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Lord Botetourt gets set to collide with VHSL newcomer Liberty Christian

Class 3 State Semifinal set for Saturday

Daleville, Va. – The Class three state semifinals is familiar territory for the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers, but facing Liberty Christian this far into the postseason is not.

“They’re a really good football team, they execute really well, they have a lot of pieces a lot of teams don’t have. They have tight ends, receivers, running backs, quarterbacks, really dynamic. It’s a challenge,” Lord Botetourt head coach Jamie Harless says.

“I hope its a really good match, I think its going to be like whoever out toughs each other, ad whoever has the will to win, I think that’s going to effect who wins the game,” Cavaliers senior linebacker Nicholas Pitzer says.

This is LCA’s first time in the state semifinal game since joining the VHSL in 2017. They’re undefeated since their opening loss to Brookville, and want to prove they’re the real deal.

“I was joking with someone today in a meeting, they said give me in about thirty seconds about what you think about Lord Botetourt. I said well, have you ever seen the Green Bay Packers play before? Well they’re similar. They are big, physical and athletic, LCA head coach Frank Rocco says.

“It’s going to be a great game. Lord Botetourt has a lot of athletes, a great team, stuff like here, what we’re doing here is what’s going to take to get through the game on Saturday and come out with the win,: Bulldogs left tackle Phillip Doss says.

“I think it will be one of those games that we’ll be able to find out a lot about ourselves,” Harless added.

Kickoff set for 1 p.m. from Daleville, VA.


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