Playoff Primer: Heritage draws a Saturday start

The Heritage opener against King’s Fork marks the second meeting of the two teams by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 Team: Heritage High School Classification: 4A Record (Regular Season): 7-3 Power Wins: 35-21 (Lake Taylor), 27-14 (Hampton) First-Round Opponent: Kings Fork (4-6) There’s no denying that Coach George Massenburg has been one of the most respected coaches…


Sportswrap Playoff Preview (VIDEO)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757

The playoffs are here! The post-season starts this weekend and there are some fantastic matchups right off the bat.

In 6A South, Oscar Smith faces Western Branch in a rematch from just a few weeks ago. Grassfield visits Cox in what might be the best game of the weekend. Landstown visits Woodside in the only game in 6A featuring a Peninsula team. Lastly, the 4-5 game has Beach District teams Tallwood and Bayside squaring off at Kellam High School.

In 5A South, Hampton plays Friday night at Darling Stadium in a rematch against Bethel. Green Run and Salem meet in a Beach District rematch. Nansemond River meets Norview in a rematch of a first round playoff game from last season that Norview won, 19-7. The #5 vs. #4 game is a rematch of the season opener pitting Bethel against Indian River. The Bethel Bruins came back in the final minutes to win 20-19 over the Braves.

We didn’t get to talk about 4A and 3A East much, but Lafayette opens against Denbigh, Deep Creek opens against Lake Taylor, and Grafton visits Smithfield for the second week in a row. On Saturday, King’s Fork visits Heritage.

In 3A South, Phoebus hosts Warhill on Saturday afternoon at Darling Stadium in a #8 vs. #1 game. Tabb visits Park View – South Hill, Poquoson visits Lakeland, and Southampton visits Norcom in the 5-4 game.

We hope to see you on Friday night!

– Andy Hilton

VHSL Playoff - Lakeland

Bracket Watch: VHSL Playoffs start Friday

Photo by Mike Caudill/recruit757 The first round brackets are set for the VHSL Playoff by Andy Hilton, UltimateRecruit Official VHSL playoff brackets will be released on Sunday after Saturday games have been played. Several tiebreakers need to be resolved. The brackets below are for 6A, 5A, 4A and 3A. VISAA brackets will be released separately…

Dinwiddie - Bryce Witt

4A East Preview: Can Dinwiddie run through the playoffs?

Here’s a peek at Dinwiddie and the other local teams in the 4A Region by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804 Team: Dinwiddie High School Classification: 4A Record (Regular Season): 10-0 Power Wins: 48-10 (James Monroe), 63-21 (Hopewell), 28-19 Thomas Dale First-Round Opponent: Courtland (5-5) In a sense you have to be impressed with how Dinwiddie carried themselves…