The Varina Blue Devils will host the Highland Springs Springers this Friday night in Richmond, Virginia. The outcome of this game will determine who will secure their spot in the Division 6 playoffs. The winner may be able to receive enough points to jump Hermitage as the #1 seed and earn a home playoff game. The outcome of the game will also determine who wins the 3A Capital District title. The Blue Devils won last season’s defensive battle, 12-7, and have now won 10 of the last 14 games in the series.


Herb Anderson


Emmanuel Ivy


Manny is a two-year letterman for the Blue Devils and has earned Honorable Mention All-District at Defensive Back as a Junior. He is most noted for his intense workouts and dedication to the Varina football program. And with his 3.5 GPA, Manny is being sought after to play football by many prestigious academic programs, such as Columbia and Virginia Military Institute to name a few.
Brandon King

Highland Springs

Brandon is a 2-year letterman in football, a 3-year letterman in wrestling and placed all Regional. He is a member of the National Science Honor Society, the Interact Club, and debate team. Brandon plans to attend VLU and pursue a degree in biology/pre medication.


Bud Tribbey


Bud played in the Varina/Highland Springs rivalry in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. At Defensive Line, Bud was an All-Capital District, All-Region and All-State performer. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he was a four-year letterman for the Orangemen. Now, Bud is currently back home where he serves as the Defensive Line Coach fir the Varsity squad.
Tom Haskins

Highland Springs

Thomas was a three-time All-district, Metro, and Regional player. He helped lead the Springers to two regional championships and the state final. He then joined the Virginia Military Institute where he became an All-American and set the 1AA NCAA all-time rushing record with over 4000 yards. After college he played professional football in the Canadian league where his team won 2 championships.


In the first half the Varina defense shut down virtually anything that the Highland Springs offense attempted to get going. The defense in the fourth quarter picked Springers quarterback D.J. Johnson while being sacked and Linebacker Larry Spears returned it 35 yards for the third Varina touchdown of the evening winning the Rivalry Series and securing a playoff bid.