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Stone Bridge High School players rejoice in the end zone during a 20-0 home win over James Madison on Aug. 27. The unbeaten Bulldogs lead Region 5D in the first installment of the 2021 VHSL football power ratings.

The Heritage Pride and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs sit atop their respective regions in the first installment of the Virginia High School League power ratings for the 2021 football season.

The Bulldogs (7-0) have racked up 31.43 power points in Region 5D, more than three points ahead of second-place Mountain View. Stone Bridge — the reigning Class 5 state champions — has won 16 consecutive games.

Independence (26.8) and Woodgrove (26.67) are both among the top five teams in Region 5D.

Heritage (27.14 points) holds a slight lead over Broad Run (26.71) for the top spot in Region 4C. Kettle Run (25.71) is third, followed by Tuscarora (25.43) in fourth place.

John Champe (24.71) rates sixth in Region 6B. Battlefield (32.33) leads the region by more than four points.

The VHSL power ratings determine qualification and seeding for the playoffs. The postseason starts Nov. 13 and culminates with state championship games in each of the VHSL’s six classifications on Dec. 11.

Below is a breakdown of the three regions that include Loudoun teams.

REGION 4C

Heritage (6-1) 27.14

Broad Run (6-1) 26.71

Kettle Run (6-1) 25.71

Tuscarora (6-1) 25.43

Handley (6-0) 25.0

James Wood (4-2) 24.17

Loudoun County (5-1) 23.33

Lightridge (3-3) 20.5

Sherando (4-3) 20.29

Fauquier (2-4) 17.33

Loudoun Valley (1-5) 17.17

Rock Ridge (1-5) 17.0

Dominion (1-6) 15.86

Liberty (0-5) 15.2

Millbrook (0-6) 14.83

Park View (1-5) 14.0

REGION 5D

Stone Bridge (7-0) 32.0

Mountain View (6-0) 28.0

Patrick Henry-Roanoke (5-1) 26.83

Independence (5-0) 26.8

Woodgrove (5-1) 26.67

Massaponax (2-1) 26.67

Riverbend (5-2) 25.0

Albemarle (4-2) 24.17

Potomac Falls (3-2) 24.0

Brooke Point (3-2) 22.8

North Stafford (2-4) 21.83

Harrisonburg (3-3) 21.5

William Fleming (1-5) 18.33

Briar Woods (0-7) 17.43

Riverside (0-7) 17.14

Stafford (0-6) 15.67

REGION 6B

Battlefield (6-0) 32.33

Freedom-Woodbridge (5-2) 27.86

Gar-Field (4-2) 27.0

Patriot (4-2) 26.67

Osbourn (5-2) 25.71

John Champe (4-3) 24.71

Colonial Forge (3-3) 24,33

Unity Reed (3-4) 24.0

Woodbridge (2-3) 22.6

Potomac (2-5) 22.29

Freedom-South Riding (2-4) 21.67

Forest Park (2-5) 21.14

C. D. Hylton (2-4) 21.0

Osbourn Park (2-4) 20.5

Colgan (0-6) 17.67

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