Archive for 'Football'

Bishop Ireton reaches second straight VISAA football final

Bishop Ireton reaches second straight VISAA football final

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The last time Bishop Ireton faced Flint Hill on the football field, on October 10, the Cardinals recovered from a 20-3 deficit at halftime to win 24-23 away from home. Just [...]

Episcopal senior Joe Goff earns national football recognition

Episcopal senior Joe Goff earns national football recognition

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the start of his freshman year of high school in his hometown of Framingham, Mass., Joe Goff was somewhat reluctant to play football even with the encouragement of his brother [...]

T.C. Williams football beginning to gel in new offensive system

T.C. Williams football beginning to gel in new offensive system

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In the opening moments of T.C. Williams’ first regular season game of the new football season, an away contest against Thomas Jefferson High School, the nerves were palpable along the visitors’ [...]

Talented Episcopal football team look forward to 2015 despite late start

Talented Episcopal football team look forward to 2015 despite late start

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With high school football season almost underway across the region, some teams have had two or even three weeks to practice together, hone their skills and improve their conditioning. Not so [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the end of their first scrimmage of the season against Northwood High School of Silver Spring, Md., the members of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football team were exhausted [...]

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

By Chris Teale (Photo/Joe Simpson) At the start of the first football practice session of the new season last week, one Bishop Ireton player brought a photograph of the Benedictine College Preparatory players kissing the Virginia [...]

T.C. Williams kicks off 2015 football season under new head coach Marc Matthie

T.C. Williams kicks off 2015 football season under new head coach Marc Matthie

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Listen to Marc Matthie talk about how to become a better football player and part of a better team, and the conversation quickly becomes about how to become a better person [...]

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Seven years ago, Alexandria firefighter and former University of Arizona basketball player Ashley Whisonant gave flag football a try on a lark. Two years later, she joined a friend to try [...]

Despite championship defeat, Bishop Ireton positive about football future

Despite championship defeat, Bishop Ireton positive about football future

By Chris Teale (Photo/Joe Simpson) They fell short of victory in the state championship final, but Bishop Ireton’s football team believe that good times are ahead after a strong 2014 season in the Virginia Independent Schools [...]

High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

By Jim McElhatton Four years ago, then-freshman Drew Smith thought about trying out for Bishop Ireton’s football team even though he had never played the sport except at recess and in backyard neighborhood games. [...]