Sportswrap Playoff Preview (VIDEO)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757

The playoffs are here! The post-season starts this weekend and there are some fantastic matchups right off the bat.

In 6A South, Oscar Smith faces Western Branch in a rematch from just a few weeks ago. Grassfield visits Cox in what might be the best game of the weekend. Landstown visits Woodside in the only game in 6A featuring a Peninsula team. Lastly, the 4-5 game has Beach District teams Tallwood and Bayside squaring off at Kellam High School.

In 5A South, Hampton plays Friday night at Darling Stadium in a rematch against Bethel. Green Run and Salem meet in a Beach District rematch. Nansemond River meets Norview in a rematch of a first round playoff game from last season that Norview won, 19-7. The #5 vs. #4 game is a rematch of the season opener pitting Bethel against Indian River. The Bethel Bruins came back in the final minutes to win 20-19 over the Braves.

We didn’t get to talk about 4A and 3A East much, but Lafayette opens against Denbigh, Deep Creek opens against Lake Taylor, and Grafton visits Smithfield for the second week in a row. On Saturday, King’s Fork visits Heritage.

In 3A South, Phoebus hosts Warhill on Saturday afternoon at Darling Stadium in a #8 vs. #1 game. Tabb visits Park View – South Hill, Poquoson visits Lakeland, and Southampton visits Norcom in the 5-4 game.

We hope to see you on Friday night!

– Andy Hilton