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McSorley draws recognition as college football season nears

Penn State junior quarterback Trace McSorley has been named to a pair of watch lists ahead of the 2017 season. The Briar Woods High School alum is a candidate for the Maxwell Award (National Player of the Year) and the Wuerffel Trophy, considered college football's premier award for community service.

The Woodgrove Wolverines open the 2017 season Aug. 25 at home versus Armstrong.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun’s 2017 Varsity Football Season Schedule

Loudoun teams kick off the 2017 varsity football season Aug. 25. Briar Woods, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Tuscarora and Woodgrove will play home games to start the season. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 3.

Youth travel football programs merge to form Evergreen Hammers

Evergreen Lions Football has merged with the Dulles Patriots football program to form the Evergreen Hammers Youth Football Association. The merger unifies the two fall-based youth travel football programs in Loudoun County.

Stone Bridge High School alum Jonathan Allen proudly displays his Washington Redskins jersey on draft night.—Photo Courtesy/Washington Redskins

Allen’s versatility makes him ‘easy pick’ for Washington Redskins

Head coach Jay Gruden had no expectation that Jonathan Allen would still be on the board Thursday night when the Washington Redskins made the 17th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. "Not in a million years did we think he would be there at 17, so we are happy as heck he was," Gruden said of Allen, who played high school football at Stone Bridge - just five miles from Redskins Park in Ashburn.

Jonathan Allen, left, is expected to be selected within the first 10 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Stone Bridge alum Allen leads Alabama’s big draft class

The University of Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the National Football League draft. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, a Stone Bridge High School alum, is almost universally regarded as a top 10 pick and could play inside or on the edge.

Evergreen Lions to hold player evaluations Sunday

Evergreen Lions Travel Football will conduct player evaluations (Under-9 through rising eighth graders) for the 2017 tackle football season April 23, 4-6 p.m. on field No. 3 at CroppMetcalfe Park at Evergreen Sportsplex.
Trace McSorley

McSorley voted Penn State football captain

Briar Woods High School alum Trace McSorley has been voted as one of three Penn State University football captains by his teammates for the 2017 season. McSorley, a junior quarterback, joins Jason Cabinda and Nick Scott as team captains. "These three young men have been leaders in our program, on and off the field," PSU head coach James Franklin stated in a release.

Front row, from left: Briar Woods seniors Skyler Springs, Jordan Ward and Samari Springs. Back row: Briar Woods football coach Charlie Pierce and athletic director Jerry Carter.—Photo Courtesy/Chuck Moore, Random Snaps Photography

Briar Woods trio to play college football

Briar Woods High School recently held a ceremony for three senior student-athletes who will continue their football careers in college. Skyler Springs will play for Georgetown University, Jordan Ward will lace up the cleats for Virginia Military Institute and Samari Springs is headed to the University of Richmond.

Briar Woods football coach Pierce to take leave of absence

Briar Woods High School athletic director Jerry Carter issued a release Thursday night stating that head varsity football coach Charlie Pierce is taking a leave of absence from coaching for the 2017 season. Pierce has guided the Falcons' football program since the school opened in 2005, winning three state championships along the way.

Park View accepting applications for head football coach

Park View High School in Sterling seeks a head varsity football coach. Mick Mullins resigned after guiding the Patriots for three seasons to spend more time with his family.

The Virginia Xtreme 14U Black Elite team representing the Washington Redskins won the NFL Flag Championship Jan. 29 in Orlando.—Courtesy Photo

MORE: Virginia Xtreme reign supreme at NFL Flag Championships

Two years ago, the Virginia Xtreme Redskins defeated the Ryan Football Dolphins in the semifinals on their way to winning the NFL Flag National Championship in the ages 12 and under division. The Ryan Football Dolphins turned the tables last year - knocking off the Leesburg-based Xtreme in the semifinals before winning it all.

Freedom football coach Sean Curry resigns

Freedom High School head football coach Sean Curry announced to his team Thursday that he will not return for the 2017 season. Curry guided the Eagles to matching 4-6 records in his two seasons as head coach.

Justin Allen accepts the Most Valuable Player award.—Photo Courtesy/USA Football

Tuscarora’s Allen named International Bowl MVP

Tuscarora High School sophomore Justin Allen earned Most Valuable Player honors after helping the U.S. Under-17 national team defeat Team Japan 44-7 in the eighth annual International Bowl. Allen completed 6 of 7 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The Virginia Xtreme Sports 10U football team members pose in the Washington Redskins locker room.—Courtesy Photo

Xtreme football teams going national

A pair of Virginia Xtreme Sports teams representing the Washington Redskins have earned the chance to play for a national championship in their repsective age divisions at the NFL Flag National Championship, set for Jan. 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Football: Three local athletes to play in International Bowl

A trio of student-athletes from Loudoun County public high schools have been selected to compete in the eighth annual International Bowl, set for Jan. 16-17 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. Justin Allen and Christophe Atkinson of Tuscarora will play for the U.S. Under-17 national team, and Tyler Savage of John Champe will compete for the U.S. Under-16 national team.


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