Most teams still have 5 games to go, clearly a long way to go. But here a look at how the playoff picture shapes up as of now...
6A South - top 8 on Conferences 1/2 bracketed and top 8 in Conferences 3/4 bracketed for 1st 2 rounds.
Local teams in Conference 3.
#8 Cosby at #1 Varina
#6 Thomas Dale at #3 Colonial Forge
5A South - top 8 on Conferences 9/10 bracketed and top 8 in Conferences 11/12 bracketed with winners
meeting in state semifinal. Local teams in 11 & 12.
#8 Mills Godwin at #1 LC Bird
#5 Manchester at #4 Atlee
#7 Meadowbrook at #2 Douglas Freeman
#6 Hermitage at #3 Highland Springs
4A South - top 16 teams in seeded bracket
#13 Nansemond River at #4 Dinwiddie
#10 Glen Allen at #7 Denbigh
#11 Powhatan at #6 King's Fork
#12 Monacan at #5 Lake Taylor
Hanover is tied for 16th in points but is ranked 17th behind Booker T Washington
3A East - top 16 in a seeded bracket
#11 Thomas Jefferson at #6 Petersburg
#14 New Kent at #3 Kettle Run
#15 Hopewell at #2 Loudoun Valley
#16 Armstrong at #1 Lafayette
2A East - top 16 in a seeded bracket
#11 East Rockingham at #6 King William
#9 Goochland at #8 Brunswick
#15 Amelia at #2 Clarke County
Here is what my top 10 ballot looked like for this week's Sprots Radio 910/CBS 6 poll and the Times-Dispatch poll.
1 LC Bird - the beat goes on
2 Varina - fell behind early then handled Armstrong
3 Dinwiddie - 5-0 and not yet tested
4 Hermitage - getting back on track
5 Highland Springs - took care of Glen Allen
6 Douglas Freeman - Godwin & Herm next 2 weeks
7 Atlee - impressive in shutout of rival Hanover
8 Thomas Dale - rallied to be Prince George
9 Meadowbrook - impressive blowout of Hopewell
10 Cosby - no problems with Clover Hill
Honorable mention to 5-1 Manchester and 4-1 Millg Godwin
The game of the week on Sports Radio 910 on Friday will be Godwin at Freeman.
James River High School is having a Military Appreciation Night tonight at the Swamp (JR's football stadium). The Rapids are hosting #1 LC Bird with kickoff at 7:30pm.
Veterans and active military are admitted free, will receive a snack from the concession stand and are honored in a pre-game ceremony. Vets and active military should arrive by 7:00pm for the recognition ceremony.
Also, James River's NJROTC kicks off it's Fisher House fundraising campaign. Last year thje group donated over $1200 to Fisher House and they are hoping to grow that amount.
Please consider supporting this great cause!!!!
Here is my top 10 vote for the CBS 6/Sports 910 and the Times-Dispatch polls.
1 LC Bird - defending champs rolling so far
2 Varina - passed a test from Dale, Hermitage next
3 Dinwiddie - trip to Caroline netted easy win
4 Hermitage - controversy in OT loss at Colonial Forge
5 Highland Springs - won thriller over Meadowbrook
6 Hanover - Hawks 2-0 vs over-matched foes
7 Atlee - Raiders 111 points in 2 games
8 Douglas Freeman - enjoyed bye after 2-0 start
9 Thoams Dale - 1-2 but losses to Bird & Varina
10 Meadowbrook - 1-2 but losses to Herm & HS
Game of the week this Friday on Sports Radio 910 is Varinia at Hermitage. Gary Criswell and I hit the air at 6:30pm
Highland Springs beat Meadowbrook 27-21 in the game of the week Friday night on Sports Radio 910. Here is out postgame interview with Springers coach Loren Johnson.
Now here is the psotgame extra segment as Gary Criswell and I break down the game and look ahead to next week.
The game of the week this Friday is Varina at Hermitage.