Salem Survives Without Stars

Salem struggled on Friday night, eventually outlasting Grassfield and relying on a game saving play. Quarterback Bucky Hodges was benched for the second game in a row with a hand injury. Backup quarterback Torrance Brown was out with a shoulder injury. Running back Torron Person is out with an ACL injury. That forced Salem Head Coach Robert Jackson to innovate.

VISAA Division III Preview

The Ambassadors are becoming regulars in the top half of the D-III bracket, being the top seed the previous two seasons, and looking square for #1 this year as well. Only Virginia Episcopal’s upset of Christchurch bounced the Ambassadors back to second. This year’s Isle of Wight team has come of age before their fans very eyes.

Final Regional Stat Report

The regular season is over and we can crown the overachievers with the title of best in the region at producing rushing, passing and receiving yards. The Southside teams finished on top for the most part, but there were several rushers in the Peninsula District that showed us once again that the running game is king on the Peninsula.

VISAA Division IV Preview

Both opening round playoff games will be rematches of regular season matchups. Though the Gators didn’t do much in a tough TCIS this year, they made up for it with non-conference wins over Hampton Christian, Portsmouth Christian, and (most impressively) Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot. The Gators are easily the most balanced team in the D-IV bracket.

BRD First Round Preview

In Region I, Bay Rivers District teams get to square off against the best of the Southside and Battlefield districts. Fortunately for our home teams, there’s little on the schedule that sets them up to knock each other out early. In Division 4, there’s a chance we could see the bracket 75% filled by local teams after this week’s games are through.