STEPHENS CITY, Va. -

Salem made the trip up Interstate 81 to Stephens City on Saturday to take-on top-seeded Sherando in the 4A North semifinal game.

Early on, Salem was driving. Austin Coulling rolled left and hit Tyler Gladden for a 26 yard gain down to the Sherando 36, but that drive stalled.

Later in the first quarter Coulling went to the air again, but his pass is underthrown and picked-off by George Aston, and returned into Spartan territory. But the Warriors couldn’t get any points off the turnover.

A quick first half ended when Salem's Zack Hill sacks Reid Ensminger for a loss of 6.

This one was scoreless heading into the locker room. The Spartans' offensive struggles continued in the second half as Sherando beat Salem 7-0.