Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Remembering Sean Taylor 5 years later by Moe Murphy

Sean Taylor at training camp 2006
photo by Moe Murphy Clarke Co Sports
Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American college and professional football player who was a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League(NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami, was a member of the Hurricanes' 2001 BCS National Championship team, and earned unanimous-All American honors. The Washington Redskins chose Taylor with the fifth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Due to his ferocious hits, several of his Redskins teammates nicknamed him "Meast," a portmanteau word from the expression "half man, half beast."

Taylor died at the age of 24 on November 27, 2007, from critical injuries from a gunshot by intruders at his Miami area home. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington area, where Taylor had been a fan favorite as a Redskin, and the Miami area, where Taylor had starred for the Miami Hurricanes, after leading Gulliver Prep to a Florida state high school championship and setting a state record for most touchdowns in a season (44).

In honor of Taylor, on the first play of the first game after he was murdered, the Redskins defense lined up with only 10 players which left the area Taylor lined up at free safety open against the Buffalo Bills.

from Wikipedia

Sunday, November 25, 2012

D'Ante Yarborough remains quick strike threat

By Michael "Moe" Murphy
Clarke County Sports

D'Ante Yarborough breaks away against the Langley
Saxons in the Bulldogs semi final regional win.
                                 photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy
ASHBURN - Stone Bridge Bulldog wide receiver D'Ante Yarborough is just one of many weapons Coach Mickey Thompson can throw at opponents. The Bulldog offense led by Stanford recruit Ryan Burns has used the quick strike threat of Yarborough .   
"At first I didn't think I would be one of Ryan's [Burns] main recievers." Yarborough said, "We built that connection through practice and just made sure every pass and throw was the best pass and throw."

With other weapons on the Bulldog offense such as Sterling Dailey, Rassaun Goldring, Jimmy Higgins, Christian Strahin and Jake Kuzbel opposing coaches have trouble trying to gameplan for such an explosive offense.

The junior wide receiever scored 3 times in Fridays regional championship with a run of 40 yards and receptions of 20 and 90 yards from Ryan Burns.

D'Ante Yarborough breaks a touchdown run against the Yorktown Patriots in the VHSL
 Div 5 Northern Region Championship game played in Ashburn on 11 23 12  
                                                   Photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy / Clarke County Sports


Carter making an impact in freshman season at Stanford by Carl Lukat

LEESBURG - Alex Carter played a key role in helping Briar Woods High School win consecutive Virginia Division 4 state championships in his final two varsity seasons. The 6-foot, 200-pound cornerback is now making waves at Stanford University as a true freshman.
Carter has started six games and played in all 12 contest for the Cardinal this fall. He has recorded 31 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and forced three fumbles. Carter has also returned five kicks for 110 yards.

Briar Woods High School alum Alex Carter has registered 38 tackles and forced three fumbles in his freshman season at Stanford University. Stanford will host UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game Nov. 30.
                   —Photo Courtesy/Stanford Athletics, StanfordPhoto.com

Football: Stone Bridge Storms Back for 69-50 Win Over Yorktown to Claim 8th Regional Title by Dan Sousa

Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson prepares for
Yorktown   Photo by Moe Murphy / Clarke County Sports
Ashburn (Nov. 24, 2012) - Stone Bridge High School football coach Mickey Thompson was asked over and over again after Friday's Northern Region Division 5 title game if he was worried his Bulldogs had fallen too far behind Yorktown in the match-up of unbeaten teams.
When it was 16-7 Yorktown after the second Stone Bridge first half turnover? Nope

When it was 23-7 Yorktown after the third Stone Bridge first half turnover? Nope

Surely, when it was 29-7 Yorktown with 9:30 still to play in the first half and Stone Bridge having committed four turnovers!?!

Ah, again, Nope.

Thompson did wonder when his team was going to start showing their true colors in front of the sunshine-lit late November crowd.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Briars Woods vs Loudoun County Photo gallery by Moe Murphy

BRAMBLETON, VA- (11-23-12) The Briar Woods Falcons captured the VHSL  Region II Div. 4 Crown. The Falcons will host Courtland on Saturday in VHSL State semi final action.

All Photo's by Michael "Moe" Murphy / Clarke County Sports

Click read full story for more pictures

McSorely speaks about advancing to State Semi's

BRAMBLETON, VA- The Briar Woods Falcons ran their winning streak to 27 games knocking off district rivals Loudoun County 31-0 at home to win the VHSL Region II Division 4 Championship. The Falcons will put their undefeated streak on the line against Courtland this Saturday in Brambleton.

Check the Falcons post game dance led by Head Coach Charlie Pierce and listen to Falcon quarterback Trace McSorley speak about his game and advancing to the state semi's. McSorley not only led the Falcons offense but had an interception on defense as well.

(Note: Sound quality is poor due to high winds)

Burns breaks Stone Bridge single season passing record by Moe Murphy / Clarke County Sports

Ryan Burns breaks the Stone Bridge single season passing
record in a 69-50 victory over Yorktown to win the Div 5
Northern Region title in Ashburn.  Photo by Moe  Murphy
ASHBURN-(11-23-12) Stone Bridge Bulldog senior quarterback Ryan Burns broke the Stone Bridge single season passing record throwing for 174 yards on 5 of 7 with 2 touchdowns in the Bulldogs 69-50 win over the Yorktown Patriots. Burns also added a 4  yard touchdown run.

 After Burns connected with D'Ante Yarborough on a 90 yard strike in the fourth quarter the announcement was made over the PA system that Burns had broke Patrick Thompson's 2007 single season yardage record of 2,337 yards. Thompson is the son of Bulldogs head coach Mickey Thompson.

Burns has 2,365 yards with at least one more game and possibly two left to play for the Stanford bound senior.

Clarke County Sports was at both area Regional Championships and will be posting more news, photo's and video interviews.

Stone Bridge vs Yorktown Photo Gallery by Moe Murphy

ASHBURN-(11-23-12) The Stone Bridge Bulldogs won a shoot out over the Yorktown Patriots 69-50 to capture the VHSL Division 5 Northern Region Championship in Ashburn.

The win propels the Bulldogs to the VHSL State Semi Final round.


Click Read Story link below for more photo's

Friday, November 23, 2012

Briar Woods, Stone Bridge to host region title games Friday by Carl Lukat

LEESBURG- Three Loudoun varsity football teams will attempt to punch their tickets for the Virginia Division 4 or Division 5 state playoffs when they play in region championship games Nov. 23.

Two-time defending state champion Briar Woods will host Loudoun County in the Region II Division 4 championship game Friday at 7 p.m. A pair of undefeated teams will take the field earlier in the day as Stone Bridge hosts Yorktown for the Northern Region Division 5 title at 1:30 p.m.

Briar Woods shut out Loudoun County, 45-0, in the team’s regular-season meeting Nov. 3 in Leesburg. Liberty District champion Stone Bridge and National District champion Yorktown did not play each other.

Read full article with stats and all district selections

Thursday, November 22, 2012

VHSL Football Playoff Schedule: November 23-24 from Great State and Virginia Preps

The undefeated Stone Bridge Bulldogs face undefeated Yorktown Patriots for the Divison 5 Northern Region Championship
photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy

Eastern Region

(2) Oscar Smith @ (1) Ocean Lakes | Friday 730pm | @ Virginia Beach Sportsplex

Central Region

(4) L.C. Bird @ (2) Varina | Friday 730pm

Northern Region

(7) Oakton @ (1) Westfield | Saturday 130pm

Northwest Region
(3) Colonial Forge @ (1) Hylton | Friday 730pm

Eastern Region

(2) Phoebus @ (1) Lake Taylor | Friday 730pm | @ Harbor Park, Norfolk

Central Region

(4) Hanover @ (3) Hopewell | Friday 730pm

Northern Region

(2) Yorktown @ (1) Stone Bridge | Friday 130pm

Northwest Region

(5) Mountain View @ (1) North Stafford | Saturday 2pm

The Loudoun County Raiders travel to Brambleton to face the undefeated Briar Woods Falcons for the Div 4 Region II Championship. Photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy

The undefeated Briar Woods Falcons play Loudoun County for the Div 4 Region II Championship. The Falcons hope to "Three Peat" as they defend their 2 consecutive VHSL State titles.                                                                               photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy
Region I

(4) Courtland @ (2) Smithfield | Saturday 130pm

Region II

(3) Loudoun County @ (1) Briar Woods | Friday 730pm

Region III

(2) Heritage @ (1) Amherst County | Friday 7pm

Region IV

(3) Christiansburg @ (1) Salem | Friday 730pm | @ Salem Stadium

Zema "Chief Z" Williams forgives bad fans

    Chief Z is loved by fans of all ages....
                    Photo by Moe Murphy
By: Michael "Moe" Murphy
Redskins Correspondent

LANDOVER-Nov. 12, 2012 The Washington Redskins Hall of Fame Mascot and Ambassador of Good Will Zema Williams was on hand at FedEx Field today as the Redskins hosted the Philadelphia Eagles.

Williams, better known as Chief Z has been putting smiles on fans faces his entire career and can be seen roaming on the sideline and stands at FedEx Field. Not only is he a huge favorite of the Redskins fans, but the opposing fans love to pose with the Chief.

When asked about how he felt about the fans in Philadephia who physically harmed him years ago, the Chief responded : "It's just a game man, and I have no problem with the [Philadelphia] fans. I love them too, God Bless Them."

In the 80th year of the Washington Redskins, the Chief has stood the test of time as the teams Greatest Fan of All Time. 

The Chief speaks with Moe Murphy at FedEx Field
Field Camera Operator: William "Billy" Ector

Stone Bridge grinds out win over Langley by Michael "Moe" Murphy

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs improved to 12-0 this season with a 33-14
 victory against Langley in the Northern Region Division 5 semifinals
Times-Mirror Photo/Michael “Moe” Murphy

ASHBURN - The Stone Bridge Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start with a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes of the first half and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way for a 33-14 victory against Langley in the Northern Region Division 5 semifinals Nov. 16 in Ashburn.

“We didn’t play our best game tonight,” Stone Bridge coach Mickey Thompson said. “We made some mistakes and turned the ball over, but we did what we had to do and came through in the end.”

Raiders top rival Huskies to earn first region final trip since 1996 by Carl Lukat

LEESBURG-Loudoun County High School could not have envisioned a better start to its Region II Division 4 semifinal game against neighborhood rival Tuscarora Nov. 16 in Leesburg.

Seeking to atone for consecutive regular-season losses to the third-year Huskies, the Raiders scored on their first three possessions to build a 20-0 lead less than 11 minutes into play.

Tuscarora battled back valiantly to pull within a score on two occasions, but County had an answer each time on its way to a 30-21 victory.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Briar Woods downs Liberty for 26th straight victory by Alanna Dvorak

Matt Rolin, Dulles District Defensive Player
of the Year and Briar Woods Coach Charlie
Pierce share a moment after the Powhatan game.
photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy
BRAMBLETON-When Briar Woods High School took to the football field for a Region II Division 4 semifinal game Nov. 16 against Liberty, a key component was missing.

Senior linebacker Matt Rolin, the Dulles District Defensive Player of the Year, sat in the press box watching his team, after suffering a season-ending knee injury the previous week against Powhatan.
 Click link below to read full story at loudountimes.com

Briar Woods downs Liberty for 26th straight victory by Alanna Dvorak

Head coach openings at three schools by Carl Lukat

LEESBURG-  Freedom, Heritage and Potomac Falls high schools will enter the 2013 season with new head football coaches. Mick Mullins (Freedom), Steve Williams (Heritage) and Mike Gims (Potomac Falls) have each stepped down from their coaching positions since the 2012 regular season concluded.

Read full story at Loudountimes.com            Head coach openings at three schools by Carl Lukat

Redskins vs. Eagles photo gallery by Moe Murphy at loudountimes.com with Video

LANDOVER- The Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6 on Salute to Service Day at FedEx Field. Over 100 servicemen and women lined the field as the Redskins were introduced. Go to loudountimes.com to see the full gallery of photo's and locker room press conference with Santana Moss, Ryan Kerrigan, and Robert Griffin III.

LeSean "Shady" McCoy leaves FedEx Field with the PG County FD late in the 4th Qtr. McCoy was determined to have suffered a concussion and did not return to the game.
 --Times-Mirror Photo Michael "Moe" Murphy

Click link below for full gallery and Video at loudountimes.com

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stone Bridge vs. Langley Playoff Photo Gallery

Photo's by Michael "Moe" Murphy © 2012

ASHBURN - (11-16-12) The Stone Bridge Bulldogs (12-0) defeated the Langley Saxons (7-5) in the Northern Region Div. 5 semi finals  played at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs will host Yorktown (12-0) for the Region Championship on Friday.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Raiders knock off Lady Trojans in Volleyball State Quarterfinals

LEESBURG- The Loudoun County Raider Volleyball team made short work of the New Kent Lady Trojans winning three games (25-12, 25-16, 25-17). The match ended in just over an hour with The Raider Riot Section singing Bon Jovi's Living on a prayer.

The Raiders will play in the semi-finals Friday night at VCU in Richmond.

Shenandoah University Mens Basketball Preview

November 13, 2012

By Kevin Kline '11

After playing an exhibition game this past Friday, the Shenandoah University men's basketball team, under second-year coach Rob Pryor, officially opens up its 2012-2013 season at home Thursday evening.

The Hornets host the 2012 BB&T Tip-Off Tournament at Shingleton Gymnasium this Thursday night with SU tipping off the second game of the event at 9 p.m. against Patrick Henry. Goucher plays Centenary (La.) in the tournament opening contest at 7 p.m.

VHSL State Quarterfinal Volleyball

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ocean Lakes @ Atlee 6:00PM
Albemarle @ Stone Bridge 7:00PM
Lee Davis @ Floyd E. Kellam 7:00PM
Langley @ Patrick-Henry (Roanoke) 7:00PM

New Kent @ Loudoun County 7:00PM
Cave Spring @ E.G.Glass 7:00PM
Turner Ashby @ Hidden Valley 7:00PM
James Wood @ Jamestown 7:00PM

A Div. 1
Clintwood @ Auburn 6:00PM
Luray @ Rappahannock 6:30PM
Appomattox Regional @ Altavista 7:00PM
Galax @ Rye Cove 7:00PM

A Div. 2
Northumberland at Stuarts Draft 6:00PM
Central-Wise @ Giles 7:00PM
James River-Buchanan @ Gate City 7:00PM
Goochland @ Mathews 7:00PM

Schedule Courtesy  VHSL

Monday, November 12, 2012

Breaking News..Barnes released from SU Football position

November 12, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Monday that Paul Barnes has been released from his position as head football coach.

Barnes, the Hornets head coach for the past 11 seasons, departs the program with a 41-70 record.

The Baltimore native took over the helm of the program after program founder Walter Barr's resignation following the conclusion of the 2001 campaign and led the team to USA South Conference co-championships in both 2003 and 2004.

Clarke County Sports Salutes all Veterans, Past and Present

Robert Griffin III with the troops at Redskins 
Camp in Ashburn. 
                                     Photo by Moe Murphy

VHSL Playoff Pairings for Week 2 via VA Preps and Great State

The Loudoun County Raiders look to avenge their regular season loss to the Tuscarora Huskies this Friday as the Raiders travel to Tuscarora in the DIV 4 Reg II semi final.  
                                                                      Photo by Moe Murphy  Clarke County Sports


Eastern Region
(5) Western Branch @ (1) Ocean Lakes
(3) Salem @ (2) Oscar Smith

Central Region

(4) L.C. Bird @ (1) Hermitage
(3) Meadowbrook @ (2) Varina

Northern Region

(4) Chantilly @ (1) Westfield
(7) Oakton @ (3) Centreville

Northwest Region

(4) Battlefield @ (1) Hylton
(3) Colonial Forge @ (2) Stonewall Jackson


Eastern Region

(4) Lakeland @ (1) Lake Taylor
(3) Hampton @ (2) Phoebus

Central Region

(4) Hanover @ (1) Lee-Davis
(3) Hopewell @ (2) Dinwiddie

Northern Region

(5) Langley @ (1) Stone Bridge
(6) South County @ (2) Yorktown

Northwest Region

(6) Brooke Point @ (1) North Stafford
(5) Mountain View @ (2) Potomac


Region I

(4) Courtland @ (1) Chancellor
(3) King George @ (2) Smithfield

Region II

(5) Liberty (Bealeton) @ (1) Briar Woods
(3) Loudoun County @ (2) Tuscarora

Region III

(4) Jefferson Forest @ (1) Amherst County
(6) William Byrd @ (2) Heritage (Lynchburg)

Region IV

(4) Pulaski County @ (1) Salem
(3) Christiansburg @ (2) Hidden Valley


Region I

(4) Park View (South Hill) @ (1) Lafayette
(3) York @ (2) James Monroe

Region II

(4) Kettle Run @ (1) Skyline
(3) Monticello @ (2) Western Albemarle

Region III

(4) Northside @ (1) Brookville
(6) Liberty (Bedford) @ (2) Rockbridge County

Region IV

(4) Cave Spring @ (1) Richlands
(3) Marion @ (2) Tunstall



(8) East Rockingham @ (1) Essex
(5) Strasburg @ (4) Central (Woodstock)
(6) Manassas Park @ (3) King William
(7) Buckingham County @ (2) Goochland


(8) Grayson @ (1) Fort Chiswell
(5) Giles @ (4) John Battle
(14) Stuarts Draft @ (11) Union
(7) Riverheads @ (2) Wilson Memorial



(9) Covington @ (1) Franklin
(12) William Campbell @ (4) Altavista
(6) Colonial Beach @ (3) Central (Lunenburg)
(7) Parry McCluer @ (2) Sussex Central


(8) Galax @ (1) Honaker
(5) J.I. Burton @ (4) Eastside
(6) Haysi @ (3) Clintwood
(7) Rural Retreat @ (2) George Wythe

Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson and DE Jon Allen have created
problems for teams all year. 
                                          Photo by Moe Murphy  Clarke County Sports
Stone Bridge Quarterback Ryan Burns looks to lead the Bulldogs to a perfect
 season, and bring Stone Bridge their second VHSL State Football title. 
                                                Photo by Moe Murphy  Clarke County Sports

Back In the Day November 23, 2003

** Editors Note:  This is the first in a regular series that will appear in the news section of Clarke County Sports reviewing sporting events CCS has covered over the years. The stories will feature the actual articles written, photo's and extras. Please send us your thoughts on the series..

Stone Bridge Wins the Battle of Champions
“Eagles Valiant Comeback Falls Short”

By Michael "Moe" Murphy
Special to the Loudoun Times-Mirror

ASHBURN, VA  Nov. 11, 2003 – When the Bulldogs and Eagles took the field Saturday there was magic in the air. Both teams sporting 11-0 perfect records, each team a champion of their respective district. The Region II Division 4 Championship was on the line. Over 6000 fans traveled to Ashburn on a bright sunny day. The Bulldogs were dealt a blow early when senior captain Landon Gouveia went down in front of the Bulldog bench at the 10:22 mark of the 1st period. He would sit out the rest of the game and left the field on crutches. “It’s a high ankle sprain,” said Gouveia as he entered the locker room, “I hope to be back for our next game. Our guys did a great job, they stepped up when they had to, my hats off to all of them, and they played great.” Shortly after the injury, Stone Bridge mounted an 80-yard drive that consumed just over 7 minutes; twice Stone Bridge converted on 4th down and was capped when Mike O’Brien went in on 4 down from the 2. Stephen Eaton added the extra point and Stone bridge led 7-0 with 1:42 to go in the 1st quarter.
Bulldog Mike O'Brien throws to Rick Calloway
Stone Bridge got their 2nd score with 9:37 in the 2nd quarter; O’Brien hit Rick Calloway on a fade to the left corner of the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good and the Bulldogs led 14-0. Stone bridge forced a quick Liberty punt, with the Eagle’s punting out of their end zone, the Bulldogs quickly put another score on the board when Mike O’Brien capped a drive by going in from 2 yards out. O’Brien for the day was 12 for 31 with 160 yards passing, with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He also had 45 yards on 17 carries and 2 scores. After the Eaton conversion, the 21-0 score had Bulldog fans cautiously optimistic and Eagle fans wondering what was going on. Liberty did not give up and started moving the ball late in the quarter, an impressive drive ended on 4th down at the Stone Bridge 19 yard line with 1:38 to go in the half. The half would end 21-0 in favor of Stone Bridge.

VA Tech Bound Ed Wang Eyes Syracuse
 bound A.J. Brown in the Region II Championship
Liberty came out with vengeance in the 2nd half. The defense forced Stone Bridge to 3 and out with some ferocious hitting. Senior captain and Syracuse bound A.J. Brown put Liberty on the board early in the quarter when he broke around right end and raced 66 yards for the Eagles first score with 10:17 to go in the 3rd. Brown would score twice on the day and would lead all rushers with 160 yards on 21 carries. When asked about the halftime locker room talk Brown said “Our coach told us we could fold it up, or go out and play, he told us about his team coming back from 21 in a high school playoff game, we knew what we had to do, our defense came out and set the tone.” The attempt for 2 points failed. The Eagles mounted their 2nd scoring drive and quarterback Nick Monaco went in on 4th and 1 to pull the Eagles to within 9 at 21-12. Once again the extra point failed and with 3:55 to go in the 3rd quarter, Liberty was back in the game. Adrian Hull intercepted a Mike O’Brien pass to give the ball back to the Eagles with 50 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. Momentum had clearly shifted over to Liberty. After another successful drive, Brown went in from 9 yards for his 2nd score, and with Malik’s extra point, the Eagles had scored 19 unanswered points and were within 2 at 21-19.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweet's season ends on sour note

By Michael "Moe" Murphy
Clarke County Sports

Woodgrove running back Josh Sweet's 2012 season
ended last night at Raider field. Sweet left in the first half
with a shoulder injury.  photo by Moe Murphy C.C.S.
BLUEMONT, VA- (Nov.10, 2012)  One of the Washington metro area leading rusher's season came to an abrupt end last night as the Virginia High School League football playoffs started.

Woodgrove junior running back Joshua Sweet was injured in the first half of the Wolverines 36-7 loss to the Loudoun County Raiders at Raider Field in Leesburg. Sweet left the game with a separated shoulder and did not return.

Sweet rushed for 4 carries gaining 17 yards to end his season with 1,727 yards on 252 carries with 25 touchdowns.

Following this weekend's playoff games Sweet ranks 3rd in rushing yardage in the Washington Post's All Met Leader standings behind Northwestern's Darius Victor (1,787) and Robinson's Joe Wilson (2,358).

Josh Sweet ran for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns against
Potomac Falls this season. Photo by Moe Murphy C.C.S.

Sweet ranks 4th in touchdowns with 25, and trails only Chase Powell, Wise (26), Darius Victor, Northwestern (26) and Joe Wilson, Robinson (32).

Sweet's 252 carries ranks 3rd behind Philip Mun, Langley (275) and Joe Wilson, Robinson (336).

Sweet rushed for over 200 yards 3 times and had his best game in week 3 against Potomac Falls, carrying the ball 32 times for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns to pace the Wolverines.

The other 2 coming against Dominion, 32 carries for 253 yards and 3 scores, and a 5 touchdown game against Heritage with 212 yards on 32 carries.

Sweet's biggest game, however came last week when the Wolverines defeated the Loudoun Valley Vikings in the "Battle for the Ville".

After senior quarterback Tucker Coil left in the first quarter with a broken leg, Sweet shouldered the load and helped lead the Wolverines to a win scoring the winning touchdown with 37 seconds to go.

Sweet will no doubt go into next season as one of the DC Metro area's top backs and will do his part to lead the Wolverines back to the playoffs.

Josh Sweets game by game statistics can be found at the following link. Josh Sweet 2012 Stats

Woodgrove running back Josh Sweet is consoled by team mate Blayne Mutschler at Raider Field after Sweet left the gamewith a shoulder injury. The Wolverines lost 36-7 ending Sweet's season.                                                     Photo by Moe Murphy Clarke County Sports

VHSL Saturday Football Playoff Scores from VA Preps

The Strasburg Rams remain alive in the D2 East Division. After a couple lean years the proud Ram program is back on top....photo by Moe Murphy / Clarke County Sports

D2 East

FINAL: Strasburg 35 Nottoway 14

D1 East

FINAL: Altavista 41 Surry 0

D1 West

FINAL: Honaker 69 Patrick Henry (Glade Spring) 7
FINAL: J.I. Burton 42 Holston 21
FINAL: Haysi 48 Castlewood 29
FINAL: Clintwood 41 Radford 7

Redskins Alumni Interviews with Moe Murphy

LANDOVER, MD- The Washington Redskins held homecoming Nov. 4 with over 160 Alumni returning for various festivities.

Moe Murphy from loudountimes.com spoke with former Redskins Pat Heenan, Paul Laaveg, and Roy Jefferson prior to the Redskins kickoff against the Carolina Panthers. 

Field camera operator William "Billy" Ector

Briar Woods 34 Powhaten 7 Photo gallery by Moe Murphy

BRAMBLETON, VA-  The Briar Woods Falcons continued their undefeated season with a 34-7 victory over the Powhaten Indians. The Falcons broke a tight game open in the second half. Falcon Coach Charlie Pierce called the Indians the best #8 Seed in the state.
The Briar Woods Falcons salute their fans after the Falcons 34-7 win over Powhaten in the first round of the VHSL State playoffs.      Photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy   Clarke County Sports

Click read full story to see more photo's

Friday VHSL Playoff Scores via VA Preps

Loudoun County back Matt Arneson breaks away from Woodgrove's Jordan Jackson on his way to a 59 yard touchdown. The Raiders defeated Woodgrove 36-7 and will face Tuscarora Friday night in Round 2 of the playoffs.   

                                                           Photo Michael "Moe" Murphy  Clarke County Sports


DIVISION 6 Eastern Region

(1) Ocean Lakes 34 (8) Granby 3
(5) Western Branch @ (4) Bethel Saturday 730pm @ Darling Stadium, Hampton
(3) Salem 18 (6) Grassfield 13
(2) Oscar Smith 35 (7) Bayside 12

Northern Region

(1) Westfield 49 (8) West Springfield 7
(4) Chantilly 56 (5) Robinson 21
(3) Centreville 28 (6) West Potomac 11
(7) Oakton 20 (2) Lake Braddock 13

Northwest Region

(3) Colonial Forge 27 (6) Patrick Henry 20
(4) Battlefield 17 (5) Woodbridge 0


Eastern Region

(1) Lake Taylor 51 (8) Maury 0
(4) Lakeland 16 (5) Kings Fork 15
(3) Hampton 34 (6) Norcom 6 | @ Todd Stadium, Newport News
(2) Phoebus 35 (7) Heritage 7 | @ Darling Stadium, Hampton

Northern Region

(1) Stone Bridge 69 (8) Edison 7
(5) Langley 21 (4) Hayfield 14
(6) South County 19 (3) James Madison 14
(2) Yorktown Friday 37 (7) Thomas Jefferson 7

Northwest Region

(6) Brooke Point 28 (3) George Washington 20
(5) Mountain View 45 (4) Massaponax 21


Region I

(3) King George 34 (6) Grafton 28
(4) Courtland 21 (5) Warhill 7

Region II

(1) Briar Woods 34 (8) Powhatan 7
(2) Tuscarora 42 (7) Millbrook 21
(3) Loudoun County 36 (6) Woodgrove 7
(5) Liberty (Bealeton) 27 (4) Sherando 10

Region III

(6) William Byrd 23 (3) Lord Botetourt 0
(4) Jefferson Forest 32 (5) E.C. Glass 28

Region IV

(3) Christiansburg 64 (6) Bassett 28
(4) Pulaski County 32 (5) Magna Vista 0


Region I

(3) York 26 (6) Poquoson 6
(4) Park View (South Hill) 26 (5) Brunswick 0

Region II

(1) Skyline 43 (8) Loudoun Valley 6
(2) Western Albemarle 55 (7) Charlottesville 20
(3) Monticello 44 (6) Fauquier 14
(4) Kettle Run 24 (5) Warren County 21

Region III

(6) Liberty (Bedford) 33 (3) R.E. Lee (Staunton) 14
(4) Northside 34 (5) Fort Defiance 7

Region IV

(3) Marion 42 (6) Tazewell 6
(4) Cave Spring 45 (5) Abingdon 0



(1) Essex 28 (16) Luray 12
(8) East Rockingham 35 (9) Washington & Lee 7
(12) Nottoway @ (5) Strasburg Saturday 2pm
(4) Central (Woodstock) 41 (13) Amelia County 19
(6) Manassas Park 64 (11) Nandua 17
(3) King William 27 (14) Madison County 13
(7) Buckingham County 48 (10) Clarke County 20
(2) Goochland 55 (15) Windsor 7


(1) Fort Chiswell 44 (16) Grundy 3
(8) Grayson 44 (9) Gretna 31
(5) Giles 41 (12) James River (Buchanan) 14
(4) John Battle 24 (13) Virginia 19
(11) Union @ (6) Graham Saturday 7pm
(14) Stuarts Draft 55 (3) Dan River 27
(7) Riverheads 63 (10) Floyd County 20
(2) Wilson Memorial 40 (15) Glenvar 0



(1) Franklin 56 (16) Craig County 9
(9) Covington 51 (8) Rappahannock 28
(12) William Campbell 41 (5) West Point 22
(13) Surry @ (4) Altavista Saturday 2pm
(6) Colonial Beach 40 (11) Lancaster 14
(3) Central (Lunenburg) 61 (14) Middlesex 12
(7) Parry McCluer 33 (10) Charles City 7
(2) Sussex Central 14 (15) Bath County 10


(16) Patrick Henry (Glade Spring) @ (1) Honaker Saturday 1pm
(8) Galax 49 (9) Chilhowie 15
(12) Holston @ (5) J.I. Burton Saturday 1pm
(4) Eastside 23 (13) Northwood 16
(11) Castlewood @ (6) Haysi Saturday 1pm
(14) Radford @ (3) Clintwood Saturday 2pm
(7) Rural Retreat 32 (10) Hurley 6
(2) George Wythe 46 (15) Eastern Montgomery 13

The Briar Wood Falcons remain unbeaten after knocking off Powhaten 34-7 in Brambleton The Falcons host the Liberty Eagles on Friday at home.
                                                     photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy Clarke County Sports

Scores courtesy Virginia Preps www.virginiapreps.com

Friday, November 9, 2012

Redskins vs Carolina Photo Gallery at loudountimes.com

Jeff Bostic was one of many former Washington Redskins announced to the crowd Nov. 4 prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers. Bostic was part of the famed offensive line “The Hogs” and helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls.—Times-Mirror Photo/Michael “Moe” Murphy
Click link below to view gallery at loudountimes.com also includes Alumni video interviews

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 All Dulles District Football Team

Woodgrove's Josh Sweet  Div. 4 Offensive Player of the Year
                                            photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy

Click link to see team at loudountimes.com
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