Flint Hill Football Ends Three Year Losing Streak


By Paras Bhanot, Deputy Editor

Flint Hill football was at the peak of its powers from 2017-2019, as during both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, Flint Hill won the state championship while remaining undefeated. However, the team saw a sharp decline in the 2019-2020 season, when the team fell to a 5-4 record. During the 2020-2021 season, the team went 0-2, which was then followed up by the 2021-2022 season in which they went 0-9. While Flint Hill Football was extremely hopeful to start off their season with a victory, these plans were foiled during a close 26-21 loss to Woodberry Forest High School. They played their second game of the season just six days later on September 9th at Paul VI, but were blown out 34-7. 

It seemed as if Flint Hill would suffer the same result as the last two seasons in which they went winless. However, on September 23, the team traveled to Richmond, Virginia for their game against Collegiate. This visit would result in Flint Hill’s first victory since 2019, breaking a 13-game losing streak. This win can be especially accredited to the team’s stellar defensive efforts, including two pick returns for touchdowns by junior Joshua Clarke, helping to seal the victory. A fumble return for a touchdown was also seen during this game.

With Flint Hill’s first victory already early in the season, it is evident that they will have much greater success than they have seen in the past. It is clear that Coach Peterson, in just his second season at Flint Hill, will lead the team to a success that many players on the roster have not yet been able to experience. It is important for all Flint Hill members, including students, players, and staff to continue to support our incredible football program.