Ashburn, Va. (September 1, 2016) — It was a banner opening week for Sterling’s gridiron gladiators. Park View swamped Manassas Park by 18 in a road opener. Dominion made the long trip to Charlottesville worth it, returning with a 25-point triumph. And in arguably the big surprise of Week One, Potomac Falls outlasted conference foe Broad Run 16-10, marking the Panthers’ first victory over the Spartans since these guys were in the second grade.
No matter that we’re only in Week Two. The schedule’s already giving us a massive intra-Sterling showdown, and it’s the clear choice for our VivaLoudoun TopTicket Of The Week. We’ll be there with full coverage as the Titans of Dominion High School receive their neighbors, the Panthers of Potomac Falls High School. It’s Titan Black clashing with Panther Purple – and with some of the big guys these two squads boast, the players might not need their uniforms to show those colors.
Dominion has a couple mountains in the middle with 6-foot-5, 270-pound, UVA-bound senior Tommy Christ and 6-foot-2, 300-pound junior Jayde Pierre, likely headed for a similar college destination.
They’ll try to clog up the works for Potomac Falls’ potent rushing attack of speedy Kash Jackson and barreling Grant Misch.
Historically, battles between the Titans and the Panthers have been close, unpredictable or both. Last year, Potomac Falls edged Dominion 7-6 in one of the year’s most intense, hard-fought gridiron duels. Take a look back at that TopTicket: In Backyard Brawl, Panthers Edge Titans.
These are two programs on the rise, teeming with talent as veteran head coaches pilot the helm. Expectations are high for this year’s Algonkian Altercation to become another tremendous edition in the rivalry’s history.
It’s the Dominion Titans battling the Potomac Falls Panthers, but only one of them can score both neighborhood bragging rights AND that huge 2-0 start. Perfect pick for our VivaLoudoun’s TopTicket Of The Week. We’ll be live-tweeting the proceedings on Twitter @VivaLoudoun.
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Written by Jason S Rufner
for Viva Loudoun Media Communications