When a new school opens, it often takes time for its athletic program – and specifically its varsity football team – to get rolling. So when Riverside High School opened its door in 2015, it was no surprise that the Rams went winless in their inaugural season. Twelve months later, the Rams put together a two-win season and a year after that they won four.
Now, just four years after opening, Riverside is 6-2 and rolling, following their first ever Homecoming win, 10-7, over Dulles District rival Heritage on October 12 in Leesburg.
“It means so much to the fans, and it means so much to us,” Riverside senior linebacker Nathan Ayoub said. “The fans have believed in us for so long, and it’s great to see it pay off.”