Best of the 757 Lives Up To Its Name

Over 170 local athletes turned out to represent the region on Saturday at Christopher Newport University. The trainers at Bon Secours In Motion ran the athletes through their paces in the combine section of the event, then the high school coaches took the athletes position by position for training and head to head competition. Every athlete shined and the competition for MVP awards was tight.

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Meet L.C. Bird’s Terrance Ervin and Shawn Payne

This past December, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks won the Virginia Group AAA, Division 6 State Championship with a 14-10 win over the state perennial powerhouse Ocean Lakes Dolphins. The Skyhawks are 1-1 in State Championship games, with their only other appearance in 1991. A constant fixture in the Central Region, Division 6 playoff picture, the Skyhawks rely on a strong running attack and a stingy defense and this year was no exception. Led by senior Paul Robertson with a school record 2,936 yards, the Skyhawks rushed for over 3,500 yards and held opponents scoreless three times this past season for a perfect 14-0 record.

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Walker Picks Up Another New, Big Offer

The Spring Evaluation period closes today. College coaches are packing it in and heading back to campus to review their travels with their staff. Many offers have been doled out. More offers are on the way as coaching staffs make some tough decisions about their priorities. One player who’s fitting into just about every coach’s plans is Bethel defensive tackle Ricky Walker. Walker’s offer list has now topped twenty. The only schools that aren’t in on him at this point are schools that know they have no chance, or top level programs that haven’t figured out how to fit him into their roster.

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James Picks Up His First Offer

Green Run defensive end Shaun James is possibly a name you haven’t heard of. James is a tall and lanky athlete who’s spent just as much time playing basketball as he has playing football. The Stallions struggled on the field last season. Now, with new head coach Jeff McGowan in place, and with a renewed focus on football. The ceiling on James is steadily rising.

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Lewis Adds OSU Offer

Ocean Lakes wide out Jaason Lewis continues to rack up offers and recognition. The rising junior hasn’t even reached the point where college coaches can talk to him off campus, yet he’s accumulated close to twenty college scholarship offers and his list is a who’s who of major college football. Coach Chris Scott fields the interest for his college ready athlete, and it’s been a busy month at Ocean Lakes.

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