It was a momentous offseason for Kecoughtan. Head Coach Scott Woodlief stepped down and Alonzo Coley moved over from Phoebus to take the reins. Ex-Phantom Defensive Coordinator Greg Narvid joined Coley, instantly giving new life to Hampton’s East Side rivalry. Kecoughtan was on the cusp of the playoffs last year. Is 2012 their year to make the leap?
Oscar Smith defensive end Andrew Brown has added yet another scholarship offer. His transfer to Oscar Smith puts him in position to make a run at a State Championship with the Tigers, but that’s not what keeps the colleges calling. Brown hit double digit offers while still at Indian River. Now he’s reached 30 offers and there’s no sign of interest slowing up.
The Norview Pilots did it in 2011. Why not Wilson? That’s the question Head Coach Curtis Williams will ask his players over the next few weeks as they prep for the coming season. Wilson opens with a visit to I.C. Norcom. That always gives them plenty to get them motivated.
The Lafayette Rams got off to a blistering start in the 2011 season. The senior laden team ran their record to 8-0 and had the York Falcons on the ropes at Cooley Field in week nine before the Falcons went on a fourth quarter run and pulled out a 36-35 victory. The Rams faltered against Poquoson the following week to close out the season, but finished 8-2 before moving on to the playoffs.
It was a fantastic first week of practice for The 757, and there’s more coverage to come. We have team previews in the works for every program in the region. We’re only a few days into August now and we’ve already made stops at more than a dozen schools for preseason coverage. Check out the additions to the photo gallery on recruit757.com!
Bishop Sullivan has picked up a few key transfers this off-season, but perhaps none as high profile as Jamil Kamara. New Head Coach Carl Turner’s arrival has sparked renewed interest in the program. It’s an exciting time for Crusader football.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy comes off a season where they made a late bid for a playoff berth. The Saints finished fifth in the VISAA Division 2 power ratings in 2011 after starting the season with four losses, then reeled off six wins in a row. Head Coach Lew Johnston hopes to come out of the gates a little more quickly this season.
The Beach District title is always hotly contested. This year’s Marlin squad has a lot of fight in them, and Head Coach Darnell Moore likes what he sees. He has some blue chip players he can count on. From there, it’s a matter of young guns and lesser known names filling in the gaps.
There are a few stories still trickling in from the end of the college camp season. Bishop Sullivan sent five players to VMI for some training and exposure to college coaches last weekend. The results were positive and it bodes well for the Crusaders as they head into the season.
Cox High School Football is at new heights. They hadn’t had a playoff appearance in the history of the school until 2008. Now, there’s a playoff expectation every year. The program has plateaued at a level that most schools would love to reach. Now the challenge is to dig down deep and achieve more.