The Gridiron Blog brings you the scores, stats and stories from Fredericksburg-area high school football.
GAME STORIES: Playoffs – Week 3
Game of the Week voting was close again this week, as five local teams took to the field to vie for four region championships and spots in their respective state tournaments. After it was all said and done, three teams took home trophies and will continue play next week in the state semifinals. If you haven’t already read them on The Sports Blog, fredericksburg.com’s main sports blog, click the links below to give the game stories a read and see how each game went down.
NOTE: Number of Game of the Week votes in parentheses with each game. (POLL)
(18) NW Region, Div. 6 Final: Colonial Forge at C.D. Hylton – In a rematch of a game played earlier this season, the Eagles got off to a slow start before making a game of it, only to come up just short in their bid for their first ever region title.
(30) NW Region, Div. 5 Final: Mountain View at North Stafford – The match-up between Stafford County rivals edged out James Monroe’s Division 3 title game as this week’s Game of the Week. The Wolverines were running on all cylinders on Saturday en route a its second straight region championship.
(14) Region I, Div. 4 Final: Courtland at Smithfield – Game of the Week voters underestimated the Cougars, but the region’s fourth seed pulled off its second straight upset to take home its 10th all-time region championship.
(27) Region I, Div. 3 Final: Park View-South Hill at James Monroe – The Yellow Jackets were once again near the top in Game of the Week voting, falling just behind the North Stafford-Mountain View match-up. On the field, after a slow start, JM went on to pull away for their second straight region title.