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Ocean Lakes Passes Tiger Test (VIDEO)

#5 Levonta Taylor soaks in the celebration with his Ocean Lakes teammates (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The “biggest game of the year” didn’t start out well for Ocean Lakes.   Both teams came into the game highly strung, and it showed.   The Tigers drove the length of the field to start the game, then capitalized on a Dolphin error on their first possession. Shon Mitchell found […]

Josh Sweat Set To Announce

Oscar Smith DE Josh Sweat (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Oscar Smith, it’s been a long football season. They’ve won a ton of games, but they’ve done it without their star defensive end. For Josh Sweat, the season has been even longer. Instead of joining his teammates on the field on Friday nights, he’s been on the sidelines. Josh and […]

Young Locals Are Huge For Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Bucky Hodges (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The last two recruiting classes of local players made a big difference this year. Virginia Tech may have struggled in 2014, but extending their streak of bowl appearances to 22 is a huge accomplishment.   It’s hard to imagine that getting done without the help of the freshmen on the roster, […]

Oscar Smith Win Sets Up 6A South Showdown (VIDEO)

Colonial Forge could not stop #22 Deshawn McClease (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757  Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes were slated to meet in the 6A South Final.   All they had to do was win.   Saturday’s game between the Tigers and Colonial Forge was the closest yet, but Smith managed to keep the Eagles at bay for almost all the full 48 minutes. […]

Deshawn McClease Sparks Tigers In Win Over Cox

Oscar Smith RB Deshawn McClease (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Twitterverse was abuzz with Deshawn McClease’s five touchdown performance on Friday night against #3 seeded Cox. McClease took off his helmet and found a seat on the bench midway through the fourth quarter with the game in hand. By that point he had rushed for 232 yards and his five […]

Round Two Preview: Best Cox Team Yet Lines Up Against Oscar Smith

Oscar Smith RB Deshawn McClease (File Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 #3 Cox (9-2) at #2 Oscar Smith (10-1) 7 p.m. Friday Cox has had a record setting year.  They’ve had their best season ever, reaching nine wins for the first time in school history.   They won their first playoff game ever last week in their win over Bayside.  Their offense […]

Deshawn McClease and Tavante Beckett All-Conference 2 Teams

Oscar Smith QB Shon Mitchell and Head Coach Rich Morgan (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 You would expect the All-Conference 2 team to be dominated by Oscar Smith, since they’ve dominated district play for so long. By introducing new teams and new players, you get a variety of opinions from the coaches. For instance, Coach Alonzo Coley of Kecoughtan won the Coach of the Year award. […]

6A South Preview: Oscar Smith Faces Woodside

Woodside Head Coach Danny Dodson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 6A South Opening Round Woodside (7-3) at #2 Oscar Smith (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday Woodside finished their season on October 31 and has now had two weeks to prepare for Oscar Smith. You can bet they’ve made the most of every minute. The Wolverines are led by veteran coach Danny Dodson […]

Deshawn McClease Wins B-Dubs Player of the Week Vote!


by Andy Hilton, recruit757 There were some amazing performances this past weekend, but Deshawn McClease’s record setter against Grassfield inspired the fans of football in The 757 to vote for him and vote often. It didn’t take a lot of carries or a lot of game time for McClease to impress the voting public.   […]

Josh Sweat Likely Out For Season After Tiger Romp Over Western Branch

Oscar Smith DE/WR Josh Sweat (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Oscar Smith vs. Western Branch showdown was not much of a battle from the start.   Oscar Smith took three plays to drive 68 yards for their first score.   The second, third, and fourth came easily as well.   In the second quarter, the unthinkable happened. On an extra […]