Loudoun County, Va. — As the high school football season heats up in Loudoun County, a few local teams have continued 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 (5-0, 28.800) —
Through five games, Broad Run is allowing just 10.6 points per game, while scoring a whopping 45.6. The Spartans pair a high-powered offense with one of the most ferocious defenses in the state. Led by a core group of seniors including quarterback Mitch Griffis and linebackers Chaz Allison and Kesean Dyson, Broad Run most recently rolled past Loudoun County, 35-7, on October 4.
1b. Stone Bridge (5-0, 28.400) —
The clear frontrunner in the VHSL Region 5C, Stone Bridge has dismantled every team its played this fall. Junior quarterback Billy Wiles, junior receiver Tai Felton, and senior running backs Jared Cole and Zakias Moore lead a Bulldogs’ offense that is averaging more than 45 points per game, including a 55-7 win at Rock Ridge on October 4.
3. Tuscarora (5-1, 26.833) —
After falling to No. 1 Broad Run, 28-26, to open its season, Tuscarora has gone on a five-game winning streak. Senior quarterback Ethan Gick helped the Huskies upend Stafford, 31-13, on October 4, and the trusting right leg of senior kicker Max Skirkanich gives Tuscarora a weapon most high school teams don’t enjoy.
4. Woodgrove (3-2, 24.000) —
Following their bye week, Woodgrove will look to knock off Potomac District foe Briar Woods when they host the Falcons in Purcellville.
5. John Champe (4-2, 26.167) —
John Champe continues to display one of the top defenses in the area, allowing just 12.8 points per game through Week 6. Following a 28-7 loss at Stonewall Jackson on October 4, the Knights will look to bounce back when they host Osbourn on October 11. If John Champe can get past Osbourn and Battlefield and steal a win against Patriot, the Knights will be in prime company near the top of the VHSL Region 6B.