Our area has three high schools that are heading to the state championship in football this weekend.

Northside High School will take on James Monroe in Fredricksburg.

Thursday night, the school's principal and head coach stopped WDBJ7 to talk about what this opportunity means to them.

"In the hallways, written on the windows, I think there's a significant buzz of the opporunity that lies ahead," said coach Burt Torrence.

The game is Saturday at noon at Liberty University.