James Madison's varsity football team in Vienna Virginia has developed in to one of the most dominant physical teams in Northern Virginia. They came into Friday nights playoff opener as a 2 seed in the Virginia 6A Region D bracket due to power points, even tho, they held a 7-3 record.
Tonight, Madison dominated the Centreville Wildcats from the opening kick. The Defense notched a shut-out and the offense drove all over the field, winning 34 to nothing Friday. Madison will play Yorktown this coming week, hoping to get back to the Region final and win. That was one of the goals Coach Justin Counts set for his team this year. The Warhawks played Westfield in the Region final in 2018, last November and fell short , losing to Westfield 17-7.
The Marshall Statesmen played an unbelievable game coming into Yorktown and playing the 9-1 Patriots til the last few minutes of the game. Down 21-0 at the half, Marshall, scored 23 second half points including 16 in the fourth quarter. But Yorktown holds on 28 -23 to move on to the second round of the Virginia 6A state football playoffs. Next Friday night they will face the Madison Warhawks who tho, 7-3 are seeded above Yorktown due to power points.
The SOCO Stallions came into Burke on Friday night 9-0 and looking for a Patriot District/Conference Championship and Home field Advantage in the playoffs. Their cross town foes at Lake Braddock had beaten the Stallions 10 times in the 13 years they've played one another. But, this years team has about as much talent as there is in the Northern Region. They've got a seasoned quarterback with confidence, speed, an accurate, strong arm and plenty of weapons to spread the ball around to. The Stallions Defense is killer and according to Defensive End Haris Khan, they love to cause Havoc!! Check out More Deetz
Freedom was not a very good football team, PERIOD! From the time the school started playing varsity football in 2005, til 2015, the Eagles won 8 times on their home field. They lost 43 games in that time. In 2015, Darryl Overton Sr. was hired as the Varsity Head Football Coach. In his second year the Eagles went 10-0 in the regular season and played in the first playoff game in school history. The next year they won 13 games and last year they did what no team in 6A football has done since September of 2015. Beat Westfield. Further than that, they did what NO high school team anywhere has done since December of 2014. Knock the Bulldogs out of the playoffs. Freedom interrupted what would have been the Bulldogs 4th straight State Championship a year ago. More Impressive still, in the four years since 2015, Freedom has lost only one game at home.. They have now won 19 straight games at home, and it's been over three years since they have lost on their home field. September 14, 2016 was the last time. They have played in a State title game in Overton's fourth year as Head Coach. Many coaches never make it to that game. Each year, they have outdone the year before. Friday night Freedom hosted the Garfield Indians and they put up a lot of points. Are they the best team in Virginia? We'll find out in just a couple of weeks as the road to Glory begins with the Virginia High School playoffs. t this great video
Ry Yates led a powerful Madison Warhawk Football team that just throttled Chantilly (6-0 going into the game) for 4 quarters straight. Ry threw 2 touchdown passes (8 Yards, Colin Tuft,) and (7 Yards, Cole Remy) both in the first quarter. He passed for 124 yards completing 11 of 22 passes on the night. Alex Jreige rushed for 74 yards on the night and Brendan Wyka had 21 yards. That was enough as Alex Jreige scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth and Ry Yates scored one on the ground in the second. Madison finished off the Chargers 31 to 7 in Coach Sean Curry's first loss of 2019. This was the first time I got to see James Pogorelc in person. He is more athletic than most linemen and has the potential to be great. He had one pancake block last night that I noticed. I only saw two plays where the defender he was blocking got close to the ball. But, the problem for Chantilly last night was that Madison had 10 more players on the field.
Matthew Dzierski aka Matty Ice led the South county Stallions to a 44 nothing win over Woodson last night. The Senior has 19 touchdowns in the first 6 games of 2019. He's got some interest from college scouts and he's leaning toward one school in particular, but the biggies better start paying attention.
Coach Brian Magaha says, he's not a huge player but he's got a huge heart and he makes big plays. Matty Ice took over the starting job as a sophomore during the West Springfield game in 2017, when "Drake", (Michael Tull) came out of the game with a migraine at halftime. The Stallions trailed the Spartans and looked lethargic in the first half.
Matty Ice led them to three second half touchdowns to start off the 3rd quarter and SOCO never looked back. Matty became the starter and has led the Stallion offense ever since. SOCO's opponent winning percentage is 42% in 2019 which is the second highest among undefeated teams in Northern Virginia. Westfield has played the schedule with the highest winning percentage among opponents of undefeated teams.
Noah Kim broke his leg one week short of winning his second straight Virginia Division 6 State Championship and giving his school their 4th straight Title on December first, just 10 months ago. Coach Kyle Simmons wanted to make sure Noah never forgot where he was going and he sent a message to the then, High School junior who now leads his varsity football team as the starting senior quarterback. Noah is committed to Virginia Tech and leads a team that is used to playing in December. Westfield has a strong defense to shut down the opponents scoring, but it's on offense where they really light it up. Noah is a complete quarterback with speed in his feet, a deep ball and accuracy. He also sees the field really well.
Future NFL QB, Bryce Young is being recruited by most of the SEC West, the Pac 12 and many of the power football programs around the U.S. He was remaining a home town boy, headed to the University of Southern California. That was until a week ago. He flipped his commitment over to the University of Alabama. That made national news as he has truly shined in big games. Indication that he will have a large impact at the next level. Bryce has gotten lots of attention as he leads the team ranked #1 in the USA by USA Today, MaxPreps and 24/7 sports. Now his attention is starting to shine light on four very talented receivers. Two specifically, Sophomore C.J. Williams and Senior Kody Epps. We visited with the three of them Friday night after Mater Dei's big win over St. Johns College High School in Washington DC.
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2 Best High School teams in the USA Collide
#1 ranked Mater Dei hosted #2 ranked St. Frances Academy. Reviewing that game and previewing the biggest game in the Northern Region of Virginia for Friday, September 20, 2019.
St. Frances rocked Mater Dei in terms of hitting, but the athletic ability and relentless heart of Mater Dei ran up and down the field and kept the St. Frances offense under control. They got off to an early lead and never looked back, finishing St. Frances off 34 to 18.
Quince Orchard won the Maryland State football championship in 2018, but without facing the three time defending State Champion Damascus Hornets (2017, 2016, 2015). Tonight they played for the first time in three seasons and the Cougars knocked and dragged around the ring with the Best Defensive lineman in the nation, Bryan Bresee (Damascus, Committed to Clemson) and finally pulled away late fourth quarter to leave no doubt that they are the team at the top of the hill right now in Maryland public high school football. Charles Bell (ESPN top 100 Safeties in the USA) had a couple of big plays in the game, but none bigger than a kickoff where he raced downfield and beat all of the receiving team to the ball to give his team the opportunity to recover a live kick. They did and they cashed in as Marquez Cooper, capped off the drive with his 3rd touchdown of the night. Quince Orchard in a matter of minutes took the 7 - 7 tie and stretched it out to 21 - 7 and put the Hornets away. Damascus had a technical loss due to forfeit in their first game and now starts the season off 0-2 just months after having not lost in over three years and winning three straight state championships in Maryland. Marquez Cooper became the leading rusher in Quince Orchard school history last night, scoring two of his TD's on the ground before catching one late in the game. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE here on HiDefHighSchool.com and follow us on twitter: @joeball777
The story of The St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, MD. 0-10 in 2015 to 10-0 in 2016 in conference play. 2018, Not one team in their conference will step on the field with them. Now their the number one team in the USA, playing a national schedule and attracting the top players in the country.
DeMatha v St. John Bosco, Kickoff Classic, 2019
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