Bulldogs, Warriors stay in top seven

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The King’s Fork High School and Nansemond River High School football teams remain ranked among the top seven in the region by the Virginia High School League.

Last weekend, the Warriors added another win while the Bulldogs took their fourth loss of the season.

Nansemond River remains at No. 5 in the Class 5 Region A top 20 rankings. At 5-1, they are just a shade under Deep Creek High School, which is currently in the fourth spot. Those two teams still have to square off this season, and major playoff implications could be involved in that matchup.

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King’s Fork takes the No. 6 position in the Class 4 Region A. If the playoffs started today, the Bulldogs would likely be the last team in, but they are not far from the fifth seed. Coach Kermit Buggs talked about how the Bulldogs have faced much of the gauntlet of the Southeastern District and believes these last few games give them a chance to make a strong run at securing a playoff spot in a tough region.

Lakeland High School remains in the 11th spot in the Class 3 Region A. The Cavs remain winless after six games.

The Warriors will have a big showdown with Oscar Smith High School Friday night, and a win could push them forward in the rankings. King’s Fork will have its homecoming game this Friday when they take on Great Bridge High School. Lakeland returns home this Friday and will look for its first win against Hickory High School.