Lynchburg - Today's high school Teams of the Week are V.E.S. and L.C.A. football.
The Bishops and Bulldogs both won Independent Schools state championships this past weekend. The Bulldogs came from behind with three second half touchdowns to win at Collegiate 31-19. L.C.A. wins its third-straight Division One state title, first time the Dogs have won three in a row. And the V.E.S. Bishops won their second-straight Division Three state title, knocking off North Cross 28-14. It was the second year in a row the Bishops got to celebrate a championship in front of their home crowd.
Trevon Fields, V.E.S. Receiver/Def. Back, said "It's definitely a huge win because it's hard to play a team twice and actually beat 'em both times and it was just huge."
Ronnie Stringfield, 150 YDS. RUSHING, 3 TDS IN V.E.S. WIN, said "It's not easy, it's never easy. So you know we put in the work definitely this year. Everything we got we worked for, so."
Josh Barrick, L.C.A. SENIOR RUNNING BACK/DEF. BACK, said "Winning three state championships for a football team is amazing. Being a part of it, you know our coaching staff is amazing and being a part of those teams, you know, we just really come together."
Frank Rocco, L.C.A. COACH (6 STATE TITLES IN 10 YEARS), said "The second half of the state championship game Saturday, really the kids showed their true medal, we just, you know, found another gear and finished that game out."