High School Football Playoff Capsules



Last meeting: Stone Bridge defeated Mountain View 37-0 in the 2021 Region 5D Finals.

How they got here: Mountain View defeated Albemarle 49-24 and Patrick Henry-Roanoke 45-9; Stone Bridge defeated William Fleming 38-7 and Riverbend 50-29.

Game on Friday: Mountain View is seeking its first regional championship in a repeat of last season’s regional finals, in which the Bulldogs held the Wildcats for 117 yards and eight first downs en route to their second straight VHSL Class 5 state title. … Stone Bridge has completed a major senior class from this team but has still won 35 of their last 36 games, the only loss coming in September to undefeated Class 6 opponents Freedom (Woodbridge). … Senior QB Zeke Wimbush has run for 14 TDs and thrown for 12 for the Bulldogs. Colton Hinton caught 15 TDs. Miles Turpin has seven interceptions and Dominic Duncan has six. … Wildcats QB Jackson Sigler has thrown just two picks to go with his 22 TD passes (13 to Jaiden Fair) all year. …. The teams have two common opponents. Both defeated Riverbend and the Bulldogs defeated Colonial Forge 20-14 while the Wildcats lost a 12-8 decision to the Eagles. … The winner will face either Highland Springs or LC Bird in the state semifinals next Saturday.

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KING GEORGE (12-0) at DINWIDDIE (12-0)

How they got here: King George defeated Patrick Henry–Ashland 41–6 and Varina 31–14; Dinwiddie defeated Powhatan 54-7 and Hanover 49-12.

Game on Saturday: This is the first-ever clash between the schools and the stakes are high as two undefeated players aim to advance to the state semi-finals. … King George is aiming for his second Region 4B championship in the last three seasons. … The Foxes’ defense, allowing 7.5 points per game, must brace itself to stop Dinwiddie’s second QB Harry Dalton, who has thrown for 21 TDs and run for 16. Junior Rafael Tucker added 19 TD runs. … The Generals outscored their opponents by 621–92 and scored three shutouts. … The Foxes will look to continue their balanced attack, with QB Zach Ferguson (25 TD passes, 14 TD carries) looking for standout Mekhai White (14 TD catches) and Chanz Wiggins and Aydin Woolfolk (1,641 yards, 21st). TDs) who lead the ground game. … The winner will face either Warwick or King’s Fork in next Saturday’s state semifinals.

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