In their opening night clash, the Briar Woods Falcons exploded offensively to defeat the Dominion Titans, 66-28, while senior forward Hope Drake became the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer on November 28 in Ashburn.
The Freedom Eagles used a stout defensive effort to earn their first win of the season, 35-28, over the Riverside Rams on November 28 in Leesburg.
After jumping out to an early lead, the Huskies played the final quarter from behind, before junior receiver Dawson Pough hauled in the game-winning touchdown with 40 seconds to play to defeat John Champe, 24-21, on November 24 in Leesburg, Virginia.
Like they had done earlier in the season, the No. 1 Bulldogs (5-0, 8-4) took care of business against the No. 2 Falcons (3-2, 8-4), winning their ninth straight VHSL Region 5D championship game, 29-6.
Independence junior Sammie Goin was named Player of the Year. Independence head coach Jennifer Darrow was named Coach of the Year.
Stone Bridge graduate Mikail Kamara recorded 3 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles while fellow Stone Bridge graduate Jacob Thomas recorded 2 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles in the Dukes’ 26-23 overtime loss to the Mountaineers.