Judges, Eagles lead locals in VHSL power rankings

Handley has the best rating among local teams in Region 4C as the Virginia High School League released its football power rankings for the first time this fall on Monday.

The Judges (6-0) are ranked fourth in the 16-team region with 25.00 points. Handley trails Heritage (7-0, 29.43), Kettle Run (6-1, 25.86) and Tuscarora (6-1, 25.57).

James Wood (4-2, 24.17) rates sixth. Sherando (4-3, 20.29) is ninth and Millbrook (0-6, 14.83) in 15th.

The top four finishers in both the Class 4 Northwestern District and the Dulles District regular-season standings will advance to the Region 4C playoffs. In the case of ties, the power points could play a part in the tiebreaking procedure.

Clarke County (6-0) is rated the No. 2 among 10 teams in Region 2B. The Eagles (21.44) trail only Luray (4-0, 22.50). Central (4-1, 20.4) is third. Regional qualifiers and pairings will be determined by the power points.