Stephens City, Va. - The Sherando High School Warriors are heading to the 4A Football State Championship.
Students, teachers, parents and fans came out on Friday to send off the team in style.
"It's going to be a hard fought game,” said George Aston, senior running back and linebacker for The Warriors. “Probably the toughest game of the year so far for us. But we're prepared better than ever, and we're really looking forward to it.”
Students attended a pep rally, with their mascot and band in tow.
"Just the experience itself is great,” said Reid Entsminger, senior quarterback and safety. “To be with my team one last week for football season, there's just one more week left of football season. And I’m just grateful to be in this situation."
The Warriors will face off against the Dinwiddie Generals Saturday In Lynchburg
"I just want them to live in the moment. Enjoy the moment that they’re in. Once they’re on the bus, then they’ll refocus onto what we have t do in terms of practice today when get down there. Want them to enjoy the moment, want them to have ea good time, but also there’s a job to do,” said Coach Bill Hall.
This is the second time in six years that the Warriors have competed for the state title. They lost in 2006 to the Amherst County Lancers.