Saturday, November 10, 2018

Eagles season ends at the hands of the Bison

BERRYVILLE, VA.- The Clarke County Eagles ended their season today in the bitter cold at Wilbur M. Feltner stadium, falling to the Buffalo Gap Bison 32-21. Both teams played a very physical game and the Bison pulled away in the fourth quarter to advance to the second round. They will play East Rockingham.

The Eagles got two scores from Kyle "Mr. Excitement" Baylor, one on a rush another on the receiving end of a 52 yard touchdown pass from Colby Childs. Peyton Rutherford added the Eagles other score with a rushing touchdown.

Childs, Rutherford and Head Coach Chris Parker speak with Clarke County Sports after the game. The post game show can be seen below.  Check back later for more game coverage and photography from Doug Aylestock.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Redskins hold off Panthers for third win

Adrian Peterson runs out of his shoe  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins held off a determined Carolina Panther team Sunday at FedEx Field capturing their third win of the season with a 27-23 victory.

The win snapped a 6 game losing streak to the Panthers, the Redskins last defeated Carolina on November 28, 2006 at FedEx Field 17-13. The Redskins  hold an 8-6 series lead.

"You're going to face adversity and we have to meet it. It was great to see our guys bounce back after a tough performance on Monday night on a short week against a very talented and very well coached Carolina Panther football team, so I'm happy," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "You know, [we're] 3-2 right now and we faced adversity throughout the game but everybody kept fighting and stayed together, stayed positive and finished the game. "

Adrian Peterson had a big day rushing for 97 yards on 17 carries, playing through pain that was evident, many of his team mates commented on how dedicated, and what a professional Peterson was.

“It’s definitely mind over matter, in a game when you usually have to bite down and put your best foot forward. Peterson said, "That’s what I did, I already had made up in my mind by Friday, ‘Hey I’m going to give it a go,’ and I know its going to be painful but it’s mind over matter and keep pressing. So that’s what I ended up doing.”

Josh Norman gets an interception   Photo by Doug Aylestock 
Josh Norman grabbed his first interception of the year, after coming under massive criticism after Monday's loss to New Orleans.

“It’s crazy. It’s fitting that, you know, that we break that little streak against them, the team that I was with. I guess we’ve got a flare for dramatics somehow." Norman said.

The Redskins will now start preparing for their biggest rival the Dallas Cowboys. The Boyz come in to FedEx Field next week and are set for a 4:25 Kick off on the Fox National Game of the Week.

Game Photo's by Doug Aylestock can be viewed at

The Skins kept Cam Newton on the run all day.                              Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
Vernon Davis takes a seat with fans after scoring in the first quarter.        Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
Stats courtesy 

This weeks CCS Locker Room Show includes: Adrian Peterson, Jordan Reed, Morgan Moses, D.J. Swearinger, and Trent Williams

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Eagles stop late comeback by Rams

Peyton Rutherford adds 3 more td's    Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles held off a strong comeback effort by the Strasburg Rams last night as the Eagles won 26-23.

Peyton Rutherford rushed for 3 touchdowns, and Colby Childs hit Danny Lyman for a touchdown pass. 

Childs was 13 of 15 for 93 yards and a TD, also rushed 8 times for 21 yards.

The Eagles(4-3, 1-1)  led 14-7 at the half, with the Rams (5-2, 1-1) taking an early second half lead after scoring and converting the two point conversion to go ahead 15-14. 

The Eagles then scored twice in the fourth quarter to take an 11 point 26-15 lead. The Rams came back with a long touchdown drive, aided by two 15 yard penalties and converted the two point play to draw within 3 at 26-23.

Kyle Baylor returns to action for the Eagles   Photo by Doug Aylestock/CCS 

After using their time outs and getting the ball deep in their own territory with just over two minutes to go, the Eagles were able to thwart the Rams on their final drive and were able to take a knee in the victory formation to capture the win.

The Eagles will finish out their 2018 home regular season schedule next week when they host the Madison County Mountaineers. Kick off 7:30PM on senior night.

Former Eagle Basketball and Football great Chandler Rhoads, now the head coach at Madison County will be honored with induction into the Clarke County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 

The Inductions were last night, but Rhoads was unable to attend due to his coaching obligations.

The following former Eagle athletes were inducted last night. (more coverage coming). Charles Bailey, Daniel Callan, Jill Hobbs, Danielle Moyer and Joey Racer.

Please enjoy the Game of the Week, highlights, interviews, and more....

Game photo's by Doug Aylestock:

Complete gallery on Facebook  : Clarke vs Strasburg Photo's by Doug Aylestock

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Eagles fall to Falcons in Bull Run Opener

WOODSTOCK, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles traveled to Woodstock on Friday to open their 2018 Bull Run District Schedule. Central held off a valiant effort by the Eagles to grab a 35-20 win.

The Eagles trailed at halftime 14-7, capped by a 17 yard touchdown pass from Colby Childs to Trey Trenary.

After trailing 28-7 the Eagles closed the gap to 28-20 but were unable to hold off a late Falcons drive that put the game out of reach.

Rutherford had 111 yards rushing, one touchdown on the ground and a 70 yard touchdown reception.

The postgame show can be viewed below.  Check  back for more game coverage and don't forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Eagles rise to the challenge, comeback against Wildcats

Peyton Rutherford grinds out yardage in the Eagles 31-29 win over Warren County  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
PURCELLVILLE, Va.-  Eagles head coach Chris Parker challenged some of his players at halftime to step up their game against Warren County last Friday night. The Eagles did just that, scoring 24 unanswered points in a thrilling 31-29 comeback win that was capped by the Eagles defense stopping the two point conversion that would have tied the game with 17 seconds to go.

"I'm very happy, they met the challenge." Parker said, "First half we were out of sequence, the second half, I'm proud of them."

Colby Childs 4 of 4 for 154 yards and a TD  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The Eagles scored on their opening drive to take a quick 7-0 lead, but the Wildcats came right back and tied things up before going up on the Eagles 23-7. The Eagles managed a touchdown and 31 yard Nick Bahamonde field goal to close the gap to 23-17 at the half.

Peyton Rutherford had 230 yards combined offense and three touchdowns. 140 yards rushing on 32 carries and 3 receptions for 90 yards and another score.

"Coach Parker talked to us at halftime and helped us get our heads together, and we came out in the third and fourth quarters and played our game." Rutherford said.

Danny Lyman follows Ryan Nesselerodt's blocking to advance downfield     Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

Grayson Aylestock records a sack for the Eagles defense                                      Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The win moves Clarke to 3-2 as they prepare to open their Bull Run District season this Friday as they travel to Woodstock to play the Central Falcons. The Falcons enter the game 5-0. Kickoff is at 7:30.

Doug Aylestocks game photo gallery can be viewed at the following:

Clarke Co vs Warren Co photo's by Doug Aylestock

VHSL 2A Region B Points Standings

Game Highlights and interviews can be seen below on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week

Saturday, September 29, 2018

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PURCELLVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles pulled off a thrilling comeback last night at Wolverine Stadium in Purcellville defeating the Warren County Wildcats 31-29 after the Eagles defense stepped up and stopped a two point conversion to tie the game with 17 seconds left.

Eagles players Colby Childs, Peyton Rutherford, and Danny Lyman along with Head Coach Chris Parker speak with Moe Murphy after the game.   Check back here and on our Facebook page for more game coverage.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-17 at FedEx Field. Members of the Redskins speak with the media in the locker room after the game. Appearing in order are: Jordan Reed, Jamison Crowder, Jonathan Allen, Ryan Kerrigan, and Josh Norman. Hosted by Moe Murphy and Clarke County Sports.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Clarke County handles Washington on Homecoming

Peyton Rutherford follows his blocking    Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
BERRYVILLE, Va.-  The Clarke County Eagles defeated the Washington, WV Patriots 45-8 on homecoming at "the Felt". Peyton Rutherford had another big night, as did Kyle Baylor.

The Eagles turned the ball over early deep in their own territory, but the Eagles defense was able to get a fumble recovery at the one.

"That was a very big play, and we were fortunate." Eagles coach Chris Parker said, "Momentum just wasn't going our way in the beginning, and then we turned it around."

Peyton Rutherford added three touchdowns and gained 178 yards rushing on 24 carries. Kyle Baylor added 90 and was intricate in causing several turnovers for the Eagles defense to capitalize on.

Kyle Baylor came up big on both sides of the ball                                    Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
"This was a big game. it was homecoming and everyone was hyped," Baylor said. "I was just getting after everybody doing what I got to do."

Colby Childs had another solid night passing going 10 of  14 for 166 yards including a 38 yard touchdown pass to Trey Trenary.

Kicker Nick Bahamonde had 6 touchbacks, was 6 of 6 on extra points and 1 of 2 on field goals, just narrowly missing a 39 yard attempt wide right.

"I just pushed it right, it happens." Bahamonde said.

Jack Taylor makes a play on the Eagles defense that just missed a shutout           Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS 
The Eagles move to 500 with the win and will face Warren County next week at "the Felt"  Kickoff is is set for 7:30PM

To see Doug Aylestock's complete game gallery go to :

 Game of the Week highlights, interviews and homecoming crowning can be seen below.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Clarke County Sports Game of the Week Postgame Show

BERRYVILLE, Va.-  The Clarke County Eagles defeated the Washington, WV Patriots last night at "the Felt" 45-8 on Homecoming.

Interviews with  Eagle running back / defensive back Kyle "Mr. Excitement" Baylor was all over scoring on the ground, grabbing 2 picks and defending several passes and clutch open field tackling.

Kicker / punter Nick "Baha" Bahamonde was 6 of 6 on PAT's and was 1 of 2 on field goals, nailing a 33 yarder with no time after being iced just before kicking. Bahamonde narrowly missed a 39 yard attempt wide right and was 7 of 7 on touchbacks. Nick also added a 55 yard punt to the Eagles Big Win.

Head coach Chris Parker analyzes the game and talks about next weeks opponent Warren County.

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Sights and Sounds of Sunday

BLUEMONT, Va. -Clarke County Sports Editor Moe Murphy is pleased to announce a new edition to their expanded gameday coverage of the Washington Redskins. In addition to the third season of the locker room show, Clarke County Sports will now be presenting Sights and Sounds of Sunday, a video blog of the teams before, during and after the game. The first episode can be viewed below.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Eagles get on track in Waynesboro for first win

From staff reports:

Peyton Rutherford 176 yards and 3 TD's   Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The Clarke County Eagles (1-2) broke the ice as they won their first game of the season with a convincing 49-7 win at Waynesboro (0-4). The game was played on Thursday night for cautionary reasons due to Hurricane Florence.*

The Eagles Peyton Rutherford rushed for 176 yards on 12 carries and scored three times on the night.

The Eagles scored on their opening drive and never looked  back, leading 42-0 at the half.

Colby Childs 8 of 11 for 143 yards and 2 TD's  Photo by Doug Aylestock
Quarterback Colby Childs was 8 of 11 for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns. Danny Lyman caught both touchdowns of 65 and 50 yards. Childs also added a touchdown on the ground. Evan Nichols scored the final touchdown for Clarke.

Clarke produced 427 yards offense, 284 rushing, 143 passing to Waynesboro's 205. 201 rushing, 4 passing.

The Eagles return home to "the Felt" on Friday night to host the Washington WV Patriots. Kickoff is set for 7:30PM at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Westwood Road in Berryville.  It is the Eagles Homecoming.

Photo's by Doug Aylestock / Clarke County Sports

Doug's complete game photo gallery can be viewed at his Photography Concepts website:

*Editors note..Due to the schedule change the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week was not able to attend the Waynesboro game. Clarke County Sports senior photographer Doug Aylestock was on hand for photographic coverage. The Game of the Week will resume this weekend when the Washington, WV Patriots come to "the Felt". Friday is the Eagles Homecoming.

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LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins opened their 2018 home season, falling 21 to 9 to the Indianapolis Colts. Redskins Mason Foster, Josh Norman, Brandon Scherff, Vernon Davis, and D.J. Swearinger speak with the media after the game.  Check back for more game coverage to include story, stat's and photo's.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Eagles football game switched to Thursday

BLUEMONT, Va.-  Clarke County High School Athletic Director Casey Childs announced yesterday that the Eagles game at Waynesboro High School has been changed to Thursday night at 7:00PM due to the impending bad weather, any changes will be announced.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Eagles start out fast but lose momentum falling to Handley

Peyton Rutherford scores 4 touchdowns  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
BERRYVILLE, Va.- After a disappointing opening loss to Dominion, the Clarke County Eagles hoped to rebound on Friday as the opened their 2018 home season against local rival Handley. The Eagles fell late and the Judges came away with a 41-35 win.

Clarke County (0-2) started out strong scoring on their opening drive behind the power running of Peyton Rutherford. Rutherford scored the first of his four touchdowns going in from three yards out at 7:56 and with Nick Bahamonde's PAT led 7-0.

"We had the game and we let them back in," Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "It was a tough agonizing loss."

Handley (3-0) did not take long to strike back scoring just two plays and 40 seconds later when Malachi Imoh rambled 77 yards breaking several tackles along the way. The PAT failed and Clarke held a slim 7-6 lead.

Imoh went in for his second score and ran in the two point conversion to give Handley their first lead with 2:37 to go in the quarter.

The Eagles defense controlled the second quarter   Photo by Doug Aylestock
Clarke then played their best ball of the game, starting a drive a the end of the quarter that culminated with a 1 yard Rutherford plunge. The Eagles scored three times in the second period holding Handley scoreless to take the momentum and a 28-14 lead into the locker room.

"We started off strong in the game in the first two quarters," Rutherford said. "We were killing them, and they just came out in the second half and beat us.

The Eagles defense was able to stuff the middle of the line forcing a couple turnovers, enabling Kyle Baylor to score from 12 yards and Rutherford added his third score a 5 yard run with 30 seconds to go in the half. For the second time in two games this season the Eagles scored just prior to the half ending and went in with the game momentum.

Colby Childs breaks to the outside      Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
After coming out of the gates strong in the early third quarter, the Eagles went up 35-14 after Rutherford bulled in from one yard out. Rutherford ended up with 130 yards rushing. Baylor added 92.

It was all Handley after that. The Judges scored four unanswered touchdowns with quarterback Jacob Parker throwing 4 touchdowns in the second half, 3 in the fourth quarter.

D1 prospect Kevin Curry had three of those touchdown receptions and D'Andre James had one.

"I talked to the team, I didn't sugar coat it," Parker said. "It was tough, gut wrenching loss. We did some good things, and we need to correct some things."

Parker also went on to tell his team after the game that with an 0-2 start, the team's true character would be tested and they can start on making things right as they travel to Waynesboro next Friday.

Quarterback Colby Childs was 4 for 7 passing for 27 yards and added 23 yards rushing, summed things up for the team this way.

"We've just got to forgot about this game and keep practicing like we have been," Childs said. "We've just got to have each other's backs. If we do that the whole game, we'll win."

Kick off at Waynesboro is set for 7:00 PM

Kyle Baylor looks to daylight                      Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

Danny Lyman played a solid game                                                  Photo by Doug Aylestock  /  CCS

More of Doug Aylestock's game photo's can be viewed at his Photography Concepts page below:

Game Highlights and Post Game interviews can be viewed below:

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Clarke County Sports Game of the Week Post Game Show

BERRYVILLE, Va.-  The Clarke County Eagles fell at the hands of the Handley Judges on Friday night at "the Felt"41-35. Handley scored four unanswered touchdowns after trailing 35-14 in the third quarter.

Peyton Rutherford scored four touchdowns for the Eagles and Kyle Baylor added another. Kicker Nick "Baha" Bahamonde kicked 6 consecutive kick off's out of the end zone.

The Clarke County Sports Game of the Week Post Game interviews can be viewed below. Appearing are Peyton Rutherford, Colby Childs, and Coach Chris Parker.

 Check back for more game coverage including video highlights and Doug Aylestock's photography.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Titans take control late to hand Eagles defeat

Colby Childs leads the Eagles offensive attack   
                   Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
STERLING PARK, Va.-  The Clarke County Eagles (0-1) opened their 2018 season on a field that will not see many if any more Friday night football games.

The Eagles faced the Dominion Titans (1-0) at Park View High School, due to the fact Dominion's field is undergoing conversion to artificial turf and was not ready for their home opener so the game was played at the crosstown Patriot's Stadium. With Dominion coming out on top with a 25-14 win.

Last year the two teams opened their seasons in Berryville with the Eagles pulling a stunning 39-24 upset after trailing at the half.

It looked as the Eagles may pull off another upset as they led 14-3 at the half, and 14-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

The Titans were able to pull away in the 4th quarter scoring two touchdowns, even a bad snap on an extra point turned into a two point conversion the Titans.

"I'm proud of the way our guys played tonight,"Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "They never gave up and fought hard the entire game, that's Clarke County Football."

Dominion took advantage of good field position and scored a field goal on their opening drive.

Clarke then put together two impressive drives with quarterback Colby Childs hitting Kyle Baylor, who went high and made an athletic catch at the one and went in for the Eagles first score.

"We came in as underdogs, nobody gave us a chance," Childs said. "We all played hard and Kyle [Baylor] made a great play on the touchdown pass."

Childs was 9 of 13 passing for 105 yards and 1 td and also mixed it up well gaining another 28 yards on 9  carries.

Peyton Rutherford fights for yardage   Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The Eagles got their other score at the end of the first half when Peyton Rutherford burst in from the 2 yard line.

The Eagles coaching staff used good clock management stopping the clock at 2 seconds after a Childs scramble to the ball to the 2 yard line.

Rutherford ended up with 83 yards on 26 carries and 1 td. The leading rusher for Clarke also had several good plays on the Eagles defensive side of the ball.

Running back Kyle Baylor also performed well going both ways and returning punts and kicks. Baylor 52 yards on 10 carries and caught 4 passes for 56 yards and one touchdown.
Kyle Baylor runs to daylight               Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

Hydration became an issue for both teams midway through the quarter with several key players missing some downs.

"Hydration is not something you can get around by conditioning," Parker said. "Our guys are in great shape and we have been conditioning very hard but they gave it everything they had and it took it's toll, but our guys never stopped."

Peyton Rutherford played hard on both sides of the ball making a tackle        Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

The Eagles were supposed to travel this week to Manassas Park. That game has been cancelled due to the fact Manassas Park cancelled their season for lack of participation. The Eagles will play West Point on the final week of the season, their original bye date.

The Eagles, off this week will return to home to "the Felt" on Friday September 7 to host the Handley Judges who defeated Warren County 15-14 in a thriller at the Handley Bowl. Kickoff is 7:30PM

Doug Aylestock's complete game gallery can be seen at his Photography Concepts Facebook Page:

Game Highlights Can be viewed below on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Redskins slug out last second win over Jets

Dustin Hopkins 5 for 5        Doug Aylestock / CCS
LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins had a chance to look at most of their squad as they opened their home preseason against the New York Jets on Thursday August 16. Dustin Hopkins kicked 5 field goals, including the game winner with no time remaining.

When asked about Hopkins 40 yard winning field goal Redskins head coach Jay Gruden had this to say, "We evaluate all the situations, so it’s important. It’s a big kick for [Dustin] [Hopkins], a big snap for [Nick] Sundberg, and a big hold for Tress Way. I don’t care, its still good work for them. There’s big time protection on that play."

Most of the starters saw limited action and the offense scored on their opening drive as Alex Smith played his only series of the night going 4 of 6 for 48 yards and a qb rating of 91.

The drive stalled and the Redskins got the first of their five field goals. Smith was welcomed to Washington with a sack on his first play from scrimmage.

Alex Smith 4 of 6 for 48 yards                      Doug Aylestock  / CCS
“To be honest, you know, it’s almost a blessing to go out there. You haven’t played in a long time; you haven’t taken a hit. We’ve been wearing, you know, yellow jerseys all off-season and to kind of get that first shot, get the completion, it was nice."Smith said, "A nice way to start it off kind of get the cob webs out, get you back into football mode right away."

Colt McCoy received the most work of the quarterback trio. McCoy had a decent night going 12 of 16 for 140 yards and 1 interception. McCoy and the Redskins second unit played much of the time against the Jet's first unit.

McCoy hit wide receiver Cam Sims for a touchdown, but it was called back on a penalty against the Redskins.

"Well, I wish I would have seen the catch. I think we got the penalty for it, and we got a lot of yards out of it.”McCoy said.

Rookie linebacker Jarod Fernandez out of NC State paced the defense with 3 solo tackles, 3 assists, and 2 sacks. Troy Apke and Prince Charles Iworah each had an interception for the Redskins defense.

Samjae Perine battles with Jets defender Doug Middleton                                      Doug Aylestock / CCS
Trey Quinn "Mr. Irrelevant" makes a clutch catch on final drive                             Doug Aylestock  /  CCS

To view Doug's complete photo gallery from the game go to:

The Clarke County Sports Locker Room show can be viewed below

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hokie rookies look to make impact at training camp

RICHMOND, Va.- Three rookies are trying to break into the 2018 Washington Redskins lineup, and all three are on the defense.
Rookie lineman Tim Settle             Doug Aylestock / CCS

Defensive linemen Tim Settle was drafted in the fifth round, and defensive back Greg Stroman was drafted in the seventh round. Adonis Alexander was a sixth round supplemental draft choice and missed all of the OTA's and mini camp. Alexander signed with the team just prior to the start of training camp.

Settle, a Stonewall Jackson (Manassas) graduate, Settle did not play as a true freshman in 2015 and chose to redshirt.

As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Settle played in all 14 of Virginia Tech's games, recording 17 tackles (seven for loss), two quarterback hurries and one blocked kick. He was named to the ACC All-Freshman Second-Team.

In 2017, as a redshirt sophomore, he played in 13 games, tallying 36 tackles (12.5 for loss), four sacks, one pass deflection, two quarterback hurries, and one blocked kick. Following the season, he was named to the 2017 All-ACC Second-Team. On January 4, 2018, Settle decided to forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and enter the draft.(1)

Rookie DB Greg Stroman                 Doug Aylestock / CCS
Stroman originally also attended Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas. As a freshman, Stroman made an immediate impact for the Hokies on special teams as he fielded 36 punts for 249 yards. In his sophomore season, he recorded 27 punt returns for 109 yards and collecting 24 tackles on defense.

In his junior season, Stroman tied for second in the ACC in both pass breakups (11, including one for a touchdown) and interceptions (four for 47 yards). He added 20 total tackles and 36 punts returned for 397 yards and two touchdowns on special teams. Stroman ranks second all-time in Virginia Tech history with six career return scores, trailing just DeAngelo Hall (seven). In the 2015 Independence Bowl against Tulsa, he had a career-long punt return of 67 yards. (1)

Alexander, from Charlotte, NC attended Independence High School. Alexander played in 34 games for Virginia Tech, recording 35 tackles and 7 interceptions. (2)

The rookies all spoke with the media after Saturday's practice, that video can be seen below.

(1) Wikipedia (Settle, Stroman Bios)

(2) (Alexander Stats)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Beathard enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

On Saturday, Bobby Beathard became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Beathard worked for several different teams during his career but made his biggest impact as General Manager of the Washington Redskins from 1978 through 1989.

Beathard's finest hour came with the hiring of NFL Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs, who presented Beathard on Saturday. Beathard was also responsible for signing such greats as Hall of Famer, Darrell Green and fan favorite, wide out Gary Clark.

During the strike season of 1987 Beathard was responsible for putting together a strike team, along with Charley Casserly, that went 3-0 and helped propel the team to their first Superbowl victory.

Beathard was inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame during the homecoming alumni day game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Beathard during the 2012 Alumni Day Game        Moe Murphy / CCS

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Davis shows no signs of slowing down

Vernon Davis enters his 13th season in the NFL     Doug Aylestock /CCS
RICHMOND, Va.-  As the heat beats down on the practice field at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Facility, Vernon Davis remains after practice to catch bullet passes from the automated punting machine.

 "You enter into the NFL as a young guy, I mean you don't know too much, Davis said."You're trying to work yourself in,  you want to be the best player you can possibly be but you know it starts with hard work, dedication, perseverance and learning from the older guys.

As you go throughout your years in the NFL you either get better or you get worse. And I feel like I’ve been good as far as listening, observing, taking care of my body, making sure I’m mentally strong when it comes to challenges in life and in my career.

Davis enters his thirteenth season in the NFL, his third with the Redskins. He attributes his longevity in the league to  his mental and spiritual beliefs and proven work ethics.

Davis will reunite this season with his former San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith. He is very excited about that reunion.

"I think right now Alex, he's in the best space he could possibly be in." Davis said, " I respect him so much [for] his career, everything he stands for, his integrity, his character. He's a great asset to have to this team and I'm just extremely elated to have him."

Photo's by Doug Aylestock / Clarke County Sports  2018