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Stone Bridge senior QB Billy Wiles hands off to senior RB Marshall Mattison with Eli Mason and Ezekiel Wimbush set to block during a regular season game against Woodgrove.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs and the Highland Springs Springers will face off in the Virginia Class 5 state football championship game Saturday for the fourth time since the 2015 season.

Stone Bridge will aim for a different result this time after dropping the first three meetings against Highland Springs, who won four consecutive state titles from 2015 through 2018.

The Region 4C champion Bulldogs (8-0) advanced to the state title game for the 10th time since the 2005 season following a 46-13 win over Region 4D champion William Fleming in the semifinals April 24 in Roanoke.

Region 4B champion Highland Springs (8-0) shut out Region 4A champion Maury 13-0 in the other Class 5 semifinal. The Springers have been dominant on defense this season, posting five shutouts and allowing a total of 31 points in eight games.

Stone Bridge -- aiming to win its second state championship -- has scored at least 42 points in each of its games. The Bulldogs are averaging more than 55 points per contest.

The Class 5 state championship game is slated for a 2 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Varina High School in Henrico.

All six VHSL state football championship games will be streamed live on the subscription-based NFHS Network. More info at NFHSnetwork.com/vhsl.

VHSL state football finals, May 1

Class 6: South County (9-0) at Oscar Smith (8-0), 2 p.m.

Class 5: Stone Bridge (8-0) vs. Highland Springs (8-0) at Varina High School, 2 p.m.

Class 4: Salem (Salem) (9-0) at Lake Taylor (7-0), 3 p.m.

Class 3: Lord Botetourt (9-0) at Lafayette (8-0), 2 p.m.

Class 2: Appomattox County (9-0) at Stuarts Draft (8-1), 2:30 p.m.

Class 1: Galax (9-0) at Riverheads (9-0), 1 p.m.

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