| Oct 1, 2011
| 5:38 PM
For the first time since 2006, when this year's senior class was in the 7th grade, Phoebus had been declared the underdog. By this newspaper, anyway, which made Bethel a four-point favorite Saturday afternoon.
The Phantoms took affront to that, and...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:52 PM
Jeff Nelson's halftime speech had to wait. Seven of his players were otherwise occupied as escorts in the homecoming ceremony.
But once they made it back to the locker room, for the few minutes that were left before the second half began, Nelson got into...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Recapping Week Six in the Peninsula District … in which there were no rainouts!!!
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Woodside quarterback Donnell Lewis. His overall numbers were OK, but greatness is defined by what you do when the game's on the line. On the Wolverines'...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:36 PM
BETHEL (5-1, 4-1 PD) vs. KECOUGHTAN (3-3, 2-3)
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Darling Stadium.
THE BUZZ: In mid-October, every game becomes important in the playoff picture. Both teams need this one — in fact, it's probably an...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 7:43 PM
There were two ways to handle it: The tactful way, and the brutally honest way. True to his character, Kecoughtan coach Scott Woodlief chose the latter.
"I told them, if we lose to Bethel, you have three games left in the season," Woodlief said. "Next...
| May 21, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Just as passing drills at Saturday's Best of the 757 football combine at Christopher Newport University were about to break up, a voice from the defensive secondary called out to Phoebus High linebacker Justin Lyles, who was standing nearby.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:44 PM
It's become common knowledge throughout the Eastern Region that Division 6 will be a bear this year. Plenty of teams with good records, maybe even very good records, might not make it.
That in mind, last week's loss to Kecoughtan left Bethel with a...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:14 PM
WOODSIDE (9-0, 8-0 district) AT BETHEL (7-2, 6-2)
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Darling Stadium, Hampton.
THE BUZZ: Both teams have plenty on the line. Woodside is going for its first outright district championship and has...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:13 PM
HAMPTON — For the second time in 14 days, Woodside coach Danny Dodson stood in the winner's circle at Darling Stadium. And this one was just as big, if not bigger, as the history-making victory against Phoebus two weeks earlier.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
NO. 6 BETHEL
COACH: Bubba Hooker (second year at Bethel, 7-4; eighth year overall, 11-60).
2011: 7-4, 6-3 (4th), lost 50-15 to Oscar Smith in Eastern Region Division 6 quarterfinals
LAST TIME NOT IN PLAYOFFS: 2010
LAST LOSING SEASON: 2006
| Mar 17, 2010
| 12:05 PM
| Apr 4, 2008
The 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes as a poignant reminder of the day the civil rights leader stood in the pulpit at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and preached a Sunday morning sermon about...