Two Virginia teams headed into Saturday with opportunties to punch their ticket to the state championship.
Chilhowie would do just that, defeating Galax on the road, 25-21. The Warriors will play Riverheads in the 1A state championship game next Saturday at noon at Salem Stadium. It is Chilhowie’s first title game appearance since 1970.
Union fell in a heartbreaker to two-time defending state champion Appomattox, 23-20. Union trailed 20-0 at halftime, but mounted a valiant comeback that came up just short. It was Union’s first loss of the season.