2019 Virginia high school football state championships recap

maury high school footballMaury wins Virginia Class 5 title. Twitter photo by @Nathan_Epstein
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South County, No. 2 in the High School football America Virginia Top 10, claimed its first-ever high school football title with a 14-13 victory over top-ranked Oscar Smith in the Class 6 title game.

The difference in the ballgame was a missed extra point by Oscar Smith.

For the first time since 1939, Maury is a state football champ. The Commodores capped a perfect 15-0 with a 28-21 win over Stone Bridge, which entered the game No. 2 in our statewide rankings. Maury will move-up from its No. 8 ranking when our final Virginia Top 10 is released next week.

The Class 4 championship goes to Lake Taylor. The Titans beat Tuscarora 34-14, giving the school its third over football state championship. LT also won state in 2012 and 2014.

In Class 3, Hopewell finishes 15-0 after beating Lord Botetourt, No. 7 in the Virginia Top 10, 34-14.

Appomattox County started the season 1-2, but finishes with the state’s Class 2 state title. The 42-21 win over Stuarts Draft gives the Raiders four state titles in five years.

And, in Class 1, Riverheads won its fourth straight state title with a 31-24 win over Galax.

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