Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Want the Keys to West Springfield's Spread Offense?

by Jeff Fisher
Virginia High School Football Huddle

Not sure what category this story fits into, but it was differently interesting to read and thought our readers would enjoy it as well.

It centers on former West Springfield (Virginia) head coach Bill Renner selling his 160-page playbook on for $197. According to Connection Newspapers, Fairfax County Public School administrators are trying to determine if Renner, who is now an assistant head coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School, or the school own the intellectual property within the playbook that talks about West Springfield's five wide attack spread offense.

The website promotes Renner's playbook as "New Type of Football Spread Offense...#1 Rated Offense in Virginia for the Decade"

Should be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Virginia High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Nationally-ranked Oscar Smith ran it's win streak to 16-game with a season opening 27-13 win over Venice, Florida. The Virginian-Pilot reports that quarterback Phil Sims had a big game and that 8,000 fans watched the nationally-televised game in-person.

Virginia High School Football Scores
Friday, August 28, 2009

Alleghany 50, Covington 0
Alleghany County (NC) 21, Grayson County 20
Appalachia 47, Castlewood 14
Auburn 16, Craig County 13
Bassett 21, Carroll County 20
Blacksburg 35, Giles 7 The Roanoke Times game story
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 35, Kenston Forest 14
Bluefield, W.Va. 48, Graham 7
Brookville 27, Martinsville 14
Buckingham County 20, Appomattox 13
Cave Spring 26, Staunton River 0
Christiansburg 17, Floyd County 14, OT The Roanoke Times game story
Clarke County 45, Berkeley Springs, (WV) 0
Clintwood 51, Coeburn 7
Covenant School 40, Norfolk Christian 28
Cox 25 Kellam 10
Dan River 35, Tunstall 21
Eastern Montgomery 53, Bath County 27
First Colonial 6 Landstown 3
Fluvanna 26, Prince Edward County 8
Fort Chiswell 38, Rural Retreat 7
Franklin County 28, E.C. Glass 11
Fuqua School 22, Brunswick Academy 12
Gate City 10, Richlands 7
GW-Danville 34, Durham Hillside (NC) 20
Hidden Valley 44, Patrick Henry-Roanoke 14 The Roanoke Times game story
Hurley 44, Ervinton 6
Isle of Wight Academy 10, Catholic 6
James Monroe, (WV) 21, Narrows 7
John Battle 16, Twin Springs 14
Kempsville 20 Salem 7
Lebanon 40, Honaker 0
Liberty Christian 15, Gretna 7
Liberty-Bedford 28, Broadway 20
Lord Botetourt 21, James River-Buchanan 6 The Roanoke Times game story
Loudoun County 38, Musselman, (WV) 0
Magna Vista 35, Heritage-Lynchburg 0
Marion 10, Chilhowie 7
Martinsburg, W.Va. 31, Stonewall Jackson-Manassas 17
Massaponax 69, Spotsylvania 0
Mathews 17, Amelia County 13
Maury 37, Norview 0
Millbrook 21, Briar Woods 14
Mountain View 19, James Monroe 16
Northside 28, Jefferson Forest 6 The Roanoke Times game story
Northwood 42, Galax 38
Ocean Lakes 42, Princess Anne 0
Osbourn 37, Forest Park 21
Oscar Smith 27, Venice (FL) 13
Petersburg 38, Halifax County 7
Portsmouth Christian 47, Tidewater Academy 0
Powell Valley 41, Lee High 7
Pulaski County 19, Radford 7 The Roanoke Times game story
Randolph Henry 18, Parry McCluer 6
Roanoke Catholic 42, Carlisle 17
Sherando 24, Park View-Sterling 21
Southampton Academy 40, Hampton Christian 22
Tazewell 29, George Wythe-Wytheville 17
Virginia High 27, Sullivan Central, Tenn. 21
Warren County 27, Strasburg 7
West Point 41, Chincoteague 6
Western Albemarle 49, Waynesboro 0
William Byrd 33, Rustburg 14
William Campbell 60, Cumberland 20

Friday, August 28, 2009

Virginia High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Virginia High School Football Scores
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Battlefield 21 Lake Taylor 7
Gar-Field 27 Potomac 13
Norcom 19 Northeastern (NC) 6

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Landstown Welcomes Michael Vick to First Day of Practice

by Jeff Fisher
Virginia High School Football Huddle

Michael Vick completed his first pass on Monday since being conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Vick was invited to take part in Landstown (VA) High's first day of practice. He threw several passes to players and then spoke with the team for about 15 minutes.

"I love working with kids and putting smiles on their faces and being able to help them in whatever capacity that I can," Vick told the Virginian-Pilot. "I've been through a lot of experiences in my life and they know it. And for the most part I can help them."

Landstown coach Tommy Reamon was Vick's coach at Warwick High School. As a three-year starter for Reamon, Vick passed for 4,846 yards and 43 touchdowns, plus ran for 1,048 yards and 18 TDs.

Click here to read the story.

Below is video of Vick during his high school career at Warwick with sounbites from Coach Beamon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

2009 Virginia High School Football Schedules

by Jeff Fisher
Virginia High School Football Huddle

Couple of fun facts found on the Virginia High school League website...

#1 Newport News beat Jefferson High of Roanoke 14-7 in the VHSL's first high school football championship game in 1920.
#2 Hampton has won a record 17 state titles
#3 In 2008, 305 Virginia schools fielded teams with 25,864 boys taking part, along with 24 girls.

Practice doesn't begin until August 3rd, but until then, click here to check-out the statewide master schedule to see your favorite team's schedule from the VHSL.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Caroline Keeps Head Coach Despite Charges

by Jeff Fisher
Virginia High School Football Huddle

As everyone knows, my job (not an official one, but someday soon) is to comb the media for high school football stories, and then post them on The High School Football Huddle, so it's a little easier for my readers to get high school football news.

For the most part, I like to talk about all of the positive things that are associated with high school football. I generally don't post the stories about arrests and the police blotter stuff.

However, today I came across a story that made me scratch my head, and thought I had to post it.

It comes from The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg in Virginia...

According to the published report Caroline High School will not suspend head coach Ben Boyd for this season even though he's been arraigned on two felony charges of forging and uttering a public document. This is the same Ben Boyd, who in 1991 had a federal misdemeanor conviction for misbranding and illegally dispensing anabolic steroids.

Now, I certainly believe that in America, you're innocent until proven guilty...but...the Caroline School Board didn't even discuss possibly suspending the head coach at its Monday meeting!! If you're wondering, the Virginia High School League has no policy on coaches charged with crimes, so it's up to the individual districts.

Click here to read the entire story, while I continue to scratch my head on what this school district is thinking?

Oh wait...I figured it's because the knuckleheads on the school board think it's too close to the start of practice, and Boyd's suspension could jeopardize the team's season.

That's it...wins trump integrity! Everyone on that school board should be suspended until they figure out the right thing to do!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Top Virginia High School Football Coach Resigns

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Phoebus (Hampton, VA) High School head football coach Bill Dee is stepping down from the job that he has held since 1985. Dee, who has led the Phantoms to four state titles (2001, '02, '06, '08), announced his resignation on Wednesday. He is leaving to become an assistant coach at Christopher Newport University. Dee leaves Phoebus with an all-time record of 216-64.

Click here to read more about Dee's career at Phoebus.