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Broad Run seniors Brandon Gonzales and Meech Hembry celebrate Hembry’s second touchdown as the Spartans defeated the Briar Woods Falcons, 36-21, in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run runs past rival Briar Woods

Broad Run needed a response. After scoring its second touchdown of the second half, Briar Woods trailed by just eight with plenty of time for another if it could get a stop on defense. Fortunately for the host Spartans, there was little doubt that they would get it and possibly even less about who would be responsible for it. Senior Meech Hembry scored on a 20-yard run with 3:05 left to give Broad Run the insurance touchdown it needed in a 36-21 win over crosstown rival Briar Woods on Friday night.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 5

Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove each won Friday night during the fifth week of the 2016 varsity football season. John Champe topped Park View on Thursday night, and Riverside travels to Brentsville for a Saturday afternoon clash.
Russell Blackwell

Varsity Football Player of the Week: Russell Blackwell

Woodgrove High School student-athlete Russell Blackwell is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the fourth week of the 2016 season. Blackwell is a senior wide receiver for coach Mike Skinnner and the unbeaten Wolverines.

Briar Woods sophomore Jewel Clark slammed four kills and produced two blocks Sept. 20 in a four-set victory against Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 15-20 events

Briar Woods kept its unbeaten record intact with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 win versus Stone Bridge in varsity volleyball Tuesday night in Ashburn. The Conference 14 showdown featured the last two Virginia 5A state champions - Stone Bridge in 2015 and Briar Woods in 2014. Look inside for submitted scores, stats and recaps from football, golf and volleyball.

Senior QB Mike Kovich and the Woodgrove Wolverines moved to 4-0 this season following a 24-14 victory against Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Woodgrove overcomes halftime deficit to defeat Dominion (photos added)

Trailing 14-10 after two quarters, the Woodgrove Wolverines regrouped at halftime and scored the game's final 14 points to earn a 24-14 hard-fought victory over the host Dominion Titans on Sept. 16 in Sterling. After struggling to contain the speed and elusiveness of Dominion quarterback Vashon McCants in the first half, Woodgrove found the defensive cohesion necessary to shut out the Titans in the second half and remain undefeated.

Broad Run senior lineman Erik Davenport records a tackle during a Sept. 16 game versus Centreville.—Photo Courtesy/Dave Harmon

Siler, Centreville pass Broad Run’s test

What a difference a year makes. It was only last September when Broad Run running back Meech Hembry and his offensive teammates stormed into Centreville's back yard and scorched them for 253 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 56-21 rout. This time, it was the Wildcats turn as they came to Ashburn to repay the favor, rallying for a hard-fought 21-9 victory over the host Spartans.

John Champe junior Carl Garmon III rushed for a game-high 201 yards and two touchdowns.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

John Champe stands strong, hands Loudoun Valley its first loss

If John Champe has some growing up to do, it likely aged well late Friday night. Facing a previously unbeaten Loudoun Valley team on the road, the youthful Knights held tight in the fourth quarter to help preserve a 17-14 victory in Purcellville. In the game’s final quarter, the Knights (2-1) limited the Vikings (3-1) to a punt, interception, turnover on downs and a desperation heave to end the game.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 4

Heritage, John Champe, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools were each victorious Friday night during the fourth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Potomac Falls and Woodgrove each moved to 4-0, while second-year Riverside earned its first-ever victory.
Michael McCarthy

Varsity Football Player of the Week: Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy of Briar Woods High School is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the third week of the 2016 season. McCarthy is a senior offensive and defensive lineman for coach Charlie Pierce and the Falcons.

With the offensive line paving the way, Loudoun Valley senior Tyler Hunt rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-17 comeback win over Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley finds groove to pull away from Heritage (photos added)

For a time, it looked like it was going to be déjà vu all over again. Ultimately, though, the outcome had a different result. Despite a slow start and an early deficit, Loudoun Valley bucked that trend as the game progressed in a 35-17 win over Heritage in Leesburg on Friday night.

Stone Bridge Bulldogs volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 7-10 games

Stone Bridge defeated host Rock Ridge 25-21, 27-25 in the final of the first annual Phoenix Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs won four matches and tied one overall in the tournament. Look inside for submitted recaps from varsity volleyball, football and golf.

Freedom posts another shutout in 14-0 win over Park View

Another game, another shutout. After producing the first-ever shutout in program history in a season-opening win, the Freedom Eagles held the Park View Patriots off the scoreboard in a 14-0 victory Sept. 9 at Eric J. Olsen Memorial Stadium in South Riding.

Loudoun Valley senior Duron Norris catches a touchdown pass in the end zone with Heritage junior Tyrique Moss defending. The Vikings defeated the host Pride 35-17 in a match-up of previously unbeaten teams Sept. 9 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 3

Broad Run, Dominion, Freedom, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls and Woodgrove high schools were victorious Friday night during the third week of the 2016 varsity football season. Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls and Woodgrove remained unbeaten at 3-0. Freedom improved to 2-0, while Broad Run and Dominion each moved to 2-1.

Robinson excels in college football deubt

Broad Run High School alum Jaleel Robinson, a freshman at Millersville University, has received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Defensive Player of the Week award. Making his college football debut, Robinson returned two interceptions for touchdowns Sept. 1 in a 28-7 win over Pace.

Jonathan Allen is off to a stellar start in his senior season.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Allen earns SEC Defensive Player of the Week award

University of Alabama senior defensive end Jonathan Allen has earned Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors following a stout performance in the Crimson Tide's 52-6 season-opening win over Southern California. The Stone Bridge High School alum recorded two sacks for a loss of 15 yards, along with four solo tackles and two pass break-ups.

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