H A Condensed History of Hayfield Hawks Football

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For the 2013 season,by 30 students, the Hawks were re-classified once again and will play at the Division 6 AAA level. After a disastrous 0-4 start, the team rebounded by winning five of their last six games, qualifying yet again for the playoffs. After playing a strong first half, the Hawks were defeated by Westfield in the first round.

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Junior DL George Asante (1st Team all-district and all-region 2012) anchored the Hawks defense in 2013. QB Ellis Knudson, a four year varsity player, led the Hawks offense and signed to play with Towson University.


In January 2014, oy Hill stepped down as the head football coach.  Coach Hill finished his stint at Hayfield with a 31-14 record. He continues to lead the Hawks wrestling program. The wrestling team captured the new Liberty Conference championship in February 2014.


2014 - In his first season as head coach at Hayfield, Eric Henderson's squad won the National District title, finishing the season with 7 - 4 record. The team qualified yet again for the playoffs and was eliminated in the first round.  The 2014 team feature and explosive offense and a number of players received All-Conference, Region, All-Met and State honors.


2015 - The Hawks comleted the season with a 6 and 5 record (eliminated from the playoffs with a loss at Battlefield).  The 2015 squad featured Myles Ross, a dynamic running back who broke the Hawks all-time rushing record.  Ross signed to play at the University of Rhode Island.





Throughout its history, Hayfield has had eight head football coaches.


1st - Jim Walthall


2nd - Fran Bedont


3rd - Jerry Lowe


4th - John Tompkins


5th - Dudley Johnson


6th - Billy Pugh


7th - Roy Hill

Roy Hill graduated from Hayfield Secondary in 1984. He was an assistant coach under John Tomkins, Dudley Johnson and assistant head coach under Billy Pugh.  In 2012, Coach Hill entered his third full season as head varsity football coach. Coach Hill began his wrestling career in 1980 at Hayfield where he graduated in 1984. His individual accolades include a District championship and a 3rd place Regional placement in wrestling, as well as achieving All-District and All-region status in football and baseball.


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Roy Hill Northern Region Wrestling tournament, 1984. (Photo courtesy of Mary Allan.)


He continued his academic and athletic career at the Virginia Military Institute where he played football, baseball, and wrestled. He graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Biology. Coach Hill has headed the Hayfield wrestling program for over a quarter of century and has won numerous honors during his career.  In 2004 he was named Washington Post All-Metropolitan Area Wrestling Coach of the Year (2004).  He currently teaches biology and science full time at Hayfield.   As acting head coach in 2009 the team compiled a 4 and 1 record under him.  In 2010, the team reached the Northern Region final for the fourth  time in school history. The Hawks have also qualified for the playoffs in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In his tenure as head football coach he compiled a 31-14 record. In January 2014, Coach Hill stepped down as the Hawks football coach. His wrestlng team captured the 2014 Conference 6 Title.


Eric Henderson, 8th head football coach in Hayfield history.


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 A message from the Hayfield AD's Office to the Hayfield Community:  "Please join us in welcoming Coach Eric Henderson to the Hawk Family as the new Head Football Coach at Hayfield Secondary School. Coach Henderson is an educator with over 22 years of experience in the classroom and on the field. He has a long tenure of success as a History teacher, with demonstrated success in student achievement and holding various leadership positions within his department. As a coach, Mr. Henderson has fielded some of the most explosive offenses in the state as the Offensive Coordinator at Lake Braddock High School in addition to head coaching positions at West Potomac High School and T.C. Williams High School in Northern Virginia. He places an emphasis on developing well-rounded Student-Athletes who will excel academically and athletically.   We are thrilled to have him on our team and look forward to an exciting season!"


A message from Coach Henderson:

"Greetings Hayfield Hawk Nation! I am incredibly excited to be leading a new era in Hayfield Football.  I will work tirelessly with our players, coaches, teachers and parents to develop a championship program that can compete on a state level and help our players gain entry in college.  We will do things the right way and weíll do it with style and great competitiveness.  Above all else, we will be the fastest, most explosive team around.  Donít get your popcorn during the game, youíll miss the fireworks.  I canít wait to start and meet everyone associated with Hayfield Hawk Nation!"  




Although Hayfield Secondary has an Alexandria Zip code it is in fact located in Fairfax County and is a Fairfax County school.  It is approximately two plus miles from the "greater" Springfield area.  Edison H.S and Lee high school are roughly two miles away from Hayfield.  Mt. Vernon High is about six miles away and West Springfield less than eight miles.  By virtue of the short distance separating the schools, Lee and Edison would become Hayfield's rivals.  However, as a result of reclassification and boundary changes the teams would not meet for a number of seasons.  At this time Hayfield Mt. Vernon and Edison are in the National District so that rivalry continues. South County, which was built as a result of overcrowding at Hayfield, is located roughly about six miles from Hayfield. For the first four years of their existence they would play sports in the same district as the Hawks.  All the ingredients of a rivalry were there but it somewhat sputtered once Hayfield left the Patriot District. The schools started meeting on the gridiron again in 2010 in what should be a natural rivalry.


Dating back to 1970 (through 2014)


Edison Eagles* - The Hawks lead the series with an 18-11-2 record vs. the Eagles. 

Lee Lancers - Hayfield has a record of 19-20-1 against the Lancers.

Mt. Vernon Majors* -  The Hawks lead the series 21-16-1.

West Springfield Spartans -  This series is tied (12 wins and 12 losses).


*Currently, the teams play in the National District and meet yearly during the regular season.


Overall Record

 Wins 213 - Losses 250 (through 2014)


Team by Team History (check out how the Hawks have fared against other teams)



Team Helmet Logos


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Other Logos

The logo above was constructed by former assistant line coach, Seth Adams in 2008.  Seth, his wife and daughter are now living in their home state of Oklahoma.



Photo Gallery (Photos throughout the years!)


Long time Sponsor



Robert "the Ball Boy"

"Bob" has been the patroling the Hawks sidelines for well over a decade.


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