Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Three Eagle Cheerleaders selected to VHSL All State Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The Virginia High School League named their 2A All State Cheer Team on Dec. 8, 2016. Graham senior Carson Cooper and Graham head coach Debra Brewster were named 2A cheerleader of the year and 2A coach of the year after leading the G-Men to the 2A state title. 

Three members of the Clarke County Eagles were named to the team. Seniors Lexi Marasco and Ryanne Stevenson were named to the First Team. Senior Kaylee Fowler was selected to the Second team.

The Eagles are Coached by Ms. Melissa Astin.

 Virginia High School League  2A  All-State Cheer Team

Monday, December 19, 2016

Rogers ends stellar career in Goochland

Hunter Rogers takes it to the house against Manassas Park in the opening game of 2015    James Murphy / CCS
 BLUEMONT, Va- As time ran out in Goochland on the 2016 Clarke County Eagles season, more than a season ended. The all time leading rusher in school history played his final game in a Eagle uniform.

"You have to play your heart out on every play." Rogers said, "You never know when you're not gonna see the field again. Just be humble and thanks your lineman."

The humble senior never took any credit without mentioning his team mates especially his line. Rogers numbers speak for themselves.

5022 yards on 603 carries, 8.3 average gain, 62 TD's, 25 receptions for 521 yards , 20.8 average catch and 5 TD's, 2 2pt conversions for 406 points scored. Considering he missed a few games with minor injuries and sat out many second halves when Clarke had big leads that's pretty impressive numbers.

Rogers transferred in as a sophomore from Millbrook and was an immediate factor in Coach Chris Parker's program. His first score came on a three yard touchdown run on August 29, 2014 in a 41-7 win over Berkeley Springs, WV.

Rogers breaks Bo Morgans rushing record of 4246 yards.   Moe Murphy/CCS
His biggest night of his three year career came this season against Madison County. Rogers rushed for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. A ten yard run in the second quarter put Rogers in the record books. On that run Rogers became the all time leading rusher in the history of Clarke County High School, surpassing Bo Morgan's 1991 mark of 4,246, a record that stood for 25 years.

"It's an awesome feeling to be able to break a record that's been there so long." Rogers said, "I couldn't do it without my team and obviously my offensive line, they have been doing great ever since I got here. Every year I've been here I've had over a thousand yards and I couldn't do it without my entire team and my offensive line and I just want to thank them very much for that."

Rogers had many huge nights for the Eagles, one that comes to mind from this season was huge playoff performance against Buffalo Gap. Rogers rushed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns. The previous week Rogers broke 200 yards in a playoff win over R.E. Lee.

"Hunter is something special." Eagles Coach Chris Parker said, "When he hits the hole he explodes. He's fun to watch. He's got great vision and worked extremely hard. I'm very proud of him."

Rogers didn't have much time to recover from his game against Goochland, he reported to Eagles basketball practice the following Monday. Rogers plays guard for the Eagles. 
Hunter Rogers ends his career in Goochland with one last interview                Clarke County Sports