VSU Foot­ball headed to CIAA Cham­pi­onship game

Vir­ginia State Tro­jans se­cure bid in CIAA Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Game

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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.

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