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VHSL football power ratings

Four Loudoun schools - Broad Run, Stone Bridge, John Champe and Tuscarora - occupy the top four spots among Class 5, Region C teams in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Woodgrove sits third in Class 4, Region C with three weeks remaining in the regular season.

Junior quarterback Nick Barts tossed a school-record seven touchdown passes Oct. 13 in Loudoun County’s 63-12 victory against Park View. Barts connected with Dom Baah (2), Zac Beal (2), Luke McAllister, Cam Corbett and Matt Berard on scoring passes, all in the first half.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 8

Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove earned wins Friday night during the eighth week of the 2017 varsity football season. Class 5 Potomac District teams Broad Run and Stone Bridge kept their unbeaten marks intact at 7-0.

Connor Jessop has passed for more than 300 yards in four of five games this season for the undefeated Shepherd Rams.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Jessop continues to shine for Shepherd football

Shepherd University senior quarterback Connor Jessop is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week after piloting the Rams to a 51-14 victory against West Liberty. The Broad Run High School alum completed 23 of 30 passing attempts for 313 yards and four touchdowns to earn the offensive award for the second time this season.

The Broad Run Spartans lead the pack in the VHSL power ratings for Class 5, Region C.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The latest Virginia High School League football power ratings include six Loudoun teams - Broad Run, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora, Dominion, John Champe and Woodgrove - among the top five overall in Class 5, Region C or Class 4, Region C.

Former Broad Run High School standout Nigel Johnson has transferred to the University of Virginia after earning his bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University. Johnson says he’s excited to play for coach Tony Bennett at Virginia and for his parents to be able to attend all of his home games.—Photo Courtesy/University of Virginia, Matt Riley

Johnson returns home to play college hoops at Virginia

On a hot day in mid-August, the Virginia Cavaliers’ newest weapon is ready to go — not only for his first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but for the 7 p.m. meeting we had set just hours before. Draped in black Nike workout gear and a pair of rare Jordan sneakers, Nigel Johnson is several minutes early, obviously eager to get back to the grind of a NCAA Division I offseason.

The Broad Run Spartans are 2017 Potomac District golf tournament champions.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run hoists district golf crown for first time

A clutch effort from a group of sophomores and freshmen led Broad Run to its first district golf tournament championship in the school's 49-year history Sept. 19 at South Riding Golf Club. The Spartans shot a four-player total of 303 to claim the eight-team Potomac District crown, while Tuscarora sophomore Michael Brennan shot 4-under par 68 to earn individual medalist honors.

Broad Run to induct first Hall of Fame class

Broad Run High School will honor its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class Oct. 13 at the Ashburn school. The 2017 class includes contributors, administrators, coaches and 11 former student-athletes.

The Broad Run Spartans moved to 4-0 this season following a 39-34 victory against John Champe.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Broad Run outlasts John Champe in clash of unbeatens

The fourth quarter wasn't four minutes old and already both teams had scored touchdowns in it. The large crowd at Broad Run Stadium in Ashburn - both the side rooting for the home team Spartans, and the side cheering in favor of the John Champe Knights - amped up their volumes as the highly anticipated showdown of undefeated Potomac District football teams reached its crescendo pitch.

Clemont Mpanya’s five rushing touchdowns helped Potomac Falls defeat Riverside 40-21 on Sept. 8.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 5-9 games

Stone Bridge High School's volleyball team won five matches in one day Sept. 9 to claim the Albemarle Invitational Tournament title. After sweeping three pool play matches, the Bulldogs defeated Franklin County in the semifinals and Fauquier in the final. Look inside for scores and submitted stats from varsity golf, field hockey, volleyball and football.

Luke Lindenfeldar hauls in a touchdown pass from Mitch Griffis to start Broad Run’s fourth-quarter rally.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Broad Run explodes for 28 fourth-quarter points in comeback win over Tuscarora

The fourth quarter wound down to less than 10 minutes remaining, though little had changed on the scoreboard since the clock had begun ticking. A defensive struggle was ensuing at Broad Run High School, where the host Spartans were engaged in battle with Potomac District foe Tuscarora.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Week 2 Scoreboard

Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools were each victorious Friday night during the second week of the 2017 varsity football season. Broad Run, Champe, Heritage, Riverside and Woodgrove each moved to 2-0 this season.

Mitch Griffis, Tiege Thompson and the Broad Run Spartans will host the Tuscarora Huskies tonight in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Game of the week: Broad Run hosts Tuscarora in Potomac District showdown

Two of the Class 5A Potomac District's elite teams will square off Sept. 1 in an early season showdown. The Broad Run Spartans will host the Tuscarora Huskies in a match-up of teams coming off impressive Week 1 performances. Coach Michael Burnett will guide his Huskies versus the Spartans, coached by Matt Griffis. The veteran coaches have led their teams to a combined 59 wins over the last three seasons, highlighted by 11 postseason victories.

Broad Run sophomore running back Tim Baldwin powers his way into the end zone for one of his four touchdowns.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Broad Run produces statement win at Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls opened the 2016 season with a road win versus Broad Run, the Panthers' first victory against the Spartans since 2006. The Potomac District rivals once again squared off to kick off the 2017 season, this time at Potomac Falls. Sparked by sophomore running back Tim Baldwin and a stout defense, the Spartans avenged that loss with an impressive 25-6 victory Friday night in Sterling.
Skylar Harrison

Marist is the perfect fit for Harrison

Broad Run High School senior Skylar Harrison has committed to attend and play NCAA Division I volleyball at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Harrison, a middle hitter, is entering her fourth season on Broad Run's varsity team and also plays for Metro Volleyball Club.

2017 Broad Run Spartans football preview

It will be a very different offense lining up for the Broad Run Spartans in 2017 compared to the one that took the field in 2016. That offense tallied 28 or more points eight times in a 9-3 season that went two playoff games deep.


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