It’s back, and that’s a great thing.
The Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame announced it will hold its 31st awards banquet Sunday, March 6, at the McLean Hilton Hotel.
The popular and heavily-attended event, created and headed by Hall of Fame leader Mark Meana, unfortunately was not held in 2021 because of the pandemic. The event certainly was missed.
This year’s festivities begin with a social gathering at 2:30 p.m. with dinner at 3:30. The awards ceremony will follow, honoring local area youth and high school players, coaches, and officials, along with other guests and the new Hall of Fame inductees.
Individual tickets are $45 each and $400 for a table of 10.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include former Oakton High School player Cody Grimm, who played in college at Virginia Tech and in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The two other inductees are current Stone Bridge High School head coach Mickey Thompson and Chuck Martin, a commissioner/coach of the Gum Springs Youth Athletic Association.
Madison High School quarterback Connor Barry will be honored as one of the 2021 High School Players of the Year. Madison head coach Justin Counts was chosen one of the two 2021 High School Coaches of the Year. Greg Hatfield (Battlefield) is the other Coach of the Year.
Other 2021 high-school Players of the Year honored will be Brock Spalding (South County), Wesley Williams (Battlefield), Deric Allen (Mount Vernon), Cooper Rudolph (Robinson) and Luke Shields (Centreville).
Keep checking this Website for a list of others who will be recognized at the Hall of Fame event.
– Dave Facinoli