Area Teams To Host Football Scrimmages Friday

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Area high school football teams will begin their respective preseason schedules this Friday night with scrimmages.

All four Herald-area teams will be hosting scrimmages this week, and all will be on the road next week as they tune up for the start of the season on August 26.


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Buckingham will host Altavista in a two-team scrimmage on Friday night at 6 p.m. The two teams have been scrimmaging one-another for several seasons, and it has been beneficial for both programs. Altavista won the Group A, Division 1 State Championship in 2009, and had another solid campaign in 2010, and Buckingham went undefeated in regular-season play in 2009, and advanced to the Region B, Division 2 championship game in 2010.

Next week, the Knights will travel to another familiar pre-season venue, as they take part in the Riverheads Jamboree on Saturday, August 20.

Buckingham will begin its regular-season schedule on Friday, August 26 at home against traditional season-opening rival Appomattox at 7 p.m.


Cumberland will square off against a couple of familiar sparring partners on Friday night as the Dukes host West Point and William Campbell at 6 p.m. in a three-team scrimmage.

Next Friday, August 19, the Dukes will travel to Craig County High School for a 7 p.m. Virginia High School League benefit game against Craig County.

Cumberland will begin its regular-season on September 2 at home against Prince Edward at 7 p.m.

Fuqua School

Fuqua hosts neighboring Randolph-Henry High School on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Gilmer Field. Like the other area schools, the Falcons and Statesmen are familiar preseason sparring partners.

Fuqua will travel to Bluestone next Thursday (August 18) for a 7 p.m. scrimmage. The two teams have scrimmaged one-another for the last three seasons.

The Falcons will travel to Brunswick Academy on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. to begin both regular-season and Virginia Commonwealth Conference play.

Prince Edward

The James Ford era will get underway unofficially this Friday when the Eagles host Bluestone for a 6:30 p.m. scrimmage. Bluestone moves from the Southside District into the James River this season. The Eagles, who are coming off back-to-back 1-9 campaigns, garnered both victories over the Barons, who have gone winless over that stretch.

Next Thursday (August 18), the Eagles will travel to Randolph-Henry for a 6:30 p.m. scrimmage.

The Eagles will open up regular-season play on Friday, August 26 at home against Fluvanna.