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 (6-0, 30.333) —
Broad Run had a scare against Loudoun Valley on October 11, however, the Spartans came out on top. The best teams will bend and not break, and that’s exactly what Broad Run did. Down the stretch, the Spartans will be tested twice more: once against Briar Woods on November 1, then again against No. 1 Stone Bridge on November 8.
1b. Stone Bridge (6-0, 30.000) —
After holding just a 3-point lead over Riverside through the first quarter of their Week 7 matchup, Stone Bridge dominated the second half, defeating the Rams, 46-3. The Bulldogs are as good as they come, and – barring an upset by Briar Woods – they should continue to cruise until their regular season finale against No. 1 Broad Run on November 8.
3. Tuscarora (6-1, 27.429) —
Tuscarora took care of business against rival Heritage on October 11, spoiling the Pride’s Homecoming game. After jumping out a 43-0 halftime lead, the Huskies put the game on cruise control. Tuscarora heads into its bye week in Week 8 before hosting rival Loudoun County on October 25.
4. John Champe (5-2, 27.571) +1
John Champe trailed Osbourn 19-14 at the half on October 11, before the Knights went on a 31-0 scoring run in the second half to knock off the Eagles, 45-19. After a trip to Battlefield on October 18, John Champe will face another worthy adversary when the Knights travel to Patriot on October 25.
5. Briar Woods (4-2, 25.500) +3
Briar Woods cracks the LoCo Top 5 for the first time since we started the rankings. Led by junior quarterback Christian Greene, the Falcons are explosive, energetic, and confident. Briar Woods will look to make a big statement when they host No. 1 Stone Bridge on October 25 then travel across town to No. 1 Broad Run on November 1.