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Monday, September 30, 2019

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll

No changes at the top as we are now less than two weeks away from a titanic battle between our current top two teams! 

Prince George makes history by debuting in our poll for the first time.

1) Highland Springs (5-0, was #1, at #10 Henrico)
2) Manchester (4-0, was #2, vs. Huguenot)
3) Hopewell (4-0, was #3, vs. #7 Thomas Dale)
4) Varina (4-1, was #4, vs. Lake Taylor)
5) Louisa (4-0, was #5, vs. Orange)
6) Deep Run (5-0, was #6, BYE)
7) Thomas Dale (3-1, was #7, at #3 Hopewell)
8) Benedictine (4-1, was #8, at Georgetown Prep)
9) Monacan (3-1, was #9, vs. George Wythe)
10) Henrico (3-2, was #10, vs. #1 Highland Springs)
11) Prince George (3-1, NEW, at Matoaca)
12) Douglas Freeman (4-1, NEW, vs. J.R. Tucker)

Dropping Out: Hermitage (2-3, was #11), Patrick Henry (3-2, was #12)

Friday, September 27, 2019


#1 Highland Springs 39, Page (NC) 7
#2 Manchester 62, James River 7
#3 Hopewell 54, Colonial Heights 6
#4 Varina 79, Hanover 0
#5 Louisa 55, Charlottesville 0
#6 Deep Run 47, #11 Hermitage 20
#7 Thomas Dale 33, Petersburg 24
#10 Henrico 14, #12 Patrick Henry 7
#8 Benedictine at Flint Hill (Sat, 1p)
#9 Monacan 29, Huguenot 21

Prince George 27, Dinwiddie 24 (OT)
Cosby 51, George Wythe 0
Atlee 55, Armstrong 0
Matoaca 55, Meadowbrook 0
Douglas Freeman 21, Mills Godwin 18
Thomas Jefferson 35, Glen Allen 32
John Marshall 12, J.R. Tucker 6 (2 OT)
Powhatan 21, Clover Hill 20
L.C. Bird 20, Midlothian 0
Eastern View 59, Caroline 14
Poquoson 35, New Kent 7
Nottoway at Amelia
Goochland 41, Randolph-Henry 16
Washington & Lee 32, King William 29
Essex at Charles City
West Point at Northampton
King & Queen Central 21, Middlesex 10
Cumberland at Central-Lunenburg
St. John Paul the Great at Trinity Episcopal, Sat, 1p
St. Christopher’s at Bishop O’Connell Sat, 1:30
Lee-Davis (BYE)

Monday, September 23, 2019

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll

No changes at the top as we get set to enter district play this Friday night with no less than two games involving ranked teams!

1) Highland Springs (4-0, was #1, at Page (NC))
2) Manchester (3-0, was #2, vs. James River)
3) Hopewell (3-0, was #3, at Colonial Heights)
4) Varina (3-1, was #4, vs. Hanover)
5) Louisa (3-0, was #5, at Charlottesville)
6) Deep Run (4-0, was #6, at #9 Hermitage)
7) Thomas Dale (2-1, was #7, vs. Petersburg)
8) Benedictine (3-1, was #10, at Flint Hill, Saturday)
9) Monacan (2-1, was #11, vs. Huguenot)
10) Henrico (2-2, was #8, vs. #12 Patrick Henry) (Game of The Week, 102.9 FM)
11) Hermitage (2-2, was #9, vs. #6 Deep Run)
12) Patrick Henry (3-1, NEW, at #10 Henrico) (Game of The Week, 102.9 FM)

Dropping Out: Dinwiddie (1-2, was #12)

Friday, September 20, 2019


GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Deep Run 17, Patrick Henry 14: 41-yard field goal from Carter Foy wins it for the Wildcats, now 4-0, as the Patriots fall to 3-1.

#1 Highland Springs 54, North Stafford 13
#2 Manchester 27, Clover Hill 7
#3 Hopewell 35, #8 Henrico 13
#4 Varina 56, #9 Hermitage 13
#11 Monacan 34, James River 20
Douglas Freeman 21, Atlee 14
Mills Godwin 17, Hanover 3
L.C. Bird 42, George Wythe 6
Powhatan 2, Midlothian 0
Matoaca 22, J.R. Tucker 3
Thomas Jefferson 67, Greensville 14
Cosby 42, Huguenot 19
Glen Allen 48, Lee-Davis 0
Goochland 55, Cumberland 6
Amelia 38, Prince Edward 14
Essex 54, Franklin 12
Warhill 36, New Kent 6
Booker T. Washington 66, Armstrong 0
Sussex Central 44, Colonial Beach 43
King William 48, Caroline 35
Collegiate 27, Flint Hill 7


Norfolk Academy at St. Christopher's, 1pm
Bishop McNamara at Trinity Episcopal, 1pm
John Marshall at I.C. Norcom, 2pm



North Stafford (3-0) at #1 Highland Springs, 7pm: It is, as of this time, closing night for Kreiter Stadium as the Springers have won 22 regular season games and 32 games in a row overall. North Stafford comes in after posting a 33-29 win at #12 Dinwiddie. It's another step in the land mine of a schedule the Springers made, on purpose, to get their team as prepared for the postseason as possible. The Highland Springs schedule gets crazy after this week, going to Greensboro, North Carolina to face Walter Hines Page High School next Friday, then to rival Henrico October 4th before the highly anticipated showdown between the #1 Springers and #2 Manchester Lancers October 11th.

Clover Hill (2-0) at #2 Manchester (2-0), 7pm: Gut check time for a Clover Hill team desperately wanting to be considered a serious contender in Region 5B. No better yet for that to happen than beating the defeating Class 6 state champions in their home opener. The Lancers haven't missed a beat, with a come from behind double overtime win at Varina, then, last Friday, a 34-12 victory over #11 Monacan. The winner keeps pace with the top of the pack in Region 5B.

#3 Hopewell (2-0) at #8 Henrico (2-1), 7pm: We welcome the new synthetic turf field at Chappell Stadium on the Henrico campus as the Warriors look to bounce back from their 35-24 loss at Deep Run last week. Hopewell looks to keep the pedal down on offense, specifically Treveyon Henderson, who scored four of his five touchdowns in the I.C. Norcom win with a minute to spare in the first half. This game features, perhaps, the top two players in the area for the Class of 2021, as the Blue Devil defense must figure out a way to slow down big tailback Eric McDaniels.

#4 Varina (2-1) at #9 Hermitage (2-1), 7pm: We were besieged with questions from Hermitage fans last Friday night on "On The Sidelines Extra" on the NBC12 Facebook page as to whether the Panthers would finally return to the polls. Indeed they did, debuting all the way up at #9. Another way to signal your program's return would be to hold serve at home against a very familiar non-district foe in Varina. The Blue Devils know how disappointing seasons feel in this decade. Stu Brown and company  have things turned around and are a few plays away from being 3-0. Chester Fritz Stadium should be packed.

NOTE: Varina/Hermitage is the NBC12 "On The Sidelines Game of The Week"

GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Deep Run (3-0) at Patrick Henry (3-0), 6:30pm, 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM, @TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall")

CLICK HERE to listen live online to the Wildcats and Patriots!

This game features two of the top producing quarterbacks in the area in Bo Kite of Deep Run and Alex Sikkar of Patrick Henry. Both are threats in their passing game, but containing their rushing attack should be the higher priority of both defenses. The defense that wins the push at the line of scrimmage more consistently should lead its team to victory, unless a team commits too many turnovers and doesn't convert in the red zone.

These two teams have played some classic games on "The Mater" over the years, including back to back 21-20 overtime games, the 2005 game won by Patrick Henry, the 2006 edition won by Deep Run.

#11 Monacan (1-1) at James River (0-2), 7pm: No longer the "Henderson Bowl", the Chiefs look to implement improvements they saw on film after their loss to Manchester. No trip to James River is easy, but if the Chiefs play their best, they should improve to 2-1. That's important in the Region 4B playoff race, where Patrick Henry, Eastern View, #5 Louisa and Spotsylvania enter this week all at 3-0 already.

Atlee (1-1) at Douglas Freeman (2-1), 7pm: Here's a game between two Region 5B contenders much needed by both teams. The Rebels have the half-game advantage right now, one of nine teams ahead of Atlee entering Friday's play. It's simple. If you're Atlee, beat the Rebels to move a half-game ahead of them and draw closer to the top eight in the region. To do it, their offense must replicate their quick strike ability to eluded them in their opening loss to Deep Run, but was available in spades in their Game of The Week win over Mills Godwin. Four touchdown passes for Tyler Warren helped him to a night where he went 7-of-8 for 158 yards. The Rebels need to find the end zone with consistency. They struggled against an 0-3 Lee-Davis squad before finally putting the game away later.

Hanover (0-2) at Mills Godwin (1-2), 7pm: The homestanding Eagles were uncharacteristically undisciplined in their Atlee loss last Friday. They'll need to clean that up. Hanover finally found the red zone in the second half of their loss at Chancellor. For a team building for the future, every step is important. The Hawks' assignment this week is to win the war with your defensive line. You need possessions, you need to limit turnovers and, when you drive deep into Mills Godwin territory, you better cash it in. Expect a better night for quarterback Grayson Hanks.

Cosby (1-1) at Huguenot (2-0), 7pm: The Falcons are another team under deep consideration to enter the Big 12 poll. One drawback is they've only played six quarters of football so far this season. But their last four were mighty impressive, by going to Chester and holding the L.C. Bird Skyhawks to a single-digit point total. The Falcons can score, so Cosby, coming off their shutout win over James River, should be prepared for an aerial attack and a plethora of weapons that may remind them, to a point, of their opening opponent, Thomas Dale.

George Wythe (0-1) at L.C. Bird (0-2), 7pm: Speaking of the Skyhawks, they're unranked for the first time since we began the NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll. Their problem? No offense. They hope to right the ship Friday at home against a likely undermanned Bulldogs club who will find life tough in Region 4B.

Powhatan (1-1) at Midlothian (1-1), 7pm: The Trojans need a bounce back win as they welcome the newest member of the Dominion District. Both teams are 1-1, neither can afford to be 1-2 in their respective regions (Powhatan in 4B, Midlothian now in 5B). We cannot overemphasize the advantage being 2-1 will be in the winning team's respective playoff race.

Thomas Jefferson (2-1) at Greensville (1-1), 7pm: After narrowly missing out on a 3-0 start, falling 46-40 in overtime to perennial Region 2A power Amelia, the Vikings hit the road again, this time south towards the North Carolina border, to battle Greensville. It's yet another good test for Coach P.J. and his team. They've shown they can score with everyone so far. Future games still in the Colonial District (Glen Allen, J.R. Tucker, etc.) should give the Vikings a chance to have a winning record this season. Back in Region 3B, that could mean the top seed. In 2A, it's much more difficult.

Cumberland at Goochland (1-1), 7pm: This season has not started the way head coach Alex Fruth and the Bulldogs thought it would. First, a big loss in their opener, then, losing a game two weeks ago as Fork Union had overbooked their schedule. Now coming off an overtime scare with Buckingham, Goochland is in desperate need of a statement win, a win that was the norm each regular season over the past several years.

Flint Hill at Collegiate (1-1), 4pm: (Pregame Coverage at 3:30pm on 102.9 The Mater): This is another VISAA affair that likely will put up a lot of points. The Cougars won 41-33 with Catholic last week to even their record, and, before hitting the road to Episcopal next week, Nigel Williams and company need to keep the offense rolling, and find a way to help the defense slow down Flint Hill.


J.R. Tucker (1-1) at Matoaca (1-1)
Caroline (1-1) at King William (3-0)
Warhill at New Kent (2-0)
Southampton at Colonial Heights (0-3)
Essex at Franklin
Amelia at Prince Edward
Armstrong at Booker T. Washington
Sussex Central at Colonial Beach
King & Queen Central at Chincoteague


John Marshall at I.C. Norcom, 2pm
Norfolk Academy at St. Christopher's, 1pm
Bishop McNamara at Trinity Episcopal, 1pm


9:30PM: RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show on Game of The Week LIVE on 102.9 FM, 102.9 The Mater, plus online by clicking HERE and on the @TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall"! You'll hear from the winning head coach live, we'll get a live preview of "On The Sidelines" on NBC12 with Marc Davis, and the Luck Chevrolet Scoreboard will catch you up on all the Week 4 action!

11:15PM: "On The Sidelines" with Marc Davis on NBC12! Catch tons of highlights, get all the final scores, plus bonus coverage of NASCAR action at Richmond Raceway!

11:34PM: "On The Sidelines Extra" on the NBC12 Facebook page. You can join in the conversation! Bring us your questions and comments on the Week 4 action, plus we'll look ahead to Week 5, talk playoff implications and much more! It's #TheFinalWord on high school football every Friday night, so end your Football Friday with Marc Davis and Rob Witham LIVE by CLICKING HERE!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On The Sidelines Wednesday Playbook: Week 4 Preview!

CLICK HERE to watch live and join the conversation with YOUR high school football questions today and every Wednesday at 3:15!

It's the "On The Sidelines Wednesday Playbook" live on the NBC12 Facebook page as Marc Davis and Rob Witham look ahead to all the big games in Week 4, from the NBC12 Game of The Week, #4 Varina at #9 Hermitage, #3 Hopewell at #8 Henrico, to our Radio Game of The Week, #6 Deep Run (3-0) at Patrick Henry (3-0).

Plus we'll talk the final game at Kreiter Stadium for #1 Highland Springs, Clover Hill's chance for a big upset and a key Region 5B affair as Atlee travels to Douglas Freeman!

#TheFirstWord on high school football every week is the "On The Sidelines Wednesday Playbook" only from NBC12 and The RVA Sports Network!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Big 12 High School Football Poll: September 16, 2019

MAJOR changes this week in our NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, but the top remains very, very familiar.

There are two games this week involving two ranked teams, plus unbeaten #6 Deep Run, up five spots this week, goes to an unbeaten team who fell just short of the poll in Patrick Henry.


1) Highland Springs (3-0, was #1)
2) Manchester (2-0, was #2)
3) Hopewell (2-0, was #3)
4) Varina (2-1, was #5)
5) Louisa (3-0, was #9)
6) Deep Run (3-0, was #11)
7) Thomas Dale (2-1, was #2)
8) Henrico (2-1, was #6)
9) Hermitage (2-1, NEW)
10) Benedictine (3-1, was #12)
11) Monacan (1-1, was #7)
12) Dinwiddie (1-2, was #8)

Dropped Out: L.C. Bird (0-2, was #10)

Monday, September 16, 2019

#TheLineUp: Monday September 16

Don't miss "In The Red Zone", live from Sports Page Grille Ashland, tonight at 6pm only on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM), or CLICK HERE to listen online! It's truly live, local sports talk every Monday night!

Now, here's a look at all the high school action scheduled for this hot September Monday!


Northumberland at Colonial Heights, 4pm
Hanover at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm
Highland Springs at Matoaca, 6pm
J.R. Tucker at Hermitage, 6pm
New Kent at Bruton, 6pm
Deep Run vs. Prince George, 6:45pm, Glover Park
Douglas Freeman at Maggie Walker GS, 6:45pm
Glen Allen at Mills Godwin, 6:45pm
Lee-Davis at Atlee, 7pm
James River at Manchester, 7pm


Colonial Heights at Hanover, 6pm
Prince George at Henrico, 6pm
J.R. Tucker at Deep Run, 6pm
Hermitage at Varina, 6pm
Nottoway at Dinwiddie, 6pm
Glen Allen at Patrick Henry, 7pm


Caroline at Huguenot, 5:30pm
Petersburg at John Marshall, 6pm
Chancellor at Louisa, 6:30pm
Warhill at New Kent, 6:30pm
Patrick Henry at Glen Allen, 7pm
Varina at Hermitage, 7pm
Henrico at Prince George, 7pm
Meadowbrook at L.C. Bird, 7pm
Cumberland at Goochland, 7pm
King William at Rappahannock, 7pm

Friday, September 13, 2019


#1 Highland Springs 47, Meadowbrook 0
Hermitage 21, #2 Thomas Dale 19
#3 Manchester 34, #7 Monacan 12
#4 Hopewell 46, I.C. Norcom 25
#5 Varina 55, Matoaca 13
#11 Deep Run 35, #6 Henrico 24
North Stafford 33, #8 Dinwiddie 29
#9 Louisa 28, Massaponax 27
Huguenot 16, #10 L.C. Bird 7
#12 Benedictine 45, Fork Union Military Academy 31

Patrick Henry 21, Glen Allen 6
Clover Hill 29, Midlothian 13
Churchland 10, Prince George 7
Douglas Freeman 14, Lee-Davis 6
Chancellor 43, Hanover 14
Cosby 21, James River 0
John Marshall 40, Armstrong 0
Petersburg 32, Booker T. Washington 30
Trinity Episcopal 64, Norfolk Academy 42
Collegiate 41, Catholic 33
Powhatan 48, George Wythe 6
New Kent 42, Bruton 0
Park View-South Hill 14, Colonial Heights 6 (OT)
Brunswick 54, Charles City 0

King William at Essex, postponed to Saturday, 2pm


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3:45PM: Catholic at Collegiate

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7:00PM: Game Of The Week: Mills Godwin (1-1) at Atlee (0-1)

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Week 3 Football Preview

Let's take a look at the games this week, many of which could come into play when we're crunching the numbers for playoff spots in early November!

Meadowbrook (0-2) vs. #1 Highland Springs (2-0), 7pm: The Springers pass one of their toughest tests in a revamped regular season schedule with a huge defensive performance in their 13-6 win over Oscar Smith Saturday night in Virginia Beach. They'll have an easier time with Meadowbrook, struggling out of the gate, and still searching for their first win since 2017.

#2 Thomas Dale (2-0) at Hermitage (1-1), 7pm: The Knights have yet to allow a point this season in wins over Region 6A rival Cosby and longtime rival L.C. Bird. Now it's a trip north to Chester Fritz Stadium against an improve Hermitage squad that took #6 Henrico to overtime before falling 20-14 last week.

#3 Manchester (1-0) at #7 Monacan (1-0), 7:30pm: The Chiefs come off an opening 27-0 win at Hanover, but take a huge step up in competition with a Lancers squad who had over two weeks to learn from their come from behind, double overtime win before Labor Day at #5 Varina. J.J. Allen must have a fantastic game at quarterback and the Monacan defense can't let the Lancers get a two-possession lead. Be within a touchdown in the fourth quarter, and anything can happen.

I.C. Norcom (2-0) at #4 Hopewell (1-0), 7pm: Merner Field should be rocking Friday, as the Blue Devils, who shut out Norcom to open the 2018 campaign, only to lose to them 14-12 in a shocking first round playoff exit to end last season, look for a measure of revenge. More importantly, Hopewell looks to keep pace at the top of Region 3A, with a long way to go and teams like Thomas Dale, Dinwiddie, and Petersburg still to come.

Matoaca (1-0) at #5 Varina (1-1), 7pm: The homestand continues for these Blue Devils, as the Warriors come in with a 1-0 start for the first time since 2017. However, that first win, over Cosby two years ago, was followed by a five-game losing streak. Matoaca will have to find the end zone more, only scoring one touchdown in their overtime win over Powhatan, 9-6, last Friday.

#6 Henrico (2-0) at #11 Deep Run (2-0), 7pm: This is the NBC12 On The Sidelines Game of The Week as Eric McDaniels and the Warriors visit Bo Kite and the Wildcats. This game has it all, and will be won, as many games are, across the line. The team that gets the push for their rushing game gets the advantage. On what could be a wet evening, possession of the football will be key, too. Turnovers could play a big role. Henrico finally gets to open their new Chappell Field next week against Patrick Henry. The winner here has a nice advantage in Region 5B going into their district schedules.

North Stafford vs. #8 Dinwiddie (1-1), 7pm: The Generals are not afraid of a strong schedule. First, a win over George Washington, then, a loss at perennial Class 5 contender Massaponax. Now, here comes a quality North Stafford team that also is in the mix up north in Class 5. Dinwiddie's top priority is finding their footing on defense after giving up 89 points in their first two games.

Massaponax (2-0) at #9 Louisa (2-0), 7:30pm: This could be the game of the night. The Panthers come in over the home win with Dinwiddie, while Louisa has already notched two wins over Region 4B rivals and is one of five 2-0 teams in the region (Patrick Henry, Spotsylvania, Eastern View, King George). We'll be surprised if this game isn't in the 30's.

Huguenot (1-0) at #10 L.C. Bird (0-1), 7pm: The Skyhawks battled Thomas Dale hard for a half, then the Knights' athleticism took the game over. L.C. Bird gets a tricky test from Kevin Gayles and the Falcons, who have only played one half of football, seeing Jamestown "call" their opener two weeks ago after a half due to player participation issues. Can the Falcons pull off the upset? Or, do the Skyhawks get in gear?

Glen Allen (0-1) at Patrick Henry (2-0), 7pm: Suddenly, this becomes a marquee game this week. The reason? Devin Flowers and the Jaguars can ill afford to start 0-2 in crowded Region 5B. New Patriots head coach Ken Wakefield has his offense rolling, with 85 points in their two victories. But Flowers should provide a top test for Patrick Henry's front seven defensively. Force the Jags into a pass first game, and the advantage could be with Patrick Henry. Conversely, what if the Jaguars slow down red hot Alex Sikkar of the Patriots? What would be Plan B?

Mills Godwin (1-1) at Atlee (0-1), 7pm: Our Game of The Week in prime time is an early test in Region 5B, as the Eagles look for back to back wins while the Raiders look to square their record in the midst of a three-game homestand to start their season. Any team starting 0-3 in Region 5B finds themselves in big trouble early in the race for the eight postseason positions. The Eagles have avoided that, now the Raiders must do so, as Douglas Freeman looms next week.

Douglas Freeman (1-1) at Lee-Davis (0-2), 7pm: Region 4B has a similar problem. With sixteen teams now, five, as mentioned above, are already at 2-0. Lee-Davis is one of five teams at 0-2. Will Michael Joyce be back at quarterback? Can Lee-Davis avoid the turnover bug, which plagued them in losses to Deep Run and Mills Godwin? The Rebels really need to be 2-1 with region rivals Atlee and Mills Godwin to finish September.

Midlothian (1-0) at Clover Hill (1-0), 7pm: No one saw this game coming in June. Now, two newcomers to Region 5B look to plant their flag in the crowded playoff race, the Trojans off their come from behind 21-17 win over Glen Allen, while the Cavaliers beat Mills Godwin to open 2019 26-7. The winner joins several teams with 2-0 starts. Highland Springs, Prince George, and the Deep Run/Henrico will could all be 3-0 by the time we're live on "On The Sidelines Extra" on the NBC12 Facebook page late Friday night. Three of the last four games were decided by one possession, and the Cavs look for their first win in the series since 2015.

Prince George (2-0) at Churchland, 7pm: The Royals are making noise! With some young talent, especially in the offensive game, Prince George will prove themselves to be a real playoff contender in the Region 5B gauntlet should they return from Tidewater at 3-0. They've won with defense (Douglas Freeman) and offense (J.R. Tucker) at home. Now they must hit the road to prove worthiness in the discussion.

Thomas Jefferson (2-0) at Amelia, 7pm: If the Vikings, who open 2-0 for the first time since 2013, want to be in the discussion for a high seed in their first season in Region 2A, there's no better way to prove it than to go to Amelia and beat a Raider team that annually is fighting for the top of the region. With Goochland now in Region 3B, could we see these two play again come November?

George Wythe at Powhatan (0-1), 7pm: Mike Henderson's crew, coming off a disappointing opening loss in overtime, look to square their record in a battle of now Dominion District AND Region 4B rivals. The Indians' next two games? At Midlothian and at Clover Hill. It's a new world for Powhatan.

Hanover (0-1) at Chancellor (0-2), 7pm: There were a lot of positives for Hanover in their first game, albeit a defeat to a superior Monacan team. They can drive the football, they made good defense adjustments during the game. They can't afford injuries. It's a young roster with just four seniors, and little depth. A win Friday would provide a ton of confidence with much tougher opponents, even better in some cases than Monacan, just around the corner.

Catholic at Collegiate (0-1), 4pm: Our afternoon Game of The Week broadcast features a Cougar team needing a win to avoid a losing record in a three-game homestand to start the season. Catholic, formerly known as Bishop Sullivan Catholic, lost earlier in the season to Benedictine. They will provide a great test for the Cougars, led by Nigel Williams, who verbally committed to Wake Forest earlier this week.


Booker T. Washington at Petersburg (1-1)
Colonial Heights (0-2) at Park View-South Hill
Goochland (0-1) at Buckingham
Nottoway at Cumberland
King William at Essex

Monday, September 9, 2019

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll: Week 3

Everyone has seen action (or will tonight!) and changes do continue to be made in our weekly survey of the area's top high school football teams. The top three, however, remain the same.

1) Highland Springs (2-0, vs. Meadowbrook)
2) Thomas Dale (2-0, at Hermitage)
3) Manchester (1-0, at #7 Monacan)
4) Hopewell (1-0, vs. I.C. Norcom)
5) Varina (1-1, vs. Matoaca)
6) Henrico (2-0, at #11 Deep Run)
7) Monacan (1-0, vs. #3 Manchester)
8) Dinwiddie (1-1, vs. North Stafford)
9) Louisa (2-0, vs. Massaponax)
10) L.C. Bird (0-1, vs. Huguenot)
11) Deep Run (2-0, vs. #6 Henrico, NEW)
12) Benedictine (2-1, at Fork Union MA)

Dropping Out: Atlee (0-1, was #12)

(The Monacan defense pressures Hanover quarterback Levi Huesman in the Chiefs' 27-0 win on the Game Of The Week Friday night to move to 1-0. Photo By Rachel Witham)

#TheLineUp For Monday September 9

NOTE: There is a threat for severe weather Monday afternoon and early evening. Keep up with any schedule changes on Twitter at @TheRVASportsNet !



Atlee at Hanover, 5:30pm
Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm
New Kent at Lakeland, 5:30pm
Northumberland at Caroline, 5:45pm
Glen Allen at Hermitage, 6pm
Matoaca at Deep Run, 6:45pm
Mills Godwin at Douglas Freeman, 7pm
Midlothian at Cosby, 7pm
Clover Hill at James River, 7pm
Monacan at Powhatan, 7pm
Henrico at Thomas Dale, 7pm
Hopewell vs. Warhill, 7pm, Warhill Sports Complex


Matoaca vs. Colonial Heights, 3:30pm, Fort Lee
Prince George vs. Thomas Dale, 3:30pm
Dinwiddie vs. Hopewell, 3:30pm, Prince George GC
Mills Godwin vs. Goochland, POSTPONED
Patrick Henry vs. Hermitage, 4pm
Louisa vs James Monroe at Spotsylvania, 4pm, Fredericksburg CC
Caroline vs Fluvanna at Chancellor, 4pm, Lee's Hill
Henrico, Petersburg, Varina vs Meadowbrook, 4pm, First Tee Chesterfield
Glen Allen vs. Atlee, 5pm, Jefferson Lakeside

FOOTBALL (Week 2 Makegood Games):

Amelia at Franklin, 6pm
Washington & Lee at West Point, 6pm
Middlesex at Cumberland, 6pm
Greensville at Nottoway, 6pm
King & Queen Central at Windsor, 6pm
Colonial Heights at New Kent, 6:30pm
Bruton at King William, 7pm


J.R. Tucker at Hermitage, 6pm
Prince George at Clover Hill, 6pm
Glen Allen at Atlee, 7pm
Varina at Maggie Walker GS, 7pm


Greensville at Amelia, 5:30pm
Thomas Jefferson at Nottoway, 6pm
Louisa at Spotsylvania, 6:45pm
Atlee at Glen Allen, 7pm (Twitter Updates: @hanoversports & @henricosports)
Maggie Walker GS at Varina, 7pm
Powhatan at Hanover, 7pm
Clover Hill at Prince George, 7pm
Highland Springs at Caroline, 7:15pm

Friday, September 6, 2019


#1 Highland Springs vs. Oscar Smith, Saturday, 7pm, Virginia Beach Sportsplex
#2 Thomas Dale 28, #8 L.C. Bird 0
Massaponax 47, #4 Dinwiddie 30
#6 Varina 63, Meadowbrook 0
#7 Henrico 20, Hermitage 14 (OT)
#9 Monacan 27, Hanover 0
#10 Louisa 38, Chancellor 13
Avalon (MD) 38, #11 Benedictine 13
Deep Run 21, #12 Atlee 7
Mills Godwin 30, Lee-Davis 6
Patrick Henry 43, Caroline 8
J.R. Tucker (1-0) at Prince George (1-0), Saturday, 7pm
Matoaca 9, Powhatan 6 (OT)
Petersburg (1-0) at I.C. Norcom, Saturday, 2pm
Heritage-Lynchburg 57, John Marshall 20
Trinity Episcopal 30, Collegiate 20
Colonial Heights at New Kent, Monday, 6:30pm
Thomas Jefferson 56, Armstrong 6
George Wythe at Hampton, Saturday, 2pm
Douglas Freeman 21, James River 13
St Stephen's-St. Agnes at St. Christopher's (0-1), 1pm
Bruton at King William (1-0), Monday, 7pm

TONIGHT: Watch "On The Sidelines" on NBC12 at 11:15 for all of your Week 2 highlights, then join the conversation!

CLICK HERE to watch "On The Sidelines Extra" on NBC12's Facebook page at 11:33 as Marc and Rob answer YOUR questions, highlight Week 2 performances, preview Highland Springs/Oscar Smith and look ahead to Week 3!

Thursday, September 5, 2019




#1 Highland Springs at Oscar Smith, moved back to Saturday, 7pm, Virginia Beach Sportsplex
#6 Varina 63, Meadowbrook 0
Petersburg at I.C. Norcom, moved back to Saturday, 2pm
Thomas Jefferson 56, Armstrong 6
Roanoke Catholic at Charles City, moved to Saturday, 7pm
Bruton at King William, moved to Monday, 7pm
Colonial Heights at New Kent, moved to Monday, 6:30pm


Goochland at Fork Union Military Academy, canceled


Highland Springs at Manchester, Thursday, postponed
Mills Godwin at Matoaca, Varsity now 5:30, JV 7pm
Trinity Episcopal vs. Bishop Sullivan Catholic, Friday, canceled
Trinity Episcopal vs. Tabb, Saturday, canceled


Midlothian at Atlee, postponed from Thursday to Wednesday 9/11, 7pm
Goochland at Fluvanna, postponed from Thursday to Wednesday, 10/2, 7pm
Trinity Episcopal at Nansemond Suffolk Academy, Friday, canceled
Trinity Episcopal at Bishop Sullivan Catholic, Saturday, canceled
Warhill at New Kent, Thursday, postponed to 9/16


Colonial Heights at New Kent, postponed from Thursday

College Football: #6 Johns Hopkins at #24 Randolph-Macon

CLICK HERE to listen live as the Yellow Jackets begin the 2019 season, airtime 6:30pm. Listen on radio in the #RVA on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM). Video is also on the link.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

RVA Locals Only: Loren Johnson and Latest Dorian News

CLICK HERE to listen online to "RVA Locals Only" on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle only on ESPN Richmond Thursday at 9:30am!

We'll have the latest on Week 2 in high school football and talk live with Highland Springs head football coach Loren Johnson.

RADIO: 99.5/102.7 FM, 950 AM

MOBILE: ESPN Richmond App

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

FOOTBALL: NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Poll--Week 2

Ahead of their showdown at 757 power Oscar Smith Friday, Highland Springs remains atop our latest Big 12 High School Football Poll, with some shuffling going on below them.

1) Highland Springs (1-0, was #1, at Oscar Smith)
2) Thomas Dale (1-0, was #2, at #8 L.C. Bird)
3) Manchester (1-0, was #4, BYE)
4) Dinwiddie (1-0, was #3, at Massaponax)
5) Hopewell (1-0, was #6, BYE)
6) Varina (0-1, was #5, d. Meadowbrook 63-0 Wednesday)
7) Henrico (1-0, was #7, at Hermitage)
8) L.C. Bird (0-0, was #8, vs. #2 Thomas Dale)
9) Monacan (0-0, was #9, at Hanover)
10) Louisa (1-0, was #11, vs. Chancellor)
11) Benedictine (2-0, was #12, vs. Avalon (MD))
12) Atlee (0-0, was #10, vs. Deep Run)

No one dropped out of the Week 1 Poll.