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2016 Loudoun Varsity Football Preview

Senior running back Josh Breece will once again be a key component to Stone Bridge’s offense in 2016. Breece eclipsed 1,500 rushing yards in his junior season to help the Bulldogs win the 5A North Region title.—File Photo
The wait is over. The 2016 Virginia High School League football season kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 varsity teams in action.

The 11-week regular season, 10 games plus a bye week, spans the final week of August through the first week of November. The postseason begins Nov. 11 and culminates Dec. 10 with state champions being crowned in each of the VHSL's six classifications.

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will be among the schools vying for supremacy at the Group 5A level.

Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove will compete in Group 4A and second-year Riverside will play in Group 3A.

Week 1 features four intra-Loudoun match-ups as John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.

Freedom will also open the season at home versus Fluvanna, while Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Park View hit the road to get the campaign started.

Stone Bridge has a first-week bye before facing T.C. Williams at home Sept. 2. The Bulldogs won the 5A North Region championship in 2015.

Overall, eight Loudoun teams qualified for the postseason in 2015. Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Potomac Falls, Tuscarora and Woodgrove joined Stone Bridge as playoff participants.

Click the links below for a preview of each Loudoun program.

Briar Woods Falcons

Broad Run Spartans

Dominion Titans

Freedom Eagles

Heritage Pride

John Champe Knights

Loudoun County Raiders

Loudoun Valley Vikings

Park View Patriots

Potomac Falls Panthers

Riverside Rams

Rock Ridge Phoenix

Stone Bridge Bulldogs

Tuscarora Huskies

Woodgrove Wolverines


2016 Varsity Football Schedule

(Games start at 7 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 26
Woodgrove at John Champe
Rock Ridge at Riverside
Tuscarora at Briar Woods
Potomac Falls at Broad Run
Fluvanna at Freedom
Dominion at Charlottesville
Heritage at James Wood
Loudoun County at Fauquier
Loudoun Valley at Kettle Run
Park View at Manassas Park

Friday, Sept. 2
Potomac Falls at Dominion
Rock Ridge at Loudoun Valley
Tuscarora at Loudoun County
T.C. Williams at Stone Bridge
South County at Briar Woods
Fauquier at Heritage
James Wood at Park View
Woodgrove at Liberty
Riverside at Turner Ashby
John Champe at Spring Mills (W.Va.)
Broad Run at Wakefield

Friday, Sept. 9
Dominion at Rock Ridge
Park View at Freedom
Loudoun Valley at Heritage
Loudoun County at Woodgrove
South Lakes at Briar Woods
Langley at Broad Run
Falls Church at Potomac Falls
Madison at Stone Bridge
Hayfield at Tuscarora
Strasburg at Riverside

Friday, Sept. 16
Rock Ridge at Park View
Woodgrove at Dominion
Heritage at Freedom
John Champe at Loudoun Valley
Centreville at Broad Run
John Paul the Great at Riverside
Potomac Falls at Langley
Briar Woods at West Potomac
Stone Bridge at Chantilly
Tuscarora at Oakton

Friday, Sept. 23
Briar Woods at Broad Run
Park View at John Champe
Loudoun Valley at Dominion
Rock Ridge at Heritage
Freedom at Loudoun County
Millbrook at Woodgrove
Marshall at Potomac Falls
Westfield at Stone Bridge
Tuscarora at Centreville
Riverside at Brentsville

Friday, Sept. 30
Loudoun County at Park View
Herndon at Tuscarora
West Springfield at Stone Bridge
Skyline at John Champe
Millbrook at Rock Ridge
Madison County at Riverside
Briar Woods at Robert E. Lee
Dominion at Freedom

Friday, Oct. 7
John Champe at Rock Ridge
Freedom at Woodgrove
Potomac Falls at Tuscarora
Loudoun County at Dominion
Park View at Heritage
Westfield at Briar Woods
Yorktown at Broad Run
Handley at Loudoun Valley
Stone Bridge at Robinson
Riverside at George Mason

Friday, Oct. 14
Stone Bridge at Broad Run
Loudoun Valley at Freedom
Dominion at John Champe
Heritage at Woodgrove
Rock Ridge at Loudoun County
Briar Woods at Potomac Falls
Edison at Tuscarora
Riverside at Central-Woodstock

Friday, Oct. 21
Tuscarora at Stone Bridge
Loudoun County at Loudoun Valley
John Champe at Heritage
Rock Ridge at Freedom
Woodgrove at Park View
Clarke County at Riverside
Briar Woods at Chantilly
Broad Run at Oakton
Potomac Falls at J.E.B. Stuart

Friday, Oct. 28
Woodgrove at Rock Ridge
Stone Bridge at Potomac Falls
John Champe at Loudoun County
Heritage at Dominion
Riverside at Freedom
Park View at Loudoun Valley
Robinson at Broad Run

Friday, Nov. 4
Loudoun Valley at Woodgrove
Heritage at Loudoun County
Broad Run at Tuscarora
Briar Woods at Stone Bridge
Freedom at John Champe
Dominion at Park View
Potomac Falls at Edison


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