The George Wythe Maroons are on an improbable postseason run that has included wins over Rural Retreat, Clintwood, and Franklin. Now they draw Honaker in Saturday’s Division One Championship at Salem Stadium which kicks at high noon.
The Maroons are back in the title tilt ten years after winning it all in Division Two.
George Wythe ran their way to the state title game behind more than 300 rush yards from their trio of running backs-- Justin Snavely, Trey Skeens and Dominique Crockett.
George Wythe got an early lead and fended-off a comeback from Franklin, and they may need to do the same against Honaker, who scored 41 second-half points on the way to their 48-40 win over Sussex.
They'll have their work cut-out for themselves against Tigers quarterback, Ty Hall, who was responsible for six of their touchdowns last week and has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards this season.
This is the third time the George Wythe football team has made it to the title game, winning their only championship in 2002 and losing in 1983. Coach Ingo was on that '83 team and has made sure his players have learned from that loss.
A point of pride for the teams in this year's game is that both George Wythe and Honaker are from the Western Section -- solidifying their argument that Southwest Virginia has just as good of football programs as the more well renowned teams from the Eastern Section.