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Monday, December 1, 2014

Eagles bid for perfect season falls short

BERRYVILLE, VA- The Clarke County Eagles football team ran into a wall in their quest for a perfect season as they fell to the Nottoway Cougars 13-2 at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Friday, November 21.

The Eagles end the season with a record of 11-1, and were the first team in fifty years to have back to back regular undefeated seasons. The Eagles record over the past two seasons is 23-2.

"We are a young team," Eagles coach Chris Parker said, "The seniors we are losing will be sorely missed."

Coach Chris parker speaks with Moe Murphy and highlights from the final Game of Week for the 2014 season are below.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eagles shutout Nandua to move to the next level

 BERRYVILLE, VA- The Clarke County Eagles improved their record to 11-0 as they dismantled the Nandua Warriors (7-4) in the first round of the VHSL AA Eastern Division Playoffs at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Friday, November 14.

The Eagles head coach Chris Parker became ill at school on Friday and went home prior to the Game. Clarke County Athletic Director and defensive coordinator Casey Childs took over Parker's usual play calling duties.

"Coach Parker was ill all day and he didn't need to be out here in this weather tonight,"Childs said. "We discussed it at the team meal and talked about how everybody needed to come together and take on different roles. I couldn't be more proud of the coaching staff and our players."

#9 Sean McDonald celebrates with team mates after a 45 Yd td run.
The first few series were tight with both teams punting early. The score stood 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The only scoring on a Hunter Rogers 53 yard touchdown run. Rogers has made a habit of outrunning secondaries all season.

The Eagles put the game away in the second quarter with four scores on four consecutive drives. Senior quarterback Sean McDonald scored twice on runs of 4, and 45 and Rogers found the endzone for the second time on a 12 yard scamper. Rogers scored the two point conversion.

After consecutive sacks by the Eagle defense and clock management, the Eagles were able to score their fifth touchdown with just 22 seconds to go in the half as McDonald found Matt Dang in the corner of the endzone and connected with a five yard touchdown pass. Levi Mayo was 4 of 5 on point after kicks.

McDonald got his third rushing touchdown of the night in the third quarter with a 2 yard run. The three scores gives McDonald 24 rushing touchdowns this season. Rogers two scores gives him 14 on the season. McDonald led all rushers with 172 yards on 13 carries. Rogers ended up with 82 yards on 7 carries. McDonald was 2 of 5 passing for 25 yards including the 5 yard touchdown to Dang.

The Eagles defense pitched the shutout and only let the Warriors cross midfield once in the first quarter. The defense had four sacks, an interception and fumble recovery.

The win gives the Eagles at least one more home game at "the Felt" as they will host Nottoway on Friday night in Berryville. Check back for more details on the game.

Below is the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week Video with game highlights and post game interviews (Viewing time 19:21) Video produced by Shenandoah Tele-Productions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Clarke County defeats Nandua to move to 11-0, will host second round playoff game next week

BERRYVILLE, VA- The Clarke County Eagles (11-0) defeated the Nandua Warriors (7-3) 44-0 at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville to move to second round of the VHSL AA Eastern Football Playoffs.

Eagles Head Coach Chris Parker did not attend the game due to an illness. Assistant Coach Casey Childs took over the responsibility of the play calling and the Eagles dominated the Warriors from the onset.

Check back at Clarke County Sports for more game coverage including the Game of the Week video. Below are the post game interviews with players Hunter Rogers, Julius Grant, and Sean McDonald. Assistant Coach Casey Childs speaks with Moe Murphy. Produced by Shenandoah Tele-Productions.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Redskins Charitable Foundation names High School Coach of the Week

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Washington Redskins announced today that head football
coach Roscoe Johnson of Atlee High School in Mechanicville, Va. has been named the
Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 10.

Johnson is currently in his eighth year as head coach at Atlee. He led the Raiders
to one of their best seasons in 2013 with an 11-2 record and an appearance in the 5A
South Region final game. The team is currently 8-2 and will play in the first round
of playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14.

Atlee High School Director of Student Activities Dave Kannewurf explains how
Johnson's leadership has been essential to the team's success over the years.
"Coach Johnson knows how to motivate and communicate well with his
student-athletes," said Kannewurf.  "He is an amazing role model and works hard to
help his players be successful on and off the field."

The Raiders participate in civic work around the Richmond area, helping to fundraise
with local organizations such as the Richmond Sports Backers and for their own
football boosters. Coach Johnson is a teacher in the Special Education Department
and is also the head baseball coach at Atlee.

Redskins High School Coach of the Week
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and
reward excellence in high school football coaching.

Each week during the 2014 high school football season, the Redskins will select one
area high school head football coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week.
The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment toward promoting youth
football, developing motivated student-athletes, overall community involvement and
overall team performance and record.

Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season will receive a $1,000
donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed
certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden
and Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

25 Tri State area football teams head to the playoffs this weekend

BLUEMONT, Va- Clarke County Sports has compiled a list of the Tri-State area football teams that remain alive and head to first round playoff action this weekend. Area teams are indicated by Cyan coloring. The chart will be updated as the playoffs continue. Good luck to all the area teams as they head into post season action this weekend. 16 area teams host first round games while 9 area teams have to go on the road.Only one game pit's two area teams against each other, James Wood at Sherando.

Virginia High School League  First Round Games
Date & Time
6A North
#13 Annandale (6-4) vs. #4 Battlefield (9-1)
Battlefield H.S.
11/14  7:30PM
5A North
#16 Thomas Edison (3-7) vs. #1 Tuscarora (10-0)
Tuscarora H.S. 
11/14  7:00PM
5A North
#14 Freedom-P.W. (3-7) vs. #3 Stone Bridge (8-2)
Stone Bridge H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
5A North
#13 Halifax County (5-5) vs. #4 Broad Run (7-3)
Broad Run H.S.
11/14  6:00PM
5A North
#12 Mountain View (4-6) vs. #5 Briar Woods (7-3)
Briar Woods H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
5A North
#9 Potomac Falls (6-4) vs. #8 Wakefield
Wakefield H.S.
11/14  7:30PM
4A North
#15 Loudoun County (4-6) vs. #2 Jefferson Forest (10-0)
Jefferson Forest H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
4A North
#14 Pulaski County (5-5) vs. #2 Liberty-Bealeton (9-1)
Liberty H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
4A North
#13 Fauquier (5-5) vs. #4 George Washington (10-0)
George Washington H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
4A North
#12 Dominion (5-5) vs. #5 Courtland (9-1)
Courtland H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
4A North
#11 James Wood (5-5) vs. #6 Sherando (8-2)
Sherando H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
4A North
#9 Louisa (7-3) vs. #8 Woodgrove (7-3)
Woodgrove H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
3A East
#15 Culpeper (3-7) vs. #2 Loudoun Valley (7-3)
Loudoun Valley H.S.
11/15  2:00PM
3A East
#14 Warren County (4-6) vs. #3 James Monroe (8-2)
James Monroe H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
3A East
#12 Petersburg (4-6) vs. #5 Kettle Run (6-4)
Kettle Run H.S.
11/15  2:00PM
3A East
#11 William Monroe (6-4) vs. #6 John Champe
John Champe H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
3A East
#9 Hopewell (4-6) vs. #8 Skyline (7-3)
Skyline H.S.
11/15  2:00PM
2A East
#13 Nandua (7-3) vs. #4 Clarke County (10-0)
Clarke County H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
2A East
#11 Luray (7-3) vs. #6 Brunswick (7-3)
Brunswick H.S.
11/15  2:00PM
2A East
#9 King William (8-2) vs. #8 Strasburg (7-3)
Strasburg H.S.
11/14  7:00PM

WVSSAC WVA High School First Round Games
Date & Time
#13 Buckhannon Upsher (7-3) vs. #4 Martinsburg (9-1)
Martinsburg H.S.
11/15  7:30PM
#12 Jefferson County (7-3) vs. #5 Point Pleasant (9-0)
Point Pleasant H.S.
11/15  1:30PM

MPSSAA MD High School First Round Games
Date & Time
3A West
#3 South Hagerstown (10-0) vs. #2 Linganore (10-0)
Linganore H.S.
11/14  7:00PM
2A West
#3 Liberty (7-3) vs. #2 Poolesville (7-3)
Poolesville H.S.
11/14  7:00PM

Monday, November 10, 2014

Clarke County Sports salutes our Veterans

Delaney Named ODAC Player of the Week by SU Athletic Dept.

FOREST, Va. - Sophomore Cedrick Delaney has been named ODAC Offensive Player of the Week in selections announced Sunday afternoon by the league office.
#13 Cedrick Delaney
Delaney set new Shenandoah and ODAC records Saturday afternoon with 321 yards rushing on 41 carries in the Hornets 42-34 loss at league co-leader Emory and Henry.
The record day, which also included three rushing touchdowns and another receiving, broke a Shenandoah mark set in 2004 and an ODAC record that had stood since 1998.
Anthony Frates '06 had set the previous SU mark of 207 yards in the 2004 regular season finale against Methodist.
Delaney's 332 yards of total offense is the best effort in the league this season and ninth best in ODAC history.
In the process of setting the new rushing mark, which is believed to be one of the top five performances in Division III this season, Delaney also set a new school record for season rushing yards.
With one game left, Saturday at Washington and Lee, Delaney has 1174 yards rushing. This breaks the previous mark of 1157 set by Keone Kyle in 2009.
This is Delaney's first conference weekly honor.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Eagles complete perfect season, roll into playoffs as Bull Run Champions

BERRYVILLE,Va.- The Clarke County Eagles completed their regular season Friday night with a commanding 57-15 victory over William Monroe to capture the Bull Run District. The win completes a perfect regular season and gives the Eagles momentum going into the 16 team VHSL AA East playoffs.

Senior QB Sean McDonald rushed for 4 touchdowns and passed for 2. McDonald scored on runs of 14, 2, 1, and 1 and completed touchdown passes of 20 yards to Justin Dulaney and 52 yards to Matt Dang. Hunter Rogers scored on a 4 yard touchdown run and Mackie Martin went in from 10 yards out.

The Eagles will host the Nandua Warriors (7-3) at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7:00PM in the first round of the 16 team playoff.

Check back this week for more in depth coverage of the Eagles 2014 season and a look into the playoffs.

Eagles Coach Chris Parker speaks with Moe Murphy about the season and upcoming playoffs.

Game of the Week to expand to Basketball

BLUEMONT, Va.- Clarke County Sports Publisher/CEO Moe Murphy has announced the expansion of  the popular Clarke County Sports Football Game of the Week to include basketball for the 2014-15 season. Plans are in the works to include both boy's and girl's high school basketball with the possibility of some local college coverage as well.

Clarke County Sports once again teams up with sister company Shenandoah Tele-Productions based in Bluemont, VA. S.T.P. will handle the filming and post production of the video production, as they have this season in the Football Game of the Week, taking over for Big City Productions from Winchester.

"The popularity of our football series and the amount of views these videos have recorded prompted us to consider expanding the series to basketball for the upcoming season." Murphy said, "We are very excited about the upcoming season, as it is a challenge for us to balance basketball with our statewide wrestling coverage we have become known for over the last several seasons."

Check back at Clarke County Sports for more information on the series as the season draws near.