PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The high school football playoffs kickoff on Friday with nearly three dozen teams from Hampton Roads competing in six different classifications.
In Class 6 Region A, undefeated Ocean Lakes from Virginia Beach is the top seed. The Dolphins explosive offense returns eight players from a year ago and they’ve been eyeing the postseason for months.
“10-0 is great feeling but it does not mean anything,” said senior nose guard Jordan Green. “From here on out it’s 1-0 every week.”
Ocean Lakes opens up the playoffs against Kellam Friday at 7:00 at Kellam.
Oscar Smith comes in as the 2 seed in Class 6 Region A. The Tigers are led by Auburn bound Cam’Ron Kelly and have been to the state championship game the past three years.
“This is a battle-tested team,” coach Scott Johnson said. “two-thirds of these kids have been there, so they understand what’s at stake.”
Oscar Smith opens up the postseason against Tallwood Friday at 7:00 at Oscar Smith.
In Class 5 Region A, Indian River is the top seed. The Braves finished the regular season undefeated and won their first district title in 22 years. They also havent’ won the state championship since 1995.
“It’s a blessing to me and my teammates,” said junior Lamareon James. “This has not happened in about 20 years so to us it’s a big step for our team and especially my coaches.”
Indian River hosts Norview Friday at 7:00.
Class 6 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
Kellam (5-5) vs. Ocean Lakes (10-0)
Tallwood (6-4) at Oscar Smith (9-1)
Landstown (6-4) vs. Woodside (8-2) at Todd Stadium
Bayside (6-4) at Cox (8-2)
Class 5 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
Norview (3-7) at Indian River (10-0)
Gloucester (4-6) at Salem (8-2)
Warwick (6-4) vs. Maury (9-1) at Powhatan Field
Kecoughtan (7-3) at Nansemond River (7-3)
Class 4 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
Churchland (5-5) vs. Lafayette (9-0) at Wanner Stadium
Smithfield (5-5) at Lake Taylor (9-1)
King’s Fork (5-5) at Deep Creek (7-3) at Deep Creek Middle
Heritage (5-5) vs. Warhill (7-3) Saturday at 2:00 at Wanner Stadium
Class 3 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
New Kent (6-4) vs. Phoebus (9-1) Saturday at 2:00 at Darling Stadium
Booker T. Washington (7-3) at Norcom (6-4)
Park View (8-2) vs. York (7-3) at Bailey Field
Class 2 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
Nottoway (5-5) at Poquoson (7-3)
Class 1 Region A playoffs (All games Friday at 7:00 unless noted):
Washington & Lee at Franklin (9-1)
Northampton (8-2) at Essex (7-3)