The Riverheads football program rallied from a 10 point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Goochland, the defending 2A State Champions, 35-31.
Riverheads blocked a punt with just under two minutes to play that put them in great scoring position.
Cole Smiley scored one of his two touchdowns on the ensuing drive to ice the Gladiators 35-31 victory.
Chance Staton and Smiley led the Gladiators on the ground. Staton had 18 carries for 98 yards and touchdown while Smiley added 84 yards and two touchdowns.
The Gladiators will face Giles County Saturday, December 7th in the VHSL 2A State Semifinals.
Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. Email /
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