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Postseason Push For High School Football

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Western Albemarle is 6-1 Western Albemarle is 6-1

The NBC 29 Kroger Tailgate Party will be in Crozet Friday night, as Western Albemarle plays host to Powhatan.

The Warriors have a record of 7-1, while the Indians are 6-2.

Western is 4-1 in the Jefferson District, and have a one game lead over Powhatan in the JD.

WAHS bounced back from a tough loss to Monticello two weeks ago with a dominating win last Friday against Charlottesville.  

The warriors are still in the hunt for a district title, as well as a home game in the state playoffs.

Senior LB/RB Justin Haws says, "That's definitely been talked about, we want to win out and get a home game.  We love playing here.  Playing on the road is always difficult."

Senior WR/DB Steven Hearn adds, "We love our crowd, we love playing here, its definitely a big advantage, we feel.  Last year, we weren't able to come up with a win in the playoffs at home and we want to redeem ourselves, in a way."    

Saint Anne's-Belfield has a huge game against rival Blue Ridge Saturday.  

The Saints come into the match-up with a record of 4-4, while the Barons are 3-5.

After starting the season 0-4, and following an 0-10 season, a win by STAB Saturday would put them in the state playoffs.

Head coach John Blake says, "I was kind of expecting us to be in this spot a year from now, but we'll take it right now, and hopefully run with it.  I think our kids have the confidence.  They know they're playing against a pretty good team, and they have some good athletes, but they know they just have to come out and work hard this week and see what happens."

Sophomore Jalen Harrison says, "They're a pretty good team.  Last year, they had a really good team, they still have a good team this year.  They've had a few up's and down's this year.  They're pretty much like us.  We just have to bring our 'A' game to this game this weekend."

Junior Brodie Phillips adds, "It means a lot, after going 0-10 last season, and having a chance at the playoff this year, means everything to us."  

Stab will play at Blue Ridge Saturday at two o'clock.

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