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Inside the Player's Lounge: flavor of Falls Church


In this week's edition of The Player's Lounge with B.J. Koubaroulis, Falls Church Coach Anthony Parker and running back Marcus Hughes talk about Friday's unthinkable 16-14 upset victory over Edison.

Earlier this year, I wrote about how the Virginia AAA Northern Region was an extremely confusing and unpredictable place this year.

And just as things started to settle down and the top teams started to settle into their regular playoff spots, Falls Church, which went 1-9 last year, scores its biggest win in the past 20 years with an upset over region power Edison. Just to put this in perspective, Falls Church has averaged 2.5 wins since 2005, while Edison has been in every region title game since 2005.

Last Friday, Falls Church senior running back Marcus Hughes ran the ball 36 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns, including an 11-yard run to clinch the game in the fourth quarter.

In this episode of The Player's Lounge, Hughes and Parker talk about the crazy week that followed as well as what the win means for Falls Church, which has been outscored in losses to Edison by an average of 38-7 in Parker's eight years with the program. Hughes is currently the Virginia AAA Northern Region's leading rusher with more than 1,000 yards. He is seventh overall in the area.

The Player's Lounge is part of a series of segments shot and produced by The Fairfax Sports Network for its weekly high school television broadcast The Fairfax Sports Report, which can be viewed on Cox, Comcast and Verizon FIOS television.

By B.J. Koubaroulis  |  October 23, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  AAA Concorde District , AAA Liberty District , AAA National District , AAA Patriot District  
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