The Poquoson Bull Islanders have a tradition of playing great football. They’re only a season removed from a State Championship and the program is looking to fill holes left by graduation. There are a lot of JV players moving into varsity roles. Now they’ll have to pick up the pace.
Bayside athlete Quin Blanding is building a legacy of his own at Bayside. His Dad, Kevin, was quite the football player himself. Quin is writing his own story for the Marlins and colleges have taken notice.
First of all, take the results with a grain of salt. The scoreboard was turned off, the kicking downs were controlled, and other than bragging rights, the stakes were low. That being said, Smith dominated Phoebus in their scrimmage tonight.
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.
Lake Taylor was quite simply a point away from a possible State Championship in 2011. Their narrow loss to eventual State Champion Phoebus in the Division 5 Eastern Region Semifinal last November was heartbreaking. This is the year that the Titans hope to break through.
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?
Just a few years off of five straight TCIS Championships, Norfolk Academy is rebuilding. The Bulldogs reeled off five championship seasons in a row from 2004 to 2008, but have been oddly quiet since. Head Coach Steve Monninger has been brought in to change that.
Old Dominion continues to be proactive when it comes to recruiting Hampton Roads. The latest offer from the Monarchs goes out to an ex-Beach District star who’s decided to go the private school route this year.
First Colonial took a big step forward last year under new Head Coach Sam Scarborough. Actually, it’s his second stint with the Patriots, but in 2011 they managed to finish with a winning record and they finished the season with a win over rival Cox. What’s in store for this year?
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.