Practice by day, induction by night
By CHRIS BUBECK Journal staff writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Wednesday
afternoon started off as a normal day for Hylton coach Bill Brown with football
practice, but the nightcap was a once in a lifetime experience. Brown
was one of eight members to enter the 12th class of the Virginia High School
Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Omni Hotel. Brown's career is
still active, but his resume already justifies the recognition. He has a
combined 167-48-1 record between his career at Potomac and Hylton, as well as a
pair of state championships with the Bulldogs. Despite the numbers that
back up his selection, Brown was humble as always. ``I had mixed
emotions. I told my wife on the way down here, I said it feels like it's not
real. It feels like it's almost a dream," Brown said. ``I didn't feel like it
was my turn." More
1 Christopher Moorhead/
Hylton football coach Bill Brown will be inducted into the Virginia High
School Hall of Fame in October.
2 Daily Journal Coach of the Year Bill
Brown of Hylton, left, with Defensive Player of the Year Darryl Wilson of
3 Head coach Bill Brown, center, kept
his team focused on the ultimate prize - straight Group AAA, Division 6 state
4 Hylton coach Bill Brown looks to
extend the Bulldogs' winning streak to 29 games Saturday against Princess
5 Hylton coach Bill Brown, right,
listens to a referee as he explains the weather situation that eventually
caused Friday's game to be called.
6 D.J. Walton is one of six
running backs Hylton coach Bill Brown can turn to to carry the football.
7 Hylton coach Bill Brown, left,
directs one of his players during Monday's first practice of the new year.
8 Hylton coach Bill Brown has won
16 straight games, but his Bulldogs aren't among Fox's 106 choices for a
potential high school national title game.
9 Bulldog coach Bill Brown finally has
his first state championship.
10 Hylton coach Bill Brown (middle,
without hat) accepts congratulations from his bench.
11 A state title Saturday would be
Hylton coach Bill Brown's first
12 Hylton coach Bill Brown celebrates
with his players following the Bulldogs' 24-7 win over Centreville in the
Group AAA, Division 6 state semifinals Saturday. The Bulldogs play Varina in
this Saturday's state final at Norfolk State University