Ashburn, Va. (August 27, 2015) — VivaLoudoun’s exclusive football feature, our Top Ticket Of The Week, is back for 2015 and we’re hitting the ground running!
To kick off what promises to be a fantastic fall, an awesome autumn, a sensational season of vivid, comprehensive gridiron coverage for Loudoun County, VivaLoudoun is launching the ball into the air at beautiful Fortune Field where the Falcons of Briar Woods High School will make the short but trafficky trek from Brambleton to Leesburg’s north for an early test battling the Huskies of Tuscarora High School.
Tusky is less than a year removed from a state championship runner-up in the 5A level, remarkable for a program in only its fifth year. Entering his sixth season keeping the Huskies mushing a straight path is head coach Michael Burnett, who’s led the still-new school to victory 47 times in 61 football games.
The Falcons are less than three years removed from the triumphant hunt of their third consecutive statewide crown, but slipped to a four-loss season a year ago when the program endured difficult off-field circumstances. Still, Charlie Pierce owns an 88-26 mark with those three ultimate prizes in the 11 years he’s been the only head coach Briar Woods football has ever known.
Pierce said his Falcons’ schedule may be their toughest ever, and part of the reason why is an opener at Tuscarora and their dual-threat signal-caller, Danny Smith. While Burnett’s offense relies on one big senior, Pierce’s defense is led by another, in 225-pound linebacker Takiyul “TK” Johnson.
It’s a matchup of accomplished helmsmen guiding two of Loudoun’s most prestigiuous programs, both facing question marks from graduation losses (the nature of high school sports) but both counting on recently built pedigrees of dominance. We’ll be there with the pics, quotes, stats, stories and sights of the new-look Falcons testing the revamped Huskies in VivaLoudoun’s Top Ticket Of The Week. Stay on top of the action @VivaLoudoun.
VivaLoudoun also has you covered elsewhere in The County. We’ll bring you the photographs, atmosphere and more from Park View High School as the Patriots christen their shiny new synthetic playing field, and from Rock Ridge High School where the Phoenix rise to the varsity level, only to meet the Rams of days-old Riverside High School. Viva Loudoun will also have boots on the ground for the Broad Run vs. Potomac Falls, John Champe vs. Woodgrove, and Kettle Run vs. Loudoun Valley match-ups.
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Written by Jason S Rufner
for Viva Loudoun Media Communications