(Aug. 15, 2013) – While football practice got underway at the start of August, the dust was being kicked up a bit in Purcellville with the Washington Post’s lengthy feature published on Aug. 4 title “Parents say Loudoun Valley football team faces danger playing much larger schools”. More than 100 comments have been placed on the article — read it here.
It is interesting to note that prior to Woodgrove High School opening up in 2010, it was an overcrowded Loudoun Valley High School that over-matched some smaller schools and in 2006 it brought a temporary end to the long-time Loudoun Valley vs. Loudoun County football rivalry as Loudoun County, with about 1,200 students, wasn’t able to compete against Valley, which was up to 2,000 students. Valley’s 42-0 win over County that year brought an end to a 3-year stretch where the bigger Vikes beat the Raiders by a combined 96-7 score.
The two teams didn’t resume playing each other again until 2011.