Heritage expects tough challenge from Phoebus Saturday

Heritage expects tough challenge from Phoebus Saturday

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - This Saturday's game against Phoebus will be Heritage coach Brad Bradley's third state title game in his seven seasons as Pioneers coach. He's had great success at Heritage.

After falling short last year against Hopewell and in 2012 against Briar Woods, Bradley hopes the third time will be the charm on Saturday.

The Pioneers offense has scored 44 and 42 points in its last two games, but will face a Phoebus defense that's allowing only nine points a game.

Bradley calls it one of the best Heritage has ever seen.

Brad Bradley, HERITAGE PIONEERS HEAD COACH, said "You know, they get after it. They've got two defensive ends, they're two of the best I've seen. Their two safeties are two of the best we've seen, and overall they can just run on defense."

Kyron Thomas, PIONEERS JUNIOR SAFETY/WR/RB, said "I've watched 'em, they're pretty fast, physical and they're big. But I feel like our defense is the real deal this year, we've been working hard all year."

KJ Burks, PIONEERS SENIOR FF./DEF. LINEMAN, said "It means everything to me, like I've been working for this my whole life. Definitely want to play for my brothers, my team. Like we've been working hard ever since January."

Kickoff for Saturday's Class 3 state championship game is noon at Liberty University's Williams Stadium.

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