Preview: Galax vs. Riverheads
Saturday, Galax is set to take on Riverheads in the Class 1 final at Salem Stadium at noon.
The two programs have plenty of history against each other.
Galax won in the 2015 title game, 7 to 6.
Riverheads got revenge a year later in the state semis, winning 63 to 21.
Now, head coach Mark Dixon and the Maroon Tide will look to stop the Gladiators 25-game winning streak. "I think what it helps is our kids expect good stuff to happen. When we get in the game and it gets tight or things go the wrong way, they're waiting for good things to happen and when I first got here it seemed like our kids were always waiting for the negative to happen and the difference in the culture now is that even when we get down, our kids think that something will turn it around," said Dixon. "I think our kids will rise to the challenge. They love a challenge and they certainly understand that they are walking into a big one," he added.