City schools continue to shine

Fred Jeter | 11/16/2023, 6 p.m.
Richmond city schools are on a roll.

Richmond city schools are on a roll.

Thomas Jefferson, Armstrong and Huguenot have all advanced to the regional football semifinals in their respective divisions.

In Region 3B, TJ and Armstrong will meet Friday (7 p.m. kickoff) at Hovey Field. It will be a rematch of the Vikings’ 28-12 win over the Wildcats Oct. 27.

Huguenot, in Region 4B, will travel into Eastern Henrico County to face juggernaut Varina at 7 p.m. Friday.

The three city schools all scored region quarterfinal wins last week.

TJ defeated Goochland, 20-0, at Hovey Field, while Armstrong beat William Monroe, 52-14, at Virginia State. Huguenot downed Powhatan, 25-20, on campus.

TJ is 10-0 under Coach EricHarris while Armstrong is 8-3 under Coach Jeremy Pruitt.

In Coach Charles Scott’s first season at Huguenot, the Falcons are a resounding 8-2.

That comes after consecutive 1-8 seasons.

The region finals will be Nov. 25 at the higher seed. The State Finals, set for Dec. 9 at Liberty University in Lynchburg.