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C D Hylton Coach - Bill Brown - Hall of Famer

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."
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1 Christopher Moorhead/ 
Hylton football coach Bill Brown will be inducted into the Virginia High
School Hall of Fame in October.
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2 Daily Journal Coach of the Year Bill
Brown of Hylton, left, with Defensive Player of the Year Darryl Wilson of
Woodbridge.
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3 Head coach Bill Brown, center, kept
his team focused on the ultimate prize - straight Group AAA, Division 6 state
championship.
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4 Hylton coach Bill Brown looks to
extend the Bulldogs' winning streak to 29 games Saturday against Princess
Anne.
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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.
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6   D.J. Walton is one of six
running backs Hylton coach Bill Brown can turn to to carry the football.
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7  Hylton coach Bill Brown, left,
directs one of his players during Monday's first practice of the new year.
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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.
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9 Bulldog coach Bill Brown finally has
his first state championship.
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10 Hylton coach Bill Brown (middle,
without hat) accepts congratulations from his bench.
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11 A state title Saturday would be
Hylton coach Bill Brown's first
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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
 
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