Football 2017

Football Preview 2017: Banks prepared for senior season with Warriors

STEPHENS CITY -- Aaron Banks had a busy summer. The Sherando senior went to four different camps. He attended a camp at James Madison University, University of Richmond, William & Mary College and Old Dominion University. He said the camps were a lot of fun. "It was definitely fun ...

Football Preview 2017: Sherando looking to bounce back from .500 season

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's record may not have been what the team wanted last year. But the experiences the team went through last season may pay big dividends this year. Sherando returns a lot from last year's 5-5 team, and coach Bill Hall said the team has grown from it. "We were pretty ...

Football Preview 2017: Colonels’ Revetta leading way as a senior

WINCHESTER -- With a few years of experience on his side, Dominic Revetta is looking to lead the way for James Wood this season. The James Wood senior has started on both the offensive and defensive lines for the last two years, and said he wants to help the younger players like the older ...

Football Preview 2017: Morgan looking to get James Wood back on track

WINCHESTER -- First-year James Wood head football coach Ryan Morgan inherits a young team, and one he's hoping can get back to the playoffs. Morgan, who was an assistant coach at James Wood for eight years, took over in June after Mark McHale stepped down as coach. One thing Morgan really ...

Football Preview 2017: Bruce keeping family tradition going at Millbrook

WINCHESTER -- Myles Bruce is keeping the family tradition going. The Millbrook senior had two older brothers who played football in the area and he looked up to both of them. The oldest brother, T.J., was a standout at both James Wood and Millbrook and graduated from Millbrook in 2013. The ...

Football Preview 2017: Pioneers eager to build off last year’s success

WINCHESTER -- Millbrook lost a lot from last year's team, which went 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. However, the Pioneers still have a few key pieces returning and a strong nucleus of players who gained some valuable experience last season. Millbrook head coach Josh ...

Football Preview 2017: Reigning champion JMU ready for challenges

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football team is aware of the challenges they will face this season as the reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions. The players say they are excited and ready for the challenge. "I think there's two ways you can look at it: you ...

Football Preview 2017: Warren County’s Ashley making most of kicking prowess

FRONT ROYAL -- Stuart Ashley was encouraged by Warren County coaches to give kicking a try when he was in eighth grade. Four years later, Ashley may be on his way to a scholarship at the collegiate level. The Warren County senior had always played soccer, but now it's American football that ...

Football Preview 2017: Bush excited for first year with Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL -- First-year Warren County head coach Brian Bush is excited for what's in store for the Wildcats this season. Bush, who was an assistant coach at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke the last few years, said he wants his players to have fun and enjoy playing the game more than ...

Football Preview 2017: Calm, cool, collected Jessop ready to lead Rams

Connor Jessop is as calm as they come. He's laid back and cooler than California. He's not fiery, as fellow redheads are stereotyped to be. Plus, he's been extremely patient as the backup quarterback at Shepherd the past two seasons, which amazes Shepherd coach Monte Cater. "For someone to ...

Football Preview 2017: Shepherd looking to keep tradition going

SHEPHERDSTOWN - Shepherd has lost its all-time best passing combination. That's OK for the two-time defending Super Region 1 champion Rams. Shepherd only has the single-game passing record holder to step in at quarterback. It's not a bad tradeoff. Although there's no way incoming Connor ...

Football Preview 2017: Turner, Bradshaw looking to lead MMA this season

Brendon Turner is Massanutten Military Academy's quarterback, while Tyrek Bradshaw is a wide receiver. The two MMA football players quickly developed a bond as they started training camp this month. "I really like that being a receiver you can have a relationship with the quarterback," ...