Thursday, February 7, 2013
Chris Blewitt and Jayme Murray signed letters of intent Wednesday on National Signing Day.
West Potomac High School athletes Chris Blewitt and Jayme Murray signed their letters of intent Wednesday to play college ball. Blewit signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football this fall at the University of Pittsburgh. The signing marked the end of a recruiting process that began with Blewitt, a kicker and punter, winning a kicking competition at Pitt last summer. This past season at West Potomac, the All-District, All-Region, All-Met and All-State selection kicked eight field goals, including a school record setting 51-yarder. All but three of Blewitt's kickoffs reached the end zone for touchbacks. He also averaged 43.5 yards punting. West Potomac football coach Jeremiah Davis said that Blewitt was a "tremendous" …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wolverines vs. Wildcats: Final score 28-11 at game Friday night in Centreville.
The Centreville Wildcats beat the West Potomac Wolverines Friday night in the quarter-finals game, 28-11.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The West Potomac Wolverines fall short against the Lake Braddock Bruins during home game.
West Potomac's football team went head-to-head with Lake Braddock and lost, 37-23, during a home game Friday night. Although the Wolverines started the first half strong, the Bruins' defense gave them trouble after halftime. During the first quarter, West Potomac's Demornay Pierson-el scored the first touchdown, quickly setting the pace for the game. Kicker Chris Blewitt made the field goal, making the score early in the game 7-0 in West Potomac's favor. "A lot of us have watched him [Pierson-el] for years, and he's a great player," said West Potomac's Freshman Head Coach Dale Roach. Lake Braddock's head coach, James Poythress, also said Pierson-el is the best player they've gone up against all season. The West Potomac running back — who …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Coach Wells and Coach Davis weigh in on Thursday night's football game.
The Majors and the Wolverines will go head-to-head at Thursday night's season opener at Mount Vernon High School. Mount Vernon football coach Barry Wells said his team has been working hard for this season opener and says the Wolverines are “very talented” players. Mount Vernon has quite a few players who will stand out at Thursday’s game. Seniors Robert Becardi-Nelson (wide receiver), Jalen Bushnell (outside linebacker), Joshua Beekoe (safety), and Tasi Mathias (defensive end) are expected to lead the way, according to Wells. Junior running back Carlton Griffith is “a special individual,” Wells said. “[Griffith] runs the ball with talent,” he said. Wells expects the season opener to be a very competitive game. “There will be four complete…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Former Penn State defensive lineman Jeremiah Davis to take over program rocked by controversy.
Jeremiah Davis, a former defensive lineman and 2004 graduate at Penn State, has been named the new football coach for the West Potomac Wolverines. Davis, 29, comes to the job from his high school alma mater, Annandale High School, where he has worked as co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach since 2005, according to the Washington Post. Davis will coach at a school where controversy swirled this spring when FCPS decided not to renew the coaching contract of Eric Henderson, a history teacher who steered the football program with much success. Henderson responded to an e-mail controversy, but no reason was officially given for letting him go from the coaching position. Come fall, the team will be without two players—quarterback …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Principal Cliff Hardison commends Henderson, says he will remain teacher at West Potomac High.
Eric Henderson apologized on Thursday for his "poor choice of words" in a 2006 email which resurfaced this week and plagued him on the heels of his departure from the top coaching spot at West Potomac High School . In a 2006 correspondence between Henderson and former WPHS Assistant Coach Willie McCallum, Henderson threatened he would "destroy the kid and his chances of getting a scholarship" after the player's father had criticized Henderson's football program. "I apologized to the parents and the student," Henderson said via the Thursday email, adding that West Potomac was aware of the situation. "[I]t was hypothetical, no evidence any retaliation was ever done on the student." Addressing the contents of the email, Henderson said: "It …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
West Potomac booster club will not meet Wednesday evening as originally planned to demonstrate support for Eric Henderson, football team's head coach of eight seasons
UPDATE - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: A parent of a West Potomac football player contacted Patch this morning to say the booster club meeting tonight has been canceled. "Coach Henderson has asked us to move on," she wrote. -------- Original Story - Wednesday, 6 a.m. West Potomac High School's booster club will meet Wednesday evening to demonstrate support for Eric Henderson, who was fired from his position as head football coach last week. Six days after The Washington Post reported Henderson had been relieved of his position, more information is becoming available. According to a source from inside West Potomac who wished to remain anonymous, the decision came from Fairfax County Public Schools, not the school itself, and was based on off-field …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Henderson, Johnson power offense to 400 yards, defense allows season lows in yards, points
Finishing the regular season with just one more win than a year ago may have seemed like an incidental improvement for the West Potomac Wolverines. A 35-7 win over the Chantilly Chargers in the first round of the Northern Region Division 6 playoffs on Friday would suggest otherwise. Caleb Henderson completed 15 of 28 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Johnson added 202 yards and four scores on the ground as West Potomac beat last year's regional runner-up and state quarter-finalist and earned a rematch with Westfield in the second round. While the offense was impressive as usual, it was the Wolverines' best defensive effort of the season that keyed the victory. "That's been us all season," head coach Eric Henderson, Caleb's …