It's early and some teams have not played a second game yet, but a freshman sits among the AAA Northern Region rushing leaders right now. He's Dominique Copeland of T.C. Williams, who has 242 yards in two games. Ahead of him are Westfield's Evan Royster (417) and Yorktown's Max Millien (307). . . .

Hylton Coach Lou Sorrentino and his third-ranked Bulldogs host Culpeper, which Sorrentino led to the 1999 Virginia AAA Division 5 state title. The Blue Devils are 11-23 in the three-plus seasons since Sorrentino left. . . . Forest Park is 3-1 against tonight's foe, Osbourn, the only school against which the Bruins have a winning record. . . . Gar-Field is 0-2 for the first time since 1988. . . .

Heritage was shut out eight times in its first three years of varsity football, but the Pride finally returned the favor. Heritage bested Hyde, 61-0, last week, not only recording its first shutout but also its highest points total in school history. The Pride's previous high was 38 points in a win over Enterprise in 2002. . . .

All five teams in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (Flint Hill, Maret, Potomac School, Sidwell Friends and St. James) are looking for their first win of the season after posting a combined 0-6 record so far. The MAC teams have lost by an average margin of 30 points per game.