High School Football 2019

Blue Ridge District
2018 Champion – Lord Botetourt (First District Title since 1984)
What’s new – William Byrd drops from Class 4 to Class 3 with new coach Brad Lutz; Franklin County, a Class 6 school leaves the Piedmont for the Blue Ridge
2018 Standings:
Lord Botetourt                     11 – 3         4 – 0
Northside                              11 – 2         3 – 1
William Byrd                         7 – 4          2 – 2
William Fleming                   1 – 8          1-  3
Staunton River                      0 – 10        0 – 4

Lord Botetourt
2018 Record: 11-3; 4-0 Blue Ridge District
Head Coach: Jamie Harless (8th Season at Lord Botetourt; 8th Season overall). Career Record: 65-22; Record at School: 65-22
Points Scored in 2018: 594 (48.2 points per game)
Points Allowed in 2018: 260 (18.6 points per game)
Playoffs: Won Region 3D Championship; Lost in State Semi-Finals to Heritage 42-39
2018 Schedule and Results:
at Harrisonburg                      W (47-19)
vs. Blacksburg                         L   (35 – 45)
at Western Albemarle           W  (35 – 16)
vs. Rockbridge County          W (66 – 6)
at Northside                            L  (24 – 27)
at Staunton River                  W (57 – 7)
Open date
at Bluefield, WV                    W (17 -3)
vs. Northside                          W (24 – 20)
vs. William Byrd                    W (34-16)
at William Fleming               W (68 – 26)
vs. Christiansburg*               W (62 – 6)
vs. Abingdon*                        W (63 – 27)
at Northside*                         W (23 – 7)
at Heritage*                            L (39 – 42)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule
August 30 – at Brookville
September 6 – at Blacskburg
September 13 – vs. Bluefield, WV
September 20 – vs. William Campbell
September 27 – Open date
October 4 – at Staunton
October 11 – at William Byrd (D)
October 18 – vs. Staunton River (D)
October 25 – at Franklin County (D)
November 1 –  vs. Northside (D)
November 8 – vs. William Fleming (D)

Noteworthy:  Replaced Harrisonburg, Rockbridge County and non-district game with Northside with Brookville, William Campbell and Staunton (formerly R.E. Lee-Staunton). Back-to-Back double digit win seasons.  Overall record the last two seasons is 22 – 6.

Northside
2018 Record – 11 -2 ; 3 -1 Blue Ridge District
Head Coach: Scott Fisher – 3rd year at Northside; 3rd year overall.  Career Record: 16 -9. Record at School 16 – 9
Points Scored in 2018:  480 (36.9 points per game)
Points Allowed in 2018: 220 (16.9 points per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Region 3D championship game to Lord Botetourt  23 – 7 in the last of 3 meetings
2018 Schedule and Results:
vs. Pulaski County      W (29 – 28)
vs. Heritage                  W (61 – 26)
vs. Hidden Valley        W (28 – 0)
at Salem                        W (35 – 27)
vs. Lord Botetourt       W (27 – 24)
at Galax                         W (57 – 21)
at William Fleming     W (33-7)
vs. Staunton River       W (48 – 7)
at Lord Botetourt         L (20 – 24)
Open date
at William Byrd           W (28 – 14)
vs. Cave Spring*          W (56 – 15)
vs. Tunstall*                 W (51 – 7)
vs. Lord Botetourt*      L (7 – 23)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Pulaski County
September 6 – at Cave Spring
September 13 – at Hidden Valley
September 20 – vs. Salem
September 27 – vs. Galax
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. William Fleming (D)
October 18 – at Franklin County (D)
October 25 – vs. William Byrd (D)
November 1 – at Lord Botetourt
November 8 – at Staunton River

Noteworthy: Play only 4 home games; Beat Salem for the first time since 2013; Followed-up back-to-back 5 – 7 seasons with 11 wins, the most since their last state championship in 2013

William Fleming
2018 Record: 1 – 8 overall; 1-3 Blue Ridge
Head Coach: Jamar Lovelace – 2nd year at William Fleming; 2nd year overall.  Record at School 1-8; Overall Record 1-8
Points Scored in 2018: 125 (13.9 points per game)
Points Allowed in 2018: 366 (40.7 points per game)
Playoffs:  Did not qualify

2018 Schedule and Results:
Heritage             Lost (7 – 43)
Pulaski County  Lost (0 – 51)
Patrick Henry    Lost (16 – 27)
North Stafford – Cancelled
Spotswood         Lost (15 – 37)
William Byrd    Lost (0 – 42)
Northside          Lost (7 – 33)
William Byrd    Lost (14 – 38)
Open date
Staunton River Won (40 – 27)
Lord Botetourt  Lost (26 – 68)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Harrisonburg
September 6 – at Rockbridge County
September 13 – at Magna Vista
September 20 – vs. Patrick Henry
September 27 – Open date
October 4 – vs. Brookville
October 11- at Northside
October 18 – vs. William Byrd
October 25 – at Staunton River
November 1 – vs. Franklin County
November 8 – at Lord Botetourt

Noteworthy:  Broke a 16-game losing streak with a win over Staunton River last season.  Schedule has been shuffled, but it’s not any easier.  Heritage, Pulaski County, North Stafford and Spotswood have all been removed from the schedule, but replaced by Harrisonburg, Magna Vista, Brookville, and new district opponent Franklin County.  Fleming remains in a tough spot with a student body population that makes it a Class 5 school, but generally do not have the talent to compete with the best Class 5 schools in the State

William Byrd
2018 Record: 7 – 4 overall; 2 – 2 Blue Ridge District
Head Coach: Brad Lutz – 11th season overall; 1st season at William Byrd.  Overall record: 50-56; Record at William Byrd 0 – 0
2018 Points Scored:  413 (37.5 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 186 (16.9 points per game average)
Playoffs:  Lost in First Round of Region 4C playoffs to E.C. Glass 28-21

2018 Schedule and Results:
Cave Spring                     Won (42 – 14)
Hidden Valley                 Won (45 – 21)
Bassett                              Won (41 – 14)
Martinsville                     Won (41 – 6)
Richlands                         Lost (21 – 27)
William Fleming            Won (42 – 0)
Open date
William Fleming            Won (38 – 14)
Staunton River               Won (42 – 0)
Lord Botetourt                Lost (16 – 34)
Northside                        Lost  (14 – 28)
E.C. Glass*                       Lost (21 – 28)
*-Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Cave Spring
September 6 – vs, Hidden Valley
September 13 -at Bassett
September 20- vs. Pulaski County
September 27 – at Patrick Henry
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Lord Botetourt
October 18 – at William Fleming
October 25 – at Northside
November 1 – vs. Staunton River
November 8 – at Franklin County

Noteworthy:  Notable by what is absent.  Jeff Highfill retired at the end of 2018 after 39 seasons at William Byrd and 40 seasons as a head coach.  Highfill finished is 39 year career at Byrd with a 211-185-1 record and an overall career record of 219-197-1.  Lutz has big shoes to fill but has promised that Byrd will not abandon it’s long-time preference for running the football.  Byrd drops down from Class 4 to Class 3 like most of the other teams in the Blue Ridge.  Byrd has 5 winning seasons in its last 6.  Back-to-back playoff loses to E.C. Glass 2017 and 2018.  Of the current Blue Ridge teams (excluding Franklin County which just joined this year), Byrd is the only one to never advance out of the Regional playoffs.

Staunton River
2018 Record: 0 – 10 overall; 0 – 4 Blue Ridge District
Head Coach:  Shaun Leonard – 1st Year Overall; First Year at School.  Career Record: 0 – 0; Record at School: 0 – 0
Points Scored in 2018: 160 points (16.0 points per game)
Points Allowed in 2018: 489 points (48.9 points per game)
Playoffs:  Did Not Qualify

2018 Schedule and Results:
Jefferson Forest                      Lost (7 – 62)
Cave Spring                             Lost (20 – 62)
Altavista                                   Lost (44 – 47)
Liberty                                     Lost (7 – 46)
Open date
Lord Botetourt                       Lost (7 – 57)
Franklin County                    Lost (14 – 49)
Northside                                Lost (7 – 48)
William Byrd                         Lost (0 – 42)
William Fleming                   Lost (27 – 40)
Patrick Henry                        Lost (27 – 36)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at William Campbell
September 6 – vs. Jefferson Forest
September 13 – Liberty
September 20 – at Blacksburg
September 27 – at Appomattox
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Franklin County
October 18 – at Lord Botetourt
October 25 – vs. William Fleming
November 1 – at William Byrd
November 8 – vs. Northside

Noteworthy: Staunton River went into 2018 minus 21 of 22 starters from its 2017 State Semi-Final team, and figured to take a step back.  Instead they went totally into the sewer going from the State semi-finals to 0-10.  Jeremy Haymore was fired after 2 games.  Brian Divers – who wasn’t even on the staff – took over for the final 8 games.   Now, in steps Defensive Coordinator Shaun Leonard (a William Byrd graduate) which may or may not be good news considering that Staunton River game up almost 50 points per game last year.  It doesn’t help that the schedule has been shuffled so that the Golden Eagles face one of the best Class 1 teams in William Campbell and one of the best Class 4 teams in Blacksburg this season.  I’m not sure what the Staunton River parents expect, but 2016 and 2017 isn’t coming back anytime soon.  Former coach Chuck Poston saw the disaster coming and got out just in time.

Franklin County
2018 Record: 7 – 5 overall; 4 – 1 Piedmont
Head Coach: J.R. Edwards – 10th season overall; 5th at Franklin County.  Career Record: 47 – 60 overall; 16 – 37 at Franklin County
2018 Points Scored:  243 Points (20.3 points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 211 Points (17.6 points per game)
Playoffs:  Lost in Class 6A Region semi-finals to Colonial Forge

2018 Schedule and Results:
Liberty                             Lost (14 – 34)
Salem                               Lost (7 – 13)
E.C. Glass                         Lost (20 – 41)
Hidden Valley                Won (41 – 7)
Bassett                             Won (16 – 7)
Magna Vista                   Lost (6 – 16)
Staunton River              Won (49 – 14)
Halifax County              Won (37 – 19)
George Washington      Won (16 – 14)
Open date
Tunstall                           Won (20 – 0)
Clover Hill*                     Won (14 – 0)
Colonial Forge*              Lost (7 – 42)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Liberty
September 6 – at Salem
September 13 – vs. E.C. Glass
September 20 – at Magna Vista
September 27 – vs. Hidden Valley
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – at Staunton River
October 18 – vs. Northside
October 25 – vs. Lord Botetourt
November 1 – at William Fleming
November 8 – vs. William Byrd

Noteworthy: Franklin County is the largest school in the Blue Ridge in Class 6, but frankly is more like a Class 4 or 3 school.  They can compete in the District, but outside of that the sledding will remain difficult.  As the largest school in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area, this remains the toughest job, but they did get it pointed in the right direction last year winning 7 games.  Edwards went 31-23 at Hidden Valley with his best season 10-3 in 2006 with a loss in the State Semi-Finals to eventually champion Richlands.  Franklin County won its first playoff game since 2011 last year.  School has playoff wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Franklin County is 24 – 51 since 2011.

RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
2018 Champion – Blacksburg
What’s New – Salem has just its 3rd head coach since 1983 as Don Holter takes over for Stephen Magenbauer.   Every River Ridge team made the playoffs last season.
2018 Standings:
Blacksburg              13 – 1        6- 0
Salem                         7 – 4        5- 1
Pulaski County         8 – 4        4- 2
Patrick Henry           6 – 5        3- 3
Hidden Valley           3 – 8        2- 4
Christiansburg          2 – 9       1- 5
Cave Spring               2 – 9       0 – 6

Patrick Henry
2018 Record: 6 – 5 overall; 3 – 3 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Alan Fidler – 19th season overall; 9th year at Patrick Henry.  Overall Record is 146 – 61.  Record at Patrick Henry is 54 – 33
2018 Points Scored:  272 (24.2 average points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 335 (30.5 average points per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 5D Playoffs to Mountain View

2018 Schedule and Results:
Hidden Valley                          Won (36 – 35)
Brookville                                 Lost (0 – 52)
William Fleming                     Won (27 – 16)
Albemarle                                 Won (40 – 31)
Open date
Blacksburg                               Lost (7 – 28)
Salem                                        Lost (21 – 42)
Cave Spring                             Won (28 – 13)
Christiansburg                        Won (38 – 13)
Pulaski County                        Lost (19 – 56)
Staunton River                        Won (36 – 27)
Mountain View*                      Lost (20 – 52)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Hidden Valley
September 6 – vs. Brookville
September 13 – at Albemarle
September 20 – at William Fleming
September 27 – vs. William Byrd
October 4 – vs. Blacksburg
October 11 – vs. Salem
October 18 – at Cave Spring
October 25 – at Christiansburg
November 1 – vs. Pulaski County
November 8 – Open date

Noteworthy:  Fidler had most of his success as a Head Coach as a High School Coach in West Virginia where he won 6 West Virginia Class-A State Championships at Moorefield in the Eastern Panhandle.  Back-to-back 6 -5 seasons.  Last won a playoff game in 2000.

Blacksburg
2018 Record: 13-1; 6-0 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Eddie Sloss – 5th season overall; 2nd season at Blacksburg.  Career Record: 18-26; Record at Blacksburg 13-1
2018 Points Scored:  472 (33.7 points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 172 (12.2 points per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Class 4 state semi-finals to Woodgrove 26-23 in overtime

2018 Schedule and Results:
Giles                               Won (50 – 7)
Lord Botetourt.            Won (45 – 35)
Amherst County          Won (36 – 7)
Richlands                      Won (49 – 7)
Salem                             Won (24 – 21)
Patrick Henry              Won (28 – 7)
Cave Spring                  Won (29 – 0)
Pulaski County             Won (21 – 14)
Hidden Valley               Won (26 – 7)
Open date
Christiansburg              Won (35 – 0)
Liberty Christian*        Won (43 – 6)
Pulaski County*            Won (28 – 21)
E.C. Glass*                      Won (35 – 14)
Woodgrove*                  Lost (23 – 26 OT)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Giles
September 6 – vs. Lord Botetourt
September 13 – vs. Amherst County
September 20 – vs. Staunton River
September 26 – vs. Salem (Thursday)
October 4 – at Patrick Henry
October 11 – vs. Cave Spring
October 18 – vs. Pulaski County
October 25 – at Hidden Valley
November 1 – Open date
November 8 – at Christiansburg

Noteworthy – Lost probably the best quarterback in the area when three-year starter Grant Johnston graduated.  Schedule is identical to last year with the exception of Staunton River replacing Richlands in Week 4.  Will play Salem on a Thursday night due to Virginia Tech home game with Duke being scheduled for Friday September 27th.  Sloss won just 5 games in 3 years at Carroll County, last year he won 13.

Pulaski County
2018 Record: 8 – 4; 4-2 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Stephen James – 18th season overall; 5th season at Pulaski County.  Career Record: 94 – 53; Record at Pulaski County: 30 – 14
2018 Points Scored:  417 (34.7 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 209 (17.4 points per game average)
Playoffs: Lost to Blacksburg in Region 4D Semi-Finals 28 – 21

2018 Schedule and Results:
Northside                             Lost (28 – 29)
William Fleming                Won (51 – 0)
Abingdon                             Won (42 – 14)
Carroll County                    Won (53 – 14)
Cave Spring                         Won (34 – 0)
Hidden Valley                     Won (42 – 28)
Blacksburg                          Lost (14 – 21)
Open date
Patrick Henry                     Won (56 – 19)
Salem                                    Lost (10 – 21)
George Washington*         Won (17 – 14)
Blacksburg                          Lost (21 – 28)
*- Playoff game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Northside
September 6 – vs. Bassett
September 13 – at Abingdon
September 20 – at William Byrd
September 27 – vs. Cave Spring
October 4 – at Hidden Valley
October 11 – vs. Christiansburg
October 18 – at Blacksburg
October 25 – Open date
November 1 – at Patrick Henry
November 8 – vs. Salem

Noteworthy – Made a step in the right direction by first making the playoffs and secondly winning a playoff game.  Schedule has been shuffled.  William Fleming and Carroll County are gone, replaced by Bassett and William Byrd.  Last advanced out of the regionals in 2004.

Salem
2018 Record: 7 – 4; 5-1 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Don Holter – 1st year overall; 1st year at Salem.  Career Record: 0 – 0.  Record at School: 0 – 0
2018 Points Scored:  365 (33.2 points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 189 (17.1 points per game)
Playoffs:  Lost in first round of Region 4D playoffs to Jefferson Forest 35 – 33

2018 Schedule and Results:
Amherst County                         Won (49 – 14)
Franklin County                         Won (17 – 3)
Dinwiddie                                    Lost (20 – 27)
Northside                                     Lost (27 – 35)
Blacksburg                                  Lost (21 – 24)
Christiansburg                           Won (41 – 7)
Patrick Henry                            Won (42 – 21)
Open date
Cave Spring                                Won (45 – 13)
Hidden Valley                            Won (49 – 14)
Pulaski County                          Won (21 – 10)
Jefferson Forest*                      Lost (33 – 35)
*-Playoff game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Amherst County
September 6 – vs. Franklin County
September 13 – Open date
September 20 – at Northside
September 26 – at Blacksburg (Thursday)
October 4 – vs. Christiansburg
October 11 – at Patrick Henry
October 18 – vs. Martinsburg, WV.
October 25 – vs. Cave Spring
November 1 – vs. Hidden Valley
November 8 – at Pulaski County

Noteworthy:  Not many places is an 8-4 record a failure, but it is at Salem.  Spartans won three straight championships before losing in the first round of the playoffs in 2018.  Holter becomes just the third Salem coach since 1983 (Willis White’s first season).  He was a member of the 1984 Salem team that went 9-1, but did not qualify for the playoffs as they lost the Roanoke Valley District championship to Pulaski County and did not get the one (1) wild card spot in a 4-team regional playoff.  Holter replaces Stephen Magenhauer who steps aside at Salem with an overall coaching record of 186 – 46, and 169 – 27 at Salem.  Spartans have the game of the year on the schedule, an October 18th meeting with Martinsburg, WV.  Martinsburg has won 42 straight games and 3 straight WV Class-AAA Championships.  Finished last season by facing a Bob Christmas team in Jefferson Forest and will open this season against Christmas’ new team, Amherst County.

Cave Spring
2018 Record: 2 – 9; 0 – 6 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Tim Fulton; 16th season overall; 16th season at Cave Spring.  Career Record: 77 – 91; Record at Cave Spring: 77 – 91.
2018 Points Scored: 190 (17.2 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 341 (31.0 points per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 3D Playoffs to Northside 56 – 15

2018 Schedule and Results:
William Byrd                         Lost (14 – 42)
Staunton River                      Won (62 – 20)
Glenvar                                   Lost (12 – 41)
Alleghany                               Won (48 – 19)
Pulaski County                      Lost (0 – 34)
Open date
Blacksburg                            Lost (0 – 29)
Patrick Henry                       Lost (13 – 28)
Salem                                     Lost (13 – 45)
Christiansburg                     Lost (0 – 13)
Hidden Valley                      Lost (13 – 14)
Northside*                           Lost (15 – 56)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at William Byrd
September 6 – vs. Northside
September 13 – at Glenvar
September 20 – vs. Alleghany
September 27 – at Pulaski County
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – at Blacksburg
October 18 – vs. Patrick Henry
October 25 – at Salem
November 1 – vs. Christiansburg
November 8 – vs. Hidden Valley

Noteworthy:  Fulton is a studious math teacher at Cave Spring whose team couldn’t score points and couldn’t stop others from scoring in 2018.  Scored 62 of their season total 190 points in one game, a 62-20 win over Staunton River.  Staunton River is off the schedule replaced by Northside.  Cave Spring’s only two wins came over teams (Staunton River and Alleghany) that did not win a game.  Back-to-back 2-9 seasons.  5 losing seasons in their last 6 seasons.  Fulton’s best team won 10 games in 2009.

Christiansburg
2018 Record: 2 – 9 overall; 1 – 5 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Alex Wilkins – 3rd year overall; 3rd year at Christiansburg.  Career Record: 2   – 19; Record at Christiansburg 2 -19
2018 Points Scored: 129 (11.7 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 333 (30.2 points per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in the first round of the Region 3D playoffs to Lord Botetourt 62 – 6

2018 Schedule and Results:
Floyd County                          Won (14 – 12 OT)
Giles                                         Lost (14 – 33)
Liberty                                     Lost (20 – 28)
Abingdon                                Lost (0 – 21)
Open date
Salem                                      Lost (7 – 41)
Pulaski County                      Lost (28 – 42)
Hidden Valley                       Lost (13 – 21)
Patrick Henry                       Lost (13 – 38)
Cave Spring                           Won (13 – 0)
Blacksburg                            Lost (0 – 35)
Lord Botetourt*                    Lost (62 – 6)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Floyd County
September 6 – vs. Giles
September 13 – vs. Patrick County
September 20 – at Rockbridge County
September 27 – Open date
October 4 – at Salem
October 11 – at Pulaski County
October 18 – vs. Hidden Valley
October 25 – vs. Patrick Henry
November 1 – at Cave Spring
November 8 – vs. Blacksburg

Noteworthy:  Went 0 – 10 in 2017 and broke 10 game losing streak with overtime win over Floyd County on opening night.  Liberty and Abingdon have been replaced on the schedule by Patrick County and Rockbridge County.

Hidden Valley
2018 Record: 3 – 8; 2 – 4 River Ridge District
Head Coach: Scott Weaver – 11th season overall; 11th season at Hidden Valley.  Career Record: 48 – 62. Record at School: 48 – 62
2018 Points Scored: 177 ( 16.0 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 345 (31.4 points per game average)
Playoffs: Lost to Abingdon in first round of Region 3D playoffs 20 – 0

2018 Schedule and Results:
Patrick Henry                       Lost (35 – 36)
William Byrd                        Lost (21 – 45)
Northside                              Lost (0 – 28)
Franklin County                  Lost (7 – 41)
Abingdon                             Won (37 – 25)
Pulaski County                   Lost (21 – 49)
Open date
Christiansburg                   Won (21- 13)
Blacksburg                          Lost (7 – 26)
Salem                                   Lost (14 – 49)
Cave Spring                        Won (14 – 13)
Abingdon*.                          Lost (0 – 20)
*-Playoff game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Patrick Henry
September 6 – at William Byrd
September 13 – vs. Northside
September 19 – vs. Glenvar (Thursday)
September 27 – at Franklin County
October 4 – vs. Pulaski County
October 11 – Open date
October 18 – at Christiansburg
October 25 – vs. Blacksburg
November 1 – at Salem
November 8 – at Cave Spring

Noteworthy:  Weaver is just the third catch in Hidden Valley’s short history and by far the longest tenured, starting his second decade this fall.  Just 5 – 16 in the last two seasons, but have beaten rival Cave Spring in back-to-back seasons.  Abingdon is off the schedule replaced by Glenvar.  Played Franklin County last year in a non-district game.  This year it is a district game.

SEMINOLE DISTRICT
2018 Champion – Heritage
What’s New  – Jefferson Forest Coach Bob Christmas moved from JF to Amherst County.  Every team but Liberty Christian has at some point won a VHSL State Championship, but LCA has 5 private school state championships

Amherst County
2018 Record: 1 – 9; 1 – 6 Seminole District
Head Coach: Bob Christmas – 286 career wins; 1st season at Amherst County. Record at Amherst County 0 – 0.
2018 Points Scored: 182 (18.2 points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 395 (39.5 points per game)
Playoffs: None

2018 Schedule and Results:
Salem                                   Lost (14 – 49)
George Washington          Lost (7 – 56)
Blacksburg                         Lost (7 – 36)
Open date
Brookville                          Lost (0 – 23)
Rustburg                            Lost (15 – 20)
Jefferson Forest                Lost (43 – 66)
Liberty                               Lost (21 – 28)
Liberty Christian             Won (34 – 31)
Heritage                             Lost (28 – 54)
E.C. Glass                           Lost (13 – 42)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Salem
September 6 – at George Washington
September 13 – at Blacksburg
September 20 – vs. Rustburg
September 27 – at Heritage
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Brookville
October 18 – at Jefferson Forest
October 25 – vs. E.C. Glass
November 1 – at Liberty Christian
November 8 – vs. Liberty

Noteworthy – Christmas returns Amherst County to its run-oriented ways with his old school Wishbone offense.  This program was a complete mess last year.  Cecil Phillips took an offensive coordinator job in Georgia.   The school hired Trevor Porter from Georgia to be the head coach and he lasted about a week into fall practice and was let go before he even coached a game.  Christmas will bring new energy and credibility to Amherst County but it’s a fair question to wonder just how long before his wandering eye has him looking for his next job.

E.C. Glass
2018 Record: 11 – 2; 6 – 1 Seminole District
Head Coach: Jeff Woody – 15th season overall; 4th at E.C. Glass.  Career Record: 125 – 37; Record at E.C. Glass: 25 – 10
2018 Points Scored:  513 (39.3 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 208 (16.0 points per game average)
Playoffs:  Lost in the Region 4D Championship game to Blacksburg 35 – 14

2018 Schedule and Results:
Charlottesville                     Won (42 – 3)
Halifax County                    Won (45 – 0)
Franklin County                  Won (41 – 20)
Open date
Heritage                                Lost (22 – 25)
Brookville                            Won (35 – 0)
Rustburg                              Won (37 – 14)
Jefferson Forest                  Won (63 – 34)
Liberty                                 Won (46 – 15)
Liberty Christian               Won (35 – 0)
Amherst County                Won (42 – 13)
William Byrd*                   Won (28 – 21)
Jefferson Forest*               Won (63 – 28)
Blacksburg*                       Lost (14 – 35)
*- Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 29.- vs. Charlottesville (Thursday)
September 6 – Open date
September 13 – at Franklin County
September 20 – vs. Jefferson Forest
September 27 – at Rustburg
October 4 – at George Washington
October 11 – at Liberty Christian
October 18 – at Liberty
October 25 – at Amherst County
November 1 – vs. Heritage
November 8 – at Brookville

Noteworthy:  Woody, who has two state championships at Brookville, is working his magic at E.C. Glass.  After winning 14 games in his first two seasons, Glass won 11 last year and lost to only Heritage in the Seminole District.  Glass figures to be even better this year and circle November 1st as the game against Heritage will likely be for the Seminole Championship.  Schedule has been altered.  Halifax County is gone and replaced by George Washington.  Heritage game has been moved from Week 4 to Week 10 close to its traditional old Western District place on the schedule in the final week.

Jefferson Forest
2018 Record: 8 – 4; 4 – 3 Seminole District
Head Coach: Paul White – 10th season as a Head Coach (includes 4 at the head coach at the Apprentice School in Newport News); 1st season at Jefferson Forest.  Career Record: 33 – 89 (includes 4 seasons at the Apprentice School); 22 – 60 as a High School Coach.  Record at Jefferson Forest: 0 – 0
2018 Points Scored: 555 (46.3 points per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 454 (37.8 points per game average)

2018 Schedule and Results:
Staunton River                    Won (62 – 7)
Magna Vista                         Won (30 – 18)
George Washington           Won (27 – 21)
Open date
Liberty                                  Won (57 – 34)
Liberty Christian                Won (77 – 48)
Amherst County                 Won (66 – 43)
E.C. Glass                              Lost (34 – 63)
Brookville                            Lost (36 – 44)
Rustburg                              Won (55 – 21)
Heritage                               Lost (48 – 59)
Salem*                                  Won (35 – 33)
E.C. Glass*                            Lost (28 – 63)
*Playoff game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – Open date
September 6 – at Staunton River
September 13 – at George Washington
September 20 – at E.C. Glass
September 27 – vs. Halifax County
October 4 – vs. Liberty Christian
October 11 – at Liberty
October 18 – vs. Amherst County
October 25 – at Heritage
November 1 – vs. Brookville
November 8 – vs. Rustburg

Noteworthy:  Christmas was an offensive minded coach and the results showed.  JF could score points in bunches, but couldn’t stop anyone else from scoring.  Held a poor Staunton River team to just 7 points, but held only Magna Vista and Staunton River under 20 points.  Curious that JF never mentioned White’s career record in their announcement of his hiring.  The reason, it’s pretty poor.  White went 2 – 28 in 3 seasons at Gloucester, 20 – 32 in 5 years at Mathews but 10 of those came in one year and then went 11 – 29 at the Apprentice School in Newport News.  White comes to JF from a position as an Offensive Line coach at famed Odessa Permian in Odessa, Texas.  White was a 4 year letterman for coach Hank Norton at Ferrum College.  He was part of the 1989 team that lost in the National Semi-Finals.  That team featured D-I transfer and future NFL Runningback Chris Warren.

Liberty Christian
2018 Record: 4 – 7 overall; 2-5 Seminole
Head Coach: Frank Rocco – 13th season overall; 13th season at LCA.  Record: 117 – 20 overall; 117-20 at LCA
Points Scored: 243 (22.1 per game average)
Points Allowed: 348 (31.6 per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 4D Playoffs to Blacksburg 43 – 6

2018 Schedule and Results
George Washington.                Lost (14 – 48)
Central Va. Home School        Won (52 – 6)
Open date
Brunswick                                 Won (42 – 0)
Rustburg                                    Won (28 – 21)
Jefferson Forest                        Lost (48 – 77)
Liberty                                       Won (23 – 14)
Heritage                                     Lost (3 – 47)
Amherst County                       Lost (21 – 34)
E.C. Glass                                   Lost (0 – 35)
Brookville                                 Lost (6 – 23)
Blacksburg*                             Lost (6 – 43)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Magna Vista
September 6 – vs. Bruswick
September 13 – at Staunton
September 20 – vs. Brookville
September 27 – Open date
October 4 – at Jefferson Forest
October 11 – vs. E.C. Glass
October 18 – at Rustburg
October 25 – at Liberty
November 1 – vs. Amherst County
November 8 – at Heritage

Noteworthy:  Stuck on “4”.  Since suing the VHSL to gain admission as the only private school playing in the public school division, LCA hasn’t won more than 4 games in a season.  Made their first appearance in the VHSL Playoffs last year.  Head Coach Frank Rocco won 113 games and 5 VIS state titles while playing inteh private school division

Brookviile
2018 Record: 8 – 4 overall; 4 -3 Seminole
Head Coach: John Meeks – 9th season overall; 6th season at Brookville.  Record: 57 – 35 overall; 43 – 18 at Brookville
2018 Points Scored: 310 (25.8 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 175 (14.6 per game average)
Playoffs:  Lost in Region 3C semi-finals to Heritage 21 – 0

2018 Schedule and Results:
Open date
Patrick Henry                     Won (52 – 0)
Waynesboro                        Won (61 – 3)
Harrisonburg                      Won (35 – 7)
Amherst County                 Won (23 – 0)
E.C. Glass                              Lost (0 – 35)
Heritage                               Lost (7 – 28)
Rustburg                              Won (28 – 7)
Jefferson Forest                  Won (44 – 36)
Liberty                                  Lost (21- 27)
Liberty Christian                Won (23 – 7)
Fluvanna County*              Won (16 – 6)
Heritage*                              Lost (0 – 21)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Lord Botetourt
September 6 – at Patrick Henry
September 13 – Open date
September 20 – at Liberty Christian
September 27 – vs. Liberty
October 4 – at William Fleming
October 11 – at Amherst County
October 18 – vs. Heritage
October 25 – vs. Rustburg
November 1 – at Jefferson Forest
November 8 – vs. E.C. Glass

Noteworthy:  Former Coach Ed Martin was fond of saying that “there’s never a year to get Brookville” and he continues to be correct.  Bees have been in the playoffs 15 straight seasons.  Have the best Week 1 match-up when they host Lord Botetourt.  Botetourt and fellow Blue Ridge member William Fleming replace Waynesboro and Harrisonburg on the schedule.  Patrick Henry returns.  Went 0 for Lynchburg in 2018 losing to E.C. Glass and Heritage twice and being outscored in those 3 games 84 – 7

Heritage
2018 Record: 14 -1 overall; 7 – 0 Seminole
Head Coach: Brad Bradley – 20th season overall; 9th season at Heritage. Career Record: 187 – 66; Record at Heritage: 72 – 21
2018 Points Scored: 547 (36.5 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 333 (22.2 per game average)
Playoffs: Won Class 3 Championship beating Phoebus 24 – 20

2018 Schedule and Results:
William Fleming                    Won (43 – 7)
Northside                                 Lost (26 – 61)
Appomattox                            Won (33 – 14)
Open date
E.C. Glass                                 Won (25 – 22)
Liberty                                     Won (23 – 20)
Brookville                               Won (28 – 7)
Liberty Christian                   Won (43 – 7)
Rustburg                                 Won (44 – 22)
Amherst County                    Won (54 – 28)
Jefferson Forest                     Won (59 – 48)
Rustburg*                               Won (34 – 14)
Brookville*                             Won (21 – 0)
Liberty*                                   Won (44 – 28)
Lord Botetourt*                     Won (42 – 39)
Phoebus*                                 Won (24 – 20)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Vance, North Carolina
September 6 – at John Marshall
September 13 – vs. Appomattox
September 20 – at Liberty
September 27 – vs. Amherst County
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Rustburg
October 18 – at Brookville
October 25 – vs. Jefferson Forest
November 1 – at E.C. Glass
November 8 – vs. Liberty Christian

Noteworthy:  The point is to win the game, and that’s what Heritage did last year winning 4 games by a combined 13 points including the state semi-finals and state championship by 7 points.  27-3 over the past two seasons and 13-1 in the Seminole District.  William Fleming and Northside are off the schedule replaced by Vance, North Carolina and a week 2 Saturday afternoon game at Richmond’s John Marshall.  November 1st game vs. E.C. Glass may well be for the Seminole championship.  The Heritage-Glass game moves closer to its traditional date.  It used to end the season when both were in the AAA Western District.  Brad Bradley won his 3rd state championship. Bradley is just 13 wins shy of 200 wins and could conceivable get win 200 this season.  If not, he will certainly get it in 2020.

Liberty
2018 Record:  6 – 6 overall; 2 – 5 Seminole
Head Coach: Chris Watts – 18th season overall; 18th season at Liberty.  Career Record: 116 – 80 overall; Record at School: 116 – 80
2018 Points Scored:  316 (26.3 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 304 (25.3 per game average)
Playoffs: Lost to Heritage in Class 3C Semi-Finals 44 – 28

2018 Schedule and Results:
Franklin County                    Won (34 – 14)
Open date
Christiansburg                      Won (28 – 20)
Staunton River                      Won (46 – 7)
Jefferson Forest                     Lost (34 – 57)
Heritage                                  Lost (20 – 23)
Liberty Christian                  Lost (14 – 23)
Amherst County                   Won (28 – 21)
E.C. Glass                                Lost (15 – 46)
Brookville                              Won (27 – 21)
Rustburg                                Lost (7 – 14)
Western Albemarle*           Won (35 – 14)
Heritage*                               Lost (28 – 44)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Franklin County
September 6 – vs. Fort Defiance
September 13 – at Staunton River
September 20 – vs. Heritage
September 27 – at Brookville
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Jefferson Forest
October 18 – at E.C. Glass
October 25 – vs. Liberty Christian
November 1- at Rustburg
November 8 – at Amherst County

Noteworthy:  Rebounded from a 2-9 season in 2017 to 6 – 6 in 2018.  Watts enters his 18th season at Liberty as the Head Coach after previously serving as an assistant at the school.  Among the former Liberty coaches is former Wake Forest Head Coach Jim Grobe who took the job at Liberty just out of the University of Virginia in the early 70s.  Only one schedule change is Fort Defiance replacing Christiansburg

Rustburg
2018 Record: 3 – 8 overall; 1- 6 Seminole District
Head Coach: Jack Baker – 17th season overall; 7th season at Rustburg.  Career Record: 74 – 97; Record at Rustburg: 36 – 41.
2018 Points Scored: 205 (18.6 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 297 (27.0 per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in First round of Region 3C playoffs to Heritage 34 – 14

2018 Schedule and Results:
Bassett                                  Won (24 – 6)
Appomattox                         Lost (7 – 35)
Open date
Altavista                               Won (54 – 13)
Liberty Christian                Lost (21 – 28)
Amherst County                 Lost (15 – 20)
E.C. Glass                             Lost (14 – 37)
Brookville                           Lost (7 – 28)
Heritage                              Lost (14 – 34)
Jefferson Forest                 Lost (21 – 55)
Liberty                                Won (14 – 7)
Heritage*                            Lost (14 – 34)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Bassett
September 6 – at Apppomattox
September 13 – vs. Altavista
September 20 – at Amherst County
September 27 – vs. E. C. Glass
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – at Heritage
October 18 – vs. Liberty Christian
October 25 – at Brookville
November 1 – vs. Liberty
November 8 – at Jefferson Forest

Noteworthy:  Back-to-Back 3-8 seasons.  Won 10 games in 2016 losing in the Regional Finals.  Since then just 6 – 16.  One of the few teams in the area playing the same non-conference schedule as 2018.

PIEDMONT DISTRICT
2018 Champion: George Washington and Franklin County tied with 1 District Loss, but Franklin County did not play.a full round-robin schedule
What’s new:  Franklin County has moved to the Blue Ridge. Halifax County – once one of the biggest AAA Schools in the state has dropped down to Class 4.  Patrick County has dropped to Class 2.  Bobby Martin takes over as the head coach at Martinsville replacing Nathan Tanner who bolted for one of the best jobs in West Virginia at Class AAA Parkersburg South

Halifax County
2018 Record: 5 -6 overall; 4 – 3 Piedmont
Head Coach: Grant Thockmorton – 12th season overall; 3rd season at Halifax County.  Career Record: 50 – 81.  Record at Halifax County: 10 – 11
2018 Points Scored: 276 (25.1 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 242 (22.0 per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in first round of Region 5B Playoffs to North Stafford

2018 Schedule and Results:
Open date
E.C. Glass                                Lost (0 – 45)
Person, North Carolina       Lost (7 – 14)
Dan River                              Won (46 – 7)
Tunstall                                  Lost (29 – 43)
Bassett                                    Won (34 – 0)
Martinsville                           Won (42 – 0)
Franklin County                    Lost (19 – 37)
Patrick County                      Won (38 – 7)
Magna Vista                           Won (36 – 14)
George Washington              Lost (6 – 15)
North Stafford*                     Lost (19 – 60)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Nottoway
September 6 – Open date
September 13 – vs. Person, N.C.
September 20.- vs. Park View-South Hill
September 27 – at Jefferson Forest
October 4 – at Bassett
October 11 – vs. Martinsville
October 18 – at George Washington
October 25 – at Magna Vista
November 1 – at Patrick County
November 8 – vs. Tunstall

Noteworthy:  E.C. Glass, Dan River and Franklin County are off the schedule and replaced by Nottoway and Park View-South Hill (both Class 2 schools) and Jefferson Forest.  Throckmorton was an assistant to Larry Smith on Halifax County’s 1991 Group AAA; Division 6 state championship team

Bassett
2018 Record: 3 – 7 overall; 3 – 4 Piedmont.
Head Coach: Brandon Johnson – 3rd season overall; 3rd season at Bassett.  Career Record: 4 – 16 overall; Record at Bassett: 4 – 16
2018 Points Scored: 134 (13.4 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 240 (24.0 per game average)
Playoffs: None

2018 Schedule and Results:
Rustburg                                Lost (6 – 24)
Dan River                              Lost (20 – 24)
William Byrd                        Lost (14 – 41)
Open date
Franklin County                   Lost (7 – 16)
Halifax County                     Lost (0 – 34)
Magna Vista                          Won (13 – 6)
Tunstall                                  Lost (18 – 27)
Martinsville                          Won (21 – 15)
George Washington            Lost (6 – 45)
Patrick County                     Won (29 – 8)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Rustburg
September 6 – at Pulaski County
September 13 – vs. William Byrd
September 20 – vs. Dan River
September 27 – at Patrick County
October 4 – vs. Halifax County
October 11 – at Tunstall
October 18 – at Martinsville
October 25 – vs. George Washington
November 1 – Open date
November 8 – vs. Magna Vista

Noteworthy:  Drop from Class 4 to Class 3, but they are in the same region with Lord Botetourt, Northside, William Byrd and Magna Vista so making the playoffs still isn’t going to be easy.  Franklin County is off the schedule replaced by a week 2 trip to Pulaski County.  From 2004 – 2008 Bassett was 48 – 18.  Haven’t had a winning season since 2008

George Washington
2018 Record: 8 – 3 overall; 6 -1 Piedmont
Head Coach: Nick Anderson – 7th season overall; 7th season at George Washington. Career Record: 57 – 14.  Record at George Washington 57 – 14
2018 Points Scored: 408 (37.1 per game average)
2018 Points Allowed: 131 (10.1 per game average)
Playoffs: Lost in first round of Region 4D Playoffs to Pulaski County 17 – 14

2018 Schedule and Results:
Liberty Christian                   Won (48 – 14)
Amherst County                    Won (56 – 7)
Jefferson Forest                     Lost (21 – 27)
Open date
Martinsville                           Won (66 – 19)
Patrick County                      Won (59 – 0)
Tunstall                                  Won (37 – 7)
Magna Vista                           Won (33 – 12)
Franklin County                    Lost (14 – 16)
Bassett                                     Won (45 – 6)
Halifax County                       Won (15 – 6)
Pulaski County*                     Lost (14 – 17)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Dinwiddie
September 6 – vs. Amherst County
September 13 – vs. Jefferson Forest
September 20 – Open date
September 27 – at Tunstall
October 4 – vs. E. C. Glass
October 11 – at Patrick County
October 18 – vs. Halifax County
October 25 – at Bassett
November 1 – vs. Magna Vista
November 8 – at Martinsville

Noteworthy:  Will find out early on what this season might be as they go to Dinwiddie on opening night.  Since 2011, George Washington is 65 – 17.  Haven’t broken through by winning a regional championship, but you have to figure that one is coming at some point

Magna Vista
2018 Record: 5 – 6 overall; 4 – 3 Piedmont
Head Coach: Joe Favero – 11th season overall; 11th season at Magna Vista.  Career Record: 96 – 30; Record at Magna Vista: 96 – 30
2018 Points Scored: 230 (20.9 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 211 (10.9 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 3D playoffs to Tunstall 19 – 13

2018 Schedule and Results:
Dan River                             Won (28 – 6)
Jefferson Forest                   Lost (18 – 30)
Open date
Reidsville, North Carolina Lost (12 – 34)
Patrick County                     Won (42 – 21)
Franklin County                  Won (16 – 6)
Bassett                                   Lost (6  – 13)
George Washington           Lost (12 – 33)
Tunstall                                Won (13 – 7)
Halifax County                   Lost (14 – 36)
Martinsville                        Won (56 – 6)
Tunstall*                              Lost (13 – 16)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Liberty Christian
September 6 – at Dan River
September 13 – vs. William Fleming
September 20 – vs. Franklin County
September 27 – vs. Martinsville
October 4 – vs. Tuns-tall
October 11 – Open date
October 18 – vs. Patrick County
October 25 – vs. Halifax County
November 1 – at George Washington
November 8 – at Bassett

Noteworthy:  Favero needs just 4 wins to reach 100 for his career in just 11 years.  He’s averaging 9 wins per year over his first 10 seasons as a Head Coach.  Magna Vista went 27 – 3 over 2014 and 2015 winning back to back then-Class 3A championships.  Since then they’ve lost in the Regional Finals in 2016 and 2017 and in the first round in 2018.  Liberty Christian and William Fleming are added to the schedule replacing Jefferson Forest and Reidsville, North Carolina who went undefeated in 2018 and won North Carolina’s Class 2-A championship on a last second field goal

Patrick County
2018 Record: 2 – 8 overall; 1 – 5 Piedmont District (did not play full league schedule)
Head Coach: David Morrison – 3rd season overall; 3rd season at Patrick County.  Career Record: 3 – 17; Record at Patrick County: 3 – 17
2018 Points Scored: 133 (13.3 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 285 (28.5 average per game)
Playoffs:  None

2018 Schedule and Results:
Carroll County                     Lost (6 – 21)
Floyd County                        Lost (7 – 27)
William Campbell               Lost (12 – 38)
North Stokes, N.C.               Won (23 – 0)
Magna Vista                         Lost (21 – 42)
George Washington            Lost (0 – 59)
Open date
Martinsville                         Won (21 – 0)
Halifax County                    Lost (7 – 38)
Tunstall                                 Lost (7 – 29)
Bassett                                   Lost (8 – 29)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Carroll County
September 6 – vs. Floyd County
September 13 – at Christiansburg
September 20 – at North Stokes, N.C.
September 27 – vs. Bassett
October 4 – at Martinsville
October 11 – vs. George Washington
October 18 – at Magna Vista
October 25 – vs. Tunstall
November 1 – vs. Halifax County

Noteworthy:  Patrick County drops from Class 3 to Class 2.  Win over Martinsville last year was the school’s first win over a team from the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2015.  From 2010 – 2014, Patrick County lost 41 straight games.  Rural county with the County seat of Stuart having only a little over 1,000 residents.  Among former coaches is former R.E. Lee-Staunton coach Dave Tibbs who is now the A.D. at renamed Staunton High School

Tunstall
2018 Record: 7 – 5 overall; 4 – 3 Piedmont
Head Coach: David Potts – 5th season overall; 5th season at Tunstall.  Career Record: 17 – 27; Record at Tunstall: 17 – 27
2018 Points Scored: 242 (20.2 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 285 (23.5 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in the Region 3D semi-finals to Northside 51 – 7

2018 Schedule and Results:
Open date
Gretna                                   Lost (7 – 48)
Dan River                             Won (20 – 6)
Chatham                               Won (49 – 20)
Halifax County                    Won (43 – 29)
Martinsville                         Won (27 – 13)
George Washington            Lost (7 – 37)
Bassett                                   Won (27 – 18)
Magna Vista                         Lost (7 – 13)
Patrick County                    Won (29 – 7)
Magna Vista*                       Won (19 – 13)
Northside*                           Lost (7 – 51)
*Playoff Game

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Dan River
September 6 – at Gretna
September 13 – vs. Chatham
September 20 – Open date
September 27 – vs. George Washington
October 4 – at Magna Vista
October 11 – vs. Bassett
October 18 – vs. John Marshall
October 25 – at Patrick County
November 1 – vs. Martinsville
November 8 – at Halifax County

Noteworthy:  Had a winning season in 2018 after back-to-back 5 – 6 and 3 – 8 seasons.  This is the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Tunstall team that went 10 – 0 in the regular season.

Martinsville
2018 Record 1 – 9 overall; 0 – 7 Piedmont
Head Coach: Bobby Martin – 6th season overall; 1st season at Martinsville.  Career Record: 18 – 33.  Record at Martinsville: 0 – 0
2018 Points Scored: 115 (11.5 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 395 (39.5 average per game)
Playoffs: None

2018 Schedule and Results:
Morehead, N.C.                    Lost (6 – 48)
Open date
Chatham                               Won (43 – 27)
William Byrd                       Lost (6 – 41)
George Washington           Lost (19 – 66)
Tunstall                                Lost (13 – 27)
Halifax County                   Lost (0 – 42)
Patrick County                   Lost (0 – 21)
Bassett                                 Lost (15 – 21)
Dan River                            Lost (7 – 46)
Magna Vista                       Lost (6 – 56)

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Morehead, N.C.
September 6 – at Galax
September 13 – vs. Dan River
September 20 – at Chatham
September 27 – at Magna Vista
October 4 – vs. Patrick County
October 11 – at Halifax County
October 18 – vs. Bassett
October 25 – Open date
November 1 – at Tunstall
November 8 – vs George Washington

Noteworthy:  Martin is the 5th Martinsville coach since Taylor Edwards retired in 2006.  Edwards had just one losing season in 25 years as Martinsville’s Head Coach.  Martin’s last team at William Fleming went 0 – 10 in 2017, so he enters 2019 without having coached a team to a win in a single game since 2016.  He did not coach last year.  Martin graduated from Laurel Park and played at Virginia Tech graduating in 1985.  Martin coached basketball at George Washington, leading his team to the Class AAA state championship game.  Nathan Tanner had just a 6 – 16 record in two years as Martinsville’s coach, but somehow managed to get a job at Pakersburg South, West Virginia one of the best programs in West Virginia

THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
2018 Champion – Radford
What’s New – Field Turf has been installed at Glenvar after the school was forced to move two of its playoff games to turf fields due to poor field conditions.  The installation of Field Turf at Glenvar leaves just Northside and Lord Botetourt at Roanoke Valley schools without turf fields.  James River has a new coach after Jacob Phillips left to take the head coaching job at newly renamed Staunton High School.

Carroll County
2018 Record: 3 – 7 overall; 2 – 4 Three Rivers District
Head Coach: Jack Turner – 15th season overall; 2nd season at Carroll County.  Overall record: 85 – 90.  Record at Carroll County: 3 – 7
2018 Points Scored: 156 (15.6 average points per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 270 (27.0 average points per game)
Playoffs: None

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Patrick County
September 6 – vs. Grayson County
September 13 – at Galax
September 20 – at George Wythe
September 27 – vs. Floyd County
October 4 – at Glenvar
October 11 – vs. Giles
October 18 – at James River
October 25 – Open date
November 1 – vs. Alleghany
November 8 – at Radford

Alleghany
2018 Record: 0 – 10 overall; 0 – 6 Three Rivers
Head Coach: Gary Burdette – 7th Season overall; 7th Season at Alleghany.  Career Record: 19 – 44.  Record at Alleghany: 19 – 44
2018 Points Scored: 81 (8.1 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 384 (38.4 average per game)
Playoffs: None

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Covington
September 6 – vs. Bath County
September 13 – vs. Rockbridge County
September 20 – at Cave Spring
September 27 – Open date
October 4 – vs. James River
October 11 – vs. Floyd County
October 18 – at Radford
October 25 – vs. Giles
November 1 – at Carroll County
November 8 – at Glenvar

Floyd County
2018 Record: 2 – 8 overall; 1 – 5 Three Rivers
Head Coach: Winfred Beale – 41st season overall; 41st season at Floyd County.  Career Record: 221 – 179 – 4.  Record at Floyd County: 221 – 179 – 4
2018 Points Scored: 191 (19.1 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 236 (23.6 average per game)
Playoffs: None

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Christiansburg
September 6 – at Patrick County
September 13 – at Auburn
September 20 – vs. Fort Chiswell
September 27 – at Carroll County
October 4 – vs. Giles
October 11 – at Alleghany
October 18 – vs. Glenvar
October 25 – at James River
November 1 – vs. Radford
November 8 – Open date

Giles
2018 Record: 5 – 6 overall; 3 -3 Three Rivers
Head Coach: Jeff Williams – 11th season overall; 11th season at Giles.  Career Record: 90 – 30.  Record at Giles: 90 – 30
2018 Points Scored: 204 (18.5 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 300 (27.3 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in the First Round of Region 2C playoffs to Appomattox 35 – 6

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Blacksburg
September 6 – at Christiansburg
September 13 – at Graham
September 20 – vs. Narrows
September 26 – vs. Radford (Thursday)
October 4 – at Floyd County
October 11 – at Carroll County
October 18 – Open date
October 25 – at Alleghany
November 1 – vs. Glenvar
November 8 – vs. James River

Glenvar
2018 Record: 10 – 2 overall; 5 – 1 Three Rivers
Head Coach: Kevin Clifford – 15th season overall; 13th season at Glenvar.  Career Record: 101 – 57.  Record at Glenvar: 94 – 44
2018 Points Scored: 371 (30.9 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 136 (11.3 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in the Region 3C Semi-Finals to Appomattox County 24 – 21

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Galax
September 6 – at Riverheads
September 13 – at Cave Spring
September 19 – at Hidden Valley (Thursday)
September 27 – at James River
October 4 – vs. Carroll County
October 11 – Open date
October 18 – at Floyd County
October 25 – vs. Radford
November 1 – at Giles
November 8 – vs. Alleghany

James River
2018 Record: 8 – 3 overall; 4 – 2 Three Rivers District
Head Coach: Tim Jennings – 1st season overall; 1st season at James River.  Career Record: 0 – 0.  Record at James River 0 – 0
2018 Points Scored: 335 (30.5 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 230 (20.0 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in first round of Region 2C Playoffs to Gretna 35 – 2

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Stuarts Draft
September 6 – at Madison County
September 13 – vs. Parry McCluer
September 20 – vs. Covington
September 27 – vs. Glenvar
October 4 – at Alleghany
October 11 – at Radford
October 18 – vs. Carroll County
October 25 – vs. Floyd County
November 1 – Open date
November 8 – at Giles

Radford
2018 Record: 12 – 2 overall; 6 – 0 Three Rivers
Head Coach: Mathew Saunders – 15th season overall; 13th season at Radford.  Overall Record: 92 – 70.  Record at Radford: 83 – 60
2018 Points Scored: 393 (28.1 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 209 (14.9 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Graham in Class 2 Semi-Finals to Graham 57 – 13

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at George Wythe
September 6 – Open date
September 13 – at Fort Chiswell
September 20 – vs. Gretna
September 26 – at Giles (Thursday)
October 4 – at Richlands
October 11 – vs. James River
October 18 – vs. Alleghany
October 25 – at Glenvar
November 1 – at Floyd County
November 8 – vs. Carroll County

Mountain Empire

Fort Chiswell
2018 Record: 5 – 6 overall; 3 -3 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Josh Wingate – 2nd year overall; Section year at Fort Chiswell.  Overall Record: 5 – 6.  Record at School 5 – 6
2018 Points Scored: 198 (18.0 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 228 (20.7 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 2C Playoffs to Radford 22 – 0

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Rural Retreat
September 6 – vs. George Wythe
September 13 – vs. Radford
September 20 – at Floyd County
September 27 – at Parry McCluer
October 4 – vs. Auburn
October 11 – at Galax
October 18 – Open date
October 25 – at Grayson County
November 1 – vs. Graham
November 8 – vs. Bland County (Cancelled)

Grayson County
2018 Record: 8 -3 overall; 5 -1 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Brett McPherson – 23rd season overall; 14th season at Grayson County.  Overall record 108 – 122. Record at School: 73 – 69
2018 Points Scored: 233 (21.2 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 161 (14.6 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 2D Playoffs to Richlands 10 -0
Notable:  Became one of the rare schools to win a VHSL Classification appeal and were reassigned from Class 2 to Class 1

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Alleghany, N.C.
September 6 – at Carroll County
September 13 – at Rural Retreat
September 20 – vs. West Wilkes, N.C.
September 27 – at Marion
October 4 – at Eastern Montgomery (replaces Bland County on the schedule)
October 11 – at Auburn
October 18 – Open date
October 25 – vs. Fort Chiswell
November 1 – vs. George Wythe
November 8 – vs. Galax

Auburn
2018 Record: 5 – 6 overall; 2 – 4 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Cam Akers – 4th season overall; 4th season at Auburn.  Overall Record: 12 – 20; Record at Auburn: 12 – 20
2018 Points Scored: 268 (24.4 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 204 (18.5 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 1C Playoffs to Narrows 18 – 7

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Narrows
September 6 – at Craig County
September 13 – vs. Floyd County
September 20 – vs. Eastern Montgomery
September 27 – vs. George Wythe
October 4 – at Fort Chiswell
October 11 – vs. Grayson County
October 18 – at Bland County (cancelled)
October 25 – at Galax
November 1 – at Hurley
November 8 – Open date

Bland County
2018 Record: 2 – 8 overall; 0 – 6 Mountain Empire
2019 Season Cancelled due to lack of participation

Galax
2018 Record: 11 – 3 overall; 6 – 0 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Mark Dixon – 10th season overall; 10th season at Galax.  Overall Record: 89 – 32.  Record at Galax: 89 – 32
2018 Points Scored: 537 (37.6 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 221 (15.7 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in the State Semi-Finals to Chilhowie 28 – 7
Notable: 21 – 7 over the past two seasons.  Dixon is now doing double duty as both the Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach

2019 Schedule:
August 30 -at Glenvar
September 6 – vs. Martinsville
September 13 – vs. Carroll County
September 20 – vs. Rural Retreat
September 27 – at Northside
October 4 – Open date
October 11 – vs. Fort Chiswell
October 18 – at George Wythe
October 25 – vs. Auburn
November 1 – at Bland County (Cancelled)
November 8 – at Grayson County

Rural Retreat
2018 Record: 2 – 8 overall; 1 – 5 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Casey Stewart – 4th season overall; 4th season at Rural Retreat.  Overall Record: 8 – 24.  Record at Rural Retreat: 8 – 24
2018 Points Scored: 126 (12.6 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 324 (32.4 average per game)
Playoffs: None

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – vs. Fort Chiswell
September 6 – at Eastern Montgomery
September 13 – vs. Grayson County
September 20 – at Galax
September 27 – at Holston
October 4 – vs. Patrick Henry-Glade Spring
October 11 – vs. Bland County (Cancelled)
October 18 – at Chilhowie
October 25 – at Northwood
November 1 – Open date
November 8 – at George Wythe

George Wythe
2018 Record: 6 – 6 overall; 3 – 3 Mountain Empire
Head Coach: Brandon Harner – 6th season overall; 6th season at George Wythe.  Overall record: 45 – 19.  Record at George Wythe: 45 – 19
2018 Points Scored: 307 (25.6 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 270 (22.5 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Region 1C Semi-Finals to Galax 42 – 14

2019 Schedule:
August 30 – at Radford
September 6 – at Fort Chiswell
September 13 – vs. Marion
September 20 – at Carroll County
September 27 – at Auburn
October 4 – at Gate City
October 11 – Open date
October 18 – vs. Galax
October 25.- at Bland County (Cancelled)
November 1 – at Grayson County
November 8 – vs. Rural Retreat

PIONEER
Bath County

2018 Record: 5 -6 overall; 2 – 3 Pioneer
Head Coach: Larry Grubbs – 4th season overall.  4th season at Bath County.  Career Record: 9 – 22.  Record at School: 9 – 22
2018 Points Scored: 234 (21.3 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 324 (29.5 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 1C Playoffs to Parry McCluer 44 – 12

Covington
2018 Record: 7 -4 overall; 4 – 1 Pioneer
Head Coach: Chris Jones – 19 season overall; 4th season at Covington.  Career Record: 136 – 69.  Record at Covington: 21 – 13
2018 Points Scored: 310 (28.2 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 227 (20.6 average per game)
Playoffs:  Lost in First Round of Region 1C Playoffs to George Wythe 28 – 0

Craig County
2018 Record: 2 – 8 overall; 0 – 5 Pioneer
Head Coach: Mark Harrison.  3rd year overall; 3rd year at Craig County.  Career Record: 2 – 18.  Record at Craig County: 2 – 18
2018 Points Scored: 196 (19.6 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 361 (36.1 average per game)
Playoffs: None.

Eastern Montgomery
2018 Record: 3 – 8 overall; 1 – 4 Pioneer
Head Coach: Jordan Stewart – 6th season overall; 6th season at Eastern Montgomery. Career Record: 10 – 41.  Record at Eastern Montgomery: 10 – 41
2018 Points Scored: 142 (12.9 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 308 (28.0 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Region 1C Playoffs to Galax 55 – 8

Parry McCluer
2018 Record: 7 – 5 overall; 4 – 1 Pioneer
Head Coach: Mark Wheeler – 3rd season overall; 3rd season at Parry McCluer.  Career Record: 11 – 11.  Record at Parry McCluer 11 – 11
2018 Points Scored: 394 (32.0 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 340 (28.3 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Region 1C Semi-Finals to Narrows 56 – 28

Narrows
2018 Record: 10 – 3 overall; 4 – 1 Pioneer
Head Coach: Kelly Lowe – 16th season overall; 16th season at Narrows.  Career Record: 70 – 92.  Record at Narrows: 70 – 92
2018 Points Scored: 413 (31.8 average per game)
2018 Points Allowed: 238 (18.3 average per game)
Playoffs: Lost in Region 1C Championship game to Galax 55 – 0

DOGWOOD
Appomattox
2018 Record: 11 – 2 overall; 5 – 0 Dogwood
Playoffs: Lost in the Region 2C Final to Radford 28 – 25 ending streak of three straight Class 2 State Championships

Chatham
2018 Record: 1 – 9 overall; 0 – 5 Dogwood
Playoffs: None

Dan River
2018 Record: 4 – 6 overall; 2 – 3. Dogwood
Playoffs: None

Gretna
2018 Record: 9 – 3 overall; 4 – 1 Dogwood
Playoffs: Lost in the First Round of the Region 2C Playoffs to Radford 20 – 7.  Lost two of three games in 2018 to Radford

Nelson County
2018 Record: 3 – 7; No District Record – played as an independent
Playoffs: None

Altavista
2018 Record: 4 – 8 overall; 1 – 4 Dogwood
Playoffs: Lost in Region 2B Semi-Finals to Riverheads 65 – 7

William Campbell
2018 Record: 7 – 5 overall; 3 – 2 Dogwood
Playoffs: Lost in Region 2B Championship game to Riverheads 49 – 14

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