Virginia high school football playoff projections for fall 2022

Here’s how we see the playoff seedings

(Brett Carlsen, 2018 Getty Images)

ROANOKE, Va.Now that the seedings have been officially announced, click here for schedules and scores.

Of our nine regions, the Playoff Tracker was perfect for all of them except 6A and 5D due to tie breakers and Saturday games.

For 4D, we had Halifax County tied with Pulaski County for the No. 8 seed due to the game being called in the thrid quarter. According to VHSL, Halifax takes the No. 8 spot.

You can find the updated brackets below.

We’ve reached the end of the regular season of football and now it’s time for the playoffs.

Instead of waiting for the VHSL to update its standings, we’ve used our model, which mimics their formula, to let you know who’s in, who’s out and what matchups we’ll be seeing next weekend.

Region 6A

**Franklin County lost to Western Branch and is therefore out of the playoffs, so we have not updated this bracket**

Of our area teams, Franklin County is the lone one in this region and this year, the Eagles will have a tough road ahead of them in the playoffs. We’re projecting that Franklin County will be a 5-seed and play at Western Branch in Round 1.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  • Oscar Smith
  • Thomas Dale
  • Manchester
  • Western Branch
  • Franklin County
  • Cosby
  • Floyd Kellam
  • James River
Projections for Region 6A Playoffs (WSLS)

Region 5D

This is the region that houses both of Roanoke City’s high schools.

This fall, we project that both Patrick Henry and William Fleming will be advancing to the playoffs. We see Patrick Henry being a 3-seed up against Albemarle in Round 1 and that William Fleming will be an 8-seed against Stone Bridge.

We did have Albemarle tied with Briar Woods in our final seeding projections, but with Albemarle having a higher win percentage, we project they’ll have the higher seed.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Stone Bridge
  2. Mountain View
  3. Patrick Henry
  4. Riverbend
  5. Woodgrove
  6. Briar Woods
  7. Albemarle
  8. William Fleming
VHSL Region 5D projections (WSLS 10)

Region 4D

Many of our local teams reside in this district, we’re happy to project that most of them are advancing to the playoffs.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. E. C. Glass
  2. Louisa County
  3. Salem
  4. Orange County
  5. Amherst County
  6. Western Albemarle
  7. Jefferson Forest
  8. Halifax County
VHSL Region 4D projections (WSLS 10)

Region 3C

Our projections have Turner Ashby and Wilson Memorial tied for the 5-seed spot, but with Turner Ashby having a higher win percentage, they get the higher seed.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Liberty Christian Academy
  2. Heritage
  3. Brookville
  4. Spotswood
  5. Turner Ashby
  6. Wilson Memorial
  7. Staunton
  8. Rustburg
Region 3C playoff projection (WSLS 10)

Region 3D

We’re seeing minor shifting in this region compared to the last published rankings by VHSL.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Lord Botetourt
  2. Magna Vista
  3. Christiansburg
  4. Bassett
  5. Cave Spring
  6. Abingdon
  7. Staunton River
  8. Hidden Valley
Region 3D playoff projection (WSLS 10)

Region 2C

From the last published rankings by VHSL, we see minor shifting in the seeding for this region.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Radford
  2. Martinsville
  3. Glenvar
  4. Appomattox County
  5. Alleghany
  6. Floyd County
  7. Dan River
  8. Gretna
VHSL Region 2C projections (WSLS 10)

Region 1B

Our two area teams in this 10-team district are William Campbell and Altavista, and we have them both going to the playoffs.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Riverheads (BYE first week)
  2. Central (L) (BYE first week)
  3. Buffalo Gap
  4. Sussex Central
  5. Franklin
  6. William Campbell
VHSL Region 1B projections (WSLS 10)

Region 1C

All 13 teams in this region are from our area.

Our projections have Parry McCluer and Covington tied for this region, but with Covington beating the Fighting Blues, they get the higher seed.

Here’s our projection for this region:

  1. Galax
  2. George Wythe
  3. Narrows
  4. Grayson County
  5. Giles
  6. Covington
  7. Parry McCluer
  8. Bath County
VHSL Region 1C projections (WSLS 10)

About the Author:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a content producer in July 2018.