VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – With a trip to the state championship on the line, Maury and Green square off Saturday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in a Class 5 state semifinal game.

The game is a rematch of last season’s state semifinal clash, in which the Commodores beat the Stallions at Green Run 35-7.

“We wouldn’t want it any other way, because the way that game panned out last year, it was a headache to us … and we wanted to get back to this point with that team,” said Green Run coach Brandon Williams.

Green Run is back-to-back Region 5A champions for the first time in school history.

The Stallions feature the quarterback-receiver combo of Kevin White and receiver Keylan Adams among its many standouts. White was named the region player of the year, while Adams is the top-rated high school receiver in Virginia.

Maury is motivated by its loss to Stone Bridge in the state championship game, falling on the last play of the game.

“We made a promise to each other last year on Dec. 11 that we would make it back to that same stage at ODU,” said Maury coach . It’s just another opportunity to play another opponent, to finally reach our goal of getting back to the game that we feel like we belong in.”

The Commodores have a potent attack led by quarterback Mario Miller Jr. and Duke-bound running back Peyton Jones.

In its postseason run, Maury had a bye in the first round, defeated Menchville 37-0 and then Nansemond River 55-7 to win the Region 5B title, while Green Run beat Hickory 63-14, Salem 21-13 and then Kempsville 50-8.

Meanwhile, there is the potential for a Maury-Stone Bridge state championship rematch, as the northern Virginia school once again took the Region 5D title with a 42-0 win over Mountain View – its fifth straight – and faces Highland Springs Saturday.

Stone Bridge and Highland Springs have been regular opponents in the postseason, playing for the fifth time in eight seasons in the state playoffs.

But Green Run has its own agenda, and its own redemption story it would like to write.

“It’s a whole new team,” Adams said, “so we’re going to show them that it’s not the same team from last year.”

See Nathan Epstein’s preview of the Green Run/Maury matchup in the video above.