Lakeland ranked top 10

Published 8:50 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lakeland High School football is ranked seventh in the 3A East VHSL weekly rankings and has been ranked in the top 10 for the last two weeks.

The Cavs have a current record of 5-4 and, with a win this Friday, can host a playoff game in the postseason.

“I’m happy for our kids and our program,” Cavs coach Kevin Knight said. “This a big accomplishment. Our coaches have been doing a heck of a job. This team only won two games last year, and for us to be ranked in the top seven is an accomplishment.”

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The Cavs have clinched a playoff berth but can possibly solidify a home playoff game with a win over Nansemond River Friday night, a game Knight describes as a “playoff” game.

“This game Friday is big for us,” Knight said. “A win would put us in a great spot. It’s a lot on the line, and I think my guys will be ready.”

The Cavs are at home Friday against Nansemond River at 7 p.m.