The Hampton vs. Phoebus game is known as THE game in the Virginia commonwealth. This United States Marine Corps sponsored game would be the 40th meeting of the two schools in their annual rivalry. Phoebus, with a state championship football team, was going into the game with the obvious advantage, but the Hampton Crabbers wanted to put a stop to their 27 consecutive district wins. The Crabbers refused this to be the 28th.
Derrick Adams is a three-year letterman on the Hampton varsity football team and varsity track team qualifying for regional’s in shot put. He is vice president for Men of Valor, a member of the National Honor Society, and vice president of the Spanish Honor Society. Upon entering college, he plans to major in sports management.
Sam Snow is a three-year starter and letterman of the Phoebus varsity football team. He has played both offensive line and defensive line with the intensity of a true Phantom. Sam is a hard-working athlete on the field and a great student in the classroom. His 3.46 GPA is evident of his dedication to his scholastic endeavors. Last year, Sam received an Honorable Mention Award for his athletic accomplishments in the Peninsula District. He hopes to continue his education next year in the college arena.
Myron Newsome played in the Hampton-Phoebus rivalry all four years at Hampton High. As captain of the 1992 team, Myron led his team to a 28-12 victory over the Phantoms with 176 yards rushing, 14 tackles, and a dramatic third quarter 59-yard touchdown off a shovel pass from John Logerman. Myron went on to play in the VHSL All-Star Game that year, where he was recognized as the game MVP. Following his years at Hampton, Myron played linebacker at Virginia Tech under Bud Foster then played professional football for the Carolina Panthers and in Europe and Canada. Currently, Myron is an assistant coach and study hall coordinator at Hampton High.
Xavier Adibi was a four-year letterman and starter for the Phoebus varsity football team, playing linebacker, full-back and defensive end all four years. He was on the first and second State Championship teams and, during his senior year, was invited to play in the Army’s All-American Bowl. Xavier continued his football career playing linebacker at Virginia Tech, where he was drafted by the NFL and now plays and starts for the Houston Texans. Phoebus High School is extremely proud of their alumni Xavier Adibi. Xavier’s father accepted the award on his behalf.