For the second time in 2021, high school football teams across Virginia are preparing for the start of the football season. After a condensed spring campaign earlier this year, programs are preparing for a normal football calendar this fall.
Anthony Harris went from the local football fields of Chesterfield County to L.C. Bird High School to the University of Virginia to the NFL. He wants to inspire those in the next generation in his hometown to chase their dreams as well.
From 2015-2018, Highland Springs owned Class 5 football in Virginia. After a year that saw the Springers eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, they are on the brink of returning to the state championship game.
The list of nominees will be trimmed down to three finalists based on the votes of local head coaches and select media members, with the winner announced during the award show on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 8:00 PM.
A handful or our area teams will hit the field on Friday night to begin hopeful playoff runs to a state championship. Highland Springs, Monacan, Goochland and King & Queen begin postseason play as top seeds in their respective regions.
Nate Daniels, owner of Daniels Sports Performance in Midlothian, spent the week hosting small groups of wide receivers and defensive backs for a spring break mini-camp. His goal is to push fundamentals and technique so these players, ages 10-18, can fine tune their skills.
Lemons is currently in the hospital, unable to walk and with no feeling in his arms or legs. It’s a tough reality for the players and coaches who have grown to know the senior and who have played beside him as teammates.
High school football has been classified as a recreational sport, meaning that while other venues throughout Virginia have been able to increase attendance to one thousand guests, 250 people remains the capacity for high school stadiums.
Hermitage and Glen Allen began playing in 2011, the first year the Jaguars fielded a varsity football team. The Panthers took the first four meetings, but the Jags have responded to win the last two match-ups. These two schools that are a six minute drive apart renew acquaintances on Friday.
The sixth annual Big River Rivalry will kick off on Saturday at Randolph-Macon. This annual high school football all-star game features a team from north of the James River battling its south counterparts. The contest will begin at 12:30.
It's a once in a life time opportunity, but opportunities this rare don't come cheap that's why a local football team is trying to raise funds to make the cross country trip to compete in national football competition.
Football players often refer to teammates as brothers. When Highland Springs offensive tackle D’Onte Griggs takes the field with his brothers in football, he’s in charge of protecting his blood brother, quarterback D’Vonte Waller.