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Mar 29 2011

DINWIDDIE ASSISTANT BECOMES HEAD MAN AT KW

hendersonI would like to congratulate Jim Henderson for landing the head coaching position at King William High School.  Jim has been a tremendous asset to our program and will be missed.    Also I would like to congratulate Lou Edwards, who will also be leaving us to take over as offensive coordinator on Jim’s staff.   Thanks to both of you for your dedication and hard work you have given our program and good luck with the cavaliers, I know you will be a success.


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Mar 22 2011

National Underclassmen Combine (Richmond)

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After returning home from Charlotte I took six of our underclassmen to the NUC combine at Highland Springs H.S. in Richmond, VA.  Attending the event were Freshmen Rashaad Goodwin, Sadarius Williams, Ronald Kearney, Elijah Harris, and Shawn Gholson.  Also attending the 10th grade event was Jacory Fitzgerald.  All six performed well in both the testing and the one on ones.  They tested in the bench press, 40 yard dash, 20 yard shuttle, and vertical jump.  Following testing the offensive line went up against the defensive, RBs went against LBs, and DBs went against WR in one on ones.  Afterwards certain players were pulled from the event for a ” Showcase ” of the top performers at the event.  All six of our guys made the showcase and four came away with event awards.  Award winners are listed below:

COMBINE KING (TOP OVERALL TESTING PERFORMANCE):  Rashaad Goodwin

10TH GRADE DEFENSIVE LINE MVP:  Jacory Fitzgerald

9th GRADE STRONGMAN AWARD:  Sadarius Williams

9th GRADE OFFENSIVE LINE MVP:  Shawn Gholson


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Mar 22 2011

NIKE COMBINE CHARLOTTE

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This past Friday I took 10 players down to Charlotte for the Nike Combine.  Attending the event were Drakar Harvell, Rashaad Goodwin, Dionte Monroe, Kelvin Weaver, Ronald Cunningham, Taequan Kates, Quinton Hunley, Elmondo King, Gartrez Beasley, and Bryan Finney.  Drakar had the best SPARQ rating of the 10 attending with a 79.4 rating, Rashaad also had a great showing for a Freshmen with a 70 SPARQ rating.


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Mar 22 2011

CHRIS HALL LANDS NATIONAL AWARD

 

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Congratulations to 2010 Dinwiddie QB Chris Hall who landed one of the 50 national Old Spice Red Zone player of the year awards given this past fall.  The Virginia Tech committ rushed for over 1000 yards and threw for close to 3000 yards as he led his Dinwiddie General football team to their 3rd district title and 2nd regional title in the last four years.


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Mar 22 2011

2011 LIFT-A-THON

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The 2011 lift-a-thon was a great success, we would like to thank Parker Simmons and Wheel Service Inc. for once again sponsoring our shirts, they were a big hit with the players.  The Lift-a-thon also was our first test of the off-season and we had 22 players make the boards which are our benchmarks for top performers in the bench, squat, power clean, 40 yard dash, 20 yard shuttle, jump rope test, 300 yard shuttle run, and the vertical jump.  Clubs and award winners are as follows:

BLUE PRIDE CLUB (ENTRY LEVEL):  Jacory Fitzgerald, Dalton Connelly, Juan Buenrostro, Daniel Buenrostro, Quinton Hunley, and Deontre Scott.

RED PRIDE CLUB:  Gatrez Beasley, Ronald Cunningham, Bryan Finney, Wesley Reed, and Jon Sprucebank.

GENERALS CLUB:  John Branch, Elijah Harris, Drakar Harvell, and Taequan Kates.

CHAMPION CLUB:  Rashaad Goodwin, Rashard Hicks, Elmondo King, Darius Hawkins, Diontre Monroe, and Sadarius Williams.

BLUE CHIP (TOP CLUB):  Darius Johnson (Bench: 325; Squat: 445; Clean: 285; Vertical: 31″; 30 sec jump rope: 95; 40 yard dash: 4.9; 20 yard shuttle: 4.56; 300 yard shuttle: 70.5 second average.


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Mar 22 2011

THREE GENERALS WIN DISTRICT WRESTLING TITLES

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Three of our senior football players won the district title in wrestling to go along with their district football championship.  Tavaras Johnson 140 pound weight class, Brandon Taylor 152 pount weight class, and Denny Vaughan 275 pound weight class were all district champions.  Denny went on to also win the Central Region Championship as well.


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Mar 21 2011

2010 FOOTBALL AWARD BANQUET

Congratulations to the 2010 Football Banquet Award Reciepiants:

 

SCHOLAR ATHLETE CERTIFICATES –  

SENIORS: Tavaras Johnson, Joseph Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Eder

Lopez.

JUNIORS: Taquan Kates, Bryan Finney, David Buenrostro. 

SOPHOMORES:  Jacory Fitzgerald, Darius Johnson, Daniel

Buenrostro. 

FRESHMEN:  Shawn Gholson, Martin Hinkle, Ronald Kearny, Alan

Lucy, Andrew Lucy, Devyn Marshall, O’Neil Shell, Rashaad

Goodwin.               

 

ACADEMIC SCHOLAR AWARD – Brandon and Joseph Taylor

TOP RECEIVER – Drakar Harvell

TOP BACK – Andre Thweatt

TOP LINEMAN – Denny Vaughan

P.I.T.T.T. BULL POSSE DEFENSIVE AWARDS – Corey Marshall,  Andre Thweatt, Brandon Taylor, Sadarius Williams, Darius Johnson, Dionte Monroe, Joseph Taylor, and Tavaras Johnson.

TOP DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Corey Marshall

TOP DEFENSIVE BACK – Brandon Taylor

TOP LINEBACKER – Andre Thweatt

HARD CORPS AWARD (SPECIAL TEAMS MVP) – Brandon Taylor

TOP GUN AWARD (OFFENSIVE MVP) – Chris Hall

PREDATOR AWARD (DEFENSIVE MVP) – Corey Marshall

COACHES AWARD (PRIDE OF THE GENERALS) – Joseph Taylor

12TH MAN AWARD – Victor Slade and Billy Harrel

 

Special Thanks to Shane Sykes, owner of Elite Athlete Development, for being our 2010 banquet speaker and all you’ve done to enhance our strength and conditioning program over the past six years. 


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Mar 21 2011

Dinwiddie Post Season Award Winners

Congratulations to the following post season award winners: 

ALL CENTRAL DISTRICT TEAM

1st Team All District DE: Corey Marshall (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District DT: Diante Monroe Defense Tackle

1st Team All District LB: Andre Thweatt (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District DB: Brandon Taylor (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District OT: Denny Vaughan

1st Team All District OG: Corey Marshall

1st Team All District C: Taquan Kates (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District QB: Chris Hall (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District RB: Andre Thweatt (unanimous vote)

1st Team All District TE: Trey Gardner

1st Team All District WR: Drakar Harvell

1st Team All District KR: Drakar Harvell

2nd Team All District LB: Darius Johnson

2nd Team All District DB: Tavaras Johnson

2nd Team All District WR: Darius Hawkins

2nd Team All District PK: Scott Thompson

 

Central District Defensive Player of the Year: Corey Marshall (unanimous vote)

Central District Offensive Player of the Year: QB Chris Hall (unanimous vote)

Central District Division 5 Coach of the Year: Coach Billy Mills

Also congratulations to the football team that put 6 players on the All Central District Academic team more than any other school in the district they are: Taquan Kates, Corey Marshall, Brandon Taylor, Tavares Johnson, Darius Johnson, and Joseph Taylor. 

 

ALL CENTRAL REGION TEAM

1st Team All Central Region DE: Corey Marshall

1st Team All Central Region LB: Andre Thweatt

1st Team All Central Region OT: Denny Vaughan

1st Team All Central Region RB: Andre Thweatt

1st Team All Central Region WR: Drakar Harvell

1st Team All Central Region TE: Trey Gardner

2nd Team All Central Region DB: Brandon Taylor

2nd Team All Central Region QB: Chris Hall

2nd Team All Central Region DT: Dionte Monroe

2nd Team All Central Region OG: Corey Marshall

2nd Team All Central Region KR: Drakar Harvell

 

Honorable Mention All Central Region C: Taquan Kates

Central Region Division 5 Coach of the Year: Coach Billy Mills

 

All Central Region All Academic Team: Taquan Kates, Corey Marshall, and Brandon Taylor.  

RICHMOND TOUCHDOWN CLUB ALL METRO  

1st Team All Metro DE: Corey Marshall

1st Team All Metro DB: Brandon Taylor

1st Team All Metro TE: Trey Gardner

1st Team All Metro WR: Drakar Harvell

1st Team All Metro QB: Chris Hall

2nd Team All Metro RB: Andre Thweatt

 

Central District Coach of the Year: Coach Billy Mills

Central District Assistant Coach of the Year: Coach Jim Henderson

  

2010 VirginiaPreps.com All Central Region Team 

1st Team DE: Corey Marshall

1st Team TE: Trey Gardner

1st Team LB: Andre Thweatt

1st Team Returner: Drakar Harvell

2nd Team QB: Chris Hall

2nd Team OT: Denny Vaughan

 

Division 5 Coach of the Year: Coach Billy Mills

 

2010 VirginiaPreps.com AAA All-State Team

1st Team DE: Corey Marshall

 

2010 VirginiaPreps.com AAA Underclassmen All-State Team

1st Team WR: Drakar Harvell

 

2010 Associated Press AAA All-State Team

1st Team DE:  Corey Marshall

2nd Team Utility Player:  Chris Hall

 

VHSCA AAA ALL STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

1st Team DE:  Corey Marshall

2nd Team TE:  Trey Gardner

2nd Team OT:  Denny Vaughan

2nd Team WR:  Drakar Harvell

2nd Team LB:  Andre Thweatt

 

HM RB:  Andre Thweatt

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO COREY MARSHALL WHO RECEIVED THE NATIONAL UNDERCLASSMEN COMBINES NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AT THE WORLD GRID-IRON CLASSIC PLAYED THIS PAST DECEMBER IN CHARLSTON, S.C.  AN ALL STAR GAME MADE UP OF 100 OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE NATION.  HE ALSO RECEIVED PREPSTAR AND SUPERPREP ALL AMERICAN AS WELL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dec 31 2010

Nike COY Clinics

I am honored to announce that I will be speaking at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinics in Charlotte and Northern Virginia this offseason.

http://www.nikecoyfootball.com/charlotte/charlotte-speakers.aspx

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Dec 31 2010

Dinwiddie Alums in Bowl Games

Congrats to former Dinwiddie Football players Sam Haskins (Troy) and Bradley Johnson (Maryland) on their bowl victories this holiday season.

Troy defeated Ohio University on December 18 in the New Orleans Bowl by a score of  48-21.

Maryland won the Military Bowl 51-20 over East Carolina.


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