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 (8-0, 30.500) —
After Loudoun Valley tested Broad Run on October 11, the Spartans rolled in Weeks 8 and 9, defeating Churchill, 47-7, and Heritage, 56-8. Broad Run has another test ahead of them as they ready to host Ashburn-rival Briar Woods, who has been red hot since Week 6.
1b. Stone Bridge (8-0, 31.500) —
Stone Bridge bounced back after a slow start against Woodgrove on October 18 then fended off a surging Briar Woods team, 29-14, on October 25. The Bulldogs can’t overlook Potomac Falls, but Stone Bridge’s eye’s are set on their Week 11 matchup with fellow No. 1 Broad Run.
3. Tuscarora (7-1, 29.500) —
Tuscarora has the third highest scoring offense in Loudoun County this fall, averaging more than 32 points per game, while allowing the second fewest points in Loudoun at 10.75 points per game. The Huskies just posted back-to-back games against Leesburg rivals scoring at least 42 points while allowing just 7 in both contests. The Huskies can clinch a Dulles District playoff berth with a win over Loudoun Valley or Dominion in the next two weeks.
4. John Champe (5-4, 26.556) —
At 5-4, John Champe has played one of the toughest schedules in Northern Virginia this fall. The Knights four losses come at the hands of Westfield, Stonewall Jackson, Battlefield, and Patriot. Three of those four teams have a combined record of 22-2. After a much deserved bye week, the Knights should improve to 6-4 when they host rival Freedom on November 8 – a win that could earn them a playoff berth.
5. Briar Woods (5-3, 26.250) —
Briar Woods hung around with No. 4 John Champe in Week 2, but the Falcons really got going after an overtime win over Riverside on October 4. Since then, Briar Woods has shut out 2018 VHSL 4A State Woodgrove, 28-0; crushed Freedom, 56-6; and put up an admirable fight against No. 1 Stone Bridge, 29-14. The Falcons are looking to pull off the upset of the season when they travel to No. 1 Broad Run on November 1.