The VHSL Power Ratings have been released, and after roughly five weeks, we have our first look at the playoff picture. There are certainly some surprises in the bunch. You’ll pick them out when you see them.
The VHSL Power Ratings have been released, and after roughly five weeks, we have our first look at the playoff picture. Smithfield, York, Lafayette, Franklin and Sussex Central have risen to the top, with many teams chasing them.
This week’s Freedom Ford Player of the Week blew away the competition on the field Friday night, and took the voting by an overwhelming margin over the weekend. Greenbrier Christian running back Ty “Flash” Smith had a great weekend.
Heritage running back Khalid Abdullah burst onto the scene last year as a major weapon on a team on the rise. His workload was heavy and the Hurricanes were just a few key plays away from a winning record. College interest was building, but his one season hadn’t bought him enough equity to gain the bigger interest that fellow PD backs like Cardon Johnson and Tony Pittman were getting. Now five games into his senior season, that first offer has arrived.
There’s still time to vote for the Freedom Ford Player of the Week on recruit757. Throughout the regular season, fans will select the Freedom Ford Player of the Week for the region. Go to recruit757 on Facebook now to register your vote.
Saturday night’s main event between Grafton and Lafayette had all of the makings of a slugfest. Instead of lighting up the scoreboard, penalties were the early order of the night, then the defenses settled in and got to work.
It was the second week in a row for Western Branch to play in a game between two undefeated teams. Last week, the Bruins crushed Lakeland. This week, they turned their focus to another Suffolk team.
It was the Bay Rivers Showdown. York made the trip across the James River to take on the Smithfield Packers, in a battle of two undefeated teams. One team would leave the field with sole possession of first place in the BRD.
Ocean Lakes continues to prove why it has a legitimate shot at winning their first state championship, with a smothering defense and one of the most well-balanced offenses in the region. The Dolphins shot down the SunDevils in a Beach Battle of undefeated teams.
Congratulations to the defense at Western Branch High School for winning the Freedom Ford Player of the Week award. The award was presented to the team on Thursday afternoon, and photos from the event are posted in the gallery on recruit757.com!