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Turnovers finally sink Shepherd, 24-21

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Turnovers led Shepherd's opener into a post-game discussion laced with "what if's," "if only's" and "man, we had that game" offerings.Turnovers -- four of them -- ruined the otherwise sun-splashed afternoon at mostly-filled Ram Stadium. Ruined it for the Rams because Ohio ...

Sherando scores early and often in beating Cougars

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The Sherando Warriors voiced some disappointment after beating visiting Jefferson, 41-7.The Warriors, who host Martinsburg tonight, were troubled by the 14 penalties for 128 yards they incurred. They had two apparent touchdowns called back because of penalties.Leading, ...

Coach Barr honored by football field naming

WINCHESTER, Va. - At the opening of its 2019 football season, James Wood High School in Winchester honored former coach Walter Barr by naming the field at its stadium after him. In a formal ceremony prior to the Colonels' Aug. 30 home game against Sherando, the current athletic administration ...

Parade of touchdowns: Millbrook literally outscores Jefferson

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Both offenses mostly disregarded the opponent's defense. There were eight touchdowns in the first half alone. But then Millbrook scored five of the first six touchdowns in the second half and finally subdued Jefferson, 62-42, to open its season on a successful note in a ...

Cougars open again with Millbrook

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- "Change" could be the most important word in the language when Jefferson opens its 2019 high school football season at home tonight, against usual rival Millbrook from nearby Winchester.If there are no changes in how the game is played or the tempo of play, then Millbrook ...

After loss-filled seasons, Cougars chase more victories

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In the 2017 season, Jefferson couldn't run the ball; and it couldn't stop the run. The Cougars also had injuries . . . and all that led to an 0-10 record. In 2018, Jefferson had continued problems running the football and stopping the run. And the record was 2-8.It's 2019. Do ...

Early-season football takes its shape with seniors doing the creating

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- High school football comes out of the dressing rooms with few surprises.Is your team going to stand or fall behind a number of seniors whose football background includes some success as playmakers?Linemen, who receive only scattered attention, often decide the outcome of the ...

150th anniversary of college football honors former Rams

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- This fall will mark the 150th season with college football in the fall. Leather helmets, round-tummied footballs, the single wing and cardboard-like shoulder pads are long gone. But not much about the earlier uniforms, awkward formations and ill-protected players has been ...