Thursday August 23rd: Clover Hill at Mills Godwin – 7:00 pm Osbourn at North Stafford – 7:00 pm Meadowbrook at Lloyd C. Bird – 6:00 pm Roosevelt, D.C. at Falls Church – 7:00 pm Tuscarora at King George – 7:00 pm Dinwiddie at Denbigh – 7:00 pm J.I. Burton at Union – 7:00 pm Virginia […]

We finish up the preseason roundup with the tiny little Hogoheegee District in far Southwest Virginia.  Next year, the league will expand but for now it remains a four team league with two very good teams, and two very average teams Chilhowie Warriors (Class 1; Region 1D) 2017 Record:  11 – 4 overall; 3 – […]

In 7 years covering the Southwest District, I was witness to some of the best football in Southwest Virginia, and at least one unforgettable story.  Graham, Richlands, Tazewell, and Grundy formed a four team league that could not only compete amongst themselves, but on the state level as well.  Graham won a State Title in […]

Nine. That’s the number of State Championships won by Dogwood District teams since the mid-2000s.   Gretna has three, Altavista three and Appomattox has won 3 in a row and tries to join elite company this year by winning its 4th straight State Championship.  Only two schools, Hampton and Phoebus have accomplished that goal. Appomattox […]

The Mountain Empire is an interesting collection of schools.   You have what can best be described as annual state championship contenders in Galax and George Wythe, combined with Fort Chiswell who may or may not be good, but when they are, they are really good to go with struggling programs like Bland County and Auburn […]

The long standing Pioneer District underwent a bit of a makeover last year with James River moving out while Narrows and Eastern Montgomery moved in.  All Narrows did in its first year is when the District Title and advance all the way to the Regional Finals where they lost to Galax. Can the Green Wave […]

At the confluence of the famous Three Rivers in Pittsburgh stands the stadium that is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  At the confluence of the Three Rivers in Southwest Virginia stands some really good football.  A mix of teams from the old New River District,  a former Mountain Empire Team, a misplaced refugee from the […]

Of all the leagues in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area, none can claim the state wide success of the Seminole District.  Every team in the District has won at least one State Championship, and some like Amherst County Brookville and Rustburg have won multiple championships. Liberty Christian counts in that as well, although the Bulldogs State Championships […]

Of all the districts in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area none is as diverse as the Piedmont District.  It’s been around forever and has long-time members Martinsville, Magna Vista, Tunstall and Bassett.  Those schools are Class 2, Class 3, Class 3 and Class 4 respectively.  Then you throw in George Washington, a Class 4 school, Halifax County […]

No that’s not Barney Fife talking on the Radio.  That’s what longtime High School powerhouse Salem can do this season.  The Spartans have the opportunity to win the school’s 10th state championship and 4th in a row.  They’ve played in 4 straight State Championship games.   Only two schools in Virginia have ever won 4 championships […]