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STAB 2017 Football Schedule Announced

Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 – St. Anne's-Belfield School announced its 2017 Varsity Football schedule today, which includes four eight-player games against Greenbrier Christian Academy and Hampton Roads Academy, and five eleven-player games.


High school football schedules that include eight-player or other modified team sizes are found in 48 states, 40 of which have full leagues including 28 of eight-player teams.


"After conversations with many schools that went to eight-player football, in addition to South Hampton Academy here in Virginia, we felt this was an avenue worth exploring, especially since it allows us to remain eligible for VISAA postseason play," said Athletics Director Dewayne Robinson.


"It became evident through evaluation of our program and discussion with students that a JV team was essential for us to sustain a healthy and robust football program. Therefore, we had to be proactive in our research and planning to keep the sport healthy at the School. We are looking forward to evaluating how this schedule works for the School after next season, and can readjust at that time if necessary."


Varsity Head Coach John Blake is excited about the upcoming season and the re-introduction of a JV program.


"This program change builds on the success we have had in the past and offers our students a meaningful experience," said Blake, who has a 152 - 62 record and six state championships at the School.


"It takes a pipeline to do that and since we've announced the re-introduction of JV football we've seen an increase in interest among students."


2017 St. Anne's-Belfield Varsity Football 

Sept. 01   Hargrave Military Academy (Away)

Sept. 09   Randolph Macon Academy(Away)

Sept. 15   Greenbrier Christian Academy (Home)

Sept. 22   North Cross School (Home)

Sept. 29   Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Home)

Oct.  13   Hampton Roads Academy (Away)

Oct. 20    Covenant School (Home)

Oct. 27    Hampton Roads Academy (Home)

Nov. 03   Greenbrier Christian Academy (Away)



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Seventeen countries are represented in the student body, with 40 percent of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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