Battle of the Burn to be held at Segra Field in Leesburg

It’s the first high school football game to be played at the soccer stadium.

The 14th annual face-off between Ashburn rivals Broad Run High School and Stone Bridge High School will be played at a new venue this year — Segra Field in Leesburg. For years, the game has been called the “Battle of the Burn.”

Segra Field is better known for its soccer matches — excuse us, “football” — and is the home to the Loudoun United FC, a reserve team affiliated with the DC United Major League Soccer team. The Washington Spirit women’s pro soccer team also plays at Segra, as does Old Glory DC, a rugby team.

The Stone Bridge-Broad run game will be the first high school football game (American football) played at Segra and it will be the first time the match-up between the two teams is being played on a neutral field.

The game is scheduled for October 2. The event’s organizers — including the Broad Run Touchdown Club, the Stone Bridge Athletic Boosters and Pearson Smith Realty — say they expect the game to be a sell-out.

Little known fun fact — the name of our website, The Burn, was suggested by the father of a Broad Run football player over dinner and drinks many years ago, and was — in part — inspired by the Battle of the Burn event.

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