Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA), which features University of Virginia football class of 2021 signee Michael Green, is one win away from claiming the 2020-21 VHSL Class 3 state championship.
The undefeated Rams, who downed Phoebus to capture the Region A title, defeated Loudoun County’s Independence High School, 17-13, this past Saturday. The 6’4”, 225-pound Green disrupted the Independence offense from his outside linebacker position.
Lafayette will take on fellow unbeaten Lord Botetourt in the Class 3 state championship on Saturday, May 1. Lord Botetourt features several FBS football recruits, including Army-bound senior running back Hunter Rice and consensus 4-star junior offensive tackle prospect Gunner Givens. The Cavaliers edged out class of 2022 5-star offensive lineman Zach Rice and Liberty Christian Academy, 24-22, to reach the championship game.
Following the regional final victory, Phoebus assistant coach Brandon Davis tweeted the following about the future Hoo.
— CoachB (@dbdavis_va) April 19, 2021
Hoos Basketball Pledge McKneely Scores 41 In Playoff Opener
The Poca (W.V.) boys varsity basketball team cancelled its final four regular season games because of coronavirus. As expected, though, the Dots were available when postseason play began on April 23.
Led by 41 points from Virginia-bound junior guard Isaac McKneely, Poca downed Buffalo, 82-39, to capture the sectional crown. The Dots (10-4) next take the court on Thursday, April 29 (7 p.m. EST tip) in a Class AA, Region IV semifinal matchup with Roane County (8-12). The winner advances to face the winner of the Buffalo (9-8)/Charleston Catholic (10-2) matchup for the region championship.
Highlights of McKneely’s performance are below.