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Stone Bridge tight end Daniel Thompson earned praise from head coach Mickey Thompson and his teammates after hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions in a 44-7 win over Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge gets back on track in big way

Stone Bridge wasted little time in rebounding from a heartbreaking, last-second loss to rival Broad Run in the 'Battle of the Burn' just a week ago. The host Bulldogs dominated the Tuscarora Huskies from start-to-finish on their way to a 44-7 victory Oct. 21 at F.H.Furr Field in Ashburn. A little more than two minutes into play, quarterback Easton Turner connected with tight end Daniel Thompson for a 43-yard touchdown to give Stone Bridge a lead it would not relinquish.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 9 games

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Freedom, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools won Friday night during the ninth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Heritage defeated John Champe in the lone area game played Thursday evening. Seven Loudoun teams - Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove - have won six or more games with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Heritage senior Luke Schaub rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in a thrilling 41-38 win against John Champe.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Thriller in Leesburg: Heritage scores on final play to earn “signature win”

Tick, tick, tick ... the game clock was dwindling. Trailing 38-35 and without a timeout left, Heritage rushed to get a final play off near the John Champe goal line before the clock struck zero. Heritage senior quarterback Alex Carlin got the snap off in time, ran to his right and dove into the end zone.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Schedule: Week 9 games

The ninth week of the 2016 varsity football season kicks off Thursday night with a match-up of 4A West Region teams. John Champe (5-2) travels to Leesburg to play Heritage (5-2). Eight games involving Loudoun teams are scheduled for Friday evening.

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have reeled off four consecutive wins after starting the season 0-2.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Redskins winning with balanced offense, clutch defense

Washington Redskins players and coaches say their turnaround from 0-2 to 4-2 is a matter of resilience. Coach Jay Gruden and cornerback Bashaud Breeland cited a strong response to "adversity," and quarterback Kirk Cousins said no one hit the panic button. But this four-game winning streak isn't just about next man up, taking it one play at a time, never quitting, always believing or any other sports cliché.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Senior Vashon McCants produced another big effort offensively to help lead Dominion past John Champe 32-18.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Dominion tops John Champe for fourth consecutive win

The Dominion Titans extended their winning streak to four with a 32-18 victory over the host John Champe Knights on Oct. 14 in Aldie. Senior quarterback Vashon McCants tossed two touchdown passes, and ran for another score in the win. Dominion (6-2) scored 17 points in the first quarter to carry a 17-6 advantage into halftime. John Champe (5-2) twice pulled within a score in the second half, only to see Dominion answer each time.

Potomac Falls QB Hunter Lawall connected with Kaevon Chase on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to erase a 14-point deficit.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Football stats: Potomac Falls 17, Briar Woods 14 (OT)

Senior Alex Nemer connected on an 18-yard field goal in overtime to lift Potomac Falls past Briar Woods on homecoming night Oct. 14 in Sterling. The host Panthers rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Falcons and improve to 6-1 on the season.

Woodgrove running back Chima Kpaduwa, left, and receivers Mason Gryniuk and Ben Castellano head toward the sideline following Kpaduwa’s first-half touchdown run. The Wolverines improved to 7-0 following a 56-22 victory against Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Woodgrove rolls past Heritage to remain unbeaten

Senior quarterback Mike Kovich had nowhere to go. With no time remaining, he stood motionless on the field as rushers bore down on him. Lucky for him, though, they were just his young cousins and the hugs that hit him were in celebratory fashion after Woodgrove handled Heritage in a 56-22 win on Friday night in Purcellville.

Broad Run junior Ibn Da’Wuh Earl and senior Nick Robinson rejoice following a dramatic 10-7 victory over Stone Bridge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Magical finish lifts Broad Run past rival Stone Bridge

Meech Hembry and the host Broad Run Spartans stunned their neighborhood rival Stone Bridge with a big play when it counted most Oct. 15 in the 'Battle of the Burn'. Facing a fourth down and 11 from their own 21-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining, the Spartans slid Hembry out far right. Freshman quarterback Mitch Griffis threw a precise pass through a small opening as Hembry cut upfield. Hembry caught the ball in stride at the Broad Run 39, split two Stone Bridge defenders, and sprinted into the end zone.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 8 games

Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Tuscarora and Woodgrove were victorious Friday night during the eighth week of the 2016 varsity football season.

Briar Woods alum Cam Serigne is among the nation’s top collegiate tight ends.Photo Courtesy/Wake Forest athletics

Serigne named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

Wake Forest University redshirt junior Cam Serigne has been selected as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his play in a 28-9 win over Syracuse on Oct. 9. The Briar Woods High School alum was also recognized on the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List.

Senior QB Mike Kovich and the Woodgrove Wolverines host the Heritage Pride on Friday in a match-up of Group 4A teams with a combined record of 11-1.—File Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Schedule: Week 8

The eighth week of the 2016 varsity football season includes several key games involving Loudoun teams. Along with Broad Run hosting Stone Bridge in the 'Battle of the Burn' Friday night, unbeaten Woodgrove hosts Heritage and Dominion visits John Champe in match-ups that feature five-plus win teams.

Freshman Tim Baldwin rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Broad Run’s win over Yorktown.—Photo Courtesy/Dave Harmon

Complete effort leads Broad Run to homecoming win

Since Matt Griffis took over as the Broad Run High School football coach in 2011, the Spartans have consistently had one of the most prolific offenses in the Northern region. Led by senior running back Meech Hembry and an experienced offensive line, that has been the case again this year, as the Spartans are averaging more than 25 points per game.

Varsity Football Player of the Week: David Harris

Loudoun County High School student-athlete David Harris is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the sixth week of the 2016 season. Jackson is a sophomore running back/defensive back for coach Tony Rayburn and the Raiders. Harris was nominated for the award following Loudoun County's 47-27 win over Potomac Falls on Sept. 30.


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