Broad Run Football: A Rebranding


Aliza Ahmad, Editor

Photo Credit : Peter Pollatos

I guess you could say that Broad Run Football had a “rebranding” for the 2022 season. Coach Griffis passed on the torch to Coach Curtis, the new varsity head coach. August 26th marked the start of football season with the highly anticipated kickoff game against Briar Woods. However, the game didn’t go in the Spartans’ favor, with the Falcons taking the dub with 42-13. Things were looking up for the Broad Run Spartans with our game against Dominion HS the following week. The game marked Coach Curtis’s first win as head coach, with 42-19 on the scoreboard. 

A new head coach isn’t the only change in the Broad Run Football program. Coach Griffis ended his tenure as head coach, with a senior heavy team, producing a 13-2 overall record and remaining undefeated in the Dulles District. We lost plenty of exceptional seniors for this season. So far for the 2022 season the team has an overall record of 2-4 and 2-1 in the Dulles District. Although the score boards haven’t been looking too hot for the Broad Run Spartans, there is definitely a lot of talent on the team. Coach Curtis described his team as having “the talent to be great, [but] we haven’t yet realized how great we can be.”

Photo Credit : Peter Pollatos
Photo Credit : Peter Pollatos

Broad Run’s Assistant principal Mr. Barbour describes the team as being “young.” He added.” I think we were senior heavy last year, so we lost a lot of experience. The players are playing hard, and I’m proud of their effort.” Former Varsity Quarterback Winston Poffenberger said “I think they’re a resilient group of young men and I think the future is bright.” Freshman Audrianna Brown, not as optimistic, describes the team as “could be better. They were better last year. She added that, “They literally score one touchdown maybe once every two games. That is absolutely crazy and outrageous. We should not publicly talk about that” she said. On a more positive note, football player Adrian Lemieux describes his teammates as, “a good group. We just have a lot to work on.” 

With the season coming to a close all I can say is, keep chopping boys!


Feature Photo Credit : Peter Pollatos