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Video Highlights From Oscar Smith vs. Western Branch

Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 If you weren’t there and wanted to see how Oscar Smith dismantled Western Branch on Friday night, here’s the video. It even includes the injury to Josh Sweat, but thankfully there’s not enough detail to witness something graphic.   The incident that the nation is talking about involved a point after […]

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 […]

Oscar Smith vs. Western Branch Is Battle Of Chesapeake

Bruins QB Daniel Griffith vs. Bethel (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Oscar Smith (1-1) at Western Branch (2-0) 7 p.m. Friday Last week, the Tigers bounced back against Indian River.    Western Branch has been on cruise control since opening night.   The two collide at 7 on Friday in a game that has huge implications. Oscar Smith and Coach Richard Morgan […]

Western Branch Bruins Building College Interest

Western Branch QB Daniel Griffith (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s a busy time at Western Branch.   The Bruins football team has started the season 1-0 and college interest is pouring in. Assistant coach Jarome Bell handles college relations and he’s reported a huge amount of mail and phone calls since the season has ramped up again. “West Virginia, Purdue, […]

Preview: More “Games of the Week”

QB Vonn Quillen leads the Crabbers (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 This week was a tough one for picking the game of the week. Phoebus at Lake Taylor was a head taller than the best of the rest because it gives us a glimpse at a playoff match up between two teams that don’t play each other every year. Here are a […]

Preview: Western Branch Loaded With Experience

Coach Greg Gibson with Assistant Jarome Bell (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Greg Gibson is getting his program exactly where he wants it to be.   After two years of growing and building, there’s a feeling that this could be the year for the Bruins.  There are challenges ahead, but a healthy Western Branch Football team could be in the best shape ever to […]

Breakdown: Who’s Going To Top The Tigers?

Oscar Smith Head Coach Richard Morgan (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Oscar Smith Tigers have a ten year run of winning the Southeastern District if you count last year.   The SED died when the VHSL reclassified prior to last season, but that doesn’t diminish the dominance of Smith.   They haven’t lost to an SED team since 2006 when they fell to […]

Daniel Griffith Sees Junior Year As Opportunity (VIDEO)

Western Branch QB Daniel Griffith (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Most people don’t develop on a steady rise.   There are plateaus, leaps, and setbacks along the way.   Western Branch quarterback Daniel Griffith (JR QB 6-1 215) had a huge opportunity in winning the quarterback job to start his sophomore season.    Last year, he didn’t hang onto it.   This year, he’s determined […]

Salem Sweeps In Peanut City Shootout

Salem Captures The Title!  (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Salem SunDevils rolled to victory in the ninth annual Peanut City Shootout with an offense that couldn’t be stopped. That’s a good contrast to their stellar season last fall when their defense was the key to victory in game played in pads and helmets. Salem started the day with a […]

Western Branch Players Drawing Interest

Western Branch RB Corey Gray (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The profile of Western Branch continues to rise with college coaches.   After a Spring Evaluation period that was especially productive, many Bruins are hitting the college camp circuit this Summer.   Western Branch Assistant Coach Jarome Bell keeps us up to date on the latest. Running back Corey Gray (SR RB 5-8 […]