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Senior Vashon McCants returned an interception for a score and tossed a pair of touchdown passes in Dominion’s 38-22 loss to Salem.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Dominion falls to Salem in 4A West Region title game

The best season in the 13-year history of Dominion High School's football program concluded Dec. 3 in the 4A West Region championship game. After Dominion struck first on senior Vashon McCants' 86-yard interception return, Salem reeled off 28 straight points on its way to a 38-22 victory at Salem Stadium.

Stone Bridge has won 31 playoffs games during the last decade, including three so far this postseason.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion, Stone Bridge aim to continue playoff success

The Dominion Titans are one win away from playing in their first state championship game, while the Stone Bridge Bulldogs are aiming to advance to the state final for the sixth time in the last 10 years. Both Loudoun schools will hit the road to play in regional championship games this weekend.

Dominion head coach Karl Buckwalter hugs Jadan Pierre as the Titans celebrate a 30-23 come-from-behind win over Woodgrove.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion outlasts Woodgrove in dramatic fashion

Dominion High School's special teams unit was truly special in the final minute of a 30-23 victory over host Woodgrove in the 4A West Region football semifinals Nov. 25 in Purcellville. Junior Ramon Blas converted a 31-yard field goal attempt with 55 seconds left to give the Titans a 24-23 lead.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Postseason Scoreboard

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs rolled past host Brooke Point 48-21 in a 5A North Region semifinal game Saturday afternoon in Stafford. Stone Bridge and Dominion (4A West) will each play in regional championship games on the road next weekend.

Coach Paul Barnes and his Potomac Falls Panthers will face top seed Massaponax in the 5A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Loudoun football teams to play in regional semifinal games

Four of the eight teams playing in 5A North or 4A West regional semifinal football games this weekend hail from Loudoun County. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West semifinal match-up, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge will each hit the road for 5A North semifinal games.

Stone Bridge junior Tyrese Johnson secures a reception with Broad Run senior Travis Hugg trying to jar the ball loose. Johnson caught a pair of first-half touchdown passes in a 28-7 victory.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Football: Regional quarterfinal round game stats

Dominion, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools each won regional quarterfinal games Friday evening by double-digit margins to secure spots in the regional semifinals. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West Region semifinal next weekend, while Potomac Falls plays at Massaponax and Stone Bridge is at Brooke Point in the 5A North Region semifinals.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

All-Conference 21-B football team selections

Dominion High School swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 21-B football team. Vashon McCants and Tommy Christ are Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, and Karl Buckwalter is the Coach of the Year. Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Rock Ridge are also represented.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

4A West All-Region field hockey team selections

Heritage High School sophomore midfielder Josie Rossbach is the Offensive Player of the Year on the 2016 4A West All-Region field hockey team. Derek Ryan is the Coach of the Year after guiding Heritage to conference and regional tournament titles. Dominion, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools are also represented.

Loudoun Valley boys run to 4A West Region title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings placed first in the boys' standings and second in the girls' standings at the 4A West Region cross-country meet. Freedom, Rock Ridge and Dominion boys, and Loudoun County and Rock Ridge girls also raced to top five team finishes Nov. 2 at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.

Ten Loudoun teams qualify for VHSL football playoffs

Loudoun County Public Schools will be well represented in the 2016 Virginia High School League football postseason with 10 local teams qualifying. Woodgrove, Dominion, John Champe, Heritage and Loudoun Valley will compete in the 4A West Region, while Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Briar Woods and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region.

VHSL football power ratings: Nov. 1

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to rank first among 4A West Region teams in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if they playoffs started this week.

Senior QB Vashon McCants celebrates a touchdown during host Dominion’s 44-14 win over Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion clicks on all cylinders to win fifth straight

The Dominion Titans wasted little time in setting the tone in their Oct. 30 home game against the Heritage Pride. Junior Isaiah Webster returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Titans a quick lead in a match-up of Conference 21-B teams that entered the game with matching 6-2 records. The Titans would go on to score three more touchdowns in the game's first 15 minutes to build a 27-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 44-14 victory on Senior Night in Sterling.

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