Will Dod said he stood on the sidelines with his eyes closed, praying.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Nothing puts a smile on the face of veteran Harrisonburg coach Chris Thurman quite like his team clicking.
After an 0-2 start to open the season, East Rockingham was ready to prove it was indeed a good football team.
Friday, September 20, 2019
1. How many yards Spotswood running back Ethan Barnhart finishes with.
There’s already been talk about an Oct. 18 game against Spotswood, what a playoff game in Bridgewater would look like and more potential scenarios.
The frustration seeped through Sarah Wright’s face.
Standing in a huddle beside the Spotswood practice field on Wednesday, the Trailblazers offensive line stood and watched as their teammates talked one at a time about what it takes to play so well in the trenches every Friday night.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Here's the eighth of my weekly prep football mailbag this preseason. You can submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter or Facebook.
A look at Friday night's football matchups.
Spotswood didn't score 75 this week, Turner Ashby had to rally from an early-game deficit and Harrisonburg made a quarterback switch to find more success last week.
Standing at the end of the chute, breathing heavy with her hands placed on her head, Halie Mast smiled as her family and friends gathered around to congratulate her.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Hold the chatter about the stereotypical first-year varsity player.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Standing inside the Harrisonburg High School cafeteria on Monday, Keenan Glago said the Blue Streaks’ study hall had a different feel to it than before.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Valley District Match
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sophomore quarterback Keenan Glago threw a pair of touchdown passes — one to Jazen Walker and another to Malachi Davis from 22 yards out — as Harrisonburg snapped its two-game losing streak with a 31-21 non-district win at Charlottesville on Friday.
For the third straight game, turnovers in the opening quarter proved costly for Broadway.
It wasn’t an electrifying rout or thrilling victory over a U.S. 33 rival like Spotswood experienced in the first two weeks of the season. But after a workmanlike effort at Western Albemarle, the Trailblazers came away with 35-0 victory.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The much-anticipated matchup between former Shenandoah District rivals Riverheads and East Rockingham was over by halftime.
1. If Spotswood has a let down after last week's rout.
As soon as he was finished finalizing the schedule for the 2019 season, East Rockingham 10th-year coach Donnie Coleman said he received a call.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Giving up no touchdowns in a season-opening win over William Monroe was impressive by the Turner Ashby defense, but it was the TA offense stealing the show this week with its eye-opening numbers in a 48-26 victory over Western Albemarle.
David Beck’s best time on a cross country course before the calendar flipped to 2019 was a hair under 18 minutes.
Delanie Miller had no problem flashing her confidence throughout her four-year tenure at Turner Ashby as the team’s starting libero and defensive anchor.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Makayla Jones shook her head, gave a quick wave and flashed a smile.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Who's moving up?
When Jared Peake was first approached about playing football this season, the Turner Ashby junior said he and his family had some reservations.
Monday, September 09, 2019
The Power Rankings after Week 2.
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Excuse Jessie Knight for being rude, but he expected this.
Broadway had no answer for Skyline's Marion "Budder" Haley in the first half as the junior receiver hurt the Gobblers with a series of catch and runs, including two for touchdowns as the Hawks ran away with a 32-7 non-district victory in Front Royal.
If he didn’t realize his night was going well, Malachi Imoh had to know so when he pranced into the end zone on the same play that began as a broken one late in the third quarter.
Friday, September 06, 2019
PENN LAIRD — The first week of the season showed Spotswood can grind out a victory on the ground if needed.
1. How Turner Ashby handles being 1-0.
There was a different vibe around Turner Ashby’s practice Thursday in Bridgewater.
Before each match, Sarah Wright tells her team to walk into the gym and pretend they’ve never faced their opponent that night and prepare accordingly.
FORT DEFIANCE — Maggie Trainum had 11 kills and Madison Painter had 34 assists as Fort Defiance won its seventh straight with a 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 non-district sweep of Broadway on Thursday in Don Landes Gymnasium.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Fourteen former athletes, coaches and contributors will be inducted into the Harrisonburg High School Athletics Hall of Fame and honored at halftime of today’s HHS-Handley football game.
Bull Run District Tri-Match
The area's top football teams.
Here's the sixth of my weekly prep football mailbag this preseason. You can submit questions to email@example.com, on Twitter or Facebook.
Spotswood got its first win in three years against East Rockingham to even the all-time series at 3-3, Turner Ashby snapped a long losing streak in season openers and Harrisonburg suffered the type of blowout loss it hasn't seen in quite some time.