Monday, September 29, 2014

VHSL Football Point Standings (Through Week 5)....

The VHSL released its first set of standings for football using the league's rating points system. Here they are:

6A SOUTH (separated into two 8-team sub-regions, Conferences 1/2 and Conferences 3/4):

1) Cosby (27.750)
2) C.D. Hylton (26.250)
3) Patrick Henry-Roanoke (25.600)
4) Woodbridge (24.600)
5T) Thomas Dale (23.750)
      Forest Park (23.750)
7) Colonial Forge (23.600)
8) Varina (22.500)

5A SOUTH (separated into two 8-team sub-regions, Conferences 9/10 and Conferences 11/12):

1T) L.C. Bird (28.500)
      Highland Springs (28.500)
3) Hermitage (27.500)
4) Manchester (26.800)
5) Henrico (25.500)
6) Atlee (24.000)
7) Douglas Freeman (23.000)
8) Prince George (21.500)
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9) Mills Godwin (19.500)
10) Meadowbrook (18.750)
11) Matoaca (18.500)
12) Lee-Davis (17.750)

4A SOUTH (Top 16-team "all in" format, no splitting)

18) J.R. Tucker (16.000)
19) Glen Allen (15.250)

These will be updated weekly through the rest of the regular season, and we'll keep you posted.





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday's Schedule of Action!

Here's what's on "The LineUp" for Monday, September 29th:

GOLF:
Conference 3 Tournament (Varina) at Lake Chesdin GC, 9am
Conference 20 Tournament (Glen Allen, J.R. Tucker) at Mattaponi Springs GC, 8:30am
Conference 11 Tournament (Godwin, Freeman, Deep Run, Henrico, Highland Springs, Hermitage), Belmont GC, 8am

FIELD HOCKEY:
Glen Allen at Atlee, 5pm
Douglas Freeman at Hermitage, 5:30pm
Mills Godwin at Lee-Davis, 6pm
Henrico at Varina, 6pm

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
James River at Varina, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
L.C. Bird at Mills Godwin, 7pm
Varina at Prince George, 7pm

Friday, September 26, 2014

FOOTBALL FRIDAY FINALS...

#4 Highland Springs 20, #8 Hanover 0: Springers keep Hawks off the scoreboard despite eight Hanover trips into Highland Springs territory. Marcus Taylor with early TD run and blocked field goal for the 4-0 Springers, who host Glen Allen next Friday.

Henrico 22, #2 Atlee 20: One of the biggest regular season upsets in years. The Warriors move to 4-0, hold the Atlee offense off the scoreboard until a fourth quarter comeback put two touchdowns on the board, the last cutting the lead to two, but the Raiders' two-point conversion failed and Henrico ran out the clock to stay unbeaten and hand the Raiders their first loss.

(NOTE: Atlee scored six points in the first half...on three safeties. Henrico defense's shut out streak ended after just over 15 quarters.)

#10 Douglas Freeman 28, Deep Run 0: Rebels back on the winning track beating West End rival to move to 3-1. Wildcats continue to struggle, now 0-4.

John Marshall 28, J.R. Tucker 14: Justices win their first at Tigers' Homecoming, dropping Tucker to 1-3 overall.

Armstrong 36, Glen Allen 21: Jaguars also see their Homecoming spoiled as the Wildcats also advance to 4-0. Armstrong, Henrico join Highland Springs as Capital District teams at 4-0.

Mills Godwin 27, Patrick Henry 5: Wesley Dugger's two touchdown runs in the second half put it away as the Eagles win their second straight to even their record at 2-2 ahead of their trip to Deep Run next Friday.

Varina 48, Lee-Davis 14: Blue Devils roll to a 27-point first quarter to easily defeat the Confederates, square their record at 2-2, and keep pace in the 6A South playoff race. 4-0 Armstrong comes to Varina next Friday....

SATURDAY:

#3 Hermitage (3-0) at Thomas Jefferson (0-3), 1pm
VISAA: Episcopal at Collegiate, 1:30pm (listen LIVE at 1:15pm on WHAN, 102.9 FM!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday Schedule....

GOLF:
Highland Springs vs. Atlee vs. Lee-Davis at Queenfield, 4pm
Caroline vs. Glen Allen at Hunting Hawk, 4:30pm

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Armstrong at Varina, 6pm
Glen Allen at Henrico, 6pm
Manchester at Hermitage, 6pm
Atlee at Highland Springs, 7pm
Maggie Walker GS at J.R. Tucker, 6:45pm
Douglas Freeman at Mills Godwin, 6:45pm
Deep Run at Patrick Henry, 6:45pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Armstrong at Varina, 7pm
Highland Springs at Atlee, 7pm
Henrico at Glen Allen, 7pm
Mills Godwin at Douglas Freeman, 6:45pm
Patrick Henry at Deep Run, 6:45pm
J.R. Tucker at Maggie Walker GS, 6:45pm
Hermitage at Manchester, 7pm

JV FOOTBALL:
Mills Godwin at Patrick Henry, 7pm (POSTPONED to Monday 9/29)
Henrico at Atlee, 7pm
Lee-Davis at Varina, 7pm
Huguenot at J.R. Tucker, 7pm (POSTPONED, no make-up date)
Highland Springs at Hanover, 7pm (POSTPONED, no make-up date)
Douglas Freeman at Deep Run, 7pm

NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll!

1) L.C. Bird (3-0, was #1)
2) Atlee (3-0, was #2)
3) Hermitage (3-0, was #3)
4) Highland Springs (3-0, was #4)
5) Manchester (4-0, was #5)
6) Cosby (4-0, was #7)
7) Thomas Dale (1-2, was #9)
8) Hanover (3-0, new to poll)
9) Dinwiddie (2-1, was #10)
10) Douglas Freeman (2-1, was #6)

(Dropping Out: Monacan, 3-1)


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Video Interview: Glen Allen Girls Volleyball's Lauren Wells!

After a big four-set victory at Hanover Tuesday night to move to 11-1, HCS Media Network caught up with Lauren Wells about her performance, especially at the end, and what the Jaguars did to help neutralize the strong attack game of the Hawks!

Click HERE to watch the interview!

Monday, September 22, 2014

"The LineUp": Tuesday's Action Schedule!!

Here's today's action around the county....

COLLEGE GOLF: Richmond, VCU compete in third and final round of Janney VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club

GOLF: Hermitage travels to First Tee of Chesterfield to face Meadowbrook at 4pm

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Varina at Atlee, 7pm
Highland Springs at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Patrick Henry at Mills Godwin, 6:45pm
Deep Run at Thomas Jefferson, 5:30pm
Hermitage at J.R. Tucker, 6:45pm
Hanover at Glen Allen, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Atlee at Varina, 7pm
Lee-Davis at Highland Springs, 7pm
Mills Godwin at Patrick Henry, 6:45pm
Deep Run at Thomas Jefferson, 6:45pm
J.R. Tucker at Hermitage, 6:45pm

HCS Media Network "Match Of The Night":
Girls Volleyball: Glen Allen (10-1) at Hanover (7-3), 7pm--Listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE to Rob Witham's play-by-play call of this important Conference 20 match exclusively on HCS Media Network!


MONDAY FINALS...

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Glen Allen 3, Thomas Dale 0 (Jaguars now 10-1, at Hanover tomorrow, 7pm LIVE on HCS Media Network)

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Glen Allen 3, Mills Godwin 2
Douglas Freeman 3, Henrico 0

GOLF:
Glen Allen 159, Hanover 175, Varina 222

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:
Virginia Union 3, Virginia State 0 (25-18, 250-20, 25-21)


Sunday, September 21, 2014

"The Line-Up": Monday's Action Schedule!

GOLF:
Glen Allen vs. Varina vs. Hanover at Meadowbrook CC, 4:30pm

FIELD HOCKEY:
Hermitage at Mills Godwin, 5:30pm
J.R. Tucker at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm
Maggie Walker GS at Deep Run, 5:30pm
Varina at Hanover, 6pm
Lee-Davis at Highland Springs, 6pm
CHANGE: Atlee at Henrico, 6pm (on original schedule this match and October 15th match times and locations were reversed. Our apologizes for the earlier error)...

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Henrico at Douglas Freeman, 7pm
Glen Allen at Mills Godwin, 6:45pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Thomas Dale at Glen Allen, 7pm

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:
Virginia State at Virginia Union, 6pm

COLLEGE GOLF:
Richmond, VCU at First 2 Rounds of Janney VCU Shootout, all day at Hermitage Country Club

Friday, September 19, 2014

FOOTBALL FINALS....

(Rankings based on NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll...)

#3 Hermitage 22, Varina 15: It's hard to beat Varina at home, even tougher when you lose your quarterback to injury in the first half. Rashad Robinson suffered an ankle injury and did not return, paving the way for young Eli Odom to step in and lead his team to victory.  Odom scored two rushing touchdowns as the Panthers held off a late Blue Devil charge to improve to 3-0.

Next week, Hermitage will play on Saturday at Thomas Jefferson, in what's scheduled to be the final meeting between these two long-time Colonial District rivals. They've played each other since 1951.

Varina, however, smarting at 1-2, will go to Mechanicsville to battle another smarting 1-2 team, Lee-Davis, victims of Patrick Henry tonight 17-14 in the Tomato Bowl.

Mills Godwin 37, Glen Allen 16: The Eagles get a first win for new head coach Logan McPherson, easily handling the struggling Jaguars, who have been outscored 83-24 in their two losses. Wesley Dugger ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the 1-2 Eagles. Both Jaguar TD's came via the arm of quarterback Jeremy Lacy, both were completed to University of Virginia committ Cole Blackmon.

Mills Godwin gets Patrick Henry at home next week, with the winner evening their record at 2-2, while Glen Allen celebrates Homecoming with a game against 3-0 Armstrong, who romped over previously unbeaten Colonial Heights Friday night.

#2 Atlee 49, #6 Douglas Freeman 7: Now we know the Rebels did take a step back from 2013. The Rebels took this game 24-14 last season, and, in the playoff rematch at Atlee, hung tough before the Atlee defense wore them out for a 24-10 win. Tonight, Atlee, again, ran roughshod on offense, as Loumond Dandridge had three rushing touchdowns, and the Rebels never threatened, falling to 2-1.

Freeman next gets winless Deep Run at home next Friday, a good chance to get this bad taste out of their mouths and mount a run back to the 5A South Playoffs.

#4 Highland Springs, J.R. Tucker, Henrico, and Deep Run all were idle this week.

FOOTBALL FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Rankings are based on the latest NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll....

It's Week 4, and with Henrico, Deep Run, J.R. Tucker and Highland Springs all enjoying byes, five teams get set for action in three key games.

#3 Hermitage (2-0) at Varina (1-1), 7pm: The Blue Devils' special teams let them down in their 21-14 road loss to Thomas Dale last week as they fell out of the Top 10, a surprise to some. Varina can vault right back into the listings if they hand Hermitage their first loss tonight. The Panthers have shown some of their usual might, but were given a last chance to win their opener with Meadowbrook (they did) and didn't put away Colonial Forge when they had them down big in the second half last Friday. One team asserts themselves into the conversation of top teams in the area with a win tonight.

#6 Douglas Freeman (2-0) at #2 Atlee (2-0), 7pm: This quiet little non-district series quickly got the attention of the Central Region with their 49-48 track meet of a game in 2012 won by Freeman with three seconds to play. Last year, the Rebels handed Atlee their only regular season loss, 24-14. So Douglas Freeman looks for its third straight regular season win tonight over the Raiders. Looming large, though, is Douglas Freeman's last trip to Atlee, a November 22, 2013 playoff game won by the Raiders 24-10, when Atlee's defense suffocated the Rebels in the second half. The winner has a big edge in the race to keep pace with #1 L.C. Bird in 5A South Central.

Glen Allen (1-1) at Mills Godwin (0-2), 7pm: Which Jaguar team shows up tonight? The one who easily handled Caroline in their opener, or the one that got pasted 46-8 at home by rival J.R. Tucker two weeks ago. They've had 14 days to stew over that performance. It's hard to believe they won't be ready for tonight. But they face an Eagles team smarting as well, and in need of a win to begin to keep pace in the 5A South Central playoff hunt. They have to get the offense going after putting up just nine points in their home opening loss to Lee-Davis one week ago. Mills Godwin leads the all-time series 3-0.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

VHSL 2015-2017 Realignment Approved: The Changes....

4A South becomes 4A East, but Henrico County won't care, because all nine high schools will reside in 5A South.

Two teams avoid a move to 5A North, putting seven county teams in the same conference.

Just some of the results of Wednesday's Virginia High School League (VHSL) vote on Conference and District Realignment for the 2015-2017 cycle.

The biggest change proposed originally by the VHSL's Alignment Committee, moving Mills Godwin and Deep Run from 5A South Region, Conference 11 to 5A North Region, Conference 16 with Atlee, was appealed by both schools and the county at the August 11 appeals hearing. The committee changed its mind and recommended the Wildcats and Eagles stay in Conference 11, which was part of the approved plan Wednesday by the Executive Committee.

Biggest changes:

1) Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker both move up from 4A to 5A South Region. Schools are assigned levels of classification (1A to 6A, 6A being the largest schools) based on student enrollment size. Both the Jaguars and Tigers move to Conference 11.

2) Varina moves down in classification from 6A to 5A. They will be assigned to Conference 12, which is currently comprised of only schools south of the James River (Chesterfield County and Prince George).

3) Highland Springs will shift from Conference 11 to Conference 12 to join Varina because Conference 11 could not have nine teams. This move makes Conference 12 consists of six teams, and puts natural rivals together for postseason play.

4) In District realignment (yes, Districts still exist and are used for regular season scheduling), Glen Allen was traded from the Capital to the Colonial District in exchange for Patrick Henry. This was done so the Jaguars could play their West End neighbors twice a season in most sports (baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey, basketball, etc.), and places the Patriots with their Hanover County brethren.

NEW CONFERENCES EFFECTIVE AUGUST, 2015:

5A SOUTH REGION:

CONFERENCE 11:
Deep Run
Douglas Freeman
Glen Allen
J.R. Tucker
Henrico
Hermitage
Lee-Davis
Mills Godwin

CONFERENCE 12:
Highland Springs
L.C. Bird
Matoaca
Meadowbrook
Prince George
Varina


Mills Godwin 2014 Hall Of Fame Class Event!

Here is complete information on the Mills Godwin Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014 and the induction event next weekend:

CLASS OF 2014:
Aljosa Piric
Bobby Foley
Mike Feller
Kate Harrington
Jason Lerner
Marta Thacker
Beth Tyson
Scott Mahone
Skeeter and Dennis Hickman

Friday September 26th: Class announced at halftime of the football game versus Patrick Henry.

Saturday September 27th: Induction Ceremony and Dinner, 6pm, School Commons

Tickets are $25 and are available at the school. Contact Activities Director Ryan Molloy for information at 750-2600 or ramolloy@henrico.k12.va.us.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOOTBALL: New NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll!!

Rankings from last week are in parentheses, with current record and schedule for this week...

1) L.C. Bird (was #1, 2-0, host James River Friday, 7:30pm)

2) Atlee (was #2, 2-0, host #6 Douglas Freeman Friday, 7pm)

3) Hermitage (was #3, 2-0, travel to Varina Friday, 7pm)

4) Highland Springs (was #4, 3-0, idle this week, play Hanover 9/26)

5) Manchester (was #6, 3-0, travel to #8 Monacan Friday, 7:30pm)

6) Douglas Freeman (was #7, 2-0, travel to #2 Atlee Friday, 7pm)

7) Cosby (was #8, 3-0, host Huguenot Friday, 7:30pm)

8) Monacan (was #9, 3-0, host #5 Manchester Friday, 7:30pm)

9) Thomas Dale (back after one-week absence, 1-2, idle this week)

10) Dinwiddie (was #10, 2-1, idle this week)

Dropping Out: Varina (was #5)
Also Receiving Votes: Varina

Monday, September 15, 2014

MONDAY FINALS....

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Varina 3, J.R. Tucker 2
Hermitage 3, Highland Springs 1 (25-22, 25-11, 23-25, 28-26)

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Varina 3, J.R. Tucker 2 (19-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-15, 15-11)
Hermitage 3, Highland Springs 2 (23-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 15-13)

FIELD HOCKEY:
Thomas Dale 3, Mills Godwin 2
Henrico 7, Hermitage 0
Deep Run 1, Douglas Freeman 0
Highland Springs 1, Varina 0

GOLF:
Atlee 160, Lee-Davis 188, Varina 228
Glen Allen 166, Henrico 205

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOOTBALL FRIDAY SCOREBOARD...

(Rankings based on NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll....)

#3 Hermitage 56, Colonial Forge 41
#4 Highland Springs 21, Meadowbrook 12
Thomas Dale 21, #5 Varina 14
Henrico 41, Deep Run 0
Hanover 45, J.R. Tucker 13
Lee-Davis 14, Mills Godwin 9

(#7 Douglas Freeman and Glen Allen were idle...)

RECORDS:

Highland Springs 3-0
Henrico 3-0
Hermitage 2-0
Douglas Freeman 2-0
Varina 1-1
Glen Allen 1-1
J.R. Tucker 1-2
Mills Godwin 0-2
Deep Run 0-3

NEXT WEEK:

#3 Hermitage (2-0) at #5 Varina (1-1)
#7 Douglas Freeman (2-0) at #2 Atlee (2-0)
Glen Allen (1-1) at Mills Godwin (0-2)

Henrico, Highland Springs, J.R. Tucker and Deep Run are idle...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

RIVALRY NIGHT: Godwin, Deep Run Split in Volleyball Action....

The home teams served up victories Thursday night as the Deep Run boys and Mills Godwin girls came away victorious in showdowns with their rivals, both in five-setters!

HCS Media Network was live at Mills Godwin to see Deep Run mount a great comeback, on the verge of being swept, taking a nail-biting Set 3, then Set 4, to set up the tiebreaker. That's when Ayanna Swan took over in the middle, producing kill after kill (she had 16 in all) as the Eagles won Set 5 15-7 to clinch the victory.

Nora Saxman had 43 assists and 2 digs while Mackenzie Brewer added 13 kills and 2 aces.

Emma Murphy had 19 digs and 5 aces for Deep Run in the loss, while Taylor Scipione had 9 kills, 3 blocks and 4 assists. Deep Run (6-3) hosts the rematch on October 14th.

CLICK HERE to see a video interview post-match with Swan and Brewer!


JV FOOTBALL FINALS:

Thomas Dale 26, Varina 13
Highland Springs 46, Meadowbrook 0
Lee-Davis 16, Mills Godwin 15
Henrico 52, Deep Run 13
J.R. Tucker 20, Hanover 18
Colonial Forge 53, Hermitage 35 (Wednesday)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW NBC12/WHAN Radio Football Top Ten!!

Here is the new NBC12/WHAN Radio Top Ten:

1) L.C. Bird (1-0, was #1, hosts George Wythe Friday)
2) Atlee (1-0, was #2, at Patrick Henry Friday, LIVE 6:30pm on 102.9 FM and HERE online!)
3) Hermitage (1-0, was #3, hosts Colonial Forge Friday)
4) Highland Springs (2-0, was #4, at Meadowbrook Friday)
5) Varina (1-0, was #5, at Thomas Dale Friday)
6) Manchester (2-0, was #6, hosts Huguenot Friday)
7) Douglas Freeman (2-0, was #7, idle this week)
8) Cosby (2-0, was #9, hosts Midlothian Friday)
9) Monacan (2-0, NEW to poll, at James River Friday)
10) Dinwiddie (1-1, returns to poll, hosts Caroline Friday)

Dropping Out: Goochland
Also Receiving Votes: James River

Monday, September 8, 2014

MONDAY POSTPONEMENTS....

Mother Nature wreaks havoc on several events scheduled for this Monday, here is the latest list of postponements and cancellations....

JV FOOTBALL:
Glen Allen at J.R. Tucker--Cancelled (was a makegood from Thursday 9/4)

FIELD HOCKEY:
Deep Run at Thomas Dale--Postponed
Maggie Walker GS at Douglas Freeman--Postponed
Hanover at J.R. Tucker--Postponed to Wednesday October 1st
Glen Allen at Highland Springs--Postponed to Tuesday September 9th
Henrico at Lee-Davis--Postponed to Tuesday September 9th (Varsity & JV)
Atlee at Varina--Postponed to Tuesday September 9th

GOLF:
Mills Godwin vs. Maggie Walker GS--Postponed to Friday 9/12

Previously scheduled volleyball matches are still on for tonight and are not affected by the weather....

Saturday, September 6, 2014

NASCAR AT RIR: Keselowski Dominates In Victory; Clinches Top Chase Seed

"He was so fast, he could come back around and take everybody again...how do you outrun that?"

The words of a disappointed.Clint Bowyer, talking of the dominating performance of Brad Keselowski, who clinched the number one seed in the 2014 NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup Championship, leading nearly from start to finish in the 57th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Keselowski, the pole-sitter, led all but 17 laps, and every lap after the race went official at the 200-lap mark, as rain in the region threatened the race but never appeared. Jeff Gordon, who entered the race as the points leader, finished second, eight-tenths of a second behind, while the aforementioned Bowyer, who had to win the race to clinch one of two remaining open Chase berths, was third, behind by 6.512 seconds.

The new Chase format begins in Chicago next Sunday, as eliminations will take place over the final ten races, leading to only four drivers being eligible to win the championship at the season finale in November at Homestead in Miami, Florida. Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle, by virtue of finishing 9th and 19th respectively, higher than they needed to without a first-time winner to make the Chase, take the 15th and 16th slots in the championship round.

"I didn't feel like we had a car that could compete with Brad, but great adjustments and at the end we were closing on him," said Jeff Gordon after the race. Gordon, who has won four NASCAR titles in a seven-year period, hasn't done so since 2001. Gordon highly complimented his team as they enter the final ten weeks.

"There's no one I'd rather go to battle with," Gordon noted. "These guys are really clicking right now."

As for Keselowski, who just missed out on a Chase berth a year ago at RIR, fortunes are totally different.

"I pulled into Victory Lane and I pinched myself once to make sure I wasn't dreaming," Keselowski said. "These are nights you don't forget as a driver and you live for."

The driver of the #2 is mindful not to let the Richmond win be the crescendo of the season, with the top seed in hand in a Chase format that has never been experienced before.

"We're ready. We want to run for another Cup," Keselowski explained. "We did a great job in 2012, but in the sports world you've got to keep progressing, and everyone else progressed and we didn't. This year, we really have upped our game, and man, this is an incredible team."

An incredible team that put on an incredible performance Saturday night at the "Action Track".

NOTES: Average speed was 104.704 MPH, time of the race was 2:53:50....there were only four cautions; two for debris, a competition caution at lap 50 due to rain earlier in the day, and a final caution when a fan climbed to near the top of the fence high above the track. He was corralled by security...Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin finished 21st, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr finished 12th, Tony Stewart 15th and Danica Patrick 16th.


Friday, September 5, 2014

FOOTBALL FRIDAY FINALS....

County teams go 3-4 in "Week 1" of the Central Region football season as everyone in the Richmond area are now underway for 2014.

Douglas Freeman, #7 in our NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll from HCS Media Network, made a goal line stand to secure a hard-fought 17-13 win over James River to move to 2-0. The Rebels have a bye week next Friday before going to Atlee on September 19th.

The Raiders move to 1-0 with a 63-20 victory at Deep Run, moving the Wildcats to 0-2. Deep Run has lost their last two games to Atlee by a combined score of 133-34.

Highland Springs and Henrico both moved to 2-0; the Springers pulling away for a 51-12 defeat of Brooke Point in Stafford. Highland Springs next goes to Meadowbrook, who may be 0-2, but because of two difficult defeats, including giving a game away last week with four seconds left to Hermitage 25-21. It will be a tough test for the Springers before moving into their Capital District schedule.

For Henrico, it was a breeze as the Warriors shut out Caroline 48-0. Henrico has yet to give up a point, and next host Deep Run, looking for their second straight 3-0 start. If they accomplish that, then the hard work begins, as the Warriors lost their final seven a year ago, and will look to avoid a similar fate. After a bye week September 19th, the Warriors host Atlee September 26th.

In Rivalry Night, it wasn't even close as Malik Van Brussel and J.R. Tucker raced to a 20-0 first quarter lead at Glen Allen en route to a 46-8 victory, an impressive effort considering their 30-0 home loss to Henrico a week ago. Both the Tigers and Jaguars move to 1-1, with Tucker hosting Hanover next week, 16-0 winners over Patrick Henry.

Mills Godwin ran into a buzzsaw in Monacan, who upset defending 4A State Champion Dinwiddie last week, then moved to 2-0 with a 42-25 win over the Eagles. Godwin gets their home opener next week when the Eagles host Lee-Davis, 0-1 after a loss to Mountain View.

#3 Hermitage and #5 Varina were idle this week.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WEEK 1: NBC12/WHAN Radio Football Top 10!

Last week's ranking is in parentheses....

1) L.C. Bird (1)
2) Atlee (2)
3) Hermitage (3)
4) Highland Springs (4)
5) Varina (5)
6) Manchester (7)
7) Douglas Freeman (8)
8) Goochland (9)
9) Cosby (N/R)
10) Thomas Dale (10)

Dropping Out: Dinwiddie (6)
Others Receiving Votes: James River