Thursday, February 21, 2013
Recruiting group helped the track star achieve his goal of running in college.
Briar Woods’ Justin Bradley has committed to Indiana Tech. The Falcon will hang up his wings and run track next year as a Warrior, a dream he achieved with a little prodding. Bradley joined NCSA Athletic Recruiting, which he said kept on him and his pursuit, providing useful tools and guidance. “The one thing about NCSA that I really liked was they kept me on task by sending emails, phone calls and creating a task list on my NCSA profile,” Bradley said. “They really do help student-athletes step by step to earning a scholarship or scholarships. I would recommend this to any student-athlete that wants to make it to the next level.” Bradley plans to pursue a degree in business administration or marketing at the private university in Fort …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The linebacker made the switch to the University of Florida in January.
Linebacker Matt Rolin, the Briar Woods football phenom, is among the players mentioned in an ESPN article about athletes changing course after committing to a college. Rolin’s name pops up in a roundup near the bottom of the story. Rolin, who was selected for the Under Armour All-America High School Football game, hurt his knee late during this past season. He has now signed with the University of Florida. Read more about Matt on Patch.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Briar Woods senior tallied six shutouts in 2012.
Briar Woods senior and goalkeeper Kent Legg recently committed to play soccer for Southern New Hampshire University, according to Loudoun County Public Schools. The college team finished fifth in the nation in Division 2 in 2012 with a 19-4 record. Last spring, Legg recorded a .62 goals-against percentage, with six shutouts. He suffered a broken tibia while making a save against Heritage in the second to last game of the 2012 regular season, preventing him from achieving a seventh shutout.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Briar Woods cruised past Courtland to earn a spot in the championship against Heritage-Lynchburg; win would make third in a row.
The Briar Woods Falcons racked up 339 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns to pull away from the Courtland Cougars 45-15 and advance to the team's third straight AA Division 4 state championship game. Led by running back Cory Colder's 182 rushing yards and four scores, the Falcons broke open what had been a close game until the third quarter with two big plays from quarterback Trace McSorley. As the Courtland defense focused on trying to stop Colder – who gained 120 of his yards on the ground in the first half – McSorley found a Cam Serigne wide open for a 43-yard touchdown pass, and later broke loose for an 80-yard scoring run of his own. With the exception of allowing a few long passing plays, the Briar Woods defense stood as …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Briar Woods welcomes Courtland at home, while Stone Bridge heads to Hanover; wins would send each team to championship.
Ashburn’s high school football fans are in for a treat Saturday, with Briar Woods facing a AA Division 4 state semifinal at home against Courtland High School, and Stone Bridge heading south to play Hanover High School in the AAA Division 5 semifinal. Wins would send the Bulldogs to the state championship for the fifth time in the eight years and the Falcons to a third straight championship in their respective divisions. The Briar Woods game kicks off in Brambleton at 1:30 p.m. The Falcons (13-0) enter the contest after thumping Loudoun County 31-0 to claim a third straight Region 2 championship. Courtland (9-4) comes to town after winning a tightly contested 18-15 Region 4 title game over Smithfield. The teams met in the state semifinals …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Briar Woods football team now seeks third straight state title.
The Briar Woods Falcons varsity football team has outpaced opponents for three years and the dominant team on Friday snagged the Region II Division 4 title again with a 31-0 victory over Loudoun County High School. Briar Woods quarterback Trace McSorley led the team scoring this past week, with two touchdowns in the air and one on the ground. Cam Serigne and Brandon Polk caught McSorley’s 12- and 35-yard scoring passes, respectively, while Cory Colder rushed for another score. McSorley completed 14 of 18 passes for 201 yards and led the team rushing with 83 yards. Loudoun County quarterback Jake Lokey led his team with 22 of its 29 yards on the ground. He completed 20 of 40 pass attempts for 142 yards and one interception. Briar Woods now …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Stone Bridge escaped an early scare versus Langley, while Briar Woods pulled away from Liberty.
While most of us will be deep in turkey-induced comas come Thursday, players and coaches at Stone Bridge and Briar Woods high school will be preparing for what has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition at both schools: regional football championships. Stone Bridge Wears Down Langley Stone Bridge overcame a sloppy offensive performance to outlast a tough Langley Saxon squad and come away with a 33-14 win Friday in Ashburn. After scoring 56 first half points last week against Edison, the Bulldogs (12-0) were mired in a tough defensive battle for the better part of the game. Both teams traded fourth-down defensive stops and punts in a scoreless first quarter. The second quarter appeared headed for a similar outcome until a costly error by the …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Briar Woods and Stone Bridge start the season undefeated while Broad Run looks to rebound from two straight losses.
It was another action packed Friday night for Ashburn high school football teams, as Stone Bridge hosted its second straight game against a traditional Virginia football power, while Briar Woods and Broad Run each hit the road for key early season matchups. Stone Bridge 24 Chantilly 8 Stone Bridge hosted the Chantilly Chargers in a game pitting two of the Washington Post's top-ranked teams. The third-ranked Bulldogs raced out to an early lead on the shoulders of a stout defense and banner rushing performance by Rassaun Goldring, resulting in a 24-8 win. Forced into action at running back because of teammates’ injuries, the fleet-footed Goldring raced for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries. Alabama-bound All-American candidate …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Broad Run comes up short after the Falcons score with less than a minute left.
Football occupied the Friday nights of thousands of Ashburn residents with all three high school varsity teams playing in the community. The Stone Bridge Bulldogs ran down the Robinson Rams 31-14 in a home game, while the Briar Woods Falcons pulled off a late-game surge to overcome the Spartans at Broad Run 20-15. Spartan Stand Falls Seconds Short In what appears to be developing into an annual event, Broad Run (1-1) and Briar Woods (2-0) turned their matchup into a benefit called Battle for a Better Cause. Last year’s proceeds went to Ryan Diviney and his family, while this year’s event benefit juvenile diabetes in honor of Cameron Carter. Fans and cheerleaders for both teams wore white T-shirts, many of which were purchased for the cause…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This year’s Battle for a Better Cause benefits juvenile diabetes in honor of Cameron Carter.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Briar Woods and Broad Run high schools are gearing up for the second "Battle for a Better Cause" football game at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. This year’s event benefits the fight against juvenile diabetes. Again this year, both teams are encouraging their fans to forego school colors and participate in the “white out” by wearing a white T-shirt, preferably a $10 Battle for a Better Cause shirt (provided by James Joppich, owner of Reston Shirt & Graphic Co.) available at the schools. While last year’s proceeds supported Ryan Diviney and the Diviney Family, this year’s game benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of Cameron Carter — daughter of Tom and Renee Carter, sister to Alex Carter, a Briar Woods graduate now playing …