Oscar Smith and Lake Taylor get ready for state title games

(WAVY) — Two area teams are still alive for state football championships this Saturday. In 6A, undefeated Oscar Smith High School (13-0) will try for its third state title in seven years with the Tigers take on Westfield (13-1) out of Chantilly.

Coach Richard Morgan’s squad has been playing on the edge all season long with narrow victories over Grassfield, Indian River, Western Branch and Ocean Lakes.

“It’s everything you play for, it’s everything you coach for,” Oscar Smith coach Richard Morgan said. “It would mean everything to bring another one home.”

Kickoff for the 6A state championship is Saturday at 4:07 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.

In 4A, Lake Taylor will try for back-to-back titles when the Titans (14-0) take on Salem (13-0) from Salem in a rematch of last year’s state championship.

Head coach Hank Sawyer will be trying to bring a third state title back to Lake Taylor, and he’s got a team loaded with talent including the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, Wayne Davis who will be attending Ohio State.

“We’re fortunate and we are glad to be back,” coach Sawyer said. “Over the course of 15 weeks a lot of things happen, everybody brings their A-game for you and we wanted to get back and try and defend the title and we’re back and we have the same opponent.”

Kickoff for the 4A state championship is 4:30 at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg.

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