An Interesting Year Indeed

Park View coach Tony Whittingham, Jr., summed up this year’s high-school football season with a few short words after the Dragons most recent game last Tuesday night when he said, “It has been an interesting year.”

And that it has.

Just about every team in the Tri-Rivers District and throughout our region of the state has seen at least a few games postponed, rescheduled or cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Dragons are on their second unexpected “game break” after Sussex Central and Brunswick had to postpone games with Park View due to positive COVID tests and contact tracing within their programs. The Dragons were sidelined for two games earlier this season due to contact tracing within their program.

The Brunswick Bulldogs are also out for the second time this season as their contest against Franklin was postponed as well as this week’s scheduled game against Park View.

With the regular season quickly winding down, our local teams are hoping to at least be able to play their last few scheduled games without further postponements or cancellations.

The Dragons are scheduled to return to the gridiron when they travel to Southampton HS on Tuesday, October 26 before playing at Surry HS on Friday, October 29.

Park View is scheduled to finish its regular season at home against Windsor HS on Friday, November 5.

The Bulldogs meanwhile are still hoping to reschedule one or two more games. Brunswick is scheduled to play Sussex at home on Friday, October 29 and play at Greensville HS on November 5.

Despite all of the postponements and cancellations, the power points acculturated during the regular season will still determine playoff berths and seeding.

The Dragons came into this past week 12th in the 3A rankings while Brunswick was sixth in the 2A rankings.

Recent High School Football Results

Franklin 21 Park View 18

Brunswick Academy 48 Chincoteague 20

Randolph-Henry 56 Bluestone 0

Surry 56 Windsor 6

Greensville 14 Southampton 12

Greenbrier Christian 50 Kenston Forest 32

Lunenburg 49 Prince Edward 12

Nottoway 26 Buckingham 8

Tri-Rivers District Standings

Greensville 3-0 3-2

Surry 3-1 4-3

Franklin 2-1 2-5

Sussex 1-0 3-1

Brunswick 1-1 3-1

Southampton 0-2 1-3

Park View 0-2 1-4

Windsor 0-3 0-6