City high schools to host quarterfinal regionals
Fred Jeter | 11/9/2023, 6 p.m.
This has been a banner season for Richmond City high school football, and the best could be yet to come.
Local fans won’t have to travel far to see some playoff action.
Thomas Jefferson, Armstrong and Huguenot will all host quarterfinal regional games Friday, Nov. 10, with 7 p.m. kickoffs.
Region 3B – No. 1 seed Thomas Jefferson vs. No. 8 Goochland at Hovey Field; No. 4 Armstrong vs. No. 5 William Monroe (of Standardsville) at Virginia State’s Rogers Stadium.
If TJ and Armstrong both win, they will face each other Nov. 18 at Hovey. TJ defeated the Wildcats, 28-12 in a regular season game Oct. 27.
If TJ keeps winning, it could play three regional games at Hovey, plus a state semifinal.
Region 4B – No. 3 Huguenot vs. No. 6 Powhatan at the “Falcons’ Nest” on Forest Hill Avenue.
TJ, under Coach Eric Harris, went 9-0 while outscoring the oppositions, 395-67. The Vikings finished their regular schedule with a 23-7 win at Colonial Heights.
Armstrong, under Coach Jeremy Pruitt, went 7-3 with closing wins over Manassas Park, 54-0, and Mechanicsville, 44-7.
In his first season with the Falcons, Coach Charles Scott led Huguenot to a 7-2 record that including finishing wins over Midlothian (30-15) and Monacan (41-6).
There are three rounds of regional play, followed by State semifinals Dec. 2 and finals Dec. 9. Both the Class 3 and 4 championships will be at Liberty University in Lynchburg.