High School Football Playoff Central

The high school football postseason is here, with a good number of our local teams in the hunt for a state championship.

  Deep Run and Thomas Jefferson set to take Game of the Week spotlight

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of November 4

  Former teammates Jones, Sims set to face off as opposing head coaches

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 21

  Glen Allen’s Flowers enters first week as area’s rushing record holder

  Clover Hill, Huguenot eye crucial late-season win in Game of the Week

Continued Coverage

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 14

  Highland Springs and Manchester set for highly anticipated clash of champions

On the Sidelines scoreboard- October 4

  Top area talent takes center stage in Game of the Week

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 30

  On the Sidelines schedule and scores- September 27

  Cosby keeps late player’s memory alive

Several players may emerge during the span of a football coach’s career that help define his program. For Cosby head coach Pete Mutascio, Alex Hable was one of those kids.

  Henrico, Patrick Henry look to get back in win column in Game of the Week

Two teams looking to shake off losses hit the field on Friday in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week, as Henrico hosts Patrick Henry under the Friday night lights.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 23

The top seven teams remained the same, a handful remained undefeated, and a new squad works its way into this week's rankings.

Traditional powers Hermitage, Varina set to meet in Game of the Week

At the beginning of the season, area football fans may not have expected this week’s match-up between Hermitage and Varina to be Game of the Week-worthy, but strong starts by both teams has put this annual meeting of traditional powers back in the spotlight.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 16

On the Sidelines scores and schedule- 9/13/19

  Henrico and Deep Run clash in Game of the Week

  Thomas Dale’s Williams verbally commits to Richmond

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of 9/9/19

On the Sidelines schedule and scoreboard- September 6

  Battle of Chester takes center stage as Game of the Week

It’s been recognized by the Great American Rivalry Series as one of the best high school football rivalries in the nation, and on Friday L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale renew acquaintances as the Battle of Chester takes the stage in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 high school football poll- week of 9/2/19

Many teams opened up their seasons last week, while those that did not will kick off this Friday. Below is the latest edition of the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 poll, voted on by members of each organizations sports staffs.

  On the Sidelines Scoreboard- August 30

Scores and highlights from area games of August 29 and 30.

  Charles City football returns after program forced to cancel 2018 season

2018 was a punch to the gut of Charles City County football. Low participation numbers forced the Panthers to cancel their season, stripping the players of the game they loved. Now the Panthers return to the field as part of the reborn program.

Spiders top Jacksonville in first home season opener since 2014

The University of Richmond football team opened the 2019 season in impressive fashion, scoring 31 first half points on its way to a 38-19 victory against Jacksonville Thursday night at Robins Stadium.

  Manchester tops to Varina to headline Thursday night’s opening football action

A handful of area teams kicked off their 2019 seasons on Thursday night, headlined by a thriller between Manchester and Varina that went to double overtime.

  ‘Just go do it’: Alicia Dickerson hopes to encourage other girls through football

Alicia Dickerson makes history at Powhatan High as she becomes the second female football player in programs history since the 1980's.

  Randolph-Macon enters 2019 as ODAC favorites

The Yellow Jackets are the favorites to repeat as conference champions in 2019.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll- Preseason

With many area teams kicking off their 2019 schedules this week, here’s a look at the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 preseason poll. The poll is released every Monday during the season and is voted on by members of each organization’s sports staffs.

  Henrico enters 2019 hoping to check final box

Gerald Glasco is entering year seven as Henrico’s head football coach, and has certainly put his fingerprint on the program. After struggling before his arrival, the Warriors have earned playoff berths in five straight seasons and are coming off of their best campaign in two decades.

  Former L.C. Bird athletic director charged with embezzlement

David Bedwell was employed as the schools athletic director at the time and was hired as the head football coach at Hermitage High School in Henrico this season.

Richmond Christian cancels 2019 football season

The school has called off this year's schedule due to low participation numbers, making Richmond Christian the latest of a handful of schools to make this decision during the last two years.

  Penn State-bound Warren, Atlee look to build off of turnaround 2018 season

The old Capital District features Highland Springs, Henrico and Varina, but 2018 saw Atlee get back into the conversation.

  Junior QB Kite leads experienced, more polished Deep Run into 2019

Since Chad Hornik’s arrival as Deep Run’s head coach, the Wildcats have hovered right around .500, making the playoffs in two of Hornik’s three seasons. 2019 certainly has the potential to see the program take a big jump, and it starts with the Cats' returning quarterback.

  Henderson brings winning reputation to established Powhatan program

The Mike Henderson era has kicked off at Powhatan. Henderson became the program’s new head coach this past February and has the Indians’ preseason camp well underway. Henderson spent the last seven seasons as the head coach at Douglas Freeman.

Football, volleyball return to Charles City High School

Charles City High School will field both a varsity football and volleyball team for the fall 2019-2020 season.

  High school football player of the year award named for former Louisa coach Mark Fischer

The 2019 high school football season will feature a new honor given to one of the area’s best. NBC12 will award the Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award to Central Virginia’s most valuable player.

  Experienced Thomas Dale squad looks to elude injury bug, get over nine win hump

The Knights return nearly everybody from last year's team that reached the second round of the playoffs.

  Blend of experienced and young players look to extend Dinwiddie’s postseason streak and more

The Generals have made the playoffs in each of the last 12 seasons and return five starters on both sides of the ball in 2019.

  Highland Springs discussing little steps, not five-peat, in August

The Springers can become the first team in VHSL history to win five consecutive state crowns, but right now, head coach Loren Johnson wants them acting and training like they haven't won anything before.

  After struggling in 2018, Hermitage eager for fresh start

After a rough 2018, new head coach David Bedwell and a hungry group of players are looking to make sure that the Panthers' struggles stay limited to one season.

  New starters, same approach for defending state champ Manchester

2018 was an historic year for Manchester football. The Lancers finished the season 15-0 and capped it off with the program’s first ever state championship. With 18 starters gone from that team, Tom Hall and company turn the page.

  Coming off best ever season, Glen Allen football begins Jones era

Perry Jones takes the reins of the Jaguars for his first season as a head coach, as Glen Allen looks to build off last year's 9-3 campaign.

Atlee’s Warren verbally commits to Penn State

Atlee quarterback Tyler Warren has verbally committed to Penn State, Raiders head coach Matt Gray told NBC12 on Wednesday.

  Mills Godwin’s Wilson wins 2nd national title, qualifies for PanAm Games

The recent Godwin graduate won the New Balance national championship in the 400 meter hurdles, blazing through with a time of 56.77. That bested her previous personal record by more than a second, and is the fifth-fastest time ever recorded by a high school girl in that event, according to her coach

Seattle Seahawks RB, Petersburg native to host annual youth football camp

Each participant will get a gift bag, healthy lunch and refreshments.

  Steward’s Reid enters junior season as one of the nation’s top recruits

Steward rising junior Efton Reid got his first scholarship offer when he was in eighth grade and has currently accumulated numerous offers from Division I schools. But if you think the attention is going to his head, you’d be incorrect.

  State Tournament Central

A handful of local teams find themselves three wins away from state championships entering the week.

Phillies select Benedictine’s Baylor in 3rd Round of MLB Draft

Benedictine infielder Jamari Baylor was selected by the Phillies in the third round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft on Tuesday, going 91st overall. He’ll go to Philadelphia to sign his contact and get a physical, then head to Clearwater, Florida, to begin his professional career.

Camp steps down as Glen Allen head football coach

Salvatore Camp has resigned as Glen Allen’s head football coach, he confirmed to NBC12 on Wednesday. Camp stepped down after three seasons at the head of the Jaguar program.

High School Tournament Central

High school tournament schedule and results involving area teams

  Local football stars use trainers to help elevate their game

For many who compete at a high level, preparation happens year-round, and that’s when they target the use of personal trainers, such as Roger Riggle, to help get them that extra edge.

  Thomas Dale’s Chris Tyree verbally commits to Notre Dame

Tyree verbally committed to Notre Dame, choosing the Fighting Irish over his other finalists, Alabama and Oklahoma. The running back and defensive back received 32 Division I offers and was recruited to play running back in South Bend.

  Hanover girls’ tennis team chases third consecutive state crown

Hanover has claimed the last two state crowns and, after winning the Region 4B championship, is now closing in on a third consecutive title. The Hawks are currently riding a 61-match winning streak that dates back to the beginning of the 2017 season.

  Work pays off for Highland Springs cheerleaders in the form of national championships

If you attend a Highland Springs football or basketball game, you’ll no doubt notice the cheerleaders on the sidelines or on the baseline, rallying support for the Springers. While the aforementioned programs at the high school have experienced success, the Highland Springs cheerleaders have made a

  Benedictine nips Hanover in duel of top baseball teams

Jay Woolfolk tripled and scored in the 10th inning, breaking a tie and giving Benedictine a 4-3 extra inning triumph over Hanover in a battle of two of the area’s top baseball teams on Monday night.

The 804 All-Star Game features top Central Virginia basketball players

The game will feature the top 25 Central Virginia high school senior basketball players.

  Fourth quarter Spotswood run dooms Hopewell in state championship game

For the second straight year, Hopewell advanced to the Class 3 girls state championship game, and for the second straight year, the Blue Devils fell just short.

State Tournament Central

Several area teams are still in the hunt for a state championship. Find all of your updated schedules and results here.

  Woodbridge denies Cosby state championship

Woodbridge outscored Cosby, 20-1, in the final period, securing a 64-43 win in the Class 6 state championship game on Wednesday night at the Siegel Center. The fourth quarter turned an otherwise competitive game into a rout.

  Taekwondo program has Chesterfield County students kicking away limitations

James River special education teacher Kieley Thomas teaches students with special needs. Conditions range from autism to sensory process issues to physical disabilities and more. She was looking for some ideas for her physical education class, when she thought of Eric Rangel-Ribeiro, the Master at h

  Life Christian presses on after state title win

LCA topped Eastern Mennonite to claim the VISAA Division III state championship, but for these athletes, the off-season is just another basketball season. Head coach Richard Mason puts together an 82 game AAU schedule that spans through the spring and summer, giving his players plenty of work.

  At home, in school, on the field, Petersburg’s Hall does it all

High school student-athletes are required to find a balance between sports and academics, figuring out ways to handle two demanding parts of their lives. Petersburg senior Treyvion Hall may take this to the next level.

  Armstrong’s Curtis triumphs through tragedy

Armstrong linebacker Edward Curtis has dealt with the death of his father for the past year, and it's affected his role both at home and on the football field.

  Lack of sight doesn’t hold back Meadowbrook’s Archie

He can hear the sound of a take-down, the fans cheering in the stands and his coaches shouting instructions to him on the bench. He can smell a freshly-cleaned wrestling mat, but Meadowbrook’s Dajeon Archie can’t see any of it. The Monarch freshman wrestler is almost completely blind.

Tournament Central- High school basketball playoffs

A good number of local high school basketball teams take aim at state championships. Here are schedules for tournaments involving area squads.

  Highland Springs female wrestler made for the mat

Brittney Reed saw her brothers wrestle when they were in high school and began to think that she could do it better. That started her journey in the sport that she has grown to love.

Glen Allen duo excels on and off the court

Trey Grimes and Chris Butler are both seniors at Glen Allen who have been mainstays for the Jags’ basketball team. Both have spent their high school years with very little free time, taking part in multiple sports and other activities at the school.

  Williams shines at Collegiate both on and off the field

Donovan Williams is a busy guy. The Collegiate sophomore is a standout for the Cougars in football, track and field and baseball, while also excelling at the violin.

  Burston returns to basketball as high school assistant

Former VCU guard Torey Burston is taking advantage of his chance to return to basketball as an assistant coach at J.R. Tucker High School.

6 high schools to receive $1K grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods

Huguenot, John Marshall, Armstrong, George Wythe, Petersburg and Thomas Jefferson high schools will all receive the grant.

Highland Springs football coach named Redskins High School Coach of the Year

Coach Johnson has coached football at the Henrico high school for 10 years.

Rosters set for Big River Rivalry

The sixth annual Big River Rivalry will kick off on Saturday at Randolph-Macon. This annual high school football all-star game features a team from north of the James River battling its south counterparts. The contest will begin at 12:30.

Manchester Lancers take home first state title

This season also marks the first perfect season ever for the Chesterfield team, finishing 15-0.

Highland Springs wins 4th straight state title

Highland Springs topped Stone Bridge 37-26 to win its fourth straight state title.

  Siblings help Springers to state title game

Football players often refer to teammates as brothers. When Highland Springs offensive tackle D’Onte Griggs takes the field with his brothers in football, he’s in charge of protecting his blood brother, quarterback D’Vonte Waller.

  Clark looks to cap off high school career with state title

Brendon Clark's involvement in Manchester football started when he was six years old. On Saturday, he'll try to end his high school career with a state championship.

  For Manchester, road to title game goes through Hall’s close friend

Manchester football is putting together an historic season. Last Friday, the Lancers topped Colonial Forge to take home their first region title in program history, and on Saturday they’ll take the field in their first ever state semifinal. To punch a ticket to the title game, however, Manchester wi