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Playoffs: State Finals Week
Throughout the week we will be writing various stories and providing coverage of the buildup to this Saturday’s state Championships games. Check back here each day to fill you high school football needs.
SEE ALSO: State Finals Schedule
TUESDAY: Taft Coghill Jr. wrote a piece about James Monroe defensive lineman Antonio Wynn-Coleman. The freshman has stepped right in and filled an important hole for the Yellow Jackets this season. [STORY]
WEDNESDAY: We have two stories for you to read as we get closer to the big games.
~ Nathan Warters takes a look at Brookville, JM’s state final opponent for the 4th time, and how they hope to use their offense to influence to outcome. [STORY]
~ Taft Coghill Jr. writes about JM kicker David Dit. The junior, who came up big in last week’s semifinal OT win, talks about his journey to being the Yellow Jackets kicker. [STORY]
THURSDAY: Taft Coghill Jr. is at it again, with a story about JM assistant coach Eddie Haynes and how he has helps the Yellow Jackets smoothly transition between QBs. [STORY]
FRIDAY: Two more stories for your the day before the the state finals get underway.
~ A bit of background from Nathan Warters on Brookville QB Kendall BeCraft. BeCraft had found great success in the Bees’ no-huddle offense the last 3 years.[STORY]
~ Taft Coghill Jr. writes about how JM football has battled through adversity and some unexpected change in personnel this season to once again be one of the top teams in the state. [STORY]
SATURDAY: Nathan Warters has a feature entitled, “Where are they now?”, as he talks to former and current players from both Brookville and James Monroe who played in the teams’ previous 3 state final meetings.
~ GETTING THERE: Directions to Williams Stadium, Liberty University, Lynchburg
Take State Route 3 West to Culpeper, then follow U.S. 29 South past Charlottesville to Lynchburg. Merge onto 29 South/460 West just outside of Lynchburg. Take the second Candler’s Mountain Road exit (Candler’s Mountain Road/University Boulevard). Turn left at light onto University Boulevard and continue straight to Liberty University’s campus.
Travel time: 2 hours
SUNDAY: Game stories from the state finals.
ESSEX: We will also be posting some Essex-based state final information on the blog during the week as well, as the Trojans take on Goochland for the Group A, Division 2 title on Saturday.