The Western Albemarle football team opens up play in the state tournament this week, as the Warriors will host Cave Spring in the first round of the playoffs.
Western finished up the regular season with a 9-1 record, winning three-straight games to close out the schedule.
The Warriors only loss of the year came at Monticello.
Cave Spring is just 5-5, and are giving up almost twice as many points as they've scored this season (180-302).
Western Albemarle is the Jefferson District champions for the second year in a row, and are the two-seed in the state tournament, meaning as long as they keep winning, they'll get to play at home until at least the state semifinals.
Head coach Ed Redmond says, "We celebrated our success this year. Anytime you get a chance to win a district championship, it's something to celebrate, and be proud of. As we move forward in the playoffs, it's 'Win, or go home.'"
Senior WR/DB Tre Banks says, "It meant a lot to have back-to-back district championships. It's been a long time since that's happened at Western. It's definitely a plus for us. We love our fans here at home. We love the Crozet Crazies going on out there. It's a big deal for us."
Western Albemarle and Cave Spring kick off Friday night at 7:30 PM in Crozet.