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Playing with madness

- "Sixty seconds, boys! Sixty seconds!" With a cloud of breath steaming from his practically frozen-cold face, Battlefield back-up quarterback Lane Bryson didn't bark to his teammates with the confident swagger of a team once up 41-15 and trying to run out the clock. His call along the sidelines instead served as an emotional straw to grab for the boys clad in purple jerseys on the sideline. The Bobcats already bent that straw as far as it could recline in one piece with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter of the Group 6A North Region second round playoffs.

OP volleyball bows out in state semis

- Of the seven Prince William County volleyball teams to enter the regional playoffs during the last two weeks, only one earned a berth to states. And even that quickly ended. Osbourn Park (24-7) emerged from the 16-team Group 6A North Region bracket last week as the runner-up before falling to the same team in the state semifinals that eliminated Forest Park in the regional semis.

Patriot, Potomac knocked out of regional playoffs

- During the last three years, Patriot went from new-kid obscurity to elite county contender in varsity football. Each year, the Pioneers have had something better to show for it than the year before, claiming the Conference 8 title outright last season and winning their first playoff game this season. The problem is that post-season victory for 2014 is singular and the team is losing its star senior quarterback next year.

Scoreboard:Football - Playoffs

- The football scoreboard is out for the first round of the playoffs.

Scoreboard:Cross country

- Cross country results are in from around the county for the week of Nov. 9 - 15.

Roseberry named wrestler of the week

- Delaware Valley College sophomore heavyweight Zach Roseberry, of Nokesville, was recently named the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Wrestler of the Week for the period ending Nov. 9. Roseberry went 4-0 and took first-place honors in his weight class at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Nov. 9.

Of upsets and blowouts

- When your football team trails 49-0 at halftime, the second half half only serves to prolong the inevitable. Odds are you're going to lose and you have the entire rest of the game to prepare for the emotional toll, especially if you're playing single elimination post-season tournament. So what do you do when the the final moments expire and it's time to leave the field?

Freedom heads home from regions, Potomac takes another step

- Although Prince William County is largely made up of Group 6A high schools, the two Group 5A schools on the eastern end actually benefit to a certain extend from playing the bigger schools in varsity football. If nothing else, that experience surely didn't hurt Potomac.

Brentsville boys, Patriot’s McArthur win states

- You can officially mark Nokesville as the hub for cross country in Prince William County. The Brentsville District boys won the Group 3A state title this past Friday while Patriot sophomore Rachel McArthur followed suit Saturday in the Group 6A meet, winning the individual state championship. Here's how they did it.

OP clinches state berth in volleyball

- Of the seven Prince William County volleyball teams to enter the regional playoffs during the last two weeks, only one earned a berth to states. And even that didn't come with a wake-up call.
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