Stallions Will Run

Last year’s Green Run team managed to earn a playoff berth last year with a 5-5 record in Division 5. The season was hot and cold for the Stallions, but they finished on a high note and managed to play a close game against the Hampton Crabbers before falling in the first round of the playoffs. Like every team, they lose a few key players. Coach Shawn Wilson is still working out the details, but the rubber hits the road on Friday night when the Stallions open against Princess Anne.

Granby Ready To Surprise

The Granby Comets are ready to make a run at the Eastern District title this year. That may make some fans do a double take, but after an overwhelmingly positive performance against First Colonial in their first scrimmage, the Comets have a lot to look forward to. Head Coach Curt Brown is proud of what his team is acheiving in the preseason, and he’s confident in their prospects for reaching the playoffs this year.

Shifting Gears At Bethel

The Bethel Bruins had a good run last year, but it’s time to retool. The Jeff Nelson era is over and the Bubba Hooker era officially begins. Hooker was the field coach for the Bruins last year. Now the team is officially his. There will be a wholesale change in the offensive scheme, but winning is definitely in the plan.

Bruton: Small But Tenacious

Bruton High School is a small school wonder in the Bay Rivers District. With a VHSL enrollment figured at 670, Bruton is a little more than half the size of some of their biggest district opponents like Grafton, Jamestown, Smithfield and Tabb, who nearly reach 1300 students. Coach Tracy Harrod led the Panthers to a 5-5 record, one season removed from an 8-2 season. Bruton lost in the State Championship game by only three points in 2009. Are they ready to rise again?