Football

High school football playoff scores and schedules

A handful or our area teams will hit the field on Friday night to begin hopeful playoff runs to a state championship. Highland Springs, Monacan, Goochland and King & Queen begin postseason play as top seeds in their respective regions.

On the Sidelines scoreboard- April 1-2

Richmond football in COVID-19 protocol, Saturday’s game postponed

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 26

  Region 4B playoff spots at stake in Game of the Week

James River tops L.C. Bird in football for first time since 2000

Governor eases capacity restrictions at large sporting venues, high school football

Continued Coverage

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 19

  Former Dinwiddie player, military veteran works to turn Generals into leaders

  Henrico football team pushes forward with injured teammate as inspiration

  ‘We believe he will walk again’: Henrico football player seriously injured during game, GoFundMe created

On the Sidelines Scoreboard- March 12

Deep Run squares off with defending Region 5B champ Varina in Game of the Week

Northam: High school football capacity to remain at 250 for now

High school football has been classified as a recreational sport, meaning that while other venues throughout Virginia have been able to increase attendance to one thousand guests, 250 people remains the capacity for high school stadiums.

  On the Sidelines- March 5

Friday marked another action-packed night under the Friday night lights in Central Virginia.

  Hermitage and Glen Allen renew rivalry in Game of the Week

Hermitage and Glen Allen began playing in 2011, the first year the Jaguars fielded a varsity football team. The Panthers took the first four meetings, but the Jags have responded to win the last two match-ups. These two schools that are a six minute drive apart renew acquaintances on Friday.

  Deep Run honors Henderson during first game

Deep Run kicked off its season against J.R. Tucker, the Wildcats’ first game since Henderson passed away in a boating accident last April.

  On the Sidelines- February 26

  Manchester and Monacan set to square off in On the Sidelines Game of the Week

  High school football returns in Virginia

  Undefeated Blue Devils celebrate football state championship

  Hermitage football coach reinstated after being sentenced to 2 months in jail

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

  Richmond-area athletes make decisions final on Signing Day

Several athletes from the Richmond area made their colleges choices Wednesday for National Signing Day.

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.

  RVA youth team to compete in Snoop Dogg football program

It's a once in a life time opportunity, but opportunities this rare don't come cheap that's why a local football team is trying to raise funds to make the cross country trip to compete in national football competition.

  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

Manchester, Highland Springs, Goochland advance to state semifinals

Manchester, Highland Springs and Goochland all improved to 13-0 with Friday's wins and find themselves two wins shy of state championships.

  High school football scores - November 16

Playoff contests continued on Friday night, with area teams punching their tickets to respective region title games.

  On the Sidelines: High School Football Nov. 9

High School Football - Nov. 9

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook for Nov. 7

The high school football regular season is nearing an end.

Round 1- High school football playoff schedule

A handful of area teams still have championship hopes alive as the high school football postseason begins. Check out the schedule for the first round of VHSL and VISAA action.

Johnson resigns as Hermitage head football coach

It was one of the worst seasons in Hermitage High School history, and on Friday the Derrick Johnson era came to an end after less than one year. Johnson resigned as the Panthers' head football coach after a 1-9 season.

  High school football scores - November 1

Deep Run punched its ticket to the postseason with a win over Mills Godwin to headline Thursday's action.

Threat of inclement weather causing football schedule changes

Inclement weather causing high school football schedule changes is nothing new this season, and the potential threat of rain and storms on Friday has caused some schools to move their games up.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll- Week of October 29

Two upsets last week caused a shake-up in this week’s rankings. This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization. It is released every Monday during the season.

  High school football scores - October 26

Glen Allen pulled away from Deep Run in the second half to win our On the Sidelines Game of the Week, 34-14, to headline Friday’s action.

Upsets headline Thursday night football action

Two teams that entered the night occupying the top two spots in the Region 4B rankings fell in upset fashion, shaking up the race for the top seed. Dinwiddie and Monacan were both stunned on Thursday night.

Weather threat leads to high school football schedule changes

A handful of area high school football games have rescheduled their football games to avoid potential rain this Friday night.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook for Oct. 24

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll- Week of October 22

Some close games between ranked opponents this past Friday caused some shake-ups in this week’s NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 poll. This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization. It is released every Monday during the season.

  High school football scores - October 19

Monacan held off L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale earned a double overtime victory over Hopewell to headline Friday's action.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook (on a Thursday!)

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook (which was actually on a Thursday) with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 15

Henrico topped Varina in a thriller on Monday night to cause some fluctuation in this week’s poll. This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization. It is released every Monday during the season.

  Henrico nips Varina in thriller to headline Monday football action

Varina’s extra point with 1:27 left hit off the upright, giving Henrico a 28-27 win in a thriler. The Warriors improve to 5-1, while the Blue Devils fall to 6-1.

Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

Josh Norman intercepts Cam Newton, Redskins hold on to beat Panthers 23-17

  High school football scores for Oct. 12

We saw an abbreviated scheduled on Friday night due to the aftermath of Tropical Storm Michael, but several area high school football games still went off without a hitch. Manchester’s big win over L.C. Bird headlined the action.

Several high school football games postponed

Here is a look at the games and when they will be made up.

  Unbeaten rivals L.C. Bird and Manchester clash in Game of the Week

Manchester and L.C. Bird feature a story rivalry on the football field. Recently the two have split their last eight meetings and both enter Friday’s On the Sidelines Game of the Week with 6-0 records.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook for Oct. 10

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

  New coach, group of seniors save traditional football at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot football has a long tradition of success. Most recently, the Knights went on a run of five consecutive state championships from 2009-2013, but after a scarce turnout during this past off-season, the school considered a major change.

Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

Brees breezes past Manning for all-time record in yards passing as Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 8

The top four teams in the poll continue to dominate their schedules, as Highland Springs, Manchester, Dinwiddie and Varina remain the squads to beat. This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization. It is released every Monday during the season.

  High school football highlights from Oct. 5

Here are the high school football scores for Oct. 5.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook for Oct. 3

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

NBC12 / RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll - Week of Oct. 1

Highland Springs remains atop the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll for yet another week.

AP Top 25: Ohio State up to 3, Notre Dame at 6; 5 new teams

After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moves up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rises to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll

  High school football highlights from Sept. 28

Here are the high school football scores for Sept. 28.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday playbook for Sept. 26

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

NBC12 / RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll - Week of September 24

Highland Springs remains atop the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll for the sixth straight week

Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17

Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and the Washington Redskins beat a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 31-17

AP Top 25: Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since ’07

After season-high 7 ranked teams lost, back half of AP college football poll gets makeover; Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since '07

  High school football highlights from Sept. 21

Check out highlights from Friday’s football action below from NBC12’s On The Sidelines.

  On the Sidelines: Wednesday Playbook for Sept. 19

Did you miss this week’s Wednesday Playbook with NBC12′s Marc Davis and RVA Sports Network’s Rob Witham?

NBC12 / RVA Sports Network Big 12 - Week of Sept. 17

This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization.

Spiders score 2 late touchdowns to pull off win

Tyler Wilkins caught a pass in the corner of the end zone with two seconds left, giving Richmond a 35-27 victory over Saint Francis of Pennsylvania on Thursday night.

High School Scoreboard - Sept. 12

Here are scores from Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Hurricane Florence’s impact on college football

The Cavaliers’ game with Ohio will be played at Vanderbilt Stadium due to heavy rain expected in the Charlottesville area.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 10

Highland Springs remains atop the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll. This is a weekly high school football poll, voted on by members of each organization. It is released every Monday during the season.

Teen who received heart transplant returns to the gridiron

Juan Mikel-Jones said "was scared; I didn't think I was going to make it."

High school football team escapes heat with gym practices

The heat index soaring into the triple digits had many of us looking for a pleasant place to escape the blistering sun.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of August 27

After a big win over Hermitage to open the season, Highland Springs remains atop the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll.

  Mathews football hopes to grow, improve under first African-American coach

Just because Carl Kelly Jr is new to the role doesn't mean he is new to the school.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Preseason Poll

Each Monday during the high school football season, NBC12 and our partner, RVA Sports Network, will release our Big 12 poll, the top 12 teams in the area, as voted on by members of both organizations' sports staff.

L.C. Bird claims 3rd straight state championship

The Skyhawks overcame a 13-0 deficit to take down previously unbeaten Tuscarora and claim their third state crown in a row. Bird shut out the Huskies in the second half.

At Monacan, coaching runs in the family

Head coach Jim Henderson has two more-than familiar faces on his coaching staff. His brother is Monacan's defensive coordinator, while his father serves as the Chiefs' linebackers' coach.

Springers, Bird meet in state-championship game worthy match-up

Highland Springs is 11-0, L.C. Bird is the two-time defending state champion. Friday the two team's meet in a second round 5A South match-up for the right to keep playing.