Heritage and Brookville are separated by a short stretch of Timberlake Road that's less than two miles. Saturday’s state title games provide a chance for both the Pioneers and the Bees to represent not only Lynchburg but also the Seminole District.
The Seminole has been one of the toughest districts in the state all season long. Brookville is unbeaten and Heritage's lone loss came at the hands of the Bees.
Saturday, they'll both play for a championship on the same field at Liberty University, similar to 2002 when Liberty and Heritage both won titles there.
“We look forward to a good game with a great crowd and obviously heritage is playing right after us so Lynchburg will come out and represent,” Brookville coach Jeff Woody said. “Both teams being from Lynchburg playing in the state championship, you can't ask for anything better than that for this area.”
Heritage coach Brad Bradley said “Every Friday night you gotta play the likes of Amherst and Brookville, Liberty, and those guys. We just feel like that's gonna make you a better football team week in and week out and it's gonna make you a better football team come playoff time. We just feel like we play in one of the best districts in the state of Virginia.”