In Daleville, Lord Botetourt hosted Hidden Valley in 3A West. The Cavaliers and Titans didn't meet in the regular season for the first time since Hidden Valley opened in 2002. The Titans slowed down a physical Spotswood team last week and the challenge was similar this week against big Chris Thompson and LB.
The Cavaliers were looking to keep their postseason run going on the home turf.
After a scoreless first quarter, Mason Dermott took the pigskin and went untouched through the line for the first score of the night and it was 7-nothing Hidden Valley on the 25 yard TD.
On the ensuing kickoff, Hidden Valley pulled a fast one with the onsides kick that bounced around before the Titans James Davis recovered for Hidden Valley.
Five plays later, more tricks from the Titans. The double end around and the pass from Billy Howe to Dean Sayers who hauled it in on the touchdown and Hidden Valley was smelling the upset up 14-zip at the break.
Coming out of the half, LB needed an answer and the Cavs got it thanks to Chris Thompson who danced 25 yards to the endzone and outran the defense to cut the Titans lead in half at 14-7.
But Hidden Valley came right back. Dermott punched in his second score of the night and it was 21-7 early in the fourth.
The Cavs had a sense of urgency. Nick Webb went to Nathan McClellan who fought across the pylon for 6. That made it 21-14 with six minutes to play.
The defense forced a three and out and Botetourt went back to the ground with Thompson. He got 29 yards before being brought down at the 7 yard line.
But three straight sacks and it was the last chance for Webb and the Cavs. The desperation heave went out of bounds and Hidden Valley stunned Botetourt 21 to 14.