BY ZAC TALLEY | DECEMBER 10, 2021 09:07 PM
Ashburn High Schools Head to State Championship Games 🏈
The two Ashburn high schools (separated by less than 3 miles) will compete for state glory this weekend. Both teams won tightly contested semi-final matchups and will travel south for their championship challenge.
Region 5D Champion Stone Bridge held on for a 28-26 victory over the perennial powerhouse from Richmond, Highland Springs. It was quite the dramatic finish as the undefeated Bulldogs stopped the Springers from converting a 2-point conversion late in the 4th quarter of the Class 5 Semifinals that would have tied the game.
Region 4C Champion Broad Run also relied on 4th quarter heroics from a pair of seniors to squeak by the 10-time state champion Salem Spartans. A 13-yd TD strike in the final minute of regulation was just enough to rally past Salem for a 28-24 road win in the Class 4 semifinals.
Broad Run has not competed for a state championship since 2009. Stone Bridge, on the other hand, will attempt to defend their 2020 title. Both teams are vying to win their third overall state championship tomorrow.
STATE FINALS, SAT. DEC. 11th
Class 4 at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) Broad Run (13-1) vs. Varina (12-1), 12 p.m.
Class 5 at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) Stone Bridge (14-0) vs. Maury (8-1), 4:30 p.m.