VSU Football headed to CIAA Championship game
Virginia State Trojans secure bid in CIAA Football Championship Game
ETTRICK - The Virginia State Trojans came back to defeat rival Virginia Union at home, 40-39, in the Trojans' regular season finale. With the victory, VSU Football improved to 9-0 for the first time since 1929 and ensured its first trip to the CIAA Championship game since 2014. VSU Football head coach Reggie Barlow has yet to lose a home game in his first two years at the helm of the Trojans.
Petersburg Football’s running back Upton Bailey (right) runs to the left while trying to evade defensive pressure from Matoaca’s Dante Sanders. Petersburg concluded the 2017 regular season at 4-6 on a 38-22 loss to the Matoaca Warriors.
Prince George Field Hockey’s Georgia Adair (at right) fends off pressure from Deep Run in Wednesday’s Region 5B Championship game at River City Sportsplex in Midlothian. Prince George finished runner-up to Deep Run in the championship but will advance to the state quarterfinals on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in an away game.
Dinwiddie Football players Da’quan Wilson (from left), Ky’mon Pope, Robert Barlow and Kenneth Grandison celebrate a touchdown in the Generals’ home game versus Colonial Heights. See more on the Dinwiddie Generals’ 2017 regular season journey, their road to 10-0 and some of their standout performances along the way on pages B2 and B3!
Virginia State Football’s all-time leading rusher Trent Cannon hurdles into the air on his way to his first of two touchdowns in Saturday’s home rivalry game versus Virginia Union. The Trojans denied the Panthers 40-39 to stay unbeaten at 9-0 and ensure their trip to Salem next Saturday for the CIAA Football Championship game.
Colonial Heights Boys Volleyball’s Grayson Andrews jumps up to serve the ball against Monacan in the regional quarterfinals on Thursday. The Colonials won 3-1 to advance to the regional semifinals at Midlothian on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Matoaca Girls Volleyball’s Lindsey Temple fires a kill over the net in the Warriors’ regional semifinals match versus Glen Allen at Atlee High School on Thursday. The Warriors stunned top-seeded Glen Allen 3-2 to advance to the regional championship game at Atlee on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., and also to the Warriors’ first-ever state tournament for girls volleyball.
Hopewell Football quarterback Daniel Grier, who started in place of injured QB Greg Cuffey on Friday, goes on the move in the Blue Devils’ road game at Meadowbrook. Hopewell concluded the regular season on a tough note, taking a 13-6 loss to the Monarchs and wrapping up the regular stretch on a 6-4 record. They are still projected to have a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Thomas Dale Girls Volleyball’s Devin Storey receives the ball in Wednesday’s region semifinals game against Riverbend. The Knights on Monday took a thrilling 3-2 victory over Clover Hill into the semifinals, but fell to Riverbend on Wednesday 3-0.