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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

VHSL Football Standings: Week 11

One week left, and weather is creating a weekend filled with high school football games which will determine who is in, who is out, and where teams will begin postseason play on November 9th! Reminder that the top eight teams qualify in each region except where otherwise noted....

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REGION 6B (Top 7 qualify, #1 seed bye through first round)

1) Colonial Forge (9-0): 35.778
2) Manchester (9-0): 34.222
3) Thomas Dale (7-2): 29.667
4) Franklin County (5-4): 26.778
5) Clover Hill (5-5): 26.3
6) Cosby (4-5): 25.444
7T) Riverbend (1-8): 22.0
      James River (2-7): 22.0

ANALYSIS: Colonial Forge has clinched the #1 seed, their lead too insurmountable for Manchester due to the Lancers facing a winless team in George Wythe. Strength of schedule doomed the Lancers there. Who they face in round one is up in the air as a two-win James River team has tied one-win Riverbend, and, while the Bears hold the head-to-head matchup, it's rating points that determine who's in and who's out. Both idle Clover Hill and Cosby have a shot at a home game and the #4 seed, but Tunstall must beat Franklin County and for Cosby, they have to knock off an LC Bird team fighting for position in Region 5B.

6A TOP THREE: 1) Ocean Lakes 34.0, 2) Oscar Smith 31.667, 3) Woodside 30.7


REGION 5B:

1) Highland Springs (9-0): 30.889
2) Henrico (7-1): 29.875
3) L.C. Bird (7-2): 29.333
4) Glen Allen (7-2): 27.556
5) Varina (8-1): 27.222
6) Atlee (6-3): 27.111
7) Douglas Freeman (7-3): 25.9
8) Mills Godwin (5-4): 24.111
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9) Deep Run (4-4): 23.625

ANALYSIS: First, the Mills Godwin/Deep Run game, now Thursday, is a play-in game. The winner grabs a playoff berth, and the loser is out. Because the #8 and #9 seeds are head-to-head, it blocks both Prince George and Matoaca from making a move to #8. If the Eagles and Wildcats were playing other teams, we'd likely have a four-team race for one spot. Idle Douglas Freeman can finish no lower than seventh and can slide into the sixth seed.

The real race here is who jockeys themselves into better position. Highland Springs clinches the top seed with a victory on Saturday, but, of all things, #3 L.C. Bird could actually catch them if Varina wins, but George Wythe would have to beat Manchester or Huguenot would have to beat Monacan. Henrico cannot catch Highland Springs. The biggest battle is who gets the fourth seed, and a home game, in the first round. Glen Allen has it now, but plays 0-9 J.R. Tucker. The Jags would get 24 points for a win, but Varina would get 22 points for losing to Highland Springs. Atlee, with a win over Hanover, could still end up at #4.

5A TOP THREE: 1) Indian River 32.889; 2) Maury 30.667; 3) Salem (VB) 30.444


REGION 4B:

1) Eastern View (9-0): 29.778
2) Louisa (9-0): 29.556
3) Monacan (7-2): 29.444
4) Dinwiddie (8-1): 29.222
5) Midlothian (6-3): 28.111
6) Courtland (7-2): 25.111
7) Powhatan (5-3): 23.750
8) Huguenot (4-5): 23.0
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9) Hanover (3-6): 21.111

ANALYSIS: First, the known. Louisa clinches the #1 seed with a win over 6-3 Fluvanna. Then it gets crazy. Monacan can threaten Eastern View for #2 should both win, as the Chiefs play 4-5 Huguenot, while the Cyclones play 1-8 King George. Dinwiddie may win and still stay at #4, but a slip above them, and off they go, and there's a tiny chance Midlothian moves to #4, but only if Colonial Heights pulls the upset of the year over the Generals.

Midlothian won't finish lower than fifth. Hanover is still alive to sneak in at #8, but they must beat Atlee, Monacan must defeat Huguenot. A Mills Godwin win over Deep Run couldn't hurt.

4A TOP THREE: 1) Lafayette 32.0; 2) Lake Taylor 30.556; 3) Deep Creek 25.444


REGION 3A:

1) Phoebus (8-1): 30.667
2) Hopewell (7-1): 29.375
3) Booker T. Washington (6-3): 24.667
4) I.C. Norcom (5-4): 24.333
5) Park View-South Hill (7-2): 24.111
6) York (6-3): 23.111
7) Petersburg (6-3): 22.667
8) New Kent (6-3): 22.333
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9) Tabb (4-5): 20.778
10) Lakeland (2-7): 20.0

ANALYSIS: If Phoebus defeats Menchville, the Phantoms will take the #1 seed. Hopewell can finish no worse than #2. The big race now is at the bottom where Petersburg is trying to hold on with New Kent breathing down their neck for #7. Both seem safely in at this point.

REGION 3B:

1) Spotsylvania (6-3): 23.0
2) Culpeper Co. (5-4): 22.778
3) Thomas Jefferson (5-4): 21.667
4) Brentsville District (5-5): 19.6
5) John Marshall (3-6): 18.556
6) James Monroe (2-7): 17.556
7) Skyline (2-7): 16.556
8) William Monroe (3-6): 16.333
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9T) Armstrong (1-8): 16.0
      George Wythe (0-9): 16.0

ANALYSIS: Thomas Jefferson is in, and should host a first round game. John Marshall, with a win over Thomas Jefferson, would possibly move past Brentsville, whose regular season is done. Yes, Armstrong or George Wythe, even if they lose, could move past William Monroe, who plays Culpeper, into the top eight, but Culpeper must win.

REGION 2A:

1) Amelia (9-0): 25.111
2) Goochland (9-0): 24.750 (one game non-VHSL)
3) Poquoson (7-2): 24.444
4) King William (7-1): 23.143 (one game non-VHSL)
5) Greensville (5-4): 18.556
6) Nottoway (5-4): 18.333
7) Arcadia (5-4): 16.778
8) Brunswick (3-6): 16.333
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9) Nandua (3-7): 15.3
10) Bluestone (3-7): 15.1

ANALYSIS: It's a Saturday showdown between Amelia and Goochland and, even if Poquoson beats York, the winner between the Raiders and Bulldogs will likely grab the #1 seed. King William won't finish lower than fourth.

2B TOP THREE: 1) East Rockingham 27.111; 2) Central-Woodstock 23.556; 3) Luray 22.556


REGION 1A:
ANALYSIS: Rappahannock and Franklin are tied for first, Essex is in fifth, half a point behind West Point for the fourth seed (and a first round home game), with Northampton just behind them in sixth by less than four-tenths of a point. If Essex beats Rappahannock and Clarke County beats West Point, a Trojans home game is definitely possible.






Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Week 11 Football Changes, Latest #Big12Poll

With the threat of thunderstorm activity on Friday, some football games are being moved up from Friday to Thursday in the final week of the regular season. Also, check out the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football #Big12Poll, released Monday evening!

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NOW THURSDAY:

George Wythe at #2 Manchester, 7pm
#3 Henrico at Armstrong, 7pm
Meadowbrook at #5 Hopewell, 7pm
#6 Dinwiddie at Colonial Heights, 7pm
Huguenot at #8 Monacan, 7pm
#11 L.C. Bird at Cosby, 7:30pm
Mills Godwin at Deep Run, 7pm
Glen Allen at J.R. Tucker, 7pm
Hanover at Atlee, 7pm
Matoaca at Petersburg, 7pm
Midlothian at James River, 7pm
King and Queen at King William, 7pm
Orange at Powhatan, 7:30pm

NOW SATURDAY:

#1 Highland Springs at Varina, 3pm
#10 Goochland at Amelia, 5pm
Prince George at #7 Thomas Dale, 7pm

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NBC12/RVA SPORTS NETWORK BIG 12 POLL:

1) Highland Springs
2) Manchester
3) Henrico
4) Varina
5) Hopewell
6) Dinwiddie
7) Thomas Dale
8T) Louisa
      Monacan
10) Goochland
11) L.C. Bird
12) Glen Allen

Dropping Out: Amelia

Thursday, October 25, 2018

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL!

FINALS:

#1 Highland Springs 51, Patrick Henry 0
#2 Manchester 70, Hermitage 0
#9 Hopewell 7, #3 Dinwiddie 0
#4 Henrico 61, Lee-Davis 6
#5 Varina 35, Atlee 0
Midlothian 24, #6 Monacan 20
#7 Thomas Dale 30, Granby 10
#8 L.C. Bird 33, George Wythe 14
#10 Louisa 48, Charlottesville 12
#12 Amelia 46, Nottoway 0
Glen Allen 34, Deep Run 14
Mills Godwin 23, Douglas Freeman 20
Clover Hill 16, Huguenot 0
Powhatan 21, Albemarle 20 (OT)
Norfolk Academy 36, Collegiate 35
Benedictine 34, Avalon 27
Petersburg 22, Meadowbrook 0
James River 12, Cosby 6 (OT)
Appomattox 24, Colonial Heights 0

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

VHSL Football Region Standings: Week 10

Two weeks left, games being moved around again, it's a wild stretch to the finish! Here are the latest official standings. Note that all regions bring their top eight except where noted:

REGION 6B (Top 7 In, #1 Seed with bye in Round 1):

1) Colonial Forge (8-0): 34.750
2) Manchester (8-0): 34.000
3) Thomas Dale (6-2): 29.250
4) Cosby (4-4): 25.750
5) Franklin County (4-4): 25.000
6) Clover Hill (4-5): 24.667
7) Riverbend (1-7): 21.500
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8) James River (1-7): 20.125

NOTES: Manchester is stuck at #2 should Colonial Forge win out due to strength of schedule. Thomas Dale has virtually locked the #3 seed. The intrigue now is whether Cosby holds onto #4 and whether James River can find a win to threaten Riverbend.

6A TOP THREE: 1) Ocean Lakes (9-0, 33.556); 2) Oscar Smith (7-1, 31.000) 3) Woodside (7-2, 30.222)

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REGION 5B:

1) Highland Springs (8-0): 30.500
2) Henrico (6-1): 29.714
3) L.C. Bird (6-2): 28.875
4) Atlee (6-2): 27.500
5) Glen Allen (6-2): 26.250
6) Douglas Freeman (7-2): 26.111
7) Varina (7-1): 25.500
8) Deep Run (4-3): 23.571
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9) Prince George (4-4): 22.125
10) Mills Godwin (4-4): 21.625
11) Matoaca (2-6): 20.875

NOTES: The Springers in the drivers seat for top seed with two more wins, Varina jumps back into the race for a home game at the fourth seed with a win against Atlee this week on our Game of The Week. Deep Run needs a win against Glen Allen to solidify the #8 seed, but they won't clinch it yet. Mills Godwin needs a win over Douglas Freeman to jump back into the race, but won't be out if they don't, especially if Glen Allen beats Deep Run. Prince George has a late-surging Matoaca this week, that won't be easy.

5A TOP THREE: 1) Indian River (8-0, 31.250); 2) Maury (8-1, 29.667); 3) Salem (6-2, 28.500)

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REGION 4B:

1) Monacan (7-1): 29.750
2T) Dinwiddie (8-0): 29.500
2T) Louisa (8-0): 29.500
2T) Eastern View (8-0): 29.500
5) Midlothian (5-3): 26.500
6) Courtland (6-2): 25.000
7) Huguenot (4-4): 22.875
8) Powhatan (4-3): 21.714
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9) Chancellor (4-5): 20.889
10) Hanover (2-6): 20.250
11) Patrick Henry (2-5): 19.000

NOTES: Wow! A one-loss Monacan team has the strength of schedule to significantly threaten to disrupt the top of the region. They play a five win Midlothian team Thursday, while Dinwiddie has a six-win Hopewell, Louisa plays winless Charlottesville, and Eastern View's strength of schedule is down overall because of playing in the Battlefield District. It will go down to the wire should Monacan and Dinwiddie both win Thursday. Monacan finishes with 4-4 Huguenot, Dinwiddie with 2-5 Colonial Heights. Chancellor finishes their season Thursday with Spotsylvania, and a win will go a long way in their quest to catch Powhatan, who face 4-4 Albemarle Thursday.

4A TOP THREE: 1) Lafayette (7-0, 30.0); 2) Lake Taylor (7-1, 29.625); 3T) Deep Creek and Heritage (5-3, 24.250)

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REGION 3A:

1) Phoebus (6-1): 28.714
2) Hopewell (6-1): 27.143
3) Booker T. Washington (6-3): 24.111
4) York (6-2): 23.250
5) I.C. Norcom (5-4): 23.222
6) Park View-South Hill (6-2): 22.625
7) Petersburg (5-3): 22.000
8) New Kent (5-3): 20.625
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9T) Tabb (3-5): 20.125
       Lakeland (2-6): 20.125
11) Colonial Heights (2-5): 18.000

NOTES: Hopewell takes a hit in their hopes of grabbing the number one seed, but a win at Dinwiddie puts them right back in the hunt. The Blue Devils seem safe to lock at the least the second seed. Petersburg is fighting for a home game but must win and get help in order to move up two positions with just two games to go. New Kent is achingly close to the top eight, as strength of schedule hurts their hopes.

REGION 3B:

1) Culpeper County (5-3): 22.750
2) Spotsylvania (5-3): 21.875
3) Thomas Jefferson (4-4): 20.000
4) Brentsville District (4-5): 18.778
5) John Marshall (2-6): 17.500
6) James Monroe (2-6): 17.000
7) Skyline (2-6): 16.375
8) Armstrong (1-6): 16.000
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9) William Monroe (2-6): 15.250
10) George Wythe (0-8): 15.000

NOTES: The Vikings look good for a home game in round one, though chances to move up are lessening. The rest of the region can be turned upside down with an upset or two.

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REGION 2A:

1) Amelia (7-0): 24.857
2) Poquoson (7-1): 24.375
3) Goochland (8-0): 24.000
4) King William (6-1): 21.333
5) Nottoway (5-3): 18.000
6) Greensville (4-4): 17.500
7) Brunswick (3-5): 17.000
8) Arcadia (5-4): 16.556
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9) Nandua (3-6): 15.111
10) Bluestone (2-7): 14.222
11) Prince Edward (3-5): 14.000

NOTES: The Raiders and Bulldogs seem on a collision course to play for the top seed on November 2nd, while King William is very close to clinching a home game in the first round.

2B TOP THREE: 1) East Rockingham (8-0, 26.0); 2) Central-Woodstock (8-0, 24.0); 3) Luray (6-2, 21.625)

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In Region 1A, Essex is 6th, less than a tenth of a point behind #5 Northampton, but just over two points behind #4 West Point with two games to go. The playoffs are almost clinched for the Trojans, but a home game in the first round may be tough to earn.















Tuesday, October 23, 2018

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGES

Here's a list of the Week 10 football changes due to rain moving in on Friday:

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THURSDAY:

SPECIAL GAME OF THE WEEKCollegiate (3-4) at Norfolk Academy, 6:15pm, pregame at 6pm on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM), click HERE to listen live online!

Patrick Henry (2-5) at #1 Highland Springs (8-0), 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage: @henricosports)
#9 Hopewell (6-1) at #3 Dinwiddie (8-0), 7pm
Midlothian (5-3) at #6 Monacan (7-1), 7pm
#7 Thomas Dale (6-2) at Granby, 7:30pm, Powhatan Field, Norfolk
George Wythe (0-8) at #8 L.C. Bird (6-2), 7pm
#10 Louisa (8-0) at Charlottesville (0-8), 7pm
Collegiate (3-4) at Norfolk Academy, 6:15pm
Huguenot (4-4) at Clover Hill (4-5), 7:30pm
Prince George (4-4) at Matoaca (2-6), 7pm
Colonial Heights (2-5) at Appomattox (6-1), 7pm
Powhatan (4-3) at Albemarle, 7:30pm
Spotsylvania (5-3) at Chancellor (4-5), 7pm

SATURDAY:

Prince Edward (3-5) at Goochland (7-0), 2pm

MONDAY:

York at New Kent, 6:30pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

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

The top is, as usual, unchanged, but more movement in the latter half of our latest poll as voted on by media members of the organizations presenting the poll.

Get the latest high school football news tonight, 6-7pm only on "In The Red Zone" with Rob Witham on 102.9 FM The Mater and online by clicking here!

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1) Highland Springs (8-0, was #1, vs. Patrick Henry
2) Manchester (8-0, was #2, at Hermitage)
3) Dinwiddie (8-0, was #3, vs. #9 Hopewell)
4) Henrico (6-1, was #4, at Lee-Davis)
5) Varina (7-1, was #5, vs. Atlee)
6) Monacan (7-1, was #8, vs. Midlothian)
7) Thomas Dale (6-2, was #10, at Granby, Norfolk)
8) L.C. Bird (6-2, was #7, vs. George Wythe)
9) Hopewell (6-1, was #6, at #3 Dinwiddie)
10) Louisa (8-0, was #9, at Charlottesville)
11) Goochland (7-0, was #11, vs Bluestone Monday, vs Prince Edward Friday)
12) Amelia (7-0, NEW, at Nottoway Friday, at Randolph-Henry Monday 10/29)

Dropping Out: Atlee (6-2)
Also Receiving Votes: Glen Allen (6-2), Atlee (6-2)





Friday, October 19, 2018

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL

FINALS:

Collegiate 52, Fork Union 22
Woodberry Forest 40, Benedictine 30
#1 Highland Springs 44, #12 Atlee 0
#2 Manchester 51, Clover Hill 21
#3 Dinwiddie 56, Petersburg 20
#4 Henrico 41, Hanover 28
#5 Varina 72, Lee-Davis 33
#10 Thomas Dale 49, #6 Hopewell 42 (2 OT)
#8 Monacan 19, #7 L.C. Bird 14
#9 Louisa 36, Orange 12
#11 Goochland 41, Randolph-Henry 0
Patrick Henry 13, Armstrong 8
Midlothian 26, Cosby 7
Powhatan 53, Monticello 21
Glen Allen 21, Mills Godwin 7
Prince George 28, Colonial Heights 7
Douglas Freeman 37, Hermitage 0
Thomas Jefferson 21, J.R. Tucker 14
Powhatan 53, Monticello 21
New Kent 23, Smithfield 22
Matoaca 48, Meadowbrook 7
Deep Run 28, John Marshall 8
Chancellor 58, Caroline 27



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WEEK 9: VHSL Region Standings and High School Football "Big 12 Poll"

Here are the latest Virginia High School League Region standings as released Wednesday morning, plus, below, the updated NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football "Big 12 Poll".

NOTE: The top eight teams advance in each region unless otherwise noted.

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REGION 6B (Top 7 advance):

1) Colonial Forge: 33.500
2) Manchester: 33.143
3) Thomas Dale: 27.571
4) Cosby: 25.714
5) Clover Hill: 24.500
6) Franklin County: 22.429
7) Riverbend: 21.143
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8) James River: 19.625

HEADLINES: If Colonial Forge wins final two games (they have a bye this week), they'll likely capture the top seed and the first round bye that goes with it thanks to strength of schedule. Manchester, after Clover Hill this Friday, finish with teams with one combined win between them. Thomas Dale gets unbeaten Hopewell Friday and solidifies #3 with a win.

REGION 5B:

1) L.C. Bird: 29.286
2) Highland Springs: 29.143
3) Henrico: 28.833
4) Atlee: 27.571
5) Douglas Freeman: 25.500
6) Varina: 24.714
7) Glen Allen: 24.571
8) Deep Run: 22.167
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9) Mills Godwin: 22.143
10) Prince George: 21.143
11) Matoaca: 19.857
12) Lee-Davis: 18.714
13) Hermitage: 18.125
14) Meadowbrook: 17.429
15) J.R. Tucker: 15.000

HEADLINES: The Skyhawks stay neck and neck with the Springers if they beat Monacan and Highland Springs defeats Atlee. An Atlee loss separates the top three from the rest of the pack and opens the door to Douglas Freeman, Varina, even Glen Allen for hopes of being #4 and getting a first round home game. Having a currently winless J.R. Tucker team on closing night hurts the Jaguars.

REGION 4B:

1) Eastern View: 28.500
2) Monacan: 28.429
3) Louisa: 28.286
4) Dinwiddie: 28.000
5) Midlothian: 24.571
6) Courtland: 24.429
7) Huguenot: 22.143
8) Powhatan: 20.667
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9) Chancellor: 20.125
10) Hanover: 19.714
11) Patrick Henry: 17.667
12) King George: 16.250
13) Caroline: 14.857

HEADLINES: We're essentially down to ten teams for eight spots unless PH can knock off Armstrong and Highland Springs the next two weeks. Hanover needs to beat Henrico Friday. At the top, Dinwiddie gets Petersburg (5-2) and Hopewell (6-0) in back to back weeks. Monacan gets L.C. Bird, Midlothian, and Huguenot. If Chiefs sweep, they could out point even a 10-0 Eastern View, who only has two games left.

REGION 3A:

1T) Phoebus 27.667
2) Hopewell 27.333
3) York: 23.286
4T) I.C. Norcom: 22.750
4T) B.T. Washington: 22.750
6) Petersburg: 22.143
7) Park View-South Hill: 22.000
8T) Tabb: 18.571
8T) New Kent: 18.571
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10) Lakeland: 18.000
11) Colonial Heights: 17.333
12) Southampton: 15.333

HEADLINES: It's a fight to the finish for the Phantoms and Blue Devils for #1. First things first, Hopewell has to contend with Thomas Dale this Friday. Petersburg's hopes for a first round home game took a hit in the disappointing loss at Thomas Dale last Friday. Now they need at least one more win to solidify postseason play.

REGION 3B:

1) Culpeper Co.: 21.571
2) Spotsylvania: 21.429
3) Brentsville District: 19.000
4) Thomas Jefferson: 18.714
5) John Marshall: 17.286
6) Manassas Park 17.000 (only listed with one game)
7) James Monroe: 16.714
8) Skyline: 16.429
9) Armstrong: 16.167
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10) George Wythe: 14.857
11) William Monroe: 13.714
12) Warren County: 13.286

HEADLINES: TJ is sliding as they play through the Colonial District. A win soon helps keep them home in the first round. We still don't know why a Manassas Park team, who announced in August they wouldn't play this year, is still listed by the VHSL in the region standings.

REGION 2A:

1) Goochland: 23.200 (game vs Fork Union doesn't count)
2) Poquoson: 22.833
3) Amelia: 22.667
4) King William: 20.833
5) Greensville: 16.857
6) Nottoway: 16.333
7) Brunswick: 16.000
8) Arcadia: 15.375
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9) Nandua: 15.250
10) Prince Edward: 14.833
11) Bluestone: 14.143
12) Bruton: 12.333
13) Randolph-Henry: 9.800

HEADLINES: Poquoson still has York and Lafayette to go, while Goochland plays twice in three days over this coming weekend, then contends with Amelia on closing night, November 2nd. King William lurks behind, seemingly in good shape for a first round home contest.

REGION 1A:

1) Franklin: 19.143
2T) Rappahannock: 19.000
2T) Northumberland: 19.000
2T) West Point: 19.000
5) Colonial Beach: 17.143
6) Essex: 16.714
7) Northampton: 16.167
8) Washington & Lee: 14.167
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9) Sussex Central: 12.571
10) Windsor: 10.857
11) Lancaster: 10.571
12) Mathews: 9.875
13T) King & Queen Central: 9.000
13T) Surry: 9.000

HEADLINES: While it's not been an Essex year by Essex standards, they look safe for the postseason, and definitely in with another victory. The traffic jam at the #2 seed is fascinating.

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THE LATEST "BIG 12 POLL":

1) Highland Springs (7-0, was #1, at #12 Atlee)
2) Manchester (7-0, was #2, vs. Clover Hill)
3) Dinwiddie (7-0, was #3, at Petersburg)
4) Henrico (5-1, was #6, vs. Hanover)
5) Varina (6-1, was #4, vs. Lee-Davis)
6) Hopewell (6-0, was #7, vs. #10 Thomas Dale)
7) L.C. Bird (6-1, was #5, vs. #8 Monacan)
8) Monacan (6-1, was #9, at #7 L.C. Bird)
9) Louisa (7-0, was #10, vs. Orange)
10) Thomas Dale (5-2, was #8, at #6 Hopewell)
11) Goochland (6-0, was #11, at Randolph-Henry Friday, vs. Bluestone Monday)
12) Atlee (6-1, returning, vs. #1 Highland Springs)

Dropping Out: Petersburg (5-2)
Also Receiving Votes: Petersburg (5-2)




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
#4 Varina 28, #6 Henrico 27
Glen Allen 35, John Marshall 6
Hanover 30, Patrick Henry 28
Deep Run 42, Thomas Jefferson 9
Mills Godwin 14, Hermitage 13
Lafayette 44, New Kent 7
Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 56, Chincoteague 7
Essex 28, Colonial Beach 14

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NOTE: New Virginia High School League Region standings will be released on Wednesday due to several Week 8 games being played on Tuesday (10/16).



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