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    Dominion High School linebacker/running back Chad Smith, shown here rushing for a touchdown during a 2013 game against Potomac Falls, has one season left with the Titans before moving on to the Atlantic Coast Conference.—Times-Mirror Photo/Doug Stroud

    Dominion’s Smith taking football skills to Clemson
    Wed., Apr. 23 | 06:20 AM - Chad Smith is going to be a Tiger, but he will always be a Titan. The 6-foot-4 All-American outside linebacker, a rising senior whom Dominion High School coach Karl Buckwalter calls "the most instinctive football player I've ever been privileged to coach," announced April 10 he will accept a scholarship offer to play football at Clemson University.
    ‘Draft Day’ movie takes players back in time
    Sun., Apr. 6 | 09:55 AM - Current and former Washington Redskins players had a chance to reflect on a special day as the team presented a private screening of the movie "Draft Day" for premium season ticket holders, suite owners and team personnel April 2 at Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX in Brambleton Plaza.

    Junior wide receiver Brandon Polk has elected to take his game-breaking skills to Penn State. Polk received scholarship offers from 10 Division I programs.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore

    Briar Woods’ Polk makes football commitment to Penn State
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 10:26 AM - Briar Woods High School junior wide receiver Brandon Polk has verbally committed to continue his football career at Pennsylvania State University, beginning in the fall of 2015.

    Washington Redskins safety Reed Doughty stopped by Lovettsville Elementary School on March 6 to promote the National Football League’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign. Doughty ate breakfast with students and held a question and answer session on starting your day with a healthy breakfast.—Courtesy Photo

    Redskins’ Doughty visits Lovettsville Elementary
    Wed., Mar. 12 | 02:00 PM - As most know, the NFL Play 60 campaign has helped guide countless kids to engage in physical activity as much as possible. But in order to have the energy for those activities, the charity is now encouraging youths to eat a healthy breakfast through the “It Starts With School Breakfast” campaign.
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    Eight Dominion High School seniors will continue their athletic careers in college. Seated, from left, are Mike Christ, Rebecca Angerome, Elysse Branton, Katherine Strycharz and Justin Lyles. Standing are Yazeed Atariwa, Tony Richardson and Evan Ferguson.—Courtesy Photo

    Titans sending eight athletes to college ranks
    Tue., Mar. 4 | 02:15 PM - Dominion High School recently held a ceremony to honor eight seniors who have committed to play collegiate athletics. The student-athletes are members of the Titans' football, girls' soccer and boys' basketball teams.
    Heritage football stats
    Thu., Oct. 31 | 10:55 AM - The Heritage Pride are 1-7 through the first eight games of the 2013 season. Look inside for player stats.

    Four Virginia Xtreme Sports teams competed in the 2013 NFL National Flag Football Championships, highlighted by the VXS 12U team winning a national championship.—Courtesy Photo

    Virginia Xtreme 12U wins NFL Flag national title
    Fri., Feb. 14 | 04:35 PM - The Virginia Xtreme Sports 12U team took home the co-ed ages 11-12 division title at the 2013 NFL National Flag Football Championships, Feb. 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
    Champe’s Rana signs to play football at Charleston
    Thu., Feb. 13 | 11:25 AM - John Champe High School senior Haseeb Rana will continue his football career at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. Rana helped lead the second-year Knights to their first-ever varsity football win in 2013.

    Brandon Grayson scores one of his nine touchdowns during the 2013 season. Grayson is taking his football skills to West Virginia Wesleyan College, beginning in the fall of 2014.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Grayson signs to play football at West Virginia Wesleyan
    Tue., Feb. 11 | 03:04 PM - Loudoun Valley High School three-sport athlete Brandon Grayson has accepted a scholarship offer to continue his football career at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College.
    VHSL All-State Football teams
    Tue., Feb. 11 | 11:16 AM - A total of nine seniors from either Briar Woods, Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley high schools were selected on the 2013 Virginia High School League All-State football team.

    Briar Woods High School seniors Melvin Holland Jr., Nick Merletti, Jared Coker and Trace McSorley pose with coach Charlie Pierce Feb. 6 during a ceremony to celebrate their college signings.—Photo Courtesy/Chuck Moore,

    Special group of Briar Woods seniors set to play college football
    Mon., Feb. 10 | 10:36 AM - As four of his senior players sat together Feb. 6, all donning different Division I collegiate caps, Briar Woods High School football coach Charlie Pierce read off the incredible feats the group had accomplished together.
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    Stone Bridge seniors, from left, Sean Tracy, Nate Davis, Nick Sobhani and Richard Xu will play college football. Bulldog coach Mickey Thompson headed up a ceremony Feb. 6 to celebrate their accomplishments.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Carl Lukat

    Stone Bridge celebrates four football players headed to next level
    Sat., Feb. 8 | 08:15 AM - Family, friends and members of the Stone Bridge High School football program gathered in the school cafeteria Feb. 6 to celebrate the college signings of four senior foootball players.
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    Nike football coaches clinic set for this weekend
    Thu., Feb. 6 | 10:35 AM - The 2014 Nike Mid-Atlantic Coach of Year Clinic will be held Feb. 7-9 at the Washington-Dulles Westin Hotel in Herndon. Freedom High School head football coach Jared Van Acker is the director of the clinic.

    Jordan Jackson, shown here making a stop during the 2012 season, will continue his football career at the University of Virginia.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Moe Murphy

    Woodgrove’s Jackson part of Virginia’s 2014 football recruiting class
    Wed., Feb. 5 | 05:40 PM - Jordan Jackson of Woodgrove High School signed his national letter of intent Feb. 5 to play football at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The senior defensive end helped the Wolverines win a program-record nine games in 2013.

    Cory Colder rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Briar Woods’ 52-0 trouncing of Heritage-Lynchburg in the 2012 Virginia Division 4 state championship game. Colder is taking his skills to East Tennessee State.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Chuck Moore

    Colder commits to East Tennessee State
    Sat., Feb. 1 | 05:18 PM - Briar Woods High School alum Cory Colder has committed to continue his football career at East Tennessee State University after playing one season at East Coast Prep in Massachusetts.

    Briar Woods senior Melvin Holland Jr. will continue his football career at the University of Minnesota.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore

    Falcons’ Holland Jr. makes football commitment to Minnesota
    Tue., Jan. 28 | 10:42 AM - Melvin Holland Jr. of Briar Woods High School has verbally committed to play football at the University of Minnesota. The Golden Gophers compete in the Big Ten conference.

    Trace McSorley has verbally committed to play football and attend Penn State, following head coach James Franklin to Happy Valley from Vanderbilt.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Chuck Moore

    McSorley changes commitment to Penn State
    Mon., Jan. 20 | 05:31 PM - Briar Woods High School senior Trace McSorley has switched his college football destination to Penn State University. He committed Jan. 20 after a weekend visit to the school's campus.

    The VXS 11U team produced a 5-0 record in the 11-12 division at the NFL Flag Cincinnati Regional Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

    Another Xtreme team qualifies for national flag football tournament
    Tue., Dec. 31 | 10:05 AM - The Virginia Xtreme Sports 11U team won the ages 11-12 division at the NFL Flag Cincinnati Regional Tournament to qualify for the NFL Flag National Tournament.
    5A North All-Region football team
    Thu., Dec. 26 | 11:40 AM - Region champions Briar Woods High School swept top honors on the 5A North All-Region football team. Senior Trace McSorley was selected as the Player of the Year and Charlie Pierce is the Coach of the Year.

    Briar Woods High School senior Melvin Holland Jr. hauls in one of his five receptions in the Virginia 5A state football championship game Dec. 14 in Charlottesville.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore

    L.C. Bird rallies to spoil Briar Woods’ quest for fourth straight state title
    Tue., Dec. 17 | 02:05 PM - Like Briar Woods has so many times during its magical run to three consecutive state titles, the Falcons started strong in the Virginia 5A state championship game Dec. 14 against L.C. Bird in Charlottesville.
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