Ashburn, Va. (September 24, 2015) —It’s a Fray Down Claiborne, an Ashburn Clash, a Battle Of The ‘Burn. What more needs to be said?
Nothing, really. But I’ll say some stuff anyway: It’s the Falcons of Briar Woods High School seeking redemption against the Spartans of Broad Run High School. It’s a rolling squadron of road warriors versus a home team finding its way. It’s neighborhood buddies renewing acquaintances from their Ashburn Youth Football League days.
It’s an eight-minute drive.
It’s also this week’s Viva Loudoun Top Ticket Of The Week, since it pits two winning programs with proven coaching staffs, multiple recent state titles and high-quality home-grown athletes right there in front of you.
It’s 1-3 matching 4-0, but so what? It’s a Battle Of The ‘Burn. It’s classic throw-out-the-records. It’s going to be good.
Followers of the Spartans who saw an all-road opening schedule and a loss of a Division I quarterback (W&M’s Brady Reitzel) could hardly have envisioned a better start to the campaign.
Four weeks in, four wins up, four wild games of points points points. The Spartans are outscoring opponents 169-55 including last Friday, when they crushed 2nd-in-6A Centreville with 35 straight. The outrageously athletic combo of running back Meech Hembry and running quarterback Kyle Brickerd – operating with a new but strong offensive line – means you have to outscore the Spartans to beat them, and no one has yet.
So far, the Spartans have been – no other way to put it – #OnFleek.
Maybe their rivals from down the road will have the last LOL. It’s been a tough first month for the Falcons, 1-3 with two losses by a total of eight points, including an excruciating 29-27 pill Briar Woods took last week in their own nest. Armed with two QBs in thrower/runner D’Andre Thomas and wildcat specialist Ben Maffe, the Falcons’ problem hasn’t been points (23.75 points scored per game) – except for giving up too many (29.5 points allowed per game).
The Falcons would like nothing better than to bring their childhood chums down a peg or three, and they’ll get the Spartans at home for this always-fun intra-Ashburn match-up. We’ll be there with the tweets, scores, stats, pics, recaps and more as VivaLoudoun’s Top Ticket Of The Week. Stay on top of the action @VivaLoudoun.
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Written by Jason S Rufner
for Viva Loudoun Media Communications