The season has come down to the four teams that represent each region. These 4 were picked by a good many when we discussed on this board who we thought would be here. With all of that said I will take a stab at projecting what I think could occur. Region A/B Riverheads hosting Essex-second year these teams meet at this point in Greenville. Essex has proven again this season the quality of coaching and program they have y replacing size on the lines and their go to back from last year KJ Dameron. Riverheads had to replace 9 starters on defense and then a few due to injuries throughout the season. In this fans opinion, it may be the finest coaching job to this point by the group at Riverheads. Now to the game in what should be a showcase of the two defenses. Essex has more than held their own all season but especially down the stretch recording several shutouts to go along with their already impressive resume. Riverheads showed some rust this past Friday against a very good Sussex D having not played the starters as deep into games since the Stuarts Draft game in week eleven. I look for a closely contested game with Riverheads capitalizing on a mistake or two to gain the momentum and win late. Riverheads 31-20 (don’t be surprised if neither one of them break 20, the defenses can play) Region C/D Patrick Henry GS hosting Galax-in the matchup that was widely predicted to occur. PHGS has played very good defense as the season progressed and proved that by holding Chilhowie in check then facing a much improved JIB and shutting them out. Conversely Galax has shown themselves to be a very stout on D as well. Offensively I don’t think there is a question that Galax has shown more to the point so the edge goes to them clearly IMO. I think Galax is able to come out and impose their will once the game settles in. I look for a reasonably close first half with Galax up by 2 scores, then the Maroon Tide will begin to distance themselves. I see a margin of 4 scores plus in the end. Galax 49-21 I hope everyone that travels this week has a safe trip and enjoys the games. Good luck to all and it is truly special to make it to this point and be able to watch our team play in December. Beat me up and poke holes in my take on the games. I am pretty sure there are some opposing views out there, lol.