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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Fan of Soccer ()
Date: August 24, 2016 05:22PM

Westfield was pushing Really hard for Moran #20 to get some sophomore Reps....See Dematha Scrimmage...McLean might see some time in the Secondary as well as Asante and Keily on the offensive Side...all may be Forced into action however all would benefit from 20-30# of added muscle and another year of experience..your Sophmore Report.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: don't give a shit ()
Date: August 24, 2016 05:41PM

Who gives a shit about Westfield, tired of hearing from their obsessed, sycophantic fans. What about other NR teams?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 24, 2016 06:08PM

Re: High School Football 2016

Posted by: Fan of Soccer ()

Date: August 24, 2016 05:22PM


Westfield was pushing Really hard for Moran #20 to get some sophomore Reps....See Dematha Scrimmage...McLean might see some time in the Secondary as well as Asante and Keily on the offensive Side...all may be Forced into action however all would benefit from 20-30# of added muscle and another year of experience..your Sophmore Report.

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WF currently has a sophomore as a starting OLB, another at CB but he's overmatched due to lack of size, strength, tackling ability. There is another sophomore getting reps at both MLB spots, probably as a back up should either senior starter or the one senior back up get injured. All three senior MLB's logging time are not very big but sure are tough though. On the offensive side they have a converted QB who is now a RB, getting time cause the senior and other sophomore RB are banged up. The one sophomore RB currently injured most probably will be starting once the season starts, he's going to be special.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 24, 2016 06:19PM

My small penis is getting enlarged to somewhere just shy of average size thinking about my bulls, my dogs, my bulldogs, love em, winners every one of them, the chosen ones, the chosen team, the chosen school.....

Oh and I forgot - dixie cupping again this weekend at my house.

WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 24, 2016 06:46PM

cut and paste, blah blah blah Wrote:
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> ^^^^
>
> Sorry, football is exclusionary and clearly breeds
> a culture of entitlement.
>
> Just look at what it did to Stebenville. We don't
> need that here in Fairfax, indeed, most of the
> country can do without it.
>
> Repeating this rather delirious article does not
> make it true, by the way. Have you ever thought of
> trying to write something original, perhaps
> reflecting your own (positive?) experience(s) with
> football?
>
> Go for it!

Your reading comprehension of very poor. I add my opinion & experiences throughout each and every post. I don't agree with EVERYTHING I paste. BUT when well written, objective information is found, I feel obligated to post it for sharing.

YOU are only interested in tearing apart basic American Values and cannot understand what it is to be a FAN. I again call you out as a LibTard Troll Plant likely on the payroll of Saul Alinsky to perform your un-American actions. You have no other reason for posting on this board!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 24, 2016 07:16PM

I am not a libtard therefore I find it ok to espouse the virtues of cheating across 757 football. Go Trump. Also I have a very very very small penis.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 24, 2016 07:17PM

You can tell by looking at my hands, they are same small size as Trump

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: XyYUG ()
Date: August 24, 2016 07:23PM


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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: this thread is dead ()
Date: August 24, 2016 07:58PM

Fuck some of you out there.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Blame it on us at Westfield ()
Date: August 24, 2016 08:09PM

I know - blame it on us, we screwed this place up. Us along with the Trump loving, cheating 757 guy who does not know where he lives. We are a bunch of small penis, cheaters who talk like our teams are all that but all know rules infractions continue to be swept under the rugs.

A sphincter says what?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 24, 2016 09:24PM

08/26/16 Pickem

Home Away

C. D. Hylton Battlefield

Jackson Woodbridge

N. Stafford Osborn

Osborn Park Forest Park

Patriot Stafford

McLean Annandale

Mt. Vernon Washington Lee

Mt View Freedom

Gar-Field Potomac

Colonial Forge Brooke Point

Riverbend Chancellor

Massaponax Courtland

Briar Woods Tuscarora

Broad Run Potomac Falls

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 24, 2016 09:31PM

/757\ Wrote:
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> 08/26/16 Pickem
>
> Home Away
>
> C. D. Hylton Battlefield
>
> Jackson Woodbridge
>
> N. Stafford Osborn
>
> Osborn Park Forest Park
>
> Patriot Stafford
>
> McLean Annandale
>
> Mt. Vernon Washington Lee
>
> Mt View Freedom
>
> Gar-Field Potomac
>
> Colonial Forge Brooke Point
>
> Riverbend Chancellor
>
> Massaponax Courtland
>
> Briar Woods Tuscarora
>
> Broad Run Potomac Falls


Well that didn't format the way I wanted it to.



08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Taco charlton ()
Date: August 24, 2016 09:43PM

Champions League draw tomorrow.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: we can overcome ()
Date: August 24, 2016 11:02PM

Dont let the haters win

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: 6Aswami ()
Date: August 24, 2016 11:18PM

Battlefield
Woodbridge
N. Stafford
Forest Park
Patriot
Annandale
Washington Lee
Freedom
Potomac
Colonial Forge
Riverbend
Massaponax
Tuscarora
Broad Run

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Booster ()
Date: August 25, 2016 01:02PM

GROUP A

Paris Saint-Germain
Arsenal
FC Basel
Ludogorets Razgrad

GROUP B

Benfica
Napoli
Dynamo Kiev
Besiktas

GROUP C

Barcelona
Manchester City
Borussia Monchengladbach
Celtic

GROUP D

Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid
PSV Eindhoven
Rostov

GROUP E

CSKA Moscow
Bayer Leverkusen
Tottenham Hotspur
Monaco

GROUP F

Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Sporting
Legia Warsaw

GROUP G

Leicester City
Porto
Club Brugge
FC Copenhagen

GROUP H

Juventus
Sevilla
Lyon
Dinamo Zagreb

GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
September 13, 14
September 27, 28
October 18, 19
November 1, 2
November 22, 23
December 6, 7

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Westfield Alum ()
Date: August 25, 2016 01:32PM

Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> GROUP A
>
> Paris Saint-Germain
> Arsenal
> FC Basel
> Ludogorets Razgrad
>
> GROUP B
>
> Benfica
> Napoli
> Dynamo Kiev
> Besiktas
>
> GROUP C
>
> Barcelona
> Manchester City
> Borussia Monchengladbach
> Celtic
>
> GROUP D
>
> Bayern Munich
> Atletico Madrid
> PSV Eindhoven
> Rostov
>
> GROUP E
>
> CSKA Moscow
> Bayer Leverkusen
> Tottenham Hotspur
> Monaco
>
> GROUP F
>
> Real Madrid
> Borussia Dortmund
> Sporting
> Legia Warsaw
>
> GROUP G
>
> Leicester City
> Porto
> Club Brugge
> FC Copenhagen
>
> GROUP H
>
> Juventus
> Sevilla
> Lyon
> Dinamo Zagreb
>
> GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> September 13, 14
> September 27, 28
> October 18, 19
> November 1, 2
> November 22, 23
> December 6, 7


Arsenal vs PSG, Bayern vs Atleti, Barca vs City and Real vs Dortmund should all be solid games.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Now THIS is Football! ()
Date: August 25, 2016 01:39PM

Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> GROUP A
>
> Paris Saint-Germain
> Arsenal
> FC Basel
> Ludogorets Razgrad
>
> GROUP B
>
> Benfica
> Napoli
> Dynamo Kiev
> Besiktas
>
> GROUP C
>
> Barcelona
> Manchester City
> Borussia Monchengladbach
> Celtic
>
> GROUP D
>
> Bayern Munich
> Atletico Madrid
> PSV Eindhoven
> Rostov
>
> GROUP E
>
> CSKA Moscow
> Bayer Leverkusen
> Tottenham Hotspur
> Monaco
>
> GROUP F
>
> Real Madrid
> Borussia Dortmund
> Sporting
> Legia Warsaw
>
> GROUP G
>
> Leicester City
> Porto
> Club Brugge
> FC Copenhagen
>
> GROUP H
>
> Juventus
> Sevilla
> Lyon
> Dinamo Zagreb
>
> GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> September 13, 14
> September 27, 28
> October 18, 19
> November 1, 2
> November 22, 23
> December 6, 7

The rest of the world seems to know what FOOTBALL really means!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Chantilly Purple Urkel ()
Date: August 25, 2016 03:19PM

Westfield Alum Wrote:
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> Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GROUP A
> >
> > Paris Saint-Germain
> > Arsenal
> > FC Basel
> > Ludogorets Razgrad
> >
> > GROUP B
> >
> > Benfica
> > Napoli
> > Dynamo Kiev
> > Besiktas
> >
> > GROUP C
> >
> > Barcelona
> > Manchester City
> > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > Celtic
> >
> > GROUP D
> >
> > Bayern Munich
> > Atletico Madrid
> > PSV Eindhoven
> > Rostov
> >
> > GROUP E
> >
> > CSKA Moscow
> > Bayer Leverkusen
> > Tottenham Hotspur
> > Monaco
> >
> > GROUP F
> >
> > Real Madrid
> > Borussia Dortmund
> > Sporting
> > Legia Warsaw
> >
> > GROUP G
> >
> > Leicester City
> > Porto
> > Club Brugge
> > FC Copenhagen
> >
> > GROUP H
> >
> > Juventus
> > Sevilla
> > Lyon
> > Dinamo Zagreb
> >
> > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > September 13, 14
> > September 27, 28
> > October 18, 19
> > November 1, 2
> > November 22, 23
> > December 6, 7
>
>
> Arsenal vs PSG, Bayern vs Atleti, Barca vs City
> and Real vs Dortmund should all be solid games.


Bayern, real and Barca the favorites as usual.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 25, 2016 05:06PM

08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls
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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: VHSL Reference ()
Date: August 25, 2016 08:53PM

BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: x9NGb ()
Date: August 25, 2016 09:09PM

Mr. 757 - please come back and give us your story of the OS game against DeMatha. As much as I would like to see a VA public school beat a private I don't think you have much of a chance.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:20AM

Smith typically gets thumped by the recruit filled teams. But they handled Ocean Lakes so well last year that I have hope about tomorrow night. I will post a bit of a summary after the game. IF they win, you can bet it'll be before midnight, IF not then I'll do what I do best & just cut / past the info from the news write-ups.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:35AM

The stage is set! I am ready for the Tiger Cage, the Marching Band, the intro music, the bleacher stomping. I am ready for the ups & downs of each game (easier when mostly ups), stadium food (NC BBQ, Pollards Chicken Strips, Hot Chocholate) and meeting up with old friends. Most of all, I hope the season lasts into December and Oscar Smith is playing at Hampton U.!!!! AND I hope my season tickets at UVA allow me to enjoy more wins than last year!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: kt6oM ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:59AM

Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> GROUP A
>
> Paris Saint-Germain
> Arsenal
> FC Basel
> Ludogorets Razgrad
>
> GROUP B
>
> Benfica
> Napoli
> Dynamo Kiev
> Besiktas
>
> GROUP C
>
> Barcelona
> Manchester City
> Borussia Monchengladbach
> Celtic
>
> GROUP D
>
> Bayern Munich
> Atletico Madrid
> PSV Eindhoven
> Rostov
>
> GROUP E
>
> CSKA Moscow
> Bayer Leverkusen
> Tottenham Hotspur
> Monaco
>
> GROUP F
>
> Real Madrid
> Borussia Dortmund
> Sporting
> Legia Warsaw
>
> GROUP G
>
> Leicester City
> Porto
> Club Brugge
> FC Copenhagen
>
> GROUP H
>
> Juventus
> Sevilla
> Lyon
> Dinamo Zagreb
>
> GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> September 13, 14
> September 27, 28
> October 18, 19
> November 1, 2
> November 22, 23
> December 6, 7

What do you think of group G, looks like it sucks.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:06AM

2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).
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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: 757 324 7654 ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:19AM

Here are the latest stories for Friday.



CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Europe's top four leagues will have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, UEFA has confirmed.

- Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou after Manchester City and Barcelona were drawn together in the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday.

- Marcotti: Guardiola's Barcelona return headlines draw

- Group-by-group previews and predictions



EUROPA LEAGUE: Manchester United will face Fenerbahce and Feyenoord in Group A in the 2016-17 Europa League. FULL DRAW

- West Ham failed to claim a place in the group stage of the Europa League as they were beaten by Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu. Sassuolo, St Etienne, Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce all booked their places in Thursday's playoff round ties.



REAL MADRID: Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Best Player in Europe following the Champions League draw ceremony on Thursday.



ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are closing in on signing striker Lucas Perez and centre-back Shkodran Mustafi but says the deals are yet to be completed.

- Wenger has said he will make a late decision on whether to start Mesut Ozil at Watford on Saturday.

- Takuma Asano will spend this season on loan at Stuttgart.



BELGIUM: Thierry Henry will join the Belgium national team's coaching staff as Roberto Martinez's assistant.



SPAIN: Iker Casillas, Spain's most-capped player, was left out of Julen Lopetegui's first squad as the new coach of La Roja on Friday.



JUVENTUS: General manager Beppe Marotta is hopeful the Italian champions will sign Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain but said there is "zero possibility" of Real Madrid's James Rodriguez joining.



WEST HAM: The club expect to complete the signing of striker Simone Zaza from Juventus later on Friday.



SOUTHAMPTON: Boss Claude Puel says defender Jose Fonte has now agreed to stay at the club despite interest from Manchester United.



MAN CITY: Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he has "no interest" in signing Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.



TOTTENHAM: Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told Tottenham they are wasting their time trying to sign Wilfried Zaha after claiming to reject a £12 million bid for the winger.

- Tottenham are considering a move for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala before Wednesday's transfer deadline, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.



LIVERPOOL: Striker Mario Balotelli is attracting interest from French side Nice, coach Lucien Favre confirmed on Thursday.



BARCELONA: Sporting director Robert Fernandez hopes a deal for Valencia striker Paco Alcacer can be done in the coming days.

- Jasper Cillessen has completed his move from Ajax to Barcelona, the Spanish champions have announced. And in turn Claudio Bravo has moved to Manchester City for a reported £17 million.

- La Liga side Granada have confirmed the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper on a one-year loan deal. While right-back Douglas has joined fellow La Liga side Sporting Gijon on a season-long loan.



PSG: Salvatore Sirigu has joined Sevilla on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, ending his search for a new club.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: GEULF ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:22AM

Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> GROUP A
>
> Paris Saint-Germain
> Arsenal
> FC Basel
> Ludogorets Razgrad
>
> GROUP B
>
> Benfica
> Napoli
> Dynamo Kiev
> Besiktas
>
> GROUP C
>
> Barcelona
> Manchester City
> Borussia Monchengladbach
> Celtic
>
> GROUP D
>
> Bayern Munich
> Atletico Madrid
> PSV Eindhoven
> Rostov
>
> GROUP E
>
> CSKA Moscow
> Bayer Leverkusen
> Tottenham Hotspur
> Monaco
>
> GROUP F
>
> Real Madrid
> Borussia Dortmund
> Sporting
> Legia Warsaw
>
> GROUP G
>
> Leicester City
> Porto
> Club Brugge
> FC Copenhagen
>
> GROUP H
>
> Juventus
> Sevilla
> Lyon
> Dinamo Zagreb
>
> GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> September 13, 14
> September 27, 28
> October 18, 19
> November 1, 2
> November 22, 23
> December 6, 7


Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have for top scorer this year?



Suarez?

Greizmann?

Messi?

Ronaldo?

Bale?

Anyone outside la liga?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: conf7fan ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:34AM

For all us Westfield haters I think this will be our year. Word is that their defense will suck big time this season. They got owned by both DeMatha and Quince Orchard I hear. And their offense doesn’t have a running back and their offensive line is as weak as it has ever been. 6-4 season coming up.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Gol de Ronaldoooooo ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:35AM

GEULF Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GROUP A
> >
> > Paris Saint-Germain
> > Arsenal
> > FC Basel
> > Ludogorets Razgrad
> >
> > GROUP B
> >
> > Benfica
> > Napoli
> > Dynamo Kiev
> > Besiktas
> >
> > GROUP C
> >
> > Barcelona
> > Manchester City
> > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > Celtic
> >
> > GROUP D
> >
> > Bayern Munich
> > Atletico Madrid
> > PSV Eindhoven
> > Rostov
> >
> > GROUP E
> >
> > CSKA Moscow
> > Bayer Leverkusen
> > Tottenham Hotspur
> > Monaco
> >
> > GROUP F
> >
> > Real Madrid
> > Borussia Dortmund
> > Sporting
> > Legia Warsaw
> >
> > GROUP G
> >
> > Leicester City
> > Porto
> > Club Brugge
> > FC Copenhagen
> >
> > GROUP H
> >
> > Juventus
> > Sevilla
> > Lyon
> > Dinamo Zagreb
> >
> > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > September 13, 14
> > September 27, 28
> > October 18, 19
> > November 1, 2
> > November 22, 23
> > December 6, 7
>
>
> Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have for
> top scorer this year?
>
>
>
> Suarez?
>
> Greizmann?
>
> Messi?
>
> Ronaldo?
>
> Bale?
>
> Anyone outside la liga?


Suarez or Ronaldo.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: CWbud ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:40AM

Gol de Ronaldoooooo Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> GEULF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > GROUP A
> > >
> > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > Arsenal
> > > FC Basel
> > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > >
> > > GROUP B
> > >
> > > Benfica
> > > Napoli
> > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > Besiktas
> > >
> > > GROUP C
> > >
> > > Barcelona
> > > Manchester City
> > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > Celtic
> > >
> > > GROUP D
> > >
> > > Bayern Munich
> > > Atletico Madrid
> > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > Rostov
> > >
> > > GROUP E
> > >
> > > CSKA Moscow
> > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > Monaco
> > >
> > > GROUP F
> > >
> > > Real Madrid
> > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > Sporting
> > > Legia Warsaw
> > >
> > > GROUP G
> > >
> > > Leicester City
> > > Porto
> > > Club Brugge
> > > FC Copenhagen
> > >
> > > GROUP H
> > >
> > > Juventus
> > > Sevilla
> > > Lyon
> > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > >
> > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > September 13, 14
> > > September 27, 28
> > > October 18, 19
> > > November 1, 2
> > > November 22, 23
> > > December 6, 7
> >
> >
> > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have
> for
> > top scorer this year?
> >
> >
> >
> > Suarez?
> >
> > Greizmann?
> >
> > Messi?
> >
> > Ronaldo?
> >
> > Bale?
> >
> > Anyone outside la liga?
>
>
> Suarez or Ronaldo.


Keep up this soccer talk our football sucks in VA (particularly NOVA) when it comes to producing talent. Not one VA team in the top 25.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/cNrrZUi-CUCeiWxvQHpkCw/high-school-football-top-25-composite-rankings.htm

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Conf 7 Wife Club ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:45AM

Unfortunately for the Conf. 7 Guy, I am a Quince Orchard Parent. although Westfield had a few weakness's, they found their rhythm without a running back and handled us pretty well..31-18 if any one was keeping score, two of our TD's came on long 12-15 play drives Westfield showed a little more than the previous week I understand and Even provided a nice Dinner for our Athletes after it was all over. Glad we aren't In Va. COnf. 5

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 12:21PM

Not one High School Football fan cares diddly about SOCCER. Take your 12 fans & create your own thread. I promise no one will troll your board because NO ONE CARES!!! I give you a red card! By your own rules, your out of the game!


In the below list I note whether a team is over rated vs under rated according to the Washington Post! If I don't know the team at all, no info posted.

The Post's Preseason Top 20

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2) The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

Lost too much talent to be #1. Lost their Top rated Running back & the quarterback may not be a difference maker in tonight's game against Oscar Smith & Shon Mitchell et. al. Even if they win tonight, they will not end up on top at the end of the year. Overrated!

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3) The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.


3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4) Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

Not sure their lack of impact offensive players will carry them through undefeated in 2016. S. County, Robinson or another team will trip them up in the regular season & they will not represent the 6A North in Hampton come Mid December! Overrated!

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1) No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5) Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

Gonzaga has a great consistent system program. Could be right in the mix at the end of the year again. Expect parody in the WCAC with every team with a couple of losses. The play-offs will be wild!

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12) As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

Could be underrated. The theme in 2016 could be the running game is BACK for VA Schools!

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16) The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13) Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18) A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

St. John's may have played DeMatha's game of getting transfers better this year! I am one of those that think the playing field is being levelled but they may not beat everyone in their league either. Still, I think they are underrated.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8) The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

Again, running game may rule VA HS football & Stone Bridge does this well. Their Defense needs to stop the speed wide outs and prevent teams from getting the edge on them like Highland springs did in C'Ville last year. Could be in the 5A Regional Champ again!

11. South County (13-1; No. 6) Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

I saw S. County tear up Western Branch with a great defense ready to stop the pass, and was pretty tough against the run. Their offense was very similar to the spread that Oscar Smith runs. Their running game is good enough to keep their opponents off guard.

Underrated & I pick them to beat Westfield when it counts, late in the year & be the 6A North representative in Hampton mid December! SO, they are underrated!

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7) The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9) After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR) The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR) The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

Underrated. Proven system HS Program. Would be my 2nd choice for 6A North Regional Champs. SO, underrated!

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15) Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11) The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR) Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17) Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR) The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Ricky Tan ()
Date: August 26, 2016 12:29PM

Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2015/16, winning the UEFA Champions League with Madrid before leading his country to UEFA EURO 2016 glory. The 31-year-old beat off competition from club-mate Gareth Bale and Atlético Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to land the award he first picked up in 2013/14.

Full results
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/POR) 40
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/FRA) 8
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/WAL) 7


Ronaldo's 2015/16 records and milestones

Madrid's all-time leading scorer in the Liga
Five hundred career goals for club and country
Madrid's all-time record goalscorer
Most goals in a single group stage
Second to Lionel Messi in FIFA Ballon d'Or
Second top scorer in Liga history
Decisive penalty in Champions League final
2015/16 UEFA Champions League top scorer
Portugal's all-time most-capped player
UEFA.com Goal of the Season poll winner
Most all-time EURO finals appearances
Scores in fourth EURO final tournament
Joint-most EURO final tournament goals
Dramatic UEFA EURO 2016 triumph
Spanish Liga: 36 appearances, 35 goals, 11 assists
UEFA Champions League: 12 appearances, 16 goals, 4 assists
UEFA EURO 2016: 7 appearances, 3 goals, 3 assists

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Antoine Griezmannnn ()
Date: August 26, 2016 12:31PM

GEULF Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GROUP A
> >
> > Paris Saint-Germain
> > Arsenal
> > FC Basel
> > Ludogorets Razgrad
> >
> > GROUP B
> >
> > Benfica
> > Napoli
> > Dynamo Kiev
> > Besiktas
> >
> > GROUP C
> >
> > Barcelona
> > Manchester City
> > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > Celtic
> >
> > GROUP D
> >
> > Bayern Munich
> > Atletico Madrid
> > PSV Eindhoven
> > Rostov
> >
> > GROUP E
> >
> > CSKA Moscow
> > Bayer Leverkusen
> > Tottenham Hotspur
> > Monaco
> >
> > GROUP F
> >
> > Real Madrid
> > Borussia Dortmund
> > Sporting
> > Legia Warsaw
> >
> > GROUP G
> >
> > Leicester City
> > Porto
> > Club Brugge
> > FC Copenhagen
> >
> > GROUP H
> >
> > Juventus
> > Sevilla
> > Lyon
> > Dinamo Zagreb
> >
> > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > September 13, 14
> > September 27, 28
> > October 18, 19
> > November 1, 2
> > November 22, 23
> > December 6, 7
>
>
> Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have for
> top scorer this year?
>
>
>
> Suarez?
>
> Greizmann?
>
> Messi?
>
> Ronaldo?
>
> Bale?
>
> Anyone outside la liga?


I think Griezmann is set for another excellent season. Maybe even taking it up another level.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: City Fan ()
Date: August 26, 2016 12:39PM

Gol de Ronaldoooooo Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> GEULF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > GROUP A
> > >
> > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > Arsenal
> > > FC Basel
> > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > >
> > > GROUP B
> > >
> > > Benfica
> > > Napoli
> > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > Besiktas
> > >
> > > GROUP C
> > >
> > > Barcelona
> > > Manchester City
> > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > Celtic
> > >
> > > GROUP D
> > >
> > > Bayern Munich
> > > Atletico Madrid
> > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > Rostov
> > >
> > > GROUP E
> > >
> > > CSKA Moscow
> > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > Monaco
> > >
> > > GROUP F
> > >
> > > Real Madrid
> > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > Sporting
> > > Legia Warsaw
> > >
> > > GROUP G
> > >
> > > Leicester City
> > > Porto
> > > Club Brugge
> > > FC Copenhagen
> > >
> > > GROUP H
> > >
> > > Juventus
> > > Sevilla
> > > Lyon
> > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > >
> > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > September 13, 14
> > > September 27, 28
> > > October 18, 19
> > > November 1, 2
> > > November 22, 23
> > > December 6, 7
> >
> >
> > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have
> for
> > top scorer this year?
> >
> >
> >
> > Suarez?
> >
> > Greizmann?
> >
> > Messi?
> >
> > Ronaldo?
> >
> > Bale?
> >
> > Anyone outside la liga?
>
>
> Suarez or Ronaldo.


WTF is all this shit. No love for the EPL? Arsenal is going to be average, Chelsea a bit better. But the Manchester clubs should be making some noise in their European competitions this year.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: lnnKd ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:08PM

City Fan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Gol de Ronaldoooooo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GEULF Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > GROUP A
> > > >
> > > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > > Arsenal
> > > > FC Basel
> > > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > > >
> > > > GROUP B
> > > >
> > > > Benfica
> > > > Napoli
> > > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > > Besiktas
> > > >
> > > > GROUP C
> > > >
> > > > Barcelona
> > > > Manchester City
> > > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > > Celtic
> > > >
> > > > GROUP D
> > > >
> > > > Bayern Munich
> > > > Atletico Madrid
> > > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > > Rostov
> > > >
> > > > GROUP E
> > > >
> > > > CSKA Moscow
> > > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > > Monaco
> > > >
> > > > GROUP F
> > > >
> > > > Real Madrid
> > > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > > Sporting
> > > > Legia Warsaw
> > > >
> > > > GROUP G
> > > >
> > > > Leicester City
> > > > Porto
> > > > Club Brugge
> > > > FC Copenhagen
> > > >
> > > > GROUP H
> > > >
> > > > Juventus
> > > > Sevilla
> > > > Lyon
> > > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > > >
> > > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > > September 13, 14
> > > > September 27, 28
> > > > October 18, 19
> > > > November 1, 2
> > > > November 22, 23
> > > > December 6, 7
> > >
> > >
> > > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys
> have
> > for
> > > top scorer this year?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Suarez?
> > >
> > > Greizmann?
> > >
> > > Messi?
> > >
> > > Ronaldo?
> > >
> > > Bale?
> > >
> > > Anyone outside la liga?
> >
> >
> > Suarez or Ronaldo.
>
>
> WTF is all this shit. No love for the EPL?
> Arsenal is going to be average, Chelsea a bit
> better. But the Manchester clubs should be making
> some noise in their European competitions this
> year.

Ibra should have a nice season at United, too bad it will be in the Europa league and not the Champions League. I'm not sure if Man City will focus their efforts on the Premier League or focus on Europe. It sure will be interesting to see what Pep does with that team.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Who is this idiot? ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:48PM

Re: High School Football 2016

Posted by: conf7fan ()

Date: August 26, 2016 10:34AM


For all us Westfield haters I think this will be our year. Word is that their defense will suck big time this season. They got owned by both DeMatha and Quince Orchard I hear. And their offense doesn’t have a running back and their offensive line is as weak as it has ever been. 6-4 season coming up.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

You're as bad as the lone troll who keeps interrupting this High School Football thread with the soccer garbage, yes here in the United States we refer to it as soccer. Nice attempt at rattling everyone on this thread that's here because of what it's intended for. The crickets you've been hearing are from those of us who are amused by your childish behavior and will not take the bait.

Westfield did get owned by Dematha, same as every year since they've scrimmaged them, just as ALL public schools would. WF was beaten more severely last year by Dematha but still wound up going 14-1 and winning the state title so not sure your pre-season prediction holds much hope.

Your info on the Quince Orchard scrimmage couldn't be farther from reality. Westfield moved the ball up and down the field against QO. The couple scores QO got were either from long passes or passes that set up short scores. Each one of those big plays on QO's behalf looked more as a blown coverage on WF's part than anything else. But make no mistake, QO is a quality team as they typically are.

As far as WF not having a run game, you're an idiot. Their best RB is out, will be back soon, his back up probably ran for 100 yards or close to it. Their O-line is huge, did get a couple injuries last night, hopefully those two guys ill be okay.

WF's defense may not be as strong as it was last year, but it will be better than most. Their front 7 will be tough to run against. QO didn't have much success which is why they went to the air. The secondary could use some help but they'll be okay against most teams. Ladarian Rivers(#23) for WF is a BEAST, big DE who will wreak havoc this year, heard it hear first.

If WF goes 6-4 it'll be because all of their key starters get injured, the team isn't as deep as years past but they've certainly got talent. Plus, WF coaching staff has finally realized you play your best players on both sides of the ball. Not all game but just enough to win, started that last year, no surprise they won it all.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: COME ON YOU SPURS!!! ()
Date: August 26, 2016 01:57PM

I think Tottenham have a good chance this year in the EPL.





COME ON YOU SPURS!!!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Back to naked boys ()
Date: August 26, 2016 02:05PM

Ricky Tan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2015/16, winning the
> UEFA Champions League with Madrid before leading
> his country to UEFA EURO 2016 glory. The
> 31-year-old beat off competition from club-mate
> Gareth Bale and Atlético Madrid striker Antoine
> Griezmann to land the award he first picked up in
> 2013/14.
>
> Full results
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Posted by: Sooo UNDERRATED ()
Date: August 26, 2016 02:47PM

South County Will fall on their Face Again when it really counts (underrated for a reason), probably will beat Westfield Week 2, might even beat Lake Braddock Week 10, WILL NOT WIN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP...It starts OFf the Field, migrates to the Locker Room and Then the COACHING STAFF...That's Their Problem and Coach P knows IT!

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Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 02:53PM

Good night Juvenile TROLL.

08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls


BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).
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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 02:55PM

08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls


BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).


08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls


BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).
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C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls08/26/16

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C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls


BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).
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08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls08/26/16

Home_____________Away

C. D. Hylton vs Battlefield

Jackson vs Woodbridge

N. Stafford vs Osborn

Osborn Park vs Forest Park

Patriot vs Stafford

McLean vs Annandale

Mt. Vernon vs Washington Lee

Mt View vs Freedom

Gar-Field vs Potomac

Colonial Forge vs Brooke Point

Riverbend vs Chancellor

Massaponax vs Courtland

Briar Woods vs Tuscarora

Broad Run vs Potomac Falls


BEST DEFENSES-6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 Smith
3 Battlefield
4 Braddock
5 Westfield
6 Hylton
7 Western Branch
8 Madison
9 Thomas Dale
10 Robinson

BEST DEFENSES-5A
1 L.C. Bird
2 Hampton
3 Salem
4 Hermitage
5 Highland Springs
6 PONAX
7 Bethel
8 Lee-Davis
9 Potomac Falls
10 Indian River


BEST OFFENSES -5A
1 Highland Springs
2 L.C. Bird
3 TUSKY
4 PONAX
5 Hermitage
6 Hampton
7 Mountain View
8 N Stafford
9 Atlee
10 Stone Bridge


BEST OFFENSES -6A
1 Ocean Lakes
2 SOCO
3 Braddock
4 Oscar Smith
5 Manchester
6 WePo
7 Westfield
8 C.D. Hylton
9 Western Branch
10 Forge
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2016 High School Football Preview
Story by Mark Giannotto, Dillon Mullan, Nick Eilerson, Eric Goldwein, Dan Roth
Published on August 24, 2016

Story lines | The Post's Preseason Top 20 | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

Story lines
Scaling back offenses

Three years ago, the spread offense was all the rage in Fairfax County. High school football coaches across the area were mimicking the playbooks of successful coaches such as Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer, placing the quarterback in the shotgun and multiple receivers out wide in a hurry-up attack meant to keep defenses off balance.

The spread remains prevalent heading into this season, but several local teams are dialing back a whirlwind offensive approach that can engender more confusion than execution at the high school level.

No one was more ambitious about implementing the spread than Trey Taylor in 2014. Intent on transforming a middling South Lakes football team into a fast-paced steamroller, Taylor installed a true no-huddle offense in the mold of Kelly’s famous Oregon juggernaut. Goofy picture signs relayed play calls to offensive personnel, who scurried frantically from one play to the next without pause.

The experiment didn’t work out. South Lakes finished 2-8 that season, failing to score on four occasions.

“What it was doing to us the first year was we were getting more snaps in a game, but our defense was so bad that it put the defense on the field more,” Taylor said.

Last season Taylor scrapped the signs and tweaked the hurry-up, instead making his offense snap the ball within two seconds of breaking the huddle before every play. The Seahawks’ revised spread-option attack yielded a breakout 9-3 campaign.

Mike Scott is looking to simplify a different sort of spread attack at Annandale. The Atoms try to wear teams down with a hurry-up power scheme in the mold of Gus Malzahn’s Auburn offense, but miscommunication and self-inflicted blunders made it clear that the playbook needed trimming.

In neighboring Loudoun County, Briar Woods’s experiment with the spread failed to yield consistent results during last year’s 3-8 campaign. The Falcons plan on taking their time more in 2016.

“You score quick or you go three and out quick. It makes it tough on your defense,” Briar Woods Coach Charlie Pierce said. “This year we’re going to slow it down. No rush.”

[Pass-happy offenses are trendy, but workhorse running backs still rule high school football]

Everywhere you look, the tweaking continues. Jared Van Acker planned to install a pass-happy spread in his first season as Battlefield’s coach last year, but the Bobcats ended up pounding Prince William rival Hylton, 28-0, with a familiar brand of smash-mouth football in their season opener. Lake Braddock, a pure spread team three years ago, tilted its emphasis toward the run game and will continue to do so this fall.

Powerhouses such as Battlefield, Lake Braddock, Westfield and Centreville tend to churn out the big bodies needed to pound the ball. But smaller schools like Annandale and South Lakes feel that trickier spread schemes present the only path to stay competitive.

“Those bigger schools can win the war of attrition, whereas we’re going to have wear you out,” Scott said.

— Nick Eilerson



As Loudoun grows, Richmond resurges

During a 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, the state championship game in Virginia’s highest classification was won by a team representing Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads eight times.

Since the Virginia High School League’s realignment shifted postseason competition from four regions to a two-region format before the 2013 season, only four schools have competed for a championship in 6A: Fairfax’s Centreville andWestfield and the Tidewater region’s Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes.

While that shake-up three years ago has not changed the status quo at the top, it has disrupted the balance of power in lower classifications.

Ashburn’s Broad Run and Briar Woods combined for five straight AA Division 4 state titles from 2008 to 2012 before being re-classified and moving up to 5A. In the three seasons since, L.C. Bird and Highland Springs have won 5A titles over Loudoun schools representing the 5A North region. The Richmond-based schools were part of AAA Division 6 before moving down to 5A in 2013.

“The Loudoun schools like Broad Run and Briar Woods, we were some of the biggest 4A schools, and that put us at an advantage,” said Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett, who coached Broad Run to the AA Division 4 title in 2008 and 2009. “Now we’re the smallest 5A schools, which is a disadvantage. If you look at the games, in Division 4 we played some state championship games that weren’t as competitive. In 5A, there’s a lot more parity between the teams.”

Loudoun schools have continued to dominate their region, however. Tuscarora reached its first state final in 2014, and Stone Bridge advanced to a county-record sixth title game in December. Loudoun County has been represented in a state final in nine straight seasons since 2007. But the opening of three new Loudoun high schools since 2012 has diluted the talent pool at some of the county’s traditional powers and appears to have shifted the balance of power to the center of the state in the VHSL’s second-largest classification.

— Dillon Mullan

Transfers of power

Perennial title contenders are built through talent pipelines flowing from youth leagues to middle schools and into the high school ranks. But this fall, as with past seasons, the D.C. area’s top teams are leaning on transfers to put them over the top.

To aid in its fight to end DeMatha and Good Counsel’s 13-year reign as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, St. John’s welcomes a group of promising transfers. Senior quarterback Kasim Hill, a Maryland commit, and freshman linebacker Shane Lee — who already has offers from seven schools — arrived in Northwest Washington from the Gilman School in Baltimore. Senior defensive tackle Cam Spence, another Maryland commit, joins St. John’s from the IMG Academy in Florida along with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Orlando native and Auburn commit Calvin Ashley.

Defending 4A state champion Wise added one of the area’s most imposing defenders after 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end Isaac Ukwu transferred from Springbrook. Ukwu, who has 19 college offers, will be joined at Wise by former O’Connell linebacker Calvin Hickerson.

Damascus, the defending Maryland 3A state champion, is adding running back Elijah Atkins, a senior from Urbana, to help replace graduated All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk. And in Loudoun County, Bradley Block had the opportunity to become Briar Woods’s all-time leading rusher but he transferred to Stone Bridge. Now Block teams up with dynamic running back Josh Breece to form one of Virginia’s most dangerous backfields.

— Eric Goldwein and Dillon Mullan
New title game sites

For some, the size of the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium took away from the atmosphere at high school state championship games. As the state finals move to new venues this December, local schools have mixed reactions on either side of the Potomac.

After the Ravens replaced their artificial turf with natural grass, the Maryland high school football championships will move about 30 miles south to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The venue has a capacity of 34,000 compared with 71,008 seats in Baltimore.

“The stadium itself is more conducive to high school football,” Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I think it’ll be a better atmosphere in terms of that.”

The Virginia High School League’s executive committee voted to relocate the Class 6A and 5A football state finals to Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium, which holds over 12,000 compared with Scott Stadium’s 61,500.

While the game experience will be enhanced by fewer empty seats, local schools worry that the fan experience could be diminished by the location of the stadium. Fairfax and Loudoun County teams traveled about 100 miles to Charlottesville while many of their opponents from the greater Norfolk area traveled twice as far.

Now Northern Virginia schools will have to travel 200 miles to play state championship games in Hampton Roads — the back yard of a number of the state’s perennial football powers.

“The first thing is location. That’s the problem. You’ve made it incredibly difficult for our fans to come,” Tuscarora Coach Mike Burnett said. “It’s tough to travel. You’re going to have to get on a bus for four hours while somebody else has to get on a bus for 30 minutes. I think it’s a poor choice for that reason.”

— Dillon Mullan

The Post's Preseason Top 20

Story lines | Previews | Games to watch | All-Met Watch

1. DeMatha (2015 record: 11-1; final 2015 ranking: No. 2)

The three-time defending WCAC champions lost a talented senior class, but a roster full of potential college prospects and the return of 10 starters mean the Stags shouldn’t miss a beat.

2. Wise (14-0; No. 3)

The defending Maryland 4A state champions remain the team to beat in Prince George’s County with a plethora of skill position talent back and two crucial transfers on defense.

Westfield quarterback Rehman Johnson hurdles center KenYoshino for a 1st down run in the Virginia 6A North region football championship. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

3. Westfield (14-1; No. 4)

Even without graduated do-it-all athlete Tyler Scanlon leading the way, the Bulldogs have the depth on both sides of the ball to defend their Virginia 6A state title.

4. Damascus (14-0; No. 1)

No more All-Met Player of the Year Jake Funk, but the Swarmin’ Hornets’ ground game remains a weapon with Markus Vinson and Urbana transfer Elijah Atkins in the backfield.

5. Gonzaga (11-2; No. 5)

Tailback Tyree Randolph, wide receiver Max Fisher and offensive tackle Johnny Jordan lead an experienced senior class in search of the Eagles’ first WCAC title since 2002.

6. Lake Braddock (11-2; No. 12)

As if senior tailbacks Lamont Atkins and Ibrahim Mansaray weren’t difficult enough to bring down on their own, the Bruins head into this season witha massive offensive line.

7. Good Counsel (7-5; No. 16)

The Falcons have ample talent in place on both sides of the ball to rebound from an up-and-down 2015 campaign and return to the WCAC championship game.

8. Quince Orchard (10-2; No. 13)

Quarterback Doc Bonner, running back Marvin Beander and wide receiver Fofie Bazzie make the Cougars one of the area’s most experienced and dangerous offenses.

9. St. John’s (7-4; No. 18)

A collection of highly touted transfers, most notably Maryland quarterback recruit Kasim Hill, and new Coach Joe Casamento could push the Cadets to the top of the WCAC.

10. Stone Bridge (10-5; No. 8)

The Defending 5A North region champions have been to six state title games since 2005, and running back Joshua Breece and a more stingy defense could lead them to a seventh.

11. South County (13-1; No. 6)

Still smarting from last year’s 6A North region final loss to Westfield, the Stallions have the talent and motivation to make a run at their first Virginia 6A state title.

12. Patuxent (12-2; No. 7)

The defending Maryland 2A state champions will be a threat to repeat with talented dual-threat quarterbacks Reese Crounse and Jaelen Grossback in the fold.

13. Tuscarora (13-1; No. 9)

After back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Tuscarora enters 2016 with a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Allen but the same lofty expectations.

14. Episcopal (6-1-1; NR)

The Maroon added former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones to a roster featuring defensive lineman Luiji Vilain (Michigan) and safety Jonathan Sutherland (Penn State).

15. Battlefield (9-3; NR)

The Bobcats are eyeing their first Virginia state crown since 2010 with nose guard Brailyn Franklin back and a beefy offensive line paving the way for a formidable rushing attack.

16. Sherwood (10-2; 15)

Senior running back Travis Levy is ready to lead the offense with wide receiver Marcus Simms and quarterback Shawn Bliss graduated from last year’s region finalist squad.

17. Old Mill (11-1; No. 11)

The Patriots’ dominant regular season turned sour after an early exit in the playoffs last year, but they’re out for redemption with many key contributors back in Millersville.

18. Eleanor Roosevelt (9-3; NR)

Senior Karl Mofor is among the area’s most valuable players because of his role as the Raiders’ primary runner on offense and a menacing linebacker on defense.

19. Northwest (9-4; No. 17)

Quarterback Chris Craddock steps in for Mark Pierce as the Jaguars look to win their third Maryland 4A state title in four years.

20. H.D. Woodson (8-5; NR)

The three-time defending Turkey Bowl champions could be a force this fall if junior quarterback Khalil Wright continues to improve at the clip he was able to last year.

On the bubble: Broadneck (10-3), Georgetown Prep (7-3), Howard (13-1), Hylton (9-3), Potomac (Md.) (10-3).
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Date: August 26, 2016 04:41PM

Two Northern powers face off with unfinished business

by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA

Hylton (0-0) at Battlefield (0-0), Friday 7:00 PM, Battlefield HS (Haymarket)

Hylton (9-3 in 2015) will look to avenge the embarrassment of its 28-0 loss in last year’s opener. In that game, star Bulldog running back Ricky Slade gained a mere 36 yards on 13 carries.

Slade has been hampered by a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, which he injured earlier in the summer. However, the junior, who rates near, or at, the top of all national Class of 2018 running back rankings, aims to be back in top form soon, and must be in order for Hylton to contend for a state title.

If Slade plays, the Bulldogs should be in good shape, as he will run behind a huge offensive line that includes tackles Daniel Horne (6-5, 320, RT, Sr.) and Christian Deboghossian (6-0, 270, LT, Sr.), junior center Chris Emerson (6-0, 280), right guard Augustine O’Connell (6-4, 265, RG, Sr.) and tight end Jarrett Powell (6-3, 235, Sr.). Nevertheless, the Bulldogs are inexperienced at quarterback, where either Brandon Benson or Jordan Davis will get the starting nod.

Battlefield (also 9-3 in 2015) will counter on defense with senior nose guard Brailyn Franklin, who racked up 17 sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2015. Franklin has already committed to play for Penn State next year. Mason Crawford will give him assistance from the defensive end position, and All-State linebacker Josh King is the linchpin for the unit, or as Bobcat Coach Jared Van Acker calls him, “The General.”

Battlefield will also feature a new quarterback. There have been two candidates – Neil Dorsey and Jonah Seagears. Both have dual threat ability. The Bobcats will be loaded at running back where Chris Ferrill and Sean Greene will hold court. Ferrill and Greene combined for over 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2015. Ferrill is smaller at 5-9 and 170 pounds, while Greene serves as the jackhammer at 5-10 and 215. The pair will be joined by speedy Trevor Walker (5-9, 165) who completes the trio, which Van Acker has labeled the “3-Headed Monster.”

They will also have a powerful line in front of them, led by guards Jake Folland and Jason Portillo and second-team All-Conference tight end Cole Swingle.

This should provide a great early matchup for two of Prince William County’s best squads from last year – teams who are aiming to go deep into the 6A playoffs. Van Acker believes that the key for a Battlefield victory will be to “maintain discipline, execute on offense and win the third phase of the game – special teams.”

– Jim McGrath
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Date: August 26, 2016 04:48PM

Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Monday and will be sidelined three to four weeks, meaning he is expected to miss the Sept. 11 season opener against Tampa Bay.

Neal, the Falcons' first-round draft selection, suffered the right knee injury in Thursday night's preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins. He missed a tackle attempt on running back Arian Foster, then went to the ground in pain.


Free-agent safety William Moore wants another shot with Falcons
With Atlanta thin at safety after Keanu Neal's injury, former Falcon William Moore makes it clear he's "ready" and eager to return if they want him.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn hopes that the worst-case scenario is for Neal to miss three games.

"From all of us who know Keanu, you know he's going to put a thousand percent into all the rehab to get ready," Quinn said Friday. "We know kind of what he stands for and the toughness, so I'd expect the shorter-term [amount of time being out] with him. He's kind of just built that way."

This is the second injury this preseason for Neal, who also missed the preseason opener against Washington with a "trunk" injury.

The Falcons already were down one strong safety with Neal's backup, Kemal Ishmael, sidelined with a shoulder injury. Quinn said Ishmael is expected to return to practice in a limited role Sunday. The other players in Atlanta's strong safety rotation are Damian Parms and rookie Sharrod Neasman.

Quinn also said Friday that the Falcons will potentially sign a veteran free-agent safety but that the team is not considering bringing back William Moore, who was released earlier this year.

Moore, who told ESPN earlier Friday that he would "absolutely" come back to the Falcons, didn't fit well in Quinn's scheme last season.

Neal is expected to have a significant impact on the defense upon his return. He is known for his hard-hitting style, and coaches say he's already mature beyond his years.

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Date: August 26, 2016 04:53PM

kt6oM Wrote:
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> Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> > GROUP A
> >
> > Paris Saint-Germain
> > Arsenal
> > FC Basel
> > Ludogorets Razgrad
> >
> > GROUP B
> >
> > Benfica
> > Napoli
> > Dynamo Kiev
> > Besiktas
> >
> > GROUP C
> >
> > Barcelona
> > Manchester City
> > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > Celtic
> >
> > GROUP D
> >
> > Bayern Munich
> > Atletico Madrid
> > PSV Eindhoven
> > Rostov
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> > GROUP E
> >
> > CSKA Moscow
> > Bayer Leverkusen
> > Tottenham Hotspur
> > Monaco
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> > GROUP F
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> > Real Madrid
> > Borussia Dortmund
> > Sporting
> > Legia Warsaw
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> > GROUP G
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> > Leicester City
> > Porto
> > Club Brugge
> > FC Copenhagen
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> > GROUP H
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> > Juventus
> > Sevilla
> > Lyon
> > Dinamo Zagreb
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> > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > September 13, 14
> > September 27, 28
> > October 18, 19
> > November 1, 2
> > November 22, 23
> > December 6, 7
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> What do you think of group G, looks like it sucks.


Yeah it doesn't look great but these new rules should really benefit the top 4 countries.


Europe's top four leagues will have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, UEFA has confirmed.

The top four leagues in the UEFA coefficient ranking -- currently La Liga, the Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A -- will see four teams enter the group stage without having to go through a qualification round.

Currently, La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League are guaranteed three group spots, with a fourth possible through the qualifying round, while Serie A has two guaranteed spots and a third possible via qualification.

The Premier League was in danger of losing one its places to Serie A at the end of this season, particularly after Sassuolo qualified for this season's Europa League group stage while West Ham were eliminated, but both leagues will now get four Champions League spots.

The top flights in Russia, Portugal and France are currently all vying to be Europe's fifth-ranked division but are some distance behind the current top four.

However, the coefficient system will be revamped with clubs judged only on their own records and historical success in European competition also acknowledged.

UEFA has also confirmed that the Europa League winners will now automatically qualify for the Champions League group stage. At present the winners enter at the playoff stage by right, but are elevated to the group stage if the holders also qualify via league position.

The revamp will also involve a change to the way in which clubs are paid, with UEFA explaining: "A new four-pillar financial distribution system (starting fee, performance in the competition, individual club coefficient and market pool) will see sporting performances better rewarded, while market pool share will decrease."

Sources had told ESPN FC earlier this month that the measures were set to be approved after tough negotiations, with a number of clubs from top leagues having threatened to boycott the Champions League if their demands were not met.

The threat of a breakaway European Super League had appeared significant earlier this year, and Press Association Sport reports that the biggest push for change has come from Spain and Italy, the nation that looks set to benefit the most from the alteration.

UEFA general secretary ad interim Theodore Theodoridis said: "The evolution of UEFA's club competitions is the result of a wide-ranging consultative process involving all stakeholders and taking into account a wide range of expertise and perspectives.

"The amendments made will continue to ensure qualification based on sporting merit, and the right of all associations and their clubs to compete in Europe's elite club competitions.

"We are happy that European football remains united behind the concepts of solidarity, fair competition, fair distribution and good governance."

Adjustments to the current format of the Champions League can only begin in 2018 as that is when the next three-year commercial cycle starts.

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Date: August 26, 2016 04:56PM

Bulldog Fan Wrote:
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> My small penis is getting enlarged to somewhere
> just shy of average size thinking about my bulls,
> my dogs, my bulldogs, love em, winners every one
> of them, the chosen ones, the chosen team, the
> chosen school.....
>
> Oh and I forgot - dixie cupping again this weekend
> at my house.
>
> WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


JOHANNESBURG -- A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said the state's appeal to extend the six-year sentence against the 29-year-old double amputee Olympic sprinter had a limited prospect of success.

"I am not persuaded that there are reasonable prospects of success for an appeal," she said in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in the early-morning hours of Feb. 14, 2013. He claimed he thought she was an intruder. The state charged that he shot her in anger after an argument. Pistorius was found guilty of murder and sentenced by Masipa to six years in prison.

The sentence was described as "shockingly lenient," prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Friday, adding that the judge should have used a 15-year minimum sentence as a starting point because Steenkamp had suffered a "horrendous death."

Pistorius never offered an acceptable explanation for having fired four shots through the toilet door, Nel said.

The fact that Pistorius fired four shots using hollow-point bullets that are designed to inflict maximum damage meant the possibility of death was more likely and should have been an aggravating factor, Nel said.

The state may appeal Masipa's decision at the Supreme Court of Appeals in the city of Bloemfontein, but has yet to indicate whether it will do so.

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Date: August 26, 2016 05:19PM

UEFA has approved structural changes to the Champions League, with the biggest move being automatic group stage qualification for the top four teams from the top four leagues, beginning in the 2018-19 season. Gab Marcotti looks at how this came about.

Q: So all has been revealed. Europe's rich get richer. The top four leagues will all have four guaranteed spots in the Champions League group stage. It's official now, right?

A: This pretty much confirms what some of us had previously reported. There are still some very minor details to work through, but UEFA interim general secretary Theo Theodoridis says it's done, and he would know. It's a brave new world.

Q: So did UEFA just lie down for the big clubs?

A: They would say they haven't. They had to strike a balance between the big boys, who make the Champions League more attractive to the guys who pay the bills -- broadcasters and sponsors mostly -- and the small and midsized associations.

"We had one target: Keeping the dream alive," Theodoridis said. "[That means] Allowing all countries to have access to our competitions and maintaining the champions path [to qualification.]. There is an impact [on smaller and midsized associations], I agree. But we minimized it."

Q: It's almost as if he's suggesting it could have been worse.

A: "Worse" depends on your point of view. Some of the things that were discussed at the request of the clubs would have made the Champions League an even more lucrative competition.

We're talking about wild-card entries for historically big clubs who fail to qualify; this year, for example, think Milan, Manchester United and Liverpool, who have 15 European Cups between them.

Or playing games on weekends, when they can reach a far greater global audience; Asia is asleep and North and South America are at work or school during Champions League games. Or, heck, playing games in other continents.

None of these things will come to pass at least until 2021, as Theodoridis noted. Nor will clubs be boycotting the Champions League or setting up their own competition.

Q: How real was that threat of clubs pulling out of the Champions League?

A: Theodoridis suggests it wasn't much more than a negotiating ploy. Others with knowledge of the talks said it was real enough to prompt this compromise.

Q: So I guess the big winners are the top four nations? That's Spain, Germany, England and, especially, Italy.

A: Yes, provided they stay in the top four. Italy's case is pretty telling. Right now, they have two guaranteed places, plus another in the playoffs for the third-place team in Serie A. But that side has been knocked out in the playoffs in five of the past six seasons. So, effectively, they're doubling their presence.

Q: But if the Italian teams aren't that good and can't make it past the playoffs, why should they be in the competition?

A: Great question. Because, I think, merit matters less here than money. Italy has the second-biggest Champions League contract, after England. Obviously broadcasters and sponsors will pay more if they know clubs are guaranteed a spot, rather than running the risk of getting knocked out in the playoffs.

Q: Sounds like an unfair system.

A: In some ways it is. But UEFA are also hoping folks will look at it a different way. Having more clubs from big leagues in the competition means the overall revenue will be higher; much higher, they hope. And that means there's more money to redistribute to clubs.

Q: Didn't you write last time that 35 percent of the revenue is distributed via that "market pool," whereby teams from countries with bigger TV contracts get a bigger share?

A: I did. And that's one thing that has changed. Only 15 percent of revenue will be allocated via the market pool. The other 85 percent will be distributed in prize money, including some 25 percent to be shared equally by all clubs who qualify. So that means teams from midsized leagues that do well in the competition will earn more in two ways: The overall revenues will, UEFA hope, be higher, and teams will get a bigger slice of the pie.

Q: That sounds more fair.

A: It is, although, again, the devil is in the detail. Part of that merit payment will be awarded based on a new coefficient system that will also track historical performance. Which means that, say, Ajax with their four European Cups will get more points than Leicester. It will be weighted, and the details are not only very complicated but also not fully defined.

Q: What else have they come up with?

A: The other big change is that a new company is being set up, half-owned by UEFA and half-owned by the European Clubs Association (ECA), to run the European competitions. So rather than being indirectly represented via their national associations, clubs will effectively be in business with UEFA. (They sort of were before, of course, but now it's formalized.)

Q: Aren't UEFA having elections in a few weeks? Couldn't they wait until they have a new president before they take such a drastic step?

A: Indeed, they'll be electing a new president on Sept. 14 but, as Theodoridis said, they had been working on this for six months. And, he said, they had to go to market and pitch sponsors and broadcasters. The 2018-19 season is less than two years away and they had to get contracts tied up.

Besides, of the three guys running for president, Holland's Michael van Praag and Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona sit on UEFA's Executive Committee, so you assume they have signed off on this. And the third candidate, Slovenia's Aleksandar Ceferin, is supposedly also on board.

Q: So that's that, then. I guess it at least means we won't have a breakaway European Super League.

A: At least until 2021, anyway. The hope, I think, is that these changes will boost revenue so much that everyone -- primarily the big clubs -- will benefit and be happy to the point that they'll forget about breaking away.

Q: Is that likely?

A: As the saying goes, you can never be too rich or too thin. I think history shows that when clubs get more money, they tend to spend it on wages and transfer fees. And because everybody is spending more, there will be some, even among the big clubs, who will be left behind. And that in turn means they'll grumble. And we may end up going through this whole thing all over again.

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Posted by: Scores ()
Date: August 26, 2016 08:12PM

Before half

Dematha 21 Oscar smith 7
Battlefield 7 Hylton 0

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Date: August 26, 2016 09:07PM

35-7 Dematha over Oscar Smith 4th Qtr

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Re: High School Football 2016
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Date: August 26, 2016 09:54PM

lnnKd Wrote:
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> > > > > GROUP A
> > > > >
> > > > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > > > Arsenal
> > > > > FC Basel
> > > > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP B
> > > > >
> > > > > Benfica
> > > > > Napoli
> > > > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > > > Besiktas
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP C
> > > > >
> > > > > Barcelona
> > > > > Manchester City
> > > > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > > > Celtic
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP D
> > > > >
> > > > > Bayern Munich
> > > > > Atletico Madrid
> > > > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > > > Rostov
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP E
> > > > >
> > > > > CSKA Moscow
> > > > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > > > Monaco
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP F
> > > > >
> > > > > Real Madrid
> > > > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > > > Sporting
> > > > > Legia Warsaw
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP G
> > > > >
> > > > > Leicester City
> > > > > Porto
> > > > > Club Brugge
> > > > > FC Copenhagen
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP H
> > > > >
> > > > > Juventus
> > > > > Sevilla
> > > > > Lyon
> > > > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > > > >
> > > > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > > > September 13, 14
> > > > > September 27, 28
> > > > > October 18, 19
> > > > > November 1, 2
> > > > > November 22, 23
> > > > > December 6, 7
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> > > > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys
> > have
> > > for
> > > > top scorer this year?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Suarez?
> > > >
> > > > Greizmann?
> > > >
> > > > Messi?
> > > >
> > > > Ronaldo?
> > > >
> > > > Bale?
> > > >
> > > > Anyone outside la liga?
> > >
> > >
> > > Suarez or Ronaldo.
> >
> >
> > WTF is all this shit. No love for the EPL?
> > Arsenal is going to be average, Chelsea a bit
> > better. But the Manchester clubs should be
> making
> > some noise in their European competitions this
> > year.
>
> Ibra should have a nice season at United, too bad
> it will be in the Europa league and not the
> Champions League. I'm not sure if Man City will
> focus their efforts on the Premier League or focus
> on Europe. It sure will be interesting to see what
> Pep does with that team.

United have take such a back step to City these last few years.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Attach a File .... ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:16PM

Attach a File .... Wrote:
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> I saw RRS&E put out a pre-season Top 10 for NOVA:
>
> Rank Team
> 1 Westfield
> 2 South County
> 3 Tuscarora
> 4 Robinson
> 5 Lake Braddock
> 6 West Potomac
> 7 South Lakes
> 8 West Springfield
> 9 Hylton
> 10 Wakefield
>
> Why Tusky so high? As good as those Loudoun teams
> are they showed last year that they didn't have
> mettle play with the best of Fairfax - the
> top 4 from Fairfax last year got stronger and
> stronger (Wfd, SoCo, LB, Rob) as the year
> progressed while the Loudoun teams faded at the
> end giving up like 50 points per game.


Briar Woods 21 - Tuscarora 0

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 26, 2016 10:40PM

DeMatha vs Oscar Smith

42-7 Thumping. It got out of hand with Smith worn out end of 3rd Quarter & 4th. BUT, Smith had their opportunities, & for the single score was running the ball well & at near mid field Shon Mitchell hit a long pass to the 1 yrd. & then they ran it in.

The whole game, it seemed liked Smith ran the ball when they should have passed & visa versa. At least 3 times they tried to pass for touchdowns in the red zone & never really tried to run the ball after having success running pretty much when ever they wanted to.

Smith's Defense could not handle the "no huddle offense" of DeMatha. The 3rd score was via a quick snap with Smith SLEEPIN instead of getting in position. DeMatha wasn't set but they snapped the ball & ran the ball right at the whistle to set the clock. The refs let them get away with it!

On to next week... That's how it goes. I've seen this many times now. Smith wasn't ready for a Nationally ranked team, they get throttled & they move through the rest of the regular season. As long as they keep getting better every week, I still think they will the favorites for the 6A South Regional Champs!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Who did better? ()
Date: August 27, 2016 12:07AM

Which team looked better against DeMatha? Westfield or Oscar Smith?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Fubyr ()
Date: August 27, 2016 04:07AM

3erU4 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> lnnKd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > City Fan Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Gol de Ronaldoooooo Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > GEULF Wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----
> > > > > > GROUP A
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > > > > Arsenal
> > > > > > FC Basel
> > > > > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP B
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Benfica
> > > > > > Napoli
> > > > > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > > > > Besiktas
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP C
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Barcelona
> > > > > > Manchester City
> > > > > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > > > > Celtic
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP D
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Bayern Munich
> > > > > > Atletico Madrid
> > > > > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > > > > Rostov
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP E
> > > > > >
> > > > > > CSKA Moscow
> > > > > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > > > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > > > > Monaco
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP F
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Real Madrid
> > > > > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > > > > Sporting
> > > > > > Legia Warsaw
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP G
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Leicester City
> > > > > > Porto
> > > > > > Club Brugge
> > > > > > FC Copenhagen
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP H
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Juventus
> > > > > > Sevilla
> > > > > > Lyon
> > > > > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > > > > >
> > > > > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > > > > September 13, 14
> > > > > > September 27, 28
> > > > > > October 18, 19
> > > > > > November 1, 2
> > > > > > November 22, 23
> > > > > > December 6, 7
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys
> > > have
> > > > for
> > > > > top scorer this year?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Suarez?
> > > > >
> > > > > Greizmann?
> > > > >
> > > > > Messi?
> > > > >
> > > > > Ronaldo?
> > > > >
> > > > > Bale?
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyone outside la liga?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Suarez or Ronaldo.
> > >
> > >
> > > WTF is all this shit. No love for the EPL?
> > > Arsenal is going to be average, Chelsea a bit
> > > better. But the Manchester clubs should be
> > making
> > > some noise in their European competitions
> this
> > > year.
> >
> > Ibra should have a nice season at United, too
> bad
> > it will be in the Europa league and not the
> > Champions League. I'm not sure if Man City
> will
> > focus their efforts on the Premier League or
> focus
> > on Europe. It sure will be interesting to see
> what
> > Pep does with that team.
>
> United have take such a back step to City these
> last few years.


Transfer window is still open expect more things to come.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: PpNuk ()
Date: August 27, 2016 07:30AM

Who did better? Wrote:
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> Which team looked better against DeMatha?
> Westfield or Oscar Smith?

Oscar Smith probably had a bit more offensive success but you really can't compare a live game with a scrimmage.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 10:07AM

My stiffie is a little less stiff this morning since my best 757 dawgs the Oscar Smith Tigers got out cheated by DeMatha. Oh woe is me, Ocean Lakes all cheated out and everyone moved to cheat somewhere else, and now Oscar Smith not playing according to what the cheaters thought they might.

I will stare at pics of Trump's long flowing yellow locks and try to arrive at my stiffie again but I want everyone to remember that I have a small penis.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 10:40AM

I am losing my stiffie too as when at the latest dixie cup gathering last night expressly for the Westfield playazs I had a revelation - this is wrong what we have done with the Westfield program, rampant disregard for ethics for rules for teaching young men to be upward looking citizens. We have fallen for idolatry for the program for the winning at all costs no matter the rules broken. We have to stop the madness.

NOT!!!!!!!

Winning
Winning
No whining
Winning!!!!!!!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: NR fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 11:30AM

In case you missed it (or were too busy trolling each other), HS football kicked off last night. There were seven games played last night in Region 6A.

Scores:

Annandale 49, McLean 22
Mt. Vernon 44, Washington-Lee 28
Battlefield
Woodbridge 35, Stonewall Jackson 28
Patriot 29, Stafford 28
Forest Park 45, Osbourn Park 0
North Stafford 56, Osbourn 26

I dropped by the Annadale Mclean Game for a while. Annandale led 10-0 at the half. They got the first TD of the second half. McLean Answered, to make the score 16-6 early in the third quarter. Annandale then drove to make it 23-6. On McLean's next possession, they fumbled, and Annandale returned it for a TD, score 29-6. I left after that. From the box score, it looks like Annandale had another fumble return for a TD, and a kickoff return for a TD. I missed Mclean's last two TDs. It looks like those were in the 4th quarter, and I wonder if they were against Annandale's second team defense.

I wonder if that Mt. Vernon/W-L score (which I got from the Post) is correct. To me, that qualifies as an upset. I knew that W-L lost a lot from last year's team, but I saw them scrimmage Annandale, and, to me, they looked like the better team in that scrimmage. W-L did look like they would have depth issues, but they also looked like they had good team speed.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: NR fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 11:32AM

NR fan Wrote:
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> In case you missed it (or were too busy trolling
> each other), HS football kicked off last night.
> There were seven games played last night in Region
> 6A.
>
> Scores:
>
> Annandale 49, McLean 22
> Mt. Vernon 44, Washington-Lee 28
> Battlefield
> Woodbridge 35, Stonewall Jackson 28
> Patriot 29, Stafford 28
> Forest Park 45, Osbourn Park 0
> North Stafford 56, Osbourn 26
>
> I dropped by the Annadale Mclean Game for a while.
> Annandale led 10-0 at the half. They got the
> first TD of the second half. McLean Answered, to
> make the score 16-6 early in the third quarter.
> Annandale then drove to make it 23-6. On McLean's
> next possession, they fumbled, and Annandale
> returned it for a TD, score 29-6. I left after
> that. From the box score, it looks like Annandale
> had another fumble return for a TD, and a kickoff
> return for a TD. I missed Mclean's last two TDs.
> It looks like those were in the 4th quarter, and I
> wonder if they were against Annandale's second
> team defense.
>
> I wonder if that Mt. Vernon/W-L score (which I got
> from the Post) is correct. To me, that qualifies
> as an upset. I knew that W-L lost a lot from last
> year's team, but I saw them scrimmage Annandale,
> and, to me, they looked like the better team in
> that scrimmage. W-L did look like they would have
> depth issues, but they also looked like they had
> good team speed.


Forgot to complete the Battlefield score. Battlefield 29, Hylton 23

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Booster ()
Date: August 27, 2016 12:12PM

Of course Westfield does not kick off until next week so the season really has not started.....just saying to keep it real


Winning

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: JA'mario Davis ()
Date: August 27, 2016 12:23PM

Bulldog Booster Wrote:
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> Of course Westfield does not kick off until next
> week so the season really has not started.....just
> saying to keep it real
>
>
> Winning


Watch out for Ja'mario Davis at DE looks like he just committed to Penn St.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: EFF WESTFIELD ()
Date: August 27, 2016 12:29PM

Would all of you cum queers stop obsessing over Westfield, it is damn aggravating.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 01:29PM

No, EFF you! Everyone knows that football around here starts and ends with Westfield.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: EFF WESTFIELD ()
Date: August 27, 2016 01:49PM

you're a sick puppie

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Finally arsenal ()
Date: August 27, 2016 01:57PM

Arsenal's season sprung into life as they recorded their first Premier League win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Watford.

Having lost at home to Liverpool and drawn 0-0 at champions Leicester, Arsene Wenger saw his side dominate the first half at Vicarage Road, as an early Santi Cazorla penalty was added to by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Watford, still looking for a win under Walter Mazzarri, looked better after the break as club-record signing Roberto Pereyra came off the bench to grab a consolation.

The Gunners, who are likely to add defender Shkodran Mustafi and forward Lucas Perez to their ranks in the coming days, were ahead in the ninth minute after Nordin Amrabat crashed into the back of Sanchez and, after a delay, referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot.

Where Theo Walcott had failed on the opening day, Cazorla made no mistake, stroking his penalty down the middle as Heurelho Gomes dived to his left.

Walcott came close to adding a second as he latched onto Cazorla's low cross but Gomes was on hand to save with his feet.

And Watford were almost level moments later as Amrabat skipped past Nacho Monreal before his cross was turned towards his own goalkeeper by Laurent Koscielny, but Petr Cech shown fine reactions to push the ball clear.

The hosts were starting to create more and defender Christian Kabasele almost marked his Premier League debut with a goal but could only glance Etienne Capoue's corner wide of the post.

Sanchez was denied by a smart Gomes save at his near post as the game opened up but the all-important second goal would come Arsenal's way courtesy of a contentious throw-in decision.

Amrabat appeared to have won Watford a throw-in deep in Arsenal territory only for the decision to go the way of the visitors.

Arsenal burst up-field through Sanchez, who then scuffed home Walcott's cross, with goal-line technology confirming he had doubled the Gunners' lead.

Walcott was impressing from the right flank and only another great save from Gomes prevented the England man driving Arsenal further ahead - but it was only a short respite.

From the next attack, Sanchez delivered an inch-perfect cross which has headed home by Ozil, enjoying a busy return to the side having been given an extended rest following the European Championship.

Mazzarri responded by introducing Pereyra at the interval and he marked his debut with a well-taken goal 10 minutes into the second half, stealing in ahead of the impressive Granit Xhaka to bend a strike past Cech and reduce the arrears.

Arsenal were still looking dangerous in attack but Watford were much more potent now, Cech forced into a smart double-save to deny Jose Holebas and Odion Ighalo before the latter saw an acrobatic overhead kick fly inches over the crossbar.

That was as close as the hosts came to getting a foothold in the contest and it was Arsenal left celebrating a first three-point haul of the campaign.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:00PM

/757\ Wrote:
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> My stiffie is a little less stiff this morning
> since my best 757 dawgs the Oscar Smith Tigers got
> out cheated by DeMatha. Oh woe is me, Ocean Lakes
> all cheated out and everyone moved to cheat
> somewhere else, and now Oscar Smith not playing
> according to what the cheaters thought they
> might.
>
> I will stare at pics of Trump's long flowing
> yellow locks and try to arrive at my stiffie again
> but I want everyone to remember that I have a
> small penis.

Juvenile Troll, welcome back.... You obviously STILL do not understand anything about Football. I am a FAN which is F A N A T I C A L for short.... When our team loses, we are still FANS... We understand that without failure or the fear of it, we and our team cannot grow. That's why every year we schedule the heavily recruited National Power house teams! Without the challenges of reaching for the sky high dreams, we become victims of our successes and allow our competitors to get closer than is comfortable!

You ridicule our WINNING is everything attitude but you just don't understand that the yearn for excellence is everything! Without that yearning we die a little every day until we become YOU!! Bitter, jealous and lost with no purpose in the world other than to troll around on the internet & attempt to change the world toward your unmotivated, less than mediocre life. Winning and the pursuit of Winning will never allow that to happen! I know the kids that are part of their teams are learning these AMERICAN values & that gives me confidence in our country!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:04PM

With a backfield burst, Woodbridge gets past Stonewall Jackson
By Sam Tabachnik August 27 at 1:06 AM

Senior Ousmane Barry didn’t win the quarterback competition coming out of camp, and didn’t get a ton of reps in practice leading up to Woodbridge’s season opener against Stonewall Jackson.

But after starter Antevious Jackson limped off the field with an medial collateral ligament injury in the first half, Barry took control of a sputtering offense and led the Vikings to a thrilling 35-28 road victory over the Raiders in Manassas.

“I was ready, but I still had the jitters,” Barry said about coming off the bench. “But my coaches told me to calm down at halftime and my players were behind me.”

Barry made his biggest impact on the ground, rushing 15 times for 37 yards and a touchdown. He completed only one of his eight passes, but it went for 67 yards and a score to running back Caleb Grant.

Woodbridge rushed for only 26 yards in the first half, the line constantly getting pushed back into Jackson’s face. With Barry under center, the Vikings put up 133 yards rushing and started to wear down the Raiders’ defensive front.

“We let Ousmane establish the run game and he really got us cracking,” Woodbridge Coach Gary Wortham said.

After a first half marked by penalties, negative rushing totals and few first downs, both teams were able to get their offenses moving in the second half.

For Woodbridge, it was a dynamic combination of speedy running backs that had Stonewall defenders grasping for air — and jerseys.

With the Vikings leading 14-8 in the third quarter, sophomore Taylor Harris burst through the line for a 34-yard touchdown.

The Raiders answered with a 10-yard scoring run from Marcus Haughton, cutting the lead to 22-16.


The teams traded scores midway through the fourth quarter and Woodbridge clung to its six-point advantage with just more than six minutes remaining.

That’s when Grant, a 5-foot-7 junior in his first year of varsity football, took over.

Facing fourth-and-three from the Stonewall 41-yard line, Barry tossed a swing pass to the diminutive tailback, and Grant raced down the sideline for the game-clinching touchdown.

Grant finished with 10 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. He also added two catches for 77 yards and a score.

Between Grant and Harris, the Vikings have an emerging one-two punch in the backfield.

“I ran track with Taylor Harris — he’s a little faster,” Grant said. “But we all got some jets.”

Stonewall was led by senior quarterback Devante Smith’s 23 rushes for 36 yards and a touchdown. The Virginia Tech commit also threw for 84 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown to Cameron Brown on his first throw of the season.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:07PM

Battlefield overcomes sloppy play to outlast Hylton in triple-overtime

Battlefield's offense lines up against host Hylton in a season-opening matchup of Prince William County powers. (Nick Eilerson/The Washington Post)
By Nick Eilerson August 26 at 11:50 PM

When Battlefield running back Chris Ferrill lunged across the goal line from five yards out, giving his team a wild 29-23 victory in the third overtime against Hylton on Friday night, he ran toward his sideline, closed his eyes and stopped to regain his breath. A three-hour slop-fest marked by 31 penalties and endless stoppages was finally over.

“Relief,” Ferrill said a few minutes later. “Thank God. Just finally.”

Ferrill’s winning score capped a season opener that looked more like a scrimmage than a showdown between the two powerhouses in Prince William County. The No. 15 Bobcats were a mere shadow of the clinical unit that pasted Hylton 28-0 in last year’s opener, drawing numerous penalties and calling several timeouts just to get lined up properly.

But Battlefield prevailed, absorbing a gut punch late in the fourth quarter before capitalizing on a missed Hylton field goal in the third overtime session. Three plays after a 47-yard heave to Deshun Mickens, Hylton quarterback Brandon Benson muscled his way into the end zone from two yards out to tie the game, 13-13, with 40 seconds left in regulation.

Battlefield hangs on to beat Hylton in triple overtime 29-23
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The Bobcats use tough defense and downhill running to outlast the Bulldogs in triple overtime.

Both teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime session before Battlefield place kicker Ryan Feehan converted a 30-yard field goal — his third in three attempts on the night — to start the second session. Joshua Thomas responded with a 25-yard field goal, but he missed his next one wide left to set up Ferrill’s winning touchdown.

The first two-and-a-half hours of Hylton’s 2016 season was an unsightly display of punts, fumbles, injuries, self-inflicted blunders and yellow flags. Even when the Bulldogs caught an apparent break with a long second-half punt return, Coach Tony Lilly could only bellow, “We’re just killing ourselves!” Mickens’s return down the sideline had been negated by a block-in-the-back penalty.

Hylton’s wild night is best summed up by its first-half possession sequence: punt, punt, punt, Ricky Slade 98-yard touchdown run, fumble, punt. Slade, a standout tailback, provided the one highlight, taking a handoff in one end zone and racing all the way to the other for the score. Hylton managed only 22 more yards the rest of the half.

Slade shook off a knee injury that had hampered him all summer and started at tailback and defensive back. The Washington area’s most highly recruited player in the class of 2018 was mostly quiet, finishing with 115 rushing yards on six carries and two fumbles. Slade’s long touchdown midway through the second quarter provided the Bulldogs’ first points of the season, but he cramped up after a third-quarter punt return and did not return.

When the furor fizzled and exhaustion set in around Battlefield’s post-game huddle, Coach Jared Van Acker loudly commended his team for never stopping, for persevering through an ugly performance. But Battlefield nose guard and Penn State commit Brailyn Franklin, who was mostly kept in check despite lining up all over the field, stepped in with a message that resonated even more.

“Never let that happen again!” he exhorted. “That’s way too close! That’s not okay.”

Still, the Bobcats could take solace in a gritty win in perhaps their most difficult matchup of the regular season.

“We came together as brothers and we did what we had to do,” Ferrill said.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: SEMENYA ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:08PM

What about the Olympics?

Global Olympic gold medals per capita are at their lowest point since the first modern Olympics in 1896.

There are 306 events at the Olympics this summer, with one gold medal per event.1
There are more than 7.3 billion people worldwide. That’s fewer than 42 events for every billion people, and that ratio has been declining since the 2000 Sydney Games, when the Olympics grew to 300 events, up 11 percent from 1996 and 48 percent higher than in 1980.

In 2002, an International Olympic Committee report warned that the games were growing too big. “Today, the Olympic Movement must contend with the reality that more sports want to participate in the Olympic Games, more athletes want to compete in the Olympic Games, more people want to attend the Olympic Games, and more media want to cover the Olympic Games,” the report said. As a result, the cost of hosting the games was increasing and some countries were being left out of the running in bids to serve as host, according to the report.

The IOC has heeded the report’s warning and pressed pause on the Summer Olympics’ rapid growth rate.

Though events per capita were much higher in the first half of the 20th century, everything that surrounded those events has grown, including the number of security forces and members of the media. Also, many more athletes today compete per event, from far more countries, than did then. The number of events has not quite doubled since 1920, but the number of participating athletes is roughly four times higher today and the number of participating countries is about seven times higher.

The decrease in events per capita has meant more athletes are competing for a chance to win roughly the same number of medals. It also has meant that sports not yet in the Olympics have had a hard time breaking into the games, and when they have, it has usually come at the expense of others, such as baseball and softball. That will change in Tokyo, though, as yet another new Olympic philosophy on growth will bring five new sports into the fold.


LET HER RUN:

The Olympic stadium was quiet on Wednesday morning, and spectators in the sparsely filled stands seemed to pay little notice to South African runner Caster Semenya as she cruised to an easy win in her first-round heat of the 800 meters. But on Saturday evening, when Semenya will contest the 800-meter final, she’ll have the world’s eyes on her. “There is no more certain gold medal in the Rio Olympics than Semenya,” wrote Ross Tucker, an exercise scientist in South Africa, on his blog, The Science of Sport. “She could trip and fall, anywhere in the first lap, lose 20m, and still win the race.”

If she does indeed dominate, some sports fans will be cheering Semenya, while others will be less inclined to celebrate, believing that she has an unfair advantage over her rivals. Semenya made headlines in 2009 amid rumors that track’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, had required her to undergo tests to confirm that she was female. Media accounts have reported that she has hyperandrogenism, a condition that causes higher-than-average testosterone levels — an allegation that neither Semenya nor the IAAF has publicly confirmed.

Semenya’s case is the latest saga in sport’s checkered history of sex testing, a task that is purportedly aimed at creating an even playing field but — as I’ve discussed previously — raises serious questions about how athletics organizations treat women. Her muscular build, deep voice and remarkable results had raised suspicions among some of Semenya’s rivals about whether she was really a woman. “Just look at her,” said Mariya Savinova, a Russian runner now tangled in her country’s doping scandal.

Savinova’s comment highlights what’s wrong with making competitors in women’s events prove that they’re women: It encourages people to police who looks “feminine enough” and sanctions discriminatory behavior that can have life-threatening consequences. Indian middle-distance runner Santhi Soundarajan attempted suicide after failing a gender test in 2007 and being shunned by her community.

Even if you think sex testing is necessary to ensure that women’s athletics are fair, the rules would need to be enforced uniformly. Testimony presented at a hearing on the IAAF’s sex testing procedures last year showed that “to date, [the testosterone limit] has only been used against women from developing countries” and that the rules created “an inconsistent and unfair patchwork of compliance by different countries around the world.” It’s notable that the women who’ve made the news for being scrutinized under the testosterone rule have been people of color.

Sport has a long history of humiliating women deemed “too masculine.” To ensure that men were not masquerading as women in order to compete and win at women’s sports, competitors were subjected to sex tests such as nude body inspections and chromosome testing. Eventually officials realized that these tests couldn’t definitively distinguish between male and female competitors, because sex is not a binary trait but exists along a continuum. For instance, people with androgen insensitivity syndrome are born with XY chromosomes but develop female anatomy, because their bodies don’t respond typically to testosterone. Others are born with female genitalia but have male sex anatomy internally. These are just two examples of the wide range of variations found across the spectrum.

After an especially shameful 1980s episode in which Spanish hurdler María José Martínez-Patiño was publicly shunned and outed as having androgen insensitivity syndrome, the blanket tests were dropped, and instead women deemed suspicious could be called in for testing. This is what happened to Semenya. The invasion of privacy and testing she endured created a push for a less ostracizing way to ensure that athletes vying in women’s competitions were women, and in 2011 the IAAF settled on a new approach, which the International Olympic Committee also adopted in 2012.

Rather than allow inspections of women’s bodies, the new rule set an upper limit on testosterone. Women could compete only if their testosterone levels were below 10 nanomoles per liter — a cutoff devised by sampling woman athletes with polycystic ovary syndrome (a condition associated with elevated testosterone levels) and adding five standard deviations to it. Tucker wrote on his blog that this limit is “threefold higher than a level that applies to 99 in 100 women participants.”

The argument for testosterone testing says that we divide sport into men’s and women’s categories because men have a practically unconquerable natural advantage over women. World records for men’s track and field and road running events are an average of 12.6 percent faster than the equivalent women’s events, and we give women their own class, akin to a weight class in combat sports, so they can have a chance to excel.

The argument against testing is that the competitive advantage that men have over women arises from biological factors linked to sex, but sex is a biological trait without hard and fast borders. And that we can pretend that we divide competition by sex, but what we’re really doing is separating athletes by gender, which is an identity that has a social and cultural context as well, and those contexts may confer distinct advantages and disadvantages, too. Under this system, there’s an obligation to recognize Semenya under the gender identity that she has inhabited since birth, and to do so without subjecting her to invasive and humiliating inspections or tests. Her identity should not be up to strangers to decide.

The debate over whether hormone testing is fair doesn’t have a scientific answer, only science-informed ones. There’s pretty good evidence that testosterone, a muscle-building hormone that men typically produce in greater quantities than women, is a performance-enhancing substance — that’s why it’s so popular among dopers. Joanna Harper, an athlete, scientist and transgender woman, found that her running performance dropped within weeks of starting therapy to reduce her testosterone levels, and she has documented similar changes in other male-to-female transgender runners. Insofar as you can pin the male advantage to a single factor, testosterone is it.

Science shows that testosterone gives athletes an advantage, but it can’t tell us how much advantage is too much or how to categorize athletes who are women by gender but also have male sex traits — those are philosophical questions, not scientific ones. But it’s hard not to see sexism in the answers that the IAAF is providing. As espnW columnist Kate Fagan tweeted recently, “I shall steal line from someone on Twitter: I know Semenya is a woman because people are trying to control her body.” Women with high testosterone levels have been pressured to undergo life-changing surgery and medical interventions in exchange for the right to compete.

The IAAF’s testosterone limit is necessarily arbitrary, and when Indian sprinter Dutee Chand faced scrutiny and demands to undergo treatment to reduce her testosterone levels, she pushed back. The medical interventions would be invasive, would be potentially irreversible and would come with side effects that could “interfere with the way my body has worked my whole life,” she wrote in a letter to the secretary general of the Athletics Federation of India, asking to have her eligibility reinstated. “I was born a woman, reared up as a woman, I identify as a woman and I believe I should be allowed to compete with other women, many of whom are either taller than me or come from more privileged backgrounds, things that most certainly give them an edge over me.”

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:09PM

Ben Maffe plays big for Briar Woods in a season-opening shutout of Tuscarora

Briar Woods takes the field ahead of its season opener against Tuscarora in Ashburn. (Callie Caplan/For The Washington Post)
By Eric Goldwein August 26 at 11:09 PM

Ben Maffe stood on the sideline as the final seconds ticked off the first-half clock, then turned toward the Briar Woods student section and let out a well-earned, “Let’s go!”

Already the senior had made a full game’s worth of plays — a timely fourth-down conversion, long receptions and touchdowns — as Briar Woods took control against Tuscarora in the first half en route to a 21-0 victory Friday in Ashburn. It was a fitting way to send the Falcons into the locker room.

“It’s huge. We only sang that [victory] song one time last year,” Maffe said later after the team’s post-game revelry. “To get this in the beginning of the season against a team that beat us last year, last-minute felt amazing.”


The Falcons, two seasons removed from a run of four consecutive state title game appearances, are coming off a 3-8 season that began with a 22-16 loss to their Conference 14 rivals. They were also without longtime Coach Charlie Pierce, whose father passed away last weekend.

Maffe, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound wide receiver and safety and a Marshall recruit, set the tone early by making the most of his opportunities on offense. On the opening play of the second quarter — his first carry — Maffe muscled through the Tuscarora defense for a fourth-down conversion. On the next play, he ran toward the outside and extended his arms over the pylon for a seven-yard touchdown, giving the Falcons (1-0, 1-0 Va. Conference 14) a 7-0 lead.

“Size and speed wise, we’ve been running that in practice for four weeks, ever since we started. We know in that situation we need to get the first down,” Maffe said. “We have 800 pounds on that side of the ball, we just need to carry on and get that first down every time”

On the ensuing offensive possession, Briar Woods ran an end-around with Jake Kleifges firing a 47-yard pass to Maffe for the first down. Maffe was at it again three plays later, catching a short pass from quarterback Skyler Springs, breaking two tackles and marching into the end zone to give the Falcons a 14-0 halftime margin.

That was more than enough cushion for the Briar Woods defense. Maffe made a timely pass deflection to stifle a Tuscarora drive earlier in the third quarter and soon after, there were fireworks going off in the distance, as if the Falcons’ celebration had already begun.

But that wasn’t the exclamation point. Later in the third quarter, with Springs on the sidelines, backup quarterback Jalen Thomas ran a play-action fake, rolling out of the pocket and into the end zone for a five-yard touchdown.

Jaylon Lundy led the Huskies (0-1, 0-1) with 64 rushing yards but failed to reach the red zone until the fourth quarter, and that drive resulted in a turnover on downs.

Junior running back Julian Posas (60 rushing yards) helped the Falcons run down the fourth-quarter clock and complete the shutout, handing Tuscarora its first regular-season defeat since 2013.

After the final whistle, the Briar Woods players sang along to the school song, then met near the end zone, where they were reminded by coaches this was just one win. But it was a big one, Springs said.

“This is like our Super Bowl,” Springs said. “We did this for Coach Pierce, and it was just memorable.”

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:11PM

Oh and I forgot to say that my view of American values is that rampant cheating to assist the winning process is a good thing. That is why I like Trump - it is all about winning even if you have to cheat to win. It is winning baby. Oscar Smith, O Lakes, other 757 teams aligned with that mentality long ago - that is why I admire them greatly.

Yet still my penis is still small even though I have been gazing constantly at those yellow locks of luscious hair.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:24PM

Nationally ranked DeMatha too much for Oscar Smith

By Larry Rubama
The Virginian-Pilot
13 hrs ago

CHESAPEAKE

The Bill Dee era didn’t begin quite like he wanted on Friday as Oscar Smith lost 42-7 to nationally ranked DeMatha Catholic (Md.) on a hot, humid night.

Dee replaced longtime Tigers coach Richard Morgan, who left for Marietta (Ga.) High, and expected better execution from his team.

“We just made too many mistakes,” he said. “We got to do a better job. You can’t make those mistakes and expect to be a winning football team.”

The Tigers, ranked No. 2 in South Hampton Roads, had the momentum early following a DeMatha fumble. They moved the ball inside the Stags’ 20 but missed a field goal.

DeMatha, ranked in five national preseason polls, including No. 7 by PrepNation and No. 9 by USA Today, made the Tigers pay when quarterback Beau English hit Dominic Lyles on a 39-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead.

DeMatha added another score in the second quarter on running back Khory Spruill’s 9-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead.

English, who committed to Air Force, made it 21-0 on a strange 41-yard touchdown run. When the ball was snapped, a whistle was heard by several players and many stopped – but not English.

“Everybody was a little confused and I just took advantage of it,” said English, who finished 11-of-11 passing for 167 yards and rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

DeMatha’s last two touchdowns were the benefit of a short field because of two bad Oscar Smith punts, one for 18 yards and another for 13.

Oscar Smith scored just before halftime on Jahmeek Jones’ 1-yard TD run.

The Tigers had a chance to cut the deficit to begin the third quarter when they drove to the Stags’ 8. But they couldn’t capitalize and DeMatha marched 92 yards for another score capped by English’s 2-yard touchdown run.

“We came out in the second and had a good chance and then wheels fell off,” Dee said. “We made too many mistakes.”

The Tigers played without star receiver Larry Chapel. Last season he was named first-team All-Tidewater when he finished with 1,620 yards and 85 receptions, both No. 2 on the school’s single-season list.

Asked about Chapel, who didn’t dress out and didn’t appear to be hurt, Dee said “no comment.”

Dee praised quarterback Shon Mitchell, who showed composure under pressure, completing 24 of 37 passes for 238 yards.

The Tigers did earn the respect of DeMatha players.

“We knew that Oscar Smith is a great team and they’re a powerhouse in Virginia,” English said. “And they definitely showed it tonight. I just think we came out and executed like we knew we could. But my hats off to them because they played hard all game.”
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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: V4FNW ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:29PM

NR fan Wrote:
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> I wonder if that Mt. Vernon/W-L score (which I got
> from the Post) is correct. To me, that qualifies
> as an upset. I knew that W-L lost a lot from last
> year's team, but I saw them scrimmage Annandale,
> and, to me, they looked like the better team in
> that scrimmage. W-L did look like they would have
> depth issues, but they also looked like they had
> good team speed.

Mount Vernon was 2-18 the last two seasons so that is a surprising win. I don't know a thing about W-L team for this year but I would not have expected that. Someone told me Mt.Vernon has a new coach this year.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: footballobserver2 ()
Date: August 27, 2016 02:33PM

Note this comment filthy troll:

The Tigers played without star receiver Larry Chapel. Last season he was named first-team All-Tidewater when he finished with 1,620 yards and 85 receptions, both No. 2 on the school’s single-season list.

Asked about Chapel, who didn’t dress out and didn’t appear to be hurt, Dee said “no comment.”


Oscar Smith runs a straight program. If you run afoul of team rules or school regulations - you don't play. Just like what happened at Westfield last year. Grow up you pathetic jealous troll.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: footballobserver2 ()
Date: August 27, 2016 03:20PM

Just to clarify Oscar Smith runs a straight program but not a clean program. We know the difference in 757, just look at Ocean Lakes.......ha ha ha ha

And like my friend /757\ - I also have a small penis

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Cville Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 04:12PM

I went to Centreville vs. West Springfield scrimmage Thursday. Pleasantly surprised to see Centreville handle them fairly easily - I think it was about 21 or 28-6 when I left in second half. Not exactly the AJ Turner days but I do see some hope for a reasonably competitive team. Thoughts?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 04:20PM

Centreville, Robinson, Lake Braddock, South County, others - who cares?

It is all about Bulldog Nation.

Winning.....

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Cville Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 04:23PM

Anyone else that is a bit more rational want to comment?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Bulldog Fan ()
Date: August 27, 2016 04:39PM

I am perfectly rational, Westfield is the only rational choice.

WiNnInG

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: footballobserver2 ()
Date: August 27, 2016 05:15PM

Cville Fan Wrote:
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> I went to Centreville vs. West Springfield
> scrimmage Thursday. Pleasantly surprised to see
> Centreville handle them fairly easily - I think it
> was about 21 or 28-6 when I left in second half.
> Not exactly the AJ Turner days but I do see some
> hope for a reasonably competitive team. Thoughts?

CEN should definitely be better than last year. With Siler, Garrett and Culver coming back the offense will be fine. Defense will be better also. And they have the advantage that their two Loudoun opponents - Tuscarora and Broad Run - are both down from last year. I expect CEN will win both of those games exacting some measure of revenge. I predict a 7-3 season at least and 1-2 playoff wins. If they can gel real well as a team - the regional semis or even finals are not totally out of the question. CEN has good coaching.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: ThuHd ()
Date: August 27, 2016 07:46PM

NR fan Wrote:
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> Forgot to complete the Battlefield score.
> Battlefield 29, Hylton 23


Great highlights from the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jXTPvj4fmk

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Be football ()
Date: August 27, 2016 08:36PM

The MV game was very surprising. The game was actually not as close as the score. It was 44-20 at the end of the 3rd and the MV coach mass subbed. The new coach has obviously made a huge impact quick. I don't know if they can make the playoffs because their conference is so tough but the new coach seems to have revived that program a little.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: ThuHd ()
Date: August 27, 2016 09:36PM

Highlights from the Briar Woods win over Tusky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvQBDCM5cK8

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Herndon this year ()
Date: August 28, 2016 02:37PM

I think this is Herndon's year.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: My Take on Herndon ()
Date: August 28, 2016 10:30PM

Herndon as a city has some awesome players, too bad they go to South Lakes, Oakton and Westfield and not actually Herndon. The school just has an unfavorable boundary line.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Take it all from Herndon ()
Date: August 29, 2016 08:50AM

Looks like Herndon could put a thumping on Oscar Smith this year, they should have taken Dematha's Spot in Week 1. Roll Hornets!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: El Kun ()
Date: August 29, 2016 11:03AM

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela through injury.

The Argentine FA (AFA) announced that Aguero had sustained a calf problem during Manchester City's 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday and added: "For this reason he will not be present for this double round of qualifiers with the national team."

The 28-year-old was substituted in the 88th minute at the Etihad Stadium.

Argentina, currently third in the CONMEBOL qualification group, host Uruguay on Sept. 2 before facing Venezuela away on Sept. 7.

Aguero could also face a domestic ban if the English FA decides to pursue retrospective action after an apparent elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 29, 2016 01:21PM

El Kun.... common, mannnn. High school football NOT pro-Soccer. Nobody cares about that crap. When only 12 parents watch HS Soccer, how do you think Pro Soccer is gonna be followed on a totally different board? Wonder why no one adds to your posting? That's because YOU ARE LOST or delusional!!



Judging from pre-season performance, South County is game ready

by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA

Team: South County (Lorton, VA)
Classification/Conference – 6A/7
2015 Record – 13-1 (lost 40-8 to Westfield in 6A North Region final of state playoffs)
Head Coach – Gerry Pannoni
Mascot – Stallions (Forest Green, Silver, Navy)

From the looks of their second scrimmage, against Western Branch, the Stallions are running on all cylinders. South County put forth a tremendous offensive and defensive effort last Friday, easily defeating the Bruins in Chesapeake by an unofficial tally of 44-0. Things are looking good for the Lorton team as they prepare for their Sept. 2 opener at Briar Woods.

Michael Salisbury earned some time at quarterback last year (57% completion rate, 508 passing yards, 4 TD’s), but now must assume the responsibility full-time. The position is tough as South County runs an up-tempo spread option offense that relies on its ability to run enough plays in succession to confuse and tire the defense. Salisbury (6-3, 196, Sr.) threw for two touchdowns in the Western Branch scrimmage, before handing over the reins to Jack McDaniel (6-2, 200, Sr.) in the second half. McDaniel added a third passing touchdown.

The Stallions strong suit comes in the form of a receiving trio that can light up the scoreboard, as long as Salisbury or McDaniel can find them. Salisbury will see most of the opportunities, but as Coach Gerry Pannoni says of McDaniel, “Jack would start on 90 percent of the teams in the area.”

Dillon Spalding is the marquee name of the group. Spalding (6-3, 205) is only a junior, but posted stellar numbers as a sophomore with 68 catches for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns. Spalding caught both of Salisbury’s TD passes (40 and 25 yards) in the last scrimmage, and his presence is formidable when he breaks across the middle of the field. His strength is hard to counter, and his speed is deceptive for a large pass catcher.

Nate Avery and Seth Dunn are not as well known as Spalding, but will also be featured receivers for South County this season. Avery (24 receptions, 353 yards, four touchdowns in 2015) scored a 65-yard touchdown on a deflected ball last Friday, while Dunn (6-1, 165, Jr.) would be the best receiver on many teams, according to Pannoni. The Stallions scored 550 points last year (39.3 ppg.) in 2015, and could match that total this year.

Defensive backs Veronta Jones and Garrett Reaves highlight the defensive unit. Jones (6-0, 175, SS, Sr.) intercepted a Western Branch pass toward the end of Friday’s scrimmage and returned the ball 97 yards for a score. Reaves (6-3, 215, Sr.) will see time at both strong safety and outside linebacker. The Stallions eight-man defensive front will aim to stuff opposing runners and quarterbacks before the ball can reach the secondary.

Pannoni is pleased with the size of this year’s team, calling it the largest he has had in his six years at the helm. He will find out how good this year’s squad is early in the season as the Stallions second game is at home against Westfield, the team that ousted South County from the playoffs in 2015 with a 40-8 shellacking in the 6A North finals.

Others to Watch: Solomon Simay (5-8, 170, RB, Sr.), Jaiquan Findley (5-8, 155, RB/WR, Sr.), Cameron Lucas (6-7, 295, G/T, Sr.), Keoni Colbert (6-1, 300, T, Jr.), Brinson Gabe (6-4, 265, G/T, Jr.), Mendes Ryan (6-1, 210, LB, Sr.), Ben Cole (5-11, 250, G/C, Jr.), Tyler Santos (5-10, 250, DT/NG, Sr.).

– Jim McGrath

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 29, 2016 01:24PM

Class of 2017 Commitments

NOVA:
Luiji Vilain – Michigan
Yetur Matos – Penn State
Tyjuan Garbutt – Viginia Tech
Dylan Rivers – Penn State
Cam Spence – Maryland
Damani Neal – Duke
Lamont Atkins – UVA
Tommy Christ – UVA
Andrew Park – Maryland
Pierce Banbury – Navy
PK Kier – UVA

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Catsmeow ()
Date: August 29, 2016 05:43PM

Westfield appears very thin this year. Their defense should be good as they have solid smart LBs, however the real problem will be with their coaching. Evertt, arguable their best coach and previous Defensive Coordinator, left to coach college. I am not sure the defensive line and secondary will have the size or in game coaching to compete with the NOVA Elite this year. The offense will be OK as they bring back Eckert who was underated last year and they bring back their QB. However, he is one red cup away, from being expelled from FCPS. He has had two strikes and a third will be it. Not sure what their running game will be like but I heard they have some solid sophmores that were impressive last year. After winning the state title their motivation might not be there this year. I think losing their DC will be huge and they will be an average team with a couple key injuries. This maybe the year for the Rams!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Not so fast ()
Date: August 29, 2016 06:49PM

Westfield appears very thin this year. Their defense should be good as they have solid smart LBs, however the real problem will be with their coaching. Evertt, arguable their best coach and previous Defensive Coordinator, left to coach college. I am not sure the defensive line and secondary will have the size or in game coaching to compete with the NOVA Elite this year. The offense will be OK as they bring back Eckert who was underated last year and they bring back their QB. However, he is one red cup away, from being expelled from FCPS. He has had two strikes and a third will be it. Not sure what their running game will be like but I heard they have some solid sophmores that were impressive last year. After winning the state title their motivation might not be there this year. I think losing their DC will be huge and they will be an average team with a couple key injuries. This maybe the year for the Rams!

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Westfield's offense will most probably need to win games this year, their defense will not be as stout as last year. They have a good front 4, 1 quality LB, the other LB's are small and/or light. Starting a sophomore at OLB, not big or adept at tackling. The secondary is going to have a tough time against quality passing teams. One starting CB is extremely small and undersized, as is one of the starting safeties. The offense has some weapons, Cockrill, Eckert, Frimpong, and Asante. Line is pretty big too though they had two get injured last week in the Quince Orchard scrimmage. The primary problem on offense for Westfield will be keeping their starting QB out of trouble. Rumor is that he was making the red cup circuit all summer so it might only be a matter of time till he gets busted. If so that would be a huge blow, his back up is a freshman that so far has shown he really has no business being on varsity. He played so poorly that WF put in the kid who is the 3rd string RB last week against QO to play QB. As you stated, the big loss is Everett, he was a mastermind on defense but from what I've been told ran the practices. he might be the biggest loss from last years team.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: /757\ ()
Date: August 29, 2016 08:08PM

It sounds like Westfield could be in trouble when they meet So. County. During the Western Branch Scrimmage, their Offense was running on all cylinders, mixing the run with their pass attack efficiently. Western Branch has a really good run game & they had early success against So. County but once they figured out Western Branch had NO passing game, they brought an extra body into the box & shut down the run game too!

The result was 44-0 and it looked much worse than that!

Additionally, it sounds like other schools have raised their game to give Westfield fits this year. I predicted Westfield will NOT represent the North Region in December in Hampton. However, USA Today this has them ranked in the regional polls. That could change after the So, County game!

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: Doesn't Matter At All ()
Date: August 29, 2016 08:35PM

Even if SOCO wins, it doesn't mean they are better, everybody knows that everything changes starting week 11. And SOCO and LB know that better than everybody. It's a totally different game in the playoffs. Yes Westfields secondary is smaller than normal but all the players are exceptionally skilled, they have one of the best front sevens in the state, and special teams will be special just like the last few years. The line is huge, and their offense should be the best that they've had in a long time. That being said there's no guarantee that Westfield will represent the Northern Region, as LB and SOCO will be really competitive, but there is no way that Robinson is in the same conversation as those three. It's a three team race in NOVA this year.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: What??? ()
Date: August 29, 2016 09:45PM

Even if SOCO wins, it doesn't mean they are better, everybody knows that everything changes starting week 11. And SOCO and LB know that better than everybody. It's a totally different game in the playoffs. Yes Westfields secondary is smaller than normal but all the players are exceptionally skilled, they have one of the best front sevens in the state, and special teams will be special just like the last few years. The line is huge, and their offense should be the best that they've had in a long time. That being said there's no guarantee that Westfield will represent the Northern Region, as LB and SOCO will be really competitive, but there is no way that Robinson is in the same conversation as those three. It's a three team race in NOVA this year.

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For the most part you are correct, however, the Westfield secondary is not exceptionally skilled, maybe one player. Two of the 3 others are fast but weak and small. One of the safeties and one of the corners have been run over multiple times in each of their scrimmages. Westfield will have two of the best DE's in the state, 1 of the best LB's, and 1 better than average D-lineman. To state they have one of the best front sevens in the state is a true homer statement. And I'm a Westfield fan! Their offense should be good, I think they'll need to score more than years past to win games. Just my opinion....

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: WF Fan ()
Date: August 29, 2016 10:05PM

How is it a homer statement to say that they have one of the best front sevens if they have 3-4 high level players?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: GVhp9 ()
Date: August 29, 2016 10:23PM

Fairfax County Football Games This Week

Thursday, September 1
Edison @ Hayfield
Fairfax @ Herndon
Langley @ West Potomac
Mount Vernon @ Stuart
W.T. Woodson @ Chantilly
Washington-Lee @ Westfield

Friday, September 2
Annandale @ Centreville
Eastern @ Falls Church
John Paul the Great @ Thomas Jefferson
Lee @ Lake Braddock
Marshall @ South Lakes
Oakton @ Madison
South County @ Briar Woods
West Springfield @ Robinson

McLean has the week off.

I'd say the game of this week is West Springfield at Robinson.

Anyone have any upset picks?

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: What??? ()
Date: August 30, 2016 07:46AM

Re: High School Football 2016

Posted by: WF Fan ()

Date: August 29, 2016 10:05PM


How is it a homer statement to say that they have one of the best front sevens if they have 3-4 high level players?

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Because they have 3 players in the front 7 that are above average players. One is playing FCS at the next level, 1 lacrosse, and the other nowhere as of yet. That's it, the statement originally made was "they have one of the best front sevens in the state". They do not, look, they have a good team, but so does everyone else, the defense is not as strong as it's been recently, it's still better than most. But I think when they play the likes of SOCO, Stone Bridge, Briar Woods, and Robinson they might struggle. Those games particularly the offense will need to step up and carry the load unlike in recent years past where the defense would.

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Re: High School Football 2016
Posted by: DU4yx ()
Date: August 30, 2016 08:01AM

Antoine Griezmannnn Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> GEULF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bulldog Booster Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > GROUP A
> > >
> > > Paris Saint-Germain
> > > Arsenal
> > > FC Basel
> > > Ludogorets Razgrad
> > >
> > > GROUP B
> > >
> > > Benfica
> > > Napoli
> > > Dynamo Kiev
> > > Besiktas
> > >
> > > GROUP C
> > >
> > > Barcelona
> > > Manchester City
> > > Borussia Monchengladbach
> > > Celtic
> > >
> > > GROUP D
> > >
> > > Bayern Munich
> > > Atletico Madrid
> > > PSV Eindhoven
> > > Rostov
> > >
> > > GROUP E
> > >
> > > CSKA Moscow
> > > Bayer Leverkusen
> > > Tottenham Hotspur
> > > Monaco
> > >
> > > GROUP F
> > >
> > > Real Madrid
> > > Borussia Dortmund
> > > Sporting
> > > Legia Warsaw
> > >
> > > GROUP G
> > >
> > > Leicester City
> > > Porto
> > > Club Brugge
> > > FC Copenhagen
> > >
> > > GROUP H
> > >
> > > Juventus
> > > Sevilla
> > > Lyon
> > > Dinamo Zagreb
> > >
> > > GROUP STAGE MATCHDAYS
> > > September 13, 14
> > > September 27, 28
> > > October 18, 19
> > > November 1, 2
> > > November 22, 23
> > > December 6, 7
> >
> >
> > Group G is Fucking weak. Who do you guys have
> for
> > top scorer this year?
> >
> >
> >
> > Suarez?
> >
> > Greizmann?
> >
> > Messi?
> >
> > Ronaldo?
> >
> > Bale?
> >
> > Anyone outside la liga?
>
>
> I think Griezmann is set for another excellent
> season. Maybe even taking it up another level.


Atletico already struggling. Fuck these international breaks!

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