Posted On: 10/17/15 3:45 PM

The ever popular Hampton Roads Fall League at Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton was buzzing Thursday, with the playoffs starting in a little over a week and some big matchups, including a few teams that will be expected to compete for a state championship this season. With over 24 teams and six varsity games going on at once, it's impossible to see every thing, but here's what we took away from a competitive day of games.

John Marshall Picks up Key Preseason Wins

While it is just fall league, and they’re playing without a few key pieces that are playing football, John Marshall picked up two close victories over previously undefeated Lake Taylor and two time defending 4A state champions Norcom. The win over Norcom carries a little more value, because the 4A powerhouse has been reclassified to 3A, and the two could eventually meet in a big time postseason matchup.
 
Marshall, who started two freshmen and an eighth grader, needed some tough tests before the season started to test their young core. The freshmen showed that they were up for the test, as point guard Lavar Allen made crucial plays down the stretch in the Lake Taylor game,

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