Lynchburg - Today's high school Team of the Week is Heritage Pioneers football. The Pioneers, led by first-year head coach Brad Bradley, will play for the Division Four state championship this Saturday at 4:30 against undefeated, two-time defending state champ Briar Woods out of Ashburn in northern Virginia. Heritage is 12-and-1 following back-to-back road wins at Amherst County and Salem. The Pioneers now with a chance to win just the second state football title in school history, the first came 10 years ago in 2002.
Brad Bradley, FIRST-YEAR HERITAGE HEAD COACH, said "It's not supposed to get any easier. It's supposed to be a state champion, that ring is supposed to mean something. And you know we're excited about the opportunity, we're extremely excited about the opportunity to play Briar Woods which has two rings on their fingers right now."
Jonathan Meadows, HERITAGE JUNIOR LEFT TACKLE, said "We've been underdogs for most of the season but that's how we like to play. And we've played up to our potential all season."