Of the four area high schools vying for a chance at the state finals, only one was able to survive on Saturday. In the Class 6A semis, Oscar Smith will make its third straight appearance in the finals as they rallied from a 14-0 deficit to win over Colonial Forge 27-20 in two overtimes. Cam'Ron Kelly making the difference for the Tigers as he replaced Dominique Brooks at quarterback. Kelly ran for a score in the 2nd overtime to provide the difference. Oscar Smith will now face Westfield in the title game. The Tigers have lost to the Bulldogs the past two seasons.
Nansemond River's chance at their first state finals appearance since 1993 came to an end as they lost to 2-time defending champion, Highland Spring 28-18 in the Class 5A state semifinals. The Warriors finished the season 9-5.
The Lafayatte Rams lost a tough one on the road at Louisa in the Class 4A semis by a final of 20-13. They wrap up their season with a 12-2 record, and in the Class 2A semis, Poquoson (10-4) lossed a tough one in double overtime to Robert E. Lee 27-24.