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If The Playoffs Started This Weekend: 6A South Playoff Picture

Oscar Smith QB Shon Mitchell and RB Deshawn McClease (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 A few teams are moving up, including Cox moving up from #5 to #3 due to their win over Green Run and Bayside’s victory over winless Kempsville.  Bayside and Cox meet this week in a game that should give one team a distinct advantage over the other. Earning a playoff berth […]

If The 6A Playoffs Started This Weekend…

Ocean Lakes ATH Levonta Taylor (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Everyone is waiting for the “dream match up” of Oscar Smith vs. Ocean Lakes.   If they both win out, we could see them on the weekend after Thanksgiving (November 29) in the Region 6A South Semifinals. Earning a playoff berth in the Conference 1 & 2 subdivision is tougher than […]

Coming of Age: Indian River Shocks Western Branch (VIDEO)

Indian River faced off against Western Branch and pulled off the upset (Photo: Antowyne Shaw/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 After going 0-2 to start the season against two pretty good teams (Hampton and Oscar Smith), Indian River has strung together five straight wins.   They shocked King’s Fork, and Friday night they shocked Western Branch. The game was a dogfight, have no doubt about that.   In the end, it […]

Josh Culberson Adds Spartan Offer

Western Branch DE Josh Culberson (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Western Branch defensive end Josh Culberson is seeing his recruitment pick up.   Now halfway through his senior year, Culberson has three college scholarship offers, and interest in the big man is building. Culberson holds offers from Mississippi Valley State, Chowan, and now Norfolk State.    The Spartans called for him […]

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 […]