VHSL state football playoff scores
Briar Woods players rejoice after the Falcons denied North Stafford’s two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the Virginia 5A state semifinal game Dec. 7. Briar Woods held on for a 27-25 victory to earn a spot in the state championship game.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Sun., Dec. 8 | 10:02 AM - Briar Woods High School avenged its only loss of the season and punched its ticket for the Virginia 5A state championship game with a 27-25 win over North Stafford on Dec. 7.
Facts and figures: VHSL state football semifinals
Fri., Dec. 6 | 09:00 AM - Briar Woods and Loudoun Valley high schools will face strong challenges Dec. 7 when they take the field for their respective Virginia High School League state semifinal games.
Ashburn youth to play in FBU national championship tourney
Thu., Dec. 5 | 11:40 AM - Matthew Branson will play quarterback for Northern Virginia's eighth-grade team in the Football University’s Youth National Championship Tournament.
Briar Woods moves football game to John Champe
Thu., Dec. 5 | 10:05 AM - Briar Woods High School's Virginia 5A state semifinal football game Dec. 7 against North Stafford will now be played on the turf field at John Champe High School in Aldie.
Briar Woods outlasts Broad Run in overtime thriller
Senior QB Trace McSorley’s 1-yard touchdown run in double overtime lifted host Briar Woods to a 37-34 victory over Broad Run in the 5A North Region semifinals Nov. 29 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Dec. 3 | 02:12 PM - The Briar Woods Falcons took another step toward their quest for a fourth straight VHSL state championship Nov. 29 by winning their 18th consecutive playoff game.
Dominant Vikings roll past Central in 3A East semifinals
Senior Brandon Grayson continues to excel on both sides of the ball for Loudoun Valley. Grayson rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the Vikings’ win over Central.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Dec. 3 | 01:05 PM - The farthest that 51-year-old Loudoun Valley High School has ever gone in a football postseason got a little farther Nov. 30 when the home-standing Vikings demolished Central, dominating every aspect of the 3A East Region semifinal game.
Football playoffs: Scores and schedule
Sun., Dec. 1 | 12:15 AM - Briar Woods (5A) and Loudoun Valley (3A) high schools are headed for the VHSL state football semifinals after winning region playoff games this weekend. Both teams will host semifinal games Dec. 7.
By the numbers: Varsity football region semifinals
Thu., Nov. 28 | 08:10 AM - Briar Woods will host Broad Run in an All-Loudoun 5A North semifinal, while Loudoun Valley (3A East) and Woodgrove (4A North) will also play region semifinal games this weekend. Look inside for a numerical breakdown of the three playoff games.
Broad Run stuns Ashburn rival Stone Bridge in 5A North playoffs
Broad Run players, cheerleaders and fans rejoice after the Spartans scored in the final minute of regulation to upset host Stone Bridge 23-21 in the 5A North playoffs Nov. 22.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Mon., Nov. 25 | 03:32 PM - While football fans around Loudoun and the state were dreaming of a first ever match-up between power programs Briar Woods and Stone Bridge, a very proud Broad Run team had other designs.
McSorley throws five TD passes as Briar Woods rolls past Mountain View
Junior Brandon Polk hauled in one of senior Trace McSorley’s five touchdown passes in Briar Woods’ dominant 49-7 victory over Mountain View in the 5A North quarterfinals Nov. 22.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Chuck Moore
Mon., Nov. 25 | 11:06 AM - Unlike on the other side of town, one Ashburn team turned its 5A North playoff game into a lopsided affair. Briar Woods High School scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions as it cruised to a 49-7 victory over Mountain View on Nov. 22 in Ashburn.
Another Sweet victory for Woodgrove
Mon., Nov. 25 | 10:52 AM - Opponents know what to expect when they face Woodgrove High School's football team. The difficulty has been finding a way to slow tailback Josh Sweet and a powerful offensive line leading his charge.
Loudoun Valley cruises in 3A East quarterfinals
Loudoun Valley junior Andrew Cordani ran for a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give the Vikings an 18-7 lead before ultimately downing visiting Hopewell, 25-13, in the 3A East quarterfinals.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Mon., Nov. 25 | 09:46 AM - Senior Brandon Grayson usually spearheads both Loudoun Valley High School’s offense and defense. However, junior running back Andrew Cordani took on the majority of the Vikings’ work load in their 25-13 win over the Hopewell Blue Devils in the 3A East quarterfinals Nov. 23 in Purcellville.
Tuscarora puts up a fight but unable to overcome four turnovers
Mon., Nov. 25 | 08:35 AM - Tuscarora High School running back Noah Reimers ran for a 60-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a 5A North region second-round playoff game Nov. 22. The score, however, was not enough as the host Huskies fell to the North Stafford Wolverines 39-20.
Woodgrove’s Skinner is Washington Redskins Coach of the Week
Wed., Nov. 20 | 06:20 PM - Mike Skinner of Woodgrove High School has been selected as the Washington Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the period ending Nov. 11.
Sweet’s big day helps Wolverines avenge 2012 playoff loss to Raiders
Woodgrove senior running back Josh Sweet broke his own school single-game rushing record with 330 yards against Loudoun County Nov. 16 in the 4A North Region playoffs.—Times-Mirror Photo/Doug Stroud
Tue., Nov. 19 | 05:03 PM - Josh Sweet entered Woodgrove High School's first-ever football postseason game last fall against Loudoun County with more than 1,700 rushing yards to his credit. By the second quarter, Sweet sat on the sidelines with a shoulder injury as the Wolverines fell 36-7 to the Raiders.
Potomac District football standings
Tue., Nov. 12 | 04:03 PM - Briar Woods High School led the five-team Potomac District with a 4-0 mark in league play.
Dulles District football standings
Tue., Nov. 12 | 03:47 PM - Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley high schools both wrapped up the regular season with 5-1 records in Dulles District play.
Liberty District football standings
Tue., Nov. 12 | 03:31 PM - Stone Bridge High School won the Liberty District with a 7-0 record in league play.
Briar Woods rolls into playoffs with momentum
Briar Woods RB Anthony Martinez sweeps around the right end with Tuscarora’s Jordan Fisher in pursuit. Martinez opened the game’s scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run in the Falcons’ 36-7 win.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Nov. 12 | 11:05 AM - Briar Woods High School coach Charlie Pierce stressed the importance of closing the regular season strong to his team prior to the Falcons' finale Nov. 8 against the formidable Tuscarora Huskies.
All-Conference 28 football team
Tue., Nov. 12 | 10:23 AM - Loudoun Valley High School senior linebacker Brandon Grayson earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 28 football team. Valley and John Champe have multiple selections overall.