MADISON — Strasburg set the tone from the very first play from scrimmage in its 53-16 thumping of Madison County on Friday night.

STRASBURG — Since a loss at home to Page County in its Bull Run District opener on Sept. 27, Strasburg’s football team has rolled to comfortable wins over district foes Rappahannock County and East Rockingham over the last two weeks.

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A golf season that saw Strasburg win its second straight Bull Run District tournament championship and its first-ever regional title fizzled out with a lackluster performance in the Virginia High School League Class 2 state tournament on Monday.

STRASBURG -- Chase Hart hasn’t played in the secondary much this season, but on Friday night he showed what he can do as a defensive back.

STRASBURG – The first time Strasburg played Luray the Rams lost on the road. This time around, it was a different scene. First, both teams traded their regular jersey colors for pink uniforms. The Rams’ jerseys read “Diggin’ Pink” and proceeds from the concession stand went to breast cancer …

WASHINGTON, Va. -- It was a bit of a role reversal for most of Strasburg’s starting football team Friday night. With their road game against Rappahannock County well in hand at halftime, many of the Rams starting players cheered on their teammates from the sidelines. Strasburg was ahead 55-0…

STRASBURG — After his team dropped its Bull Run District opener to an upstart Page County team last week, Strasburg head football coach Mark Roller said the Rams needed to make sure the loss didn’t come back to haunt them.

STRASBURG — Strasburg head football coach Mark Roller cautioned his team about a potential letdown on homecoming night against Page County on Friday. He’d say afterward that the Rams simply got outplayed.

STRASBURG — Strasburg’s Mark Roller said that as a football coach he’s always worried about the possibility of a letdown on game day. The Rams need to be extra cautious about a potential Week 5 flop given the factors surrounding tonight’s Bull Run District opener at home against Page County.

STRASBURG — Minutes before he jogged back toward Strasburg’s locker room through a tunnel of schoolmates chanting “D1,” Rams senior quarterback Chase Hart looked toward a crowd of purple-clad fans massing on the hill beside the home-team bleachers at Ram Stadium following Friday’s win over Central.

STRASBURG – Maybe it was the two losses they suffered earlier in the week. Maybe it was playing their Shenandoah County rival. Whatever the reason, Strasburg found plenty of motivation and energy on Thursday night.

STRASBURG – It took some time for Da’Neil Holliday to enjoy playing football. But now that he has, Strasburg is hoping his new love for the game will help lead the Rams to success.

It was something the Strasburg seniors had never experienced. Thursday night the Rams’ volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match over Rappahannock County.