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Cavaliers at Bulldogs tonight

Lakeland (1-8, 0-7) at King’s Fork (3-6, 2-5) – 7 p.m.

Suffolk’s final high school football game of the season doubles as the decisive game for this year’s city championship.

Should the Cavaliers win, each school would have a 1-1 record; should the Bulldogs win, King’s Fork would take the unofficial title for Suffolk for the first time in their third football season.

For the most part, it should be King’s Fork’s running game against Lakeland’s passing game.

But, both teams have been able to move the ball both ways in recent games.

Michael Mason and Rick Gregory have become favorite targets for KF QB Sha’ka Miller while last week, Lakeland’s running attack, with Dontarius Boone and Rodney Bell getting a good number of carries, moved the ball better than Lakeland’s passing did against Deep Creek.

For high school football in Suffolk in the last couple seasons, this is as close to a playoff game as we’ve had.

Lakeland’s been looking forward to this chance and certainly the Bulldogs will know what they are playing for.

Adding a bit more incentive for the Cavaliers, the Bulldogs won last year’s season finale, 50-42 in double overtime.

Both teams should be treating it as a huge game, so it should be fun.