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Western Branch TE Maurice Davis commits to Virginia State

Western Branch TE Maurice Davis (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Virginia State, Maurice Davis is a heckuva get.  Davis comes in as a long, tall, blocking oriented, pass catching tight end with a knack for contributing the big play. Against Great Bridge this past fall, as an example, Davis made one move sprint straight downfield on a go route, and […]

NSA LB Daniel Griffith decides to walk on at Virginia Tech

NSA Linebacker Daniel Griffith (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Nansemond-Suffolk Academy linebacker Daniel Griffith, high school football was a roller coaster. He was known as an excellent athlete early on. His combination of strength and speed at a young age bode well for his recruitment to college. Daniel (SR LB 6-1 225) spent his ninth grade year as a […]

The NFL honors Dre Bly and Western Branch (VIDEO)

Western Branch Alum Dre Bly

In celebration of the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL has made the rounds in Hampton Roads. Several local schools have shiny new golden footballs to display in their trophy cases thanks to alumni like Cam Chancellor (Maury) and Elton Brown (Hampton). Western Branch and Dre Bly were honored on Wednesday in a celebration at the […]

2015 VHSL 6A All-State Teams

Oscar Smith QB Shon Mitchell (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Our boys didn’t bring home a state championship in Group 6A this year, but what a season it was! Ocean Lakes demanded national attention all year, then Oscar Smith pulled the rug out from under the Dolphins in a playoff match-up of undefeated teams. Our area was well represented with the […]

Western Branch TE Maurice Davis adds SC State offer (VIDEO)

Western Branch TE Maurice Davis (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Western Branch senior Maurice Davis (SR TE 6-4 225) has picked up an offer from South Carolina State of the MEAC.   Davis picked up a scholarship offer from Division II Virginia State earlier this year.  This is Davis’ first Division I scholarship offer. “It’s quite a Christmas present,” said Western […]

2015 All-Conference 2 Teams (Monitor-Merrimac)

Grassfield WR Grant Holloway (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 This year, the Monitor-Merrimac Conference gave us some great football. Oscar Smith has raced to the state championship game, Grassfield had a bounceback season, and Western Branch Bruins survived a number of challenges to return to the playoffs. Conference 2 consists of all of the region’s 6A teams that are outside […]

Western Branch’s Arman Jones commits! (VIDEO)

Western Branch LB Arman Jones (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Western Branch senior linebacker Arman Jones (SR CB/SS 6-1 200) has made his college commitment.   On Tuesday, he verbally committed to attend William and Mary. For the Tribe, it’s a great local pick up.  Jones fielded a lot of interest. Strong camp showings at Wake Forest and Virginia Tech had […]

Ocean Lakes cruises to a playoff opening win over Western Branch (VIDEO)

Ocean Lakes QB Kody Cunningham and RB Khalan Laborn (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Chris Hopkins, recruit757 Ocean Lakes opened defense of their 6A State Title with a convincing win over Western Branch, 49 – 21, at Kellam High School Friday night. The Dolphins showed many different looks throughout the evening, rotating quarterbacks and spreading the ball to a number of running backs. Consequently, the Bruins defense was […]

Western Branch has a game plan for Ocean Lakes

Western Branch Head Coach Greg Gibson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 #7 Western Branch (6-4) vs. Ocean Lakes (10-0) 7 p.m. Friday at Kellam High School You could look at Western Branch’s record and figure that they’ve fallen off a bit. After all, two years ago, the Bruins came into the second round with a 10-1 record to play Ocean Lakes.   […]

VHSL 6A Full Playoff Bracket

Oscar Smith is the top seed in the Eastern Pod (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The winners of each pod will meet in the 6A South Regional Championship and the winner there advances to the Group 6A State Championship at UVA’s Scott Stadium on December 12. Grassfield beat out Bayside in a tie-breaker to determine the #5 seed. In 6A North, the top 16 teams have […]