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Sports Notebook: State berths?

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If the high-school football season ended right now, neither the Flint Hill Huskies nor the Potomac School Panthers would make the Division I private-school state tournament.

Each squad has much work to earn such a berth, and that likely won’t happen at this point for the winless Huskies (0-7).

Potomac School, though, at 3-3, has a chance if the Panthers win their final three games, which would give the team a conference championship. One more loss, though, and Potomac School likely won’t earn any such state berth.

At the end of the regular season, the top-four ranked teams earn state tournament berths. Flint Hill won back-to-back state titles in 2017 and 2018, then missed a berth in 2020.


Potomac School is currently ranked sixth in the latest poll, with Norfolk Academy (3-3) fifth. Norfolk Academy defeated Potomac School earlier this season.

Potomac School last earned a state tourney berth in 2013 when the Panthers finished second in the Division II state tournament.

We’ll see what happens ahead.

– Dave Facinoli


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