The defending state champion George Wythe Maroons graduated 22 seniors from a year ago.
H.S. Ingo's team hooked up with one of its fiercest rivals Friday night, the Radford Bobcats. The two teams put up 75 points between them in a shootout a season ago.
The George Wythe Maroons out to pick up right where they left off in December.
Yardage and points were hard to come by in the first quarter. Isiah Carter for the Bobcats lost the ball, giving George Wythe possession.
But in the 2nd quarter, Radford got untracked. D'andre Cook for the Bobcats took off, scooting 28 yards to get deep into George Wythe territory.
Two plays later, quarterback Marcus Finley looked to the far side and found Andrew Grant in a crowd for the touchdown to change the scoreboard.
The Maroons went to work on the next series. Elijah Omks broke of a 29-yard run and George Wythe was on the march.
A couple of plays later Darius Moore followed up with a keeper up the middle. And after some confusion amongst the officials, it was ruled a touchdown. A missed PAT left things at 7-6.
Moore then used his arm, connecting with Reed Kegley for a big gain of 13 late in the first half. Then it was Trey Skeens motoring off the right side. He fell right at our crew's feet for the touchdown.
The two-point conversion was good. George Wythe won it over Radford in a tight one, 21-14.