Riverheads defeats Galax 45-14 to claim Class 1 State Title

Friday Night Blitz

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – For the sixth consecutive time the Galax High School football team met Riverheads High School in the Class 1 State Championship game.

Saturday at Salem Stadium Riverheads jumped out to an early lead due to runs from sophomore running back Cayden Cook Cash who found the end-zone twice in the first half of the contest.

It wasn’t until the third quarter where Galax senior quarterback Ian Ashworth scored a touchdown to bring the game within 14 points.

But the Gladiators continued the onslaught as junior running back Luke Bryant sprinted 77 yards into the end-zone which propelled Riverheads to a 31-7 lead.

Galax Jevonte Reeves also found the end-zone as well. But the Gladiators came up with the win. Riverheads defeated the Maroon Tide 45-14 to claim the Class 1 State Championship.

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