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Wilson Memorial Advances; Riverheads Falls in Playoffs

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The Wilson Memorial High School football team beat visiting Dan River 43-40 Friday night to advance to the Class A, Division 2 state semifinals.

Neither team punted or turned the ball over in a back-and-forth first half, and Wilson led 28-26 at the break.

They took a 17-point lead midway through the fourth quarter after a Preston Deacon touchdown with a two-point conversion and were able to hold on for the win.

Junior running back Malik Rucks led the Green Hornets with 22 carries for 205 yards and four touchdowns.

Senior Connery Swift ran the ball 23 times for 114 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The Fighting Hornets will face unbeaten Goochland Saturday in the state semifinals.

In another Class A, Division 2 quarterfinal Friday night, Gretna upset defending state champion Riverheads 28-14.

The loss ends the Gladiators 24-game winning streak.

Riverheads junior Logan Moore carried the ball 24 times for 153 yards, finishing the season with 1,996 yards rushing.

AAA Central Region
Division 5
Final
Hanover 31, Atlee 12
Division 6
Final
Hermitage 10, Lloyd Bird 0

AAA Eastern Region
Division 6
Final
Oscar Smith 35, Salem 34

AAA Northern Region
Division 5
Final
South County 37, Yorktown 13

AA Region 2
Division 3
Final
Kettle Run 21, Liberty-Bealeton 16
Division 4
Final
Briar Woods 21, Powhatan 7

AA Region 3
Division 3
Final
Brookville 21, Northside 7
Division 4
Final
Broadway 29, Jefferson Forest 14

AA Region 4
Division 3
Final
Cave Spring 35, Richlands 21
Division 4
Final
Christiansburg 46, Magna Vista 12

A-Eastern Section
Division 1
Final
Central Lunenburg 28, William Campbell 15
Division 2
Final
Amelia County 40, Manassas Park 12
Goochland 16, King William 12

A-Western Section
Division 1
Final
Galax 48, Honaker 0
Division 2
Final
Gretna 28, Riverheads 14
Wilson Memorial 43, Dan River 40

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