| Sep 22, 2011
| 1:14 PM
In the fall of 1978, Frank Brown III set a school record that might never be broken. He completed 86 percent of his passes for the entire season.
"Of course," he chuckled, "we only threw 14 passes."
Yep … the Bruins were a triple option team in...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:42 PM
It had been 18 years since Bubba Hooker was in charge on the sideline. That was at Lafayette, back when the Rams were struggling to stay afloat in the Peninsula District.
Today, he has the title of acting head coach at Bethel, which is off to a...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:52 PM
Jeff Nelson's halftime speech had to wait. Seven of his players were otherwise occupied as escorts in the homecoming ceremony.
But once they made it back to the locker room, for the few minutes that were left before the second half began, Nelson got into...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 6:01 PM
After more than 24 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now strives to make civics and government more interesting for young children than it was for her growing up in El Paso, Texas.
“I was so sick of...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Two years ago, Woodside came agonizingly close to winning its first-ever Peninsula District championship. The Wolverines went on to win 11 games and finish as Eastern Region runner-up, but something was missing.
Friday night, Woodside (7-0, 6-0) goes...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:44 PM
It's become common knowledge throughout the Eastern Region that Division 6 will be a bear this year. Plenty of teams with good records, maybe even very good records, might not make it.
That in mind, last week's loss to Kecoughtan left Bethel with a...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Memories linger, and all of Bethel surely remembers last year's 63-7 loss to Hampton. The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 7-0 lead, but they ended the night the worst loss in school history.
Friday night was a little payback, even if quarterback...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 5:43 PM
In a two-day swing, the temperature went from the mid-70s to the low-40s. Add a wet field and a misty rain, and you didn't have ideal playing conditions for football.
But Bethel toughed it out Saturday afternoon in a 31-0 win over Menchville at Todd...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Every year, it seems, Bethel's varsity roster is stacked with seniors. And every year, the Bruins restock and keep winning.
For thanks, look no further than the junior varsity, which went undefeated for the third consecutive season. You know how everyone...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Phoebus is just down the road, and Hampton is within the city limits. But when Kecoughtan athletic director Lee Martin envisions what the Warriors' football program might become, he looks 20 miles up I-64 to Woodside.
The Wolverines won the Peninsula...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:41 PM
All his life, Ricky Walker wanted to tell people he was from Pittsburgh. His parents were, and his brother was born there. Western Pennsylvania Football. Steeler Country.
Instead, Walker was born at Mary Immaculate in Newport News. Oh well … he...