Here are three takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state.
Virginia jumps into the Top 25
It’s been a great start to the season for Virginia with a lopsided road win at Pittsburgh and a dominant home win over William & Mary, and it looks like the national pollsters have taken notice.
The Cavaliers are in this week’s Associated Press poll, coming in at No. 25.
With a home game against struggling Florida State coming up this week, there’s a great opportunity for Virginia to move up further next week.
No repeat upset
A year after Old Dominion recorded one of the more improbable upsets in college football, recording its first ever win over a Power Five conference team with a 49-35 upset of Virginia Tech, there was no repeat in Blacksburg on Saturday.
Virginia Tech took care of business this time, earning a 31-17 win over the Monarchs to bounce back from a season-opening loss at Boston College.
Redemption for Patrick Henry
The last two seasons against Brookville, Patrick Henry High School had lost by a combined score of 80-13, including 52-0 last year.
Determined for payback, Patrick Henry seemed like it might suffer another setback after Brookville rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to tie the game.
But Patrick Henry quarterback Roy Gunn led what turned out to be the game-winning drive, scoring on a 20-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left to give Patrick Henry a 28-21 win and some sweet redemption against Brookville.