Shifting Gears At Bethel

The Bethel Bruins had a good run last year, but it’s time to retool. The Jeff Nelson era is over and the Bubba Hooker era officially begins. Hooker was the field coach for the Bruins last year. Now the team is officially his. There will be a wholesale change in the offensive scheme, but winning is definitely in the plan.

Bruton: Small But Tenacious

Bruton High School is a small school wonder in the Bay Rivers District. With a VHSL enrollment figured at 670, Bruton is a little more than half the size of some of their biggest district opponents like Grafton, Jamestown, Smithfield and Tabb, who nearly reach 1300 students. Coach Tracy Harrod led the Panthers to a 5-5 record, one season removed from an 8-2 season. Bruton lost in the State Championship game by only three points in 2009. Are they ready to rise again?

The Week In Photos

Local teams are prepping for the season and so is recruit757! We have the week captured in pictures, from practices at Deep Creek, Churchland, Hampton, Warwick, Lakeland, and many more to the scrimmages between Booker T. and Ocean Lakes, Hickory and Churchland, Norcom and Bayside… the list goes on.

Crabbers Coach Coy About Expectations

Hampton Crabbers Coach Mike Smith has been around the block a few times. He’s coached the Crabbers for 40 years. With that comes an approach that some might call “old school” and others would call “cynical”, Smith has a traditional approach to preparing for the season. His team is expected to win. That being said, he’s not offering up any bulletin board material for his opponents.