Loudoun County High School senior quarterback Nick Barts has his team off to a historic start. For the first time in more than two decades, the Raiders’ football team has started its season 5-0, and the play of Barts is a big reason why.
“That’s just crazy. It’s crazy that it’s been two decades since we started 5-0,” Barts said. “Things are just clicking now, and we’re just moving forward.”
After shutting out Freedom, 48-0, on September 12 to improve to 4-0, Loudoun County got back to work in a battle of previously unbeaten teams. In a game against then 4-0 Riverside High School on September 21, Barts threw for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Raiders past the Rams, 28-0, in front of a crowd of more than 3,000 in Leesburg.