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Stone Bridge football players and the Bulldog are fired up to once again play in the Virginia 5A championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge goes for state title against familiar foe

The football team at Stone Bridge High School already settled one score this season. Now they seek to settle another. Back last December, the Bulldogs rode a late-season surge all the way to the Group 5A state championship game, their sixth title game appearance since 2005. Stone Bridge's hopes for its second ring were dashed, however, when a fast Highland Springs team ran past them for a 27-7 win.

Senior Joshua Breece rushed for a pair of second-half touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 27-21 win over Massaponax.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge punches ticket to 5A state championship game

Though it certainly was not easy, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs found a way in Friday's 5A North Region championship game against host Massaponax in Fredericksburg. Stone Bridge held Massaponax scoreless during the game's final 15 minutes, while Josh Lawyer and Joshua Breece produced touchdown runs to allow the Bulldogs to turn a nine-point deficit into a 27-21 victory.

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.

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.

Jonathan Allen has wreaked havoc in the opponents’ backfield this season.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Stone Bridge alum Jonathan Allen selected as Bednarik award finalist

University of Alabama senior defensive end Jonathan Allen is a finalist for the 2016 Chuck Bednarik Award. The Stone Bridge High School alum joins Myles Garrett of Texas A&M and Jabrill Peppers of Michigan as finalists for the award given annually to college football's top defensive player.

Senior QB Easton Turner set career marks for passing yards and touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 28-7 win.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge passes Broad Run’s test

After going scoreless for the final three quarters of a 10-7 regular-season loss to rival Broad Run, Stone Bridge turned to its passing game in the playoff version of the 'Battle of the Burn' Nov. 19 in Ashburn. Senior quarterback Easton Turner connected twice with junior Tyrese Johnson and once with junior Daniel Thompson for touchdowns to help lead No. 3 seed Stone Bridge to a 28-7 home victory against No. 6 Broad Run in the 5A North Region quarterfinals.

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.

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.

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.

Volleyball takes center court Thursday

Seven Loudoun volleyball teams will play in conference tournament championship matches Thursday evening. Loudoun County will host Heritage in the Conference 21-B final, and Tuscarora hosts Potomac Falls in the Conference 14 title match. Freedom, Riverside and Woodgrove will also play for conference crowns Thursday.

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.

All-Conference 14 volleyball team selections

Briar Woods High School senior Logan Manusky has been selected as the Player of the Year on the 2016 All-Conference 14 volleyball team. Jill Raschiatore of Stone Bridge is the Coach of the Year. Look inside to see all the players voted onto the first or second team, along with the Conference 14 tournament bracket.


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