PEARISBURG, Va. – When many people think of Giles High School, they think football. Giles has won four state titles and is a consistent playoff contender. But this spring, the other "foot ball" is getting all the attention.
"We're getting a lot of support from the county and everything, which we are not used to, that we are more of a football county," said Spartans junior Alec Hagee.
This time of year, it's not the single-wing, but rather the soccer team. And these Spartans are looking to add their first state championship trophy to the school collection.
"We're a pretty young team. Last year we were all sophomores. We came up one game short of making the state playoffs last year so it was a little bit of a letdown there but you know, I'm proud of the perseverance we've had this year to be successful and make it this far," Giles boys soccer coach Andrew Frazier said.
For the first time in school history, the boys soccer team was undefeated in the regular season. They captured the regional title and are one win away from a spot in the 2A state championship game.
"It's very exciting. It's just great to get some recognition and support from all the people from Giles. We really wanted to get here since we were really young so it's been great just to make it this far and play this good," junior Luke Stubbs said.
At 20-0, the Spartans are seeking to join their football counterparts in the Virginia High School League record book, as state champions.