30, Churchland 8

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Deep Run at Patrick Henry

CLICK HERE to listen live to the Game of The Week: Deep Run (1-1) at Patrick Henry (2-0), at 6:30pm!

Game here in Richmond area on WHAN, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!