Lynchburg - The Altavista football team took a road trip to Lynchburg Wednesday afternoon, the Colonels getting in some practice time on E.C. Glass' turf field. The 13-and-1 Colonels face 13-and-1 Essex for the 1A state championship Saturday at noon at Salem Stadium.
Roanoke - This week's ABC 13 High School Team of the Week is the Northside football team. The Vikings play for a state championship Saturday in Lynchburg. 13-and-1 Northside won at Loudoun Valley 29-14 in the semifinals. They face James Monroe Saturday at noon at LU for the title.
Lynchburg - The Altavista Colonels paid a visit to Lynchburg Wednesday afternoon. The 13-and-1 Colonels, preparing to face 13-and-1 Essex this Saturday at noon in Salem for the state championship, got in some practice on E.C. Glass' turf field, the surface they'll play on Saturday in the title game.
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LYNCHBURG - Heritage players were slumped over with their helmets buried in the turf, overcome with disbelief. Their perfect season had come to an end after a missed field goal as time expired allowed
Heritage players were slumped over with their helmets buried in the turf, overcome with disbelief. Their perfect season had come to an end after a missed field goal as time expired allowed James Monroe to win.
Northside will face James Monroe in the state championship Saturday at noon at Lynchburg's Williams Stadium.
Altavista (13-1) went on the road for the first time in the playoffs and still had very little problems against Haysi. The Colonels were victorious once again 34-22 over previously undefeated Haysi (13-1).
Salem was held to a season-low 93 rushing yards against Sherando and lost in the state semifinals for the second straight season.
Buckingham's run as the 6 seed in the 2A playoffs came to an end with a 27-0 loss to Brunswick.
The ABC 13 viewing area began the weekend with seven area teams still alive. That number is now down to three following the state semifinals.