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PHOTOS: Football practices heat up

In preparation for the start of competition next week, football teams from local high schools have been hosting a series of scrimmages and practice games (when weather cooperates). Enjoy these photos from Yorktown and Langley high schools by Deb Kolt....

Football squads to open scrimmages

The Washington Football Team isn’t the only local squad opening their season tonight with an exhibition game. A number of high-school squads in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas are doing the same with 6 p.m. scrimmage contests this evening (Aug....

O’Connell grad to continue college career

   Bishop O’Connell High School graduate and Great Falls resident Ethan Torres played four years of college football for Bucknell University as a place-kicker, and now will play a fifth season this coming fall for University of North Carolina...

PHOTOS: Madison falls in football semifinals

The host Madison Warhawks lost to the South County Stallions, 29-22, April 24 in seesaw semifinal game of the Virginia High School League Class 6 state football tournament. The loss ended the season for Madison, which finished with an 8-1...

Madison loses seesaw state football semifinal

The football season ended in disappointment for the Madison Warhawks, falling 29-22 in a seesaw state-semifinal playoff game on their home field against the South County Stallions. Then, a few minutes after emotions eased a bit, standout Madison runningback Alex...

Madison football team wins region title

This season, there are no disappointing season-ending what-ifs about a close second-place finish in 2018 or a puzzling 2019 semifinal loss in region tournaments. Instead, the Madison Warhawks celebrated the satisfaction and thrill of winning the high-school football program’s third...

Madison plays for region football crown

Based on each team’s seven games, statistics suggest that the 6D North Region Tournament football championship contest April 16 could be an old-fashioned, low-scoring defensive struggle. The top seeded and undefeated Madison Warhawks (7-0) host the third seed Chantilly Chargers...

Football seasons end for local teams

The regular seasons ended for the McLean Highlanders (4-3), Marshall Statesmen (4-3) and Oakton Cougars (1-6) with April 8 losses in non-district high-school football action, then for the Langley Saxons (2-5) April 10. McLean fell to the visiting Annandale Atoms,...

W-L loses football game in overtime

Despite piling up some impressive passing and receiving statistics, the Washington-Liberty Generals fell April 10 in overtime to the host Fairfax Lions, 34-31, in non-district action. The loss ended the high-school football squad’s season at 1-4, with two games canceled...

Yorktown wins fifth straight football game

For the Yorktown Patriots, the shortened seven-game high-school football season was like two campaigns. There was the 0-2 beginning when the Patriots lost badly and struggled in all aspects of the game. Then there was the 5-0 finish, when Yorktown...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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