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.