Preview: Lord Botetourt vs. Hopewell

Published: Dec. 14, 2019 at 9:42 AM EST
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It's the final week of the 2019 high school football season, as three local teams will play for state championships Saturday afternoon.

For the Cavaliers of Lord Botetourt, it will be just their second appearance in a state title game.

In 2015, the team defeated Hopewell 28 to 17 in the semifinals before losing to Magna Vista.

Now, the Cavaliers get another date with Hopewell, and head coach Jamie Harless says he's expecting a battle. "They're a good team so they're going to be there a lot and if you just happen to cross paths, it's kind of like anything else. If you're traversing a high mountain range and the only other people that tend to climb it are the only other ones that your are going to run into. Coach Irby does a heck of a job. They've got a great program. Lot of respect for those guys," Harless said.