Sunday, August 7, 2016

Game of the Week enters 14th Season

BLUEMONT, VA- Clarke County Sports has announced plans to again cover the Clarke County High School Football program with the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week. The Game of the Week features video highlights, player and coach interviews and more.

Clarke County Sports enters their 14th season of covering the Eagles football team in some form of media coverage.

"I am very excited about another year of providing football coverage to the dedicated fans of Clarke County High School." CEO and Editor Moe Murphy said.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bridgewater Football Names 2016 Captains

J.P. Utz and Davey Hardesty named 2016 Bridgewater Captains       Photo Courtesy  Bridgewater Athletics

Football Names 2016 Captains: At the conclusion of the offseason program the Bridgewater College football team has selected seniors JP Utz and Davey Hardesty as captains elect for the upcoming season.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chargers defeat Gladiators 26-10 in home opener

PURCELLVILLE, VA- The Virginia Chargers (2-1) opened their spring home season at Woodgrove High School on Saturday with 26-10 victory over the Germantown Gladiators (2-1) on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week.

The first half saw a defensive struggle as the Chargers shut out the Gladiators, and got two scores from their defense. To post a 20-0 first half lead.

As the wind intensified in the second half Germantown got on the board and pulled to within 20-10 in the fourth quarter.

The win tightens up the AFA Southern Conference East Division. The Chargers travel to Baltimore this weekend to face the Maryland Phantoms who lead the East Division.

East Division
TeamRecordWin %HomeAwayPFPAStreak
Maryland Phantoms3-01.0001-02-07127Won 3
The Virginia Chargers2-1.6671-01-15237Won 2
Germantown Gladiators2-1.6672-00-15026Lost 1
Anne Arundel County Colts1-2.3330-11-13723Won 1
Metro Phoenix0-3.0000-20-12365Lost 3

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Game of the Week Returns tonight

BLUEMONT, Va.- The Clarke County Sports Game of the Week returns as the Virginia Chargers semi pro football team open their home spring schedule at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, VA tonight against the undefeated Germantown Gladiators.

The Chargers come in with a record of 1-1, losing to defending AFA champions the Harrisburg Sharks 27-19 and with a 7-0 win over the Metro Phoneix.

The Gladiators come in with victories over the Anne Arundel County Colts and the Hanover Rhinos.

Clarke County Sports will be on hand to cover the Chargers again this season for their games at Woodgrove.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Eagles look back on historical season at Banquet

Matt Dang wins the Golden Helmet Award     James Murphy / CCS
The Clarke County Eagles held their annual football banquet recently and were able to reflect on the schools first trip to the VHSL State Championship game.

Michael Fields Eagles leading tackler      James Murphy / CCS
"It was an honor to coach this great group of young men. They made school history and made our school and community very proud." Coach Chris Parker said.

Matt Dang won the Golden Helmet (MVP) award and Michael Fields was given the Leading Tackler Award. Both seniors helped pace the team to a 13 win season and state 2A runner up finish.

Several Eagles were named to the VHSL 2A All State team, the VHSCA 2A All State team and the Virginia Preps All 2A State team.

2015 VHSL All-State Team

1st Team

Jordon Turner--All- Purpose
Bryan Wallace--DE
Michael Fields--LB
Matt Dang--DB

2nd Team

Josh Wallace--Center
Julius Grant--OL/DL
Bryan Wallace--OL
Brett McDonald--TE/LB
Jordon Turner--DB
Matt Dang--PR
Hunter Rogers--RB
2015 VHSCA All-State Team

1st Team

Josh Wallace--Center
Julius Grant--OL
Matt Dang--DB
Jordon Turner--All-Purpose (OFF)
Michael Fields--LB
Bryan Wallace--DE

2nd Team

Brett McDonald--TE/LB
Matt Dang--Punt Ret
Hunter Rogers--RB
Jordon Turner--DB
Julius Grant--DL
Bryan Wallace--OL
C Josh Wallace, Clarke County, JR *
OL Julius Grant, Clarke County, SR *
OL Matthan Drew, Appomattox, SR
OL Landon Mance, Richlands, SR
OL Quentin Alls, Glenvar, SR
TE Brett McDonald, Clarke County, SR *
WR Raashawn Noaks, Union, SR
WR Buster Henderson, Appomattox, SR
RB Brian Mann, Giles, SR
RB Leon Ragland, Buckingham County, SR
QB John-Luke Asbury, Richlands, JR
ATH Tavian Brown, R.E. Lee, SR
K Sullivan Young, Goochland, SR
KR D'Montae Noble, George Mason, SR

PLAYER OF THE YEAR John-Luke Asbury, Richlands  
DL Zach Deck, Glenvar, SR
DL KK Timberlake, Goochland, SR
DE Bryan Wallace, Clarke County, SO
DE Remington Stanley, Glenvar, SR
LB Michael Fields, Clarke County, SR *
LB James Mitchell, Union, SO
LB Chase Harlow, Buffalo Gap, SR
LB Delonta Kelso, Appomattox, JR
DB Jordan Turner, Clarke County SR *
DB Cordell Mattox, Goochland, SR
DB Deven Dews, Appomattox, SR
ATH Patrick Beidleman, Giles, SR
P Reid Chenault, Goochland, SR
PR Matt Dang, Clarke County, SR *
COACH Doug Smith, Appomattox

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Zach Deck, Glenvar  
C Keener Burke, Gate City, SR
OL John Creasey, Goochland, SR
OL Austin Cunningham, Giles, SR
OL Dyzhawn Perkins, Buckingham County, SR
OL Danny Anderson, Richlands, SR
TE Jacob Kirk, Giles, SR
WR Jordan Sewell, Virginia, SR
WR Tyjion Parrish, Amelia, SR
RB Hunter Rogers, Clarke County, JR *
RB David Mullins, Buffalo Gap, SR
QB Zack Clifford, Glenvar, SR
ATH William Green, Amelia, SR
K Jacob Wyrick Stuarts Draft, SR
KR Michael Johnson, King William, SR

DL Cameron Perkins, Giles, SR
DL Mikal Dobbins, E.E. Lee, SR
DE Michael Mabry, Buckingham, SR
DE Lafayette Pendleton, King William, SR
LB Bryce Wade, Richlands, SR
LB Tad Bosserman, Wilson Memorial, SR
LB Canaan Addison, Richlands, SR
LB Devin Berry-Tucker, King William, SR
DB Austin Atkins, Richlands, JR
DB Dustin Green, George Mason, JR
DB Ty Ty Carter, Martinsville, SR
ATH Bryce Spears, Union, SR
P Will Stamper, Lebanon, SR
PR Rajheem Holman, Buckingham County, JR
COACH Chris Parker, Clarke County *
C Hunter Dorton, Union, JR
OL Patrick Lin, Goerge Mason, JR
OL Bryce Carter, Stuarts Draft, JR
OL Ryan Collins, Central, JR
OL Kyle Crumley, Lee, JR
TE Charles Weatherman, Buffalo Gap, JR
WR Javon Butler, East Rockingham, JR
WR Mac McClung, Gate City, SO
RB Jamorya Cousin, Graham, JR
RB Phillip Fleshman, Appomattox, JR
QB Dalton Mullins, Wise Central, SO
ATH Calvin Martin, Goochland, JR
K Max Riley, Giles, JR
KR Cody Howie, Richlands, JR

DL Bryce Carter, Stuarts Draft, JR
DL Jeb Stidham, Union, SO
DE Mackie Martin, Clarke County, JR *
DE Landon Lowe, Richlands, JR
LB Logan Rasnic, Lee, JR
LB Charles Weatherman, Buffalo Gap, JR
LB Anthony Meadows, Giles, JR
LB Will Tawney, Glenvar, JR
DB Tayman Cooke, Graham, SO
DB Hunter Collier, Gate City, JR
DB De'Von Graves, Appomattox, SO
ATH James Phillips, Brunswick, JR
P Josh Pritchett, Strasburg, JR
PR Logan Comer, East Rockingham, JR
COACH Scott Girolmo, R.E. Lee  

Friday, January 1, 2016

Eagles fall to Raiders, complete historical season

SALEM, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles fell to the Appomattox Raiders 42-6 in the VHSL 2A State Football Championship at Salem Stadium, in Salem VA.

The Eagles completed their best season in the history of the school finishing 13-2. After losing to Millbrook 20-14 in week two the Eagles ran off a 12 game win streak including 4 playoff wins that included two shutouts.

The community rallied behind the team and gave them a rousing sendoff before they left for Salem.

Video Highlights and interiews with Jordon Turner, Mackie Martin and Coach Chris Parker can be seen below.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Eagles tame Bears, head to State Championship

Clarke County defeats Union 43-15 to advance to the State Championship game in Salem      Photo by Joe Costa
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles football team made history on Saturday, December 5, 2015 with a 43-15 win over the undefeated Union Bears in the VHSL 2A State semi final game held at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville.

The crowd of over 4,000 gave "the Felt" a college atmosphere as fans started arriving at 4:00AM for a 1:30PM kickoff.

The Eagles line controlled both sides of the ball and were able to amass 356 yards rushing on 63 carries and 6 touchdowns.

"We always have a game plan to come out and run the football," Blocking back Will Roper said. "On film they weren't as physical as [Robert E.] Lee was it seemed, and we just came out and ran it down their throats."

Jordon Turnner connects on a 2 pt. conversion and scored 3 touchdowns rushing        Photo by Jeff Webster
Quarterback Jordon Turner rushed for 106 yards on 19 carries and scored three times on runs of 2, 1 and 2 yards and completed 2 extra point passes to Brett McDonald and Mackie Martin.

"It was a great win, it was physical on both sides of the ball." Turner said, "Our defense held them and caused 4 turnovers and stopped them, scoring 15 points when they are used to scoring 40, it was a good day."

The Eagles scored on their first three drives and recovered a fumble and grabbed two interceptions to take an early 21-0 lead, never having to look back the rest of the day.

Hunter Rogers 141 yards on 27 carries and 2 TD's         Photo by Jeff Webster
The Eagles 2015 leading rusher Hunter Rogers ran for 147 yards on 27 carries and scored twice with runs of 4 and 4 yards.

"It was a great win obviously, I'm overwhelmed." Rogers said, "I knew we were going to come out here and play well, our offensive line was great."

Matt Dang was the third Eagle rusher to break 100 yards on the day with 115 yards on 10 carries.

For the second week in a row Dang electrified the crowd with a break away run, scoring on a 61 yard scamper.

"I couldn't thank our O line anymore. They are our big brothers." Dang said, "They help us get the yards and that's what we like."

Eagles head coach Chris Parker credited the crowd and the community for their support and mentioned that the victory was one of the top highlights of his 33 year coaching career.

Coach Chris Parker congratulates Julius Grant      Photo by Joe Costa
"I love coaching in an environment like that." Parker said, "I was really proud of our crowd, and I have to respect and take my hat off to Union. For those people to travel 5 or 6 hours and show the support they did, it was special for them too."

The Eagles made history by reaching the state football tournament as no other football team in Clarke's history has went this far, although the school garners 29 state championships in a variety of other sports.

Senior lineman Sam White was at a loss for words when asked about the team's historical run.

"It's incredible." White said, I would have never thought that we would have made history, I'm gonna play as hard as I can."

Matt Dang electrifies the crowd with a 61 yard touchdown run                              Photo by Jeff Webster

Assistant Coach Casey Childs congratulates Brett McDonald                                                  Photo by Jeff Webster             

Kickoff is set for 4:30PM on Saturday December 12 at Salem City Stadium. More information can be found at the official Virginia High School League website.

Highlights and post game interviews can be viewed below  (Viewing time 25:31)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Redskins Charitable Foundation Names Travis Turner Redskins High School Coach of the Week



EASY TWEET: Congrats to the head football coach of @unionbearslive Travis Turner for being named the WRCF Coach of the Week for Nov. 23!

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that Union High School Head Football Coach Travis Turner has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 23. This is Turner’s fifth season as head coach at Union. The Bears are undefeated with a 13 – 0 record and have advanced to the Virginia 2A semifinals.

When asked what approach Turner takes when coaching his student-athletes Union Athletic Director, Mike Goforth, said he stresses the idea of “athlete first, winning second.” Goforth described Turner has a, “selfless leader” who always makes time for his players and coaching staff.

Turner stresses the importance of athletics to all of his student-athletes. He maintains a line of constant communication with his athlete’s teachers and helps to stay on top of their grades. If an athlete is struggling in a class he does not allow them to go to practice and requires them to attend after school tutoring.

Coach Turner also emphasizes the importance of giving back. Once a week during the season, the football team volunteers their time at various churches in the area. The athletes and coaches assist by cleaning, gardening, providing general maintenance, and helping cook and deliver meals to the elderly.

In terms of on the field safety, Turner has been concussion certified through the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS). Each year he takes parents of his student-athletes through the concussion protocol.

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 2015 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 Foundation to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, Redskins President Bruce Allen and General Manager Scot McCloughan.

For more information on the Redskins High School Coach of the Week program or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, visit or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.

Eagles advance to State tournament

BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles made history last Friday with a 19-0 win over Robert E. Lee in the VHSL 2A football playoffs.The win propels the Eagles (12-1) into the VHSL 2A state semi finals.

Clarke County High School has won several VHSL State Championships in other sports but the football team has never won a state championship.

"This is the farthest we have ever been in school history," Eagles Coach Chris Parker said. "It's great for the kids. Everybody wants to win, but when you get into the playoffs and win like this it's something the kids will remember the rest of their life."

The Eagles led 6-0 at the half after Jordon Turner scored on a run up the middle. The Leemen (9-4) drove the length of the field on the opening drive of the second half before the Eagles defense forced a turnover and took over at their own 10 yard line.

Running back Matt Dang took a sweep around right end and cut it back up the middle of the field before racing 90 yards to break the game open in the third quarter.

"Overall we pushed the ball good," Dang said. On third downs we always got the first down and that helped get us the win."

The Eagles leading rusher, Hunter Rogers returned to the lineup after sitting out most for several weeks with an injury, Rogers got into the end zone to wrap up the Eagles scoring.

The Eagles defense posted their second consecutive playoff shutout with the Leeman averaging 39 points per game.

"Our defense is playing great," Eagles linebacker Michael Fields said. "We've got a lot of heart, it goes back to day one, all the circuits and training we've done, it's a great feeling."

The Eagles will host the Union Bears (13-0) from Big Stone Gap in Berryville on Saturday at 1:30PM. The winner of the game will advance next week to the VHSL 2A state championship in Salem.

"It feels great to be making history," Eagles quarterback Jordon Turner said. "That was our goal at the beginning of the year to come out and the best that has ever come through Clarke and we are accomplishing that goal."