LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Today's ABC 13 Team of the Week is Heritage Football.
The Pioneers earned a hard-fought win Saturday over Lord Botetourt to earn a spot in this Saturday's title game.
Senior quarterback Jabari Blake came up big for Heritage again, accounting for five touchdowns, three through the air and two on the ground.
The 13-and-1 Pioneers, who've won their last 12 games, came up just short in last year's title game.
Now they've earned another shot, this year facing 13-and-1 Phoebus Saturday at noon at LU.
Brad Bradley, HERITAGE PIONEERS HEAD COACH, said "For this group of kids, and this school and this community, I think it would mean a lot. I think it would show people and show, more importantly this football team, that if you want something, no matter what it is, you've just got to go out there and commit yourself and work hard for it. And you can accomplish anything."
Kyron Thomas, PIONEERS JUNIOR SAFETY/WR/RB, said "Coach Bradley said it best last year leaving the field. We're gonna be right back here in this spot last year. He said that last year, and we're back here this year. It'd be really special to bring one back."
KJ Burks, PIONEERS SENIOR OFF./DEF. LINEMAN, said "We know what last year felt like, we know what that feeling feels like. So this year, we ain't trying to have that same feeling, we're trying to come out there and win."