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Madison wins big in first-round region game

As was the case for their nine regular-season victories, the approach and result were no different for the Madison Warhawks in first-round region-playoff action. Top seed, defending champion and host Madison (10-1) used stingy defense and dominated with a strong...

Four local teams start football playoffs

The Madison Warhawks, Marshall Statesmen, Wakefield Warriors and Yorktown Patriots are the four high-school football teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas that qualified for the eight-team 6D North Region tournament. First-round games are Friday night, Nov. 12, with 7...

Panthers second again in MAC football

On Nov. 6, the host Potomac School Panthers (5-4, 3-1) routed the Sidwell Friends Quakers, 40-7, in high-school football action to clinch second place in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference for the fifth straight season eighth of the last nine. Potomac...

Football roundup: Yorktown tops W-L

If the season ended now, with the regular season complete but the playoffs ahead, the campaign would be considered a big success for the Yorktown Patriots. With the high-school football team’s 23-9 home victory over the Washington-Liberty Generals on Nov....

McLean senior gains 1,776 combined yards

To say Nick Halteh had a busy fall football season for the McLean Highlanders would be an understatement, considering his workload. The senior played multiple positions for the Highlanders on offense and special teams, seeing action on defense, as well....

O’Connell falls to football rival Paul VI

The only high-school football team from Arlington in action Friday night, Nov. 5, was the Bishop O’Connell Knights, who lost on the road to the Paul VI Catholic Panthers, 23-3, in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Metro Division clash. O’Connell...

Langley rallies past McLean in football clash

In the biggest regular-season-ending neighborhood high-school football rivalry game played Friday night, Nov. 5, the host Langley Saxons (2-8, 2-4) rallied late to top the McLean Highlanders, 24-21, in a Liberty District contest. Langley scored the winning touchdown on a...

Much at stake for weekend football action

So much is on the line this weekend in final regular-season games for local high-school football teams – first place, second place, playoff berths, neighborhood bragging rights and an unofficial county championship. One of the biggest weekend showdowns is between...

Crowd size will be limited at Yorktown vs. W-L game

If plans remain in place, the size of the crowd at the Saturday afternoon Nov. 6 all-Arlington high-school football game between the host Yorktown Patriots and Washington-Liberty Generals could be smaller than usual. Yorktown school leaders have decreed there will...

Langley earns first win; Madison keeps rolling

Victories by the Langley Saxons and Madison Warhawks on a damp Oct. 29 evening were significant in different ways for the high-school football teams. For Langley, its 33-21 home triumph over the Herndon Hornets was its first win of the...
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