Football: Broad Run, Stone Bridge Hold Steady in LoCo Top 5

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Loudoun County, Va. — As the high school football season starts in Loudoun County, a few local teams have started to stand out from the crowd, while several others are potential contenders. In a four-region county, we wanted a way to put things into perspective. Enter: the LoCo Top 5.

Of course, if you’re into hard numbers, check out the full Region 6B, Region 5C, Region 4C, and Region 3B standings.

1a. Broad Run (2-0)

After a 2-point win over Tuscarora in Week 1, Broad Run rolled through Brooke Point, 51-13, in its Week 2 matchup. Senior quarterback Mitch Griffis has weapons at his disposal on offense, and senior linebackers Chaz Allison and Kesean Dyson headline a defense that will be tough to score against moving forward.

Next up: Broad Run travels to Dominion on September 13

1b. Stone Bridge (2-0)

A week removed from putting up four touchdowns against Centreville, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs put five up against Madison in a 33-19 win. Senior running back Zakias Moore ran for three touchdowns while junior quarterback Billy Wiles connected with senior receiver Jared Cole for two more in their Week 2 matchup. And junior Tai Felton might be the most explosive receiver in Loudoun County.

Next up: Stone Bridge hosts Brooke Point on September 13

3. Woodgrove (2-0)

The defending VHSL 4A State champs rolled through Rock Ridge in their first ever Potomac District clash, 46-6. Through two games the Wolverines have allowed just 6 points, while scoring 66. Senior quarterback Brett Johnson and senior running back KJ Lewis lead a high-powered Woodgrove offense, but they’ll have their first real test of the season when they host No. 4 Tuscarora on September 13.

Next up: Woodgrove hosts No. 4 Tuscarora on September 13.

4. Tuscarora (0-1)

After a slow start against Potomac Falls, Tuscarora proved just how scary they can be, scoring 30 points in the last 16 minutes of the game to cruise past the Panthers, 40-12. The Huskies’ defense should keep them in just about every game they play this year, and senior quarter Ethan Gick leads an explosive offense that will put up big numbers every week.

Next up: Tuscarora travels to No. 3 Woodgrove on September 13

5. Loudoun County (2-0) +2

For the second straight week, Loudoun County dispatched a VHSL Region 4C foe as they knocked off Millbrook, 27-18. Sophomore Jimmy Kibble played all three facets – as a receiver, safety, punter, and kicker – accounting for all 20 of the Raiders’ second-half points, including two receiving touchdowns, two extra points, and two field goals. Loudoun County will need more than Kibble to climb up the LoCo Top 5, but the young playmaker is certainly drawing the attention of opponents around the county.

Next up: Loudoun County hosts Riverside on September 13

On the bubble: John Champe (1-1), Potomac Falls (1-1)

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