The Broad Run Spartans put the finishing touch on a perfect regular season Friday night with an impressive road victory in the annual Battle of the 'Burn football game.
Trailing 14-7 in the second quarter, Broad Run scored 21 consecutive points to close the first half and open the second half against rival Stone Bridge to take the lead for good in a 35-21 win.
Senior quarterback Mitch Griffis connected with three different receivers on touchdown completions and also produced a pair of short touchdown runs to help lift the Spartans (10-0) in his final varsity regular season game.
Cameron Chambers, Lance Lacny and Romy Miner were each on the receiving end of a touchdown pass. The Spartan trio combined to haul in 25 receptions for more than 300 yards.
Broad Run's defense, which has limited six opponents to eight points or less this season, forced five Bulldog turnovers.
Stone Bridge (9-1) built a 14-7 lead on senior Jared Cole's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, followed by a 74-yard kick return by Jacob Thomas in the second quarter.
The Bulldogs, who scored 40-plus points in six of their first nine games, saw four of their next five possessions conclude with turnovers. Cole capped a 15-play drive in the fourth quarter with a 3-yard run for Stone Bridge's final touchdown of the game.
While Broad Run has won two of the last three games between the Ashburn powerhouses, Stone Bridge still leads the overall series 13-4.
With Broad Run returning to Class 4 this school year, the Spartans and Bulldogs will not play again until the 2020 season. The rivalry had extended into the Virginia Class 5 playoffs in three of the previous four seasons.
Broad Run has secured the No. 1 seed from the Dulles District in the Region 4C playoffs. Stone Bridge will be the top seed in the Region 5C playoffs.