Falcons, Bulldogs Complete Undefeated Regular Seasons
Broad Run wins season finale but falls short on pursuit of playoff spot.
Broad Run, however, must begin to focus on next year; even with a win in the season finale the team did not earn a spot in the playoffs.
Falcons Shut Raiders Out
On paper Briar Woods had the toughest matchup on Friday, traveling to face an 8-1 Loudoun County High School team that was fresh off a 48-6 shellacking of Heritage. But the Falcons showed once again that they are simply a cut above their Dulles District foes — and maybe every Region 4 team in the state — as they raced to a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to a dominating 45-0 win.
A balanced offense and dominating defense led the Falcons and frustrated the Raiders all evening. Trace McSorley accounted for three touchdowns — two in the air and one on the ground — while Cory Colder paced the Falcons with 73 yards rushing and a score. Cam Serigne once again led Briar Woods in receiving, with five catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Matt Rolin racked up eleven tackles to lead a defense that tallied five sacks and pitched a third shutout in a row. During the past three games, the Falcons outscored opponents 144-0, leading to a third straight Dulles District title.
Briar Woods will host Powhatan (5-4) Friday night in their regional quarterfinal matchup.
Bulldogs Silence Rebels
While they didn't pitch a shutout, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs closed out a perfect regular season in almost as dominating fashion, riding an early 33-0 lead to a 47-28 win over Fairfax High School. Sterling Dailey stole the show for the Bulldogs during the home stretch of the regular season, rushing for 138 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan Burns connected with Jimmy Higgins on a 65-yard touchdown and finished the day with 237 passing yards. With the win, the Liberty District champion Bulldogs claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the Division 5 Northern Region playoffs.
Stone Bridge will host Edison (5-5) on Friday night.
Spartans Win, But Miss Postseason
Finally, Broad Run exploded for more than 500 yards of total offense to race away with a 40-21 win over Freedom-South Riding. But the Spartans (5-5) needed that win and help from other teams to make the playoffs, and that help didn't happen. The Spartans will miss the playoffs for the first time in many seasons. The team now looks to next year, despite solid play from sophomore quarterback Brady Reitzel, who passed for 243 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for more than 100 yards Friday.