On Wednesday evening at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel at the 2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards, the Oscar Smith Tigers football team was named the "High School Team of the Year" by the Hampton Roads Sports Commission.
Emcee Jack Ankerson announced the awards following the keynote speech from Old Dominion University head coach Bobby Wilder.
The Tigers were nominated along with the Norfolk Blues High School Rugby Team and the Kellam High School Wrestling Team.
The judges considered such factors as on-the-field performance, team grades, and service to the local community
The Tigers would also like to send a hearty congratulations to the evening's other winners and nominees including Larry Rubama from The Virginian-Pilot who was named the "Best Local Sports Writer" and Adam Winkler from WTKR-TV who was named the "Best Local Sportscaster".