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  • MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Bethel's Jontel Evans

    Along the way, Jontel Evans constantly heard the unsolicited advice. You should give up football. Put all your focus into basketball. That's your meal ticket to college and, the Good Lord willing, the next level. Or … You should give up...
  • High school athletes of the decade | Jontel Evans

    High school athletes of the decade | Jontel Evans
    As his accomplishments on the football field mounted weekly, Bethel's Jontel Evans kept hearing one question: Are you sure you don't want to play football in college? He was sure, and confident in his answer. "People say I do a lot of amazing things on...
  • Bethel's Clark chooses Delaware

    Bethel coach Jeff Nelson knew right away. "I could tell in his voice when he called me," Nelson said of senior receiver Stephen Clark. "When he got on campus there, he felt comfortable. He felt like, 'This was the place for me.' " And last week,...
  • Bethel's Rijo Walker will play for Virginia

    As soon as Virginia offered a scholarship in late June to Bethel High's Rijo Walker, the Cavaliers shot to the top of his list of desired college destinations. It was the offer he'd been waiting for all along. He made it official Wednesday by...
  • Phoebus' Micah Blakely chooses Navy, though most of the area signees choose FCS programs. Old Dominion picks up four PD players

    The son of a retired Air Force man, Phoebus lineman Micah Blakely hadn't given much thought to the military. Maybe he'd sign with Liberty University, he figured, or another Football Championship Subdivision school. But the U.S. Naval Academy showed...
  • Bethel Bruins

    BETHEL BRUINS The vital info 2008 | 8-4, 6-3 in Peninsula District (lost to Oscar Smith 35-6 in Eastern Region Division 6 semifinal). Last playoff appearance | 2008 Coach | Jeff Nelson (third season at Bethel, 18-6; fourth season overall, 18-16)...
  • Warriors off to a strong start, beat Bethel 16-14

    Warriors off to a strong start,  beat Bethel 16-14
    On Halloween night, Kecoughtan closed its 2008 season by upsetting Bethel 28-21. There was no playoff bid for the Warriors, only a break-even finish that set a positive tone for the offseason. Opening against those same Bruins on Friday night,...
  • Bruins show off defense, hold Heritage to 88 total yards

    — Chalk this one up to the defense. A week after riding a big offensive day to a win over Norview, Bethel's offense watched with pleasure as the defense held Heritage to just 88 yards of offense Friday night. Playing with good field position all...
  • Some area quarterbacks go above, beyond just playing QB

    In a perfect world, maybe, things would be different. But this is high school football, and the average roster in the Peninsula District lists 48 players. So, sometimes, the best athlete will see extra duty. And, often times, that best athlete is the...
  • Crabbers' Watford, line start to shine

    Much was expected from Hampton's David Watford in his junior season. But after three weeks, the talented but young quarterback had been a little inconsistent. Thursday night at Todd Stadium, he was spot-on accurate. In 12 passes, he misfired only twice....
  • Bethel breaks out hammers, beats Denbigh 56-0

    It's been the team's philosophy all season, and Bethel's defense brought its "sledgehammer" to Friday night's beating of Denbigh at Todd Stadium. The Bruins' bruising and ball-happy defense capitalized on seven first-half turnovers — five coming in...