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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. […]

Kecoughtan Roars Back to Top Western Branch, 20-14

Kecoughtan QB Desmond Savage (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It was a game that raced by. Western Branch didn’t run their first pass play until late in the fourth quarter. The visiting Bruins took the ball in the first half and didn’t let Kecoughtan play. That script worked. The Bruins led time of possession basically 18 minutes to six. The […]

First Round Region 6A South Playoff Schedule

The Ocean Lakes Dolphins (Photo: Mary Anne Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The VHSL has released the dates and times for this week’s playoff games.   Here’s the schedule for the first round in Region 6A South for the local games in Conferences 1 and 2: All Games at 7 p.m. Friday (8)Bethel at (1) Ocean Lakes (5)Western Branch vs. (4) Kecoughtan (Darling) […]

Official Playoff Bracket: 6A South and 6A North

Ocean Lakes QB/SR Brendan O'Neil (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Like the 5A South Bracket, 6A South is set up a little differently than the rest of the playoffs. The bracket is split so that teams from the former Eastern Region will play each other exclusively in the first three rounds. That sets up an eight team tournament between Conferences 1 and […]

King’s Fork/Western Branch Provides Ground Game Excitement

QB Ryan Kluck and RB Deshaun Wethington of King's Fork (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Western Branch (7-2) at King’s Fork (7-2) 7 p.m. Friday Friday night’s Southeastern District battle between King’s Fork and Western Branch will no doubt showcase the run.   Western Branch runs a double wing offense out of the shotgun that relies on quarterback Daniel Griffith to make quick decisions.   King’s […]

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 […]