The Class 5 Stone Bridge Bulldogs and the Class 4 Tuscarora Huskies punched their tickets to VHSL state football championship games in their respective classifications following double-digit victories in Saturday's semifinal round.
Stone Bridge (12-1) defeated North Stafford 44-15 at home Saturday afternoon in a Class 5 semifinal game. The Bulldogs earned their ninth trip to the state final since 2005.
Tuscarora (13-1) defeated Salem 36-20 at Salem Stadium in a Class 4 semifinal. The Huskies recorded their third consecutive road playoff win to secure a spot in the state final for the third time since 2014.
Stone Bridge will play Maury (14-0) -- a 17-14 semifinal winner over Varina -- in the VHSL Class 5 state final Dec. 14 at Hampton University.
Tuscarora will play Lake Taylor (12-2) in the VHSL Class 4 state final Dec. 14 at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Lake Taylor outlasted Patrick Henry-Ashland 36-35 in the semifinals.
State finals, Dec. 14
Class 5 at Hampton University
Stone Bridge (12-1) vs. Maury (14-0), 12 p.m.
Class 4 at Liberty University
Tuscarora (13-1) vs. Lake Taylor (12-2), 4:30 p.m.
State semifinals, Dec. 7
Stone Bridge 44, North Stafford 15
Maury 17, Varina 14
Tuscarora 36, Salem 20
Lake Taylor 36, Patrick Henry-Ashland 35
STONE BRIDGE 44, NORTH STAFFORD 15
SB: Cole 33 run (Cole run)
NS: Boyd 18 pass to Swinton (Warren kick)
SB: Cole 4 run (Cole run)
SB: Covington-Griggs recovered blocked punt in end zone (Dastejerdi kick)
SB: Cole 6 run (Dastejerdi kick)
SB: Moore 7 run (Araujo kick)
NS: Boyd 74 pass to Swinton (Boyd run)
SB: Mason 1 run (Tran kick)
TUSCARORA 36, SALEM 20
T: Duke 7 run (Skirkanich kick)
S: Grepiotis 34 field goal
T: Duke 69 run (Skirkanich kick)
S: Chaney 72 pass to Collins (Grepiotis kick)
S: Logan 9 pass to Leftwich (Grepiotis kick)
T: Duke 7 run (Duke run)
T: Gick 49 pass to Gilyard (Skirkanich kick)
S: Grepiotis 33 field goal
T: Duke 5 run (Skirkanich kick)