Norfolk, VA Football

Norfolk State overcomes mistakes in fourth consecutive win. But coach laments small crowd: ‘Homecoming should be a packed house.’

At times, Norfolk State’s game against Virginia University-Lynchburg felt more like a scrimmage. The Spartans racked up the big plays with Juwan Carter playing pitch and catch with his receivers, but four first-half turnovers give NSU plenty to work on before MEAC play begins next week at Howard. “Carelessness with the football is what stands out,” NSU coach Dawson Odums said. “Way too many ...
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Heritage High’s football team returned to the field Friday nearly a month after a school shooting. The final score didn’t matter.

Heritage High’s football team galvanized Newport News 21 years ago, bringing the city its only football state championship during an unbeaten season in which it vanquished mighty Hampton twice in front of crowds of almost 10,000 at Todd Stadium. This year’s Heritage players poignantly achieved a memorable feat of their own on Friday — even in losing 18-0 to city rival Warwick. The Hurricanes ...
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WKU Athletics

Hot First Half Leads to 43-20 Victory for Hilltoppers Over Monarchs

NORFOLK, Va. — WKU Football led wire-to-wire for the first time this season, as the Hilltoppers defeated Old Dominion by a score of 43-20 on Saturday. Jerreth Sterns became the second wide receiver in program history to eclipse the 200-yard mark, as the junior from Waxahachie, Texas, caught 13 passes for a career-high 221 yards and a career-long 74-yard touchdown. The all-time WKU record is 276 yards by Joey Stockton at Austin Peay on September 16, 1995.
Inside Nova

Wakefield, Yorktown win, will meet for first place

The Yorktown Patriots and Wakefield Warriors took big steps toward winning a Liberty District football championship this fall with road victories the night of Oct. 15. Yorktown (5-3, 4-0) defeated the Marshall Statesmen, 42-14, and Wakefield (4-3, 3-0) downed the winless Langley Saxons, 24-13, in the high-school games. Wakefield and...

Spartans Score 28 in 1st Quarter, Cruise Past VUL for 4th Win in a Row

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State scored 28 first-quarter points and cruised to its fourth straight win Saturday, a 42-14 Homecoming victory over Virginia Lynchburg before 16,716 fans at Dick Price Stadium. Juwan Carter accounted for 274 total yards and three touchdowns to pace the Spartans (4-2), who are on their...

Seahawks football capture big win over Bulldogs 40-28

The First Flight Middle School Seahawks football team won at home against the Moyock Bulldogs 40-28 at the Warren C Judge III field on Wednesday October 13. First Flight scored on their first possession and never relinquished their lead. The teams went into the half with the Seahawks up 36-20.

Hampton football falls to Charleston Southern in first Big South road game

CHARLESTON, S.C. ( – The Hampton football team took on Charleston Southern Saturday night in its first Big South road game of the year and fell 35-5 at Buccaneer Stadium. Charleston Southern got on the board with a 35-yard scoring pass from Jack Chambers to Demetrius Jones with 6:49 left...

Old Dominion football returns home to face WKU

NORFOLK, Va. ( - Old Dominion University football returns home to Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium after two-straight road games to host Western Kentucky for homecoming. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. • Last week, ODU fell in overtime at Marshall, 20-13, while WKU lost...

Top-ranked Oscar Smith starts slowly, then dominates No. 6 King’s Fork

Oscar Smith coach Chris Scott knew Friday’s game against No. 6 King’s Fork was going to be an emotional one. And it wasn’t just because it was Oscar Smith’s homecoming. He was going against Anthony Joffrion, who played for Scott at Ocean Lakes and coached with Scott at Oscar Smith. “It’s tough and bittersweet,” Scott said. “It’s one of those things where you’re playing against family. And when ...

Football Stages a Late Rally But Falls at Home to WKU, 43-20

NORFOLK, Va - In a decision he kept a secret until minutes before gametime, Old Dominion football Coach Ricky Rahne started redshirt freshman Hayden Wolff at quarterback Saturday in place of D.J. Mack Jr., who started the Monarchs' six previous games. And while Wolff threw well, especially in the second...
Bowling Green Daily News

WKU snaps skid with win at Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. – For the first time since the season opener over a month ago, Western Kentucky picked up a win. The Hilltoppers started fast, saw major defensive improvements and beat Old Dominion 43-20 at Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak. "It...
Bowling Green Daily News

Hilltoppers see defensive improvements in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – Will Ignont thought back to a conversation he had with teammate DeAngelo Malone during Western Kentucky’s spring football training sessions after the Hilltoppers beat Old Dominion 43-20 at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday. The Tennessee transfer linebacker in his first season of full eligibility with the Hilltoppers...

ODU football falls to WKU 43-20 on Homecoming

NORFOLK, Va. ( – Making his first start of the season, Hayden Wolff threw for a career-high 327 yards as the Old Dominion football team lost 43-20 to WKU at home on Saturday afternoon. Ali Jennings III had a breakout receiving performance for the Monarchs (1-6, 0-3 Conference USA). The...