Ashburn, Va. (September 30, 2015) — There’s a rumor going around that some guy named Joaquin is coming to visit, and everybody seems really excited about it – so much, in fact, they’ve moved a few football games up to Thursday just so people can get ready to meet Joaquin on Friday.
So for this week’s special Thursday edition of the Viva Loudoun Top Ticket Of The Week, we’re taking you back to the old school. The oldest school, actually.
We’re getting set for a battle for the ages (so to speak) between the homestanding Raiders of Loudoun County High School and the visiting Patriots of Park View High School, a matchup of programs with a combined 102 seasons of Friday Night Lights in Loudoun – and the Hall of Fame inductees that accompany such long and illustrious histories.
Fast-forwarding to the present, Park View has put together perhaps its most competitive football team in recent years. The Patriots’ solid five-point win in Week 1 already put them ahead of last year, when new head coach Mick Mullins (new to Park View, but a local coaching veteran) began a youth movement which came up winless.
Now Park View is 2-3, with a steady senior hand at the controls of the offense in quarterback Chase Jefferson, operating behind an offensive line chock full of sophomores. They’ll trek from Sterling to Leesburg, the home of the Raider Riot, to square off against County, Loudoun’s most tenured institution of secondary education.
The Raiders’ football program, which had risen back to prominence over the past few years, has hit upon harder times with an 0-4 start, including a couple lopsided losses. Like Park View, County is skewing young, led by a precocious, strong-armed sophomore named Cam Corbett, who has a big target in 6-foot-4 senior tight end Jordan Harris.
It’s an old-school showdown between two proud programs fighting desperately for a W, so it should be the latest ultra-competitive tilt we’ve featured in the Viva Loudoun 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