STAFFORD (WAVY) — Oscar Smith (12-2) rallied past Colonial Forge 27-20 in double overtime in the Class 6 state semifinals. The Tigers tied the game at 17-17 with five minutes to go in regulation on a touchdown run by Khalid Wilson, that score forced overtime.
Both teams exchanged field goals in the first overtime, and in the second OT, Oscar Smith took a 27-20 lead on a short touchdown run by Cam’Ron Kelly. Oscar Smith forced and recovered a fumble in the second overtime, sealing the win for the Tigers and sending them to the state championship game for the third consecutive year.
And once again, Oscar Smith will face Westfield for the state championship for the third straight season. Westfield won both of the previous state title games against Oscar Smith, 34-28 in double overtime last season and a 49-42 setback in triple overtime in 2015.
Next week’s state title game will take place at Armstrong Stadium on the campus of Hampton University.
Watch Nathan Epstein’s report of Oscar Smith’s win over Colonial Forge on WAVY.com.
VHSL State Football Semifinal
Oscar Smith 27
Colonial Forge 20, 2OT
Highland Springs 28
Nansemond River 18
Staunton River 35
James Monroe 14
R.E. Lee-Staunton 27
Poquoson 24, 2OT
VHSL Class 1