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.


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Derrick Adams


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.
Samuel Snow


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


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


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.


The game started with the Scholar Athlete presentations at mid-field. Two excited and appreciative seniors, Derrick Adams and Sam Snow, were escorted by their respective Marine Corps representatives while the crowd cheered on in congratulations. As both seniors exited the field, the game got underway. This game was played and won by the defense. Hampton's defense stepped up to their arch-rivals and continued to fight the Phantoms throughout the game. By the end of the first quarter the score was 10-0, after only two Crabber turnovers. Phoebus' defense, not to be outdone, refused to let Hampton score. They continued to shut down the Crabbers, pressuring them to make costly mistakes on the field. Both teams exited the field for halftime with a score of 17-0 in the Phantoms favor. The United States Marine Corps and the Great American Rivalry Series then honored two significant former players. Xavier Adibi was the first recipient honored during the halftime presentation, escorted by Sgt. McKissic. Xavier was a four year starter for the Phantoms and currently plays in the NFL for the Houston Texans. His father, Dr. Adibi, accepted his Hall of Fame trophy on Xavier's behalf. Myron Newsom, escorted by SSgt. Morgan, was the next inductee into the Hall of Fame. Myron is an integral part of the Hampton Crabbers history. Myron played all four years in the Rivalry and then went on to be an assistant coach to the present Crabbers. When the teams returned to play, Hampton offense just could not match the intensity of the Phoebus defense. The Crabbers rushed for only 72 yards during the game. With their fourth shutout of the season, the Phantoms went on to secure their title of Great American Rivalry Series Champions.