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Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton sophomore Corey Johnson played in just one varsity football game last season, but you wouldn’t know it watching his defensive performance Saturday. In a game where the stars on [...]

Powerhouse Centreville pounds Titans

Powerhouse Centreville pounds Titans

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) After winning their season opener, T.C. Williams faced a big early-season test Friday night on the road against the Centreville Wildcats, one of Northern Virginia’s top football programs. Both teams had [...]

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Bishop Ireton head coach Tony Verducci will be the first to tell you that his football program has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride in recent years. “Well, two [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints pounce on Potomac Panthers

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints pounce on Potomac Panthers

The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints unexpected rise to dominance continued Saturday with the squad’s 26-7 victory over the Potomac School. Despite the final score, the Saints trailed through much of the matchup. Though they [...]

Gowin announces retirement from EHS

Gowin announces retirement from EHS

Episcopal’s longtime football coach and boys athletic director, Mark Gowin, announced plans to retire at the end of this school year in late January. Gowin, who joined the boarding school’s staff in 1988, has coached the [...]

Episcopal alum Hightower hopes to remain with Redskins, close to family

Episcopal High School alumni Tim Hightower knows what he wants in the offseason: a spot back on the Washington Redskins’ roster. Hightower, who graduated from the North Quaker Lane school in 2004, told Comcast Sportsnet’s Ryan [...]

Episcopal alum honored by ACC

Episcopal alum honored by ACC

The Atlantic Coast Conference named Episcopal High School alum Danny Coale the 2011 winner of the Jim Tatum Award, handed out annually to the league’s top senior. Coale, who joined Virginia Tech as a wide receiver [...]

Tigers maul Maroon in season finale

A strong second-half performance was enough for Woodberry Forest to upend Episcopal in the Maroon’s final gridiron battle of the season. Though the Tigers eventually celebrated a 21-12 win, the Maroon kept the game tight early [...]

Cardinals bounced from playoffs in high-scoring thriller

Cardinals bounced from playoffs in high-scoring thriller

With St. Christopher’s bottled up on their one-yard line, down by four points and less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Bishop Ireton looked poised to win the opening round of the state playoffs [...]

Saints wrap up abysmal season

After narrowly beating Potomac School in late September, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints fell on hard times. They ended their season with a 56-21 loss to St. Albans on Saturday. St. Albans quarterback Mike [...]