Photo by Chas Sumser/Viva Loudoun
Ashburn, VA (Nov. 13, 2015) – In Round 1 of the 5A North regional playoffs, the Briar Woods High School Falcons traveled to meet the Broad Run High School Spartans on the football field. The Spartans defeated the Falcons earlier in the season in Brambleton, but this rivalry is always intense and a wind-whipped and chilly atmosphere awaited all who attended. Chas Sumser captured the atmosphere and action on Tuesday, November 10, posting this photo gallery of 98 images.
Briar Woods scored first, but Broad Run scored two touchdowns before giving up a field goal to make the first quarter score 14-10, Spartans. By halftime, it was 23-10 and the game seemed out of reach. But the Falcons weren’t ready to give up completely and narrowed the margin to six points early in the third quarter.
From then on it was all Broad Run and all Meech Hembry as the diminutive running back took control and led his team to a 44-17 victory. The Spartans will host Stone Bridge in the second round on Friday, Novemer 20.