For the second time in the last five years, the Northside Vikings are State Champions.
The Vikings topped James Monroe 24-10 on a rainy Saturday in Lynchburg.
Northside running back, Sam Krizner, was banged up but still carried the ball 13 times for 36 yards.
"Coach preaches to us all the time in practice if one man goes down it's the next man in," said Quarterback Dominic Dunnaville. The senior signal caller scored all three of Northside's touchdowns, all rushing.
Northside took a 10-0 lead into the half.
Out of the break the Yellow Jackets got on the board with a David Dit field goal from 26 yards out to make it a one score game at 10-3.
James Monroe scored to make it a one possession game at 17-10 but the next possession for Northside kept the clock rolling with several Dunnaville QB keepers.
"It's kind of been their character where they've responded all year long in those pressure situations," said Head Coach Burt Torrence. "The basis of your offense has to be your offensive line. And those guys facing a team that doesn't just line up and play you. They're blitzing and playing and scheming you up pretty well... so for them to be able to perform at that level was really the story of the game."
Northside put together 295 yards of offense, 224 of them coming on the ground.
The Vikings also picked off the Yellow Jackets three times and held them to just 4 of 13 on third down conversions.