RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In November the air gets colder, the leaves turn color and L.C. Bird and Hermitage meet in the playoffs.
In seven straight seasons, these two 5A heavyweights have met in the postseason. The last six matchups are split down the middle 3-3, with the Panthers ending a three-game losing streak last year by gutting out a win against the Skyhawks at Randolph-Macon.
Hermitage will be without quarterback Woody Winborn who broke his ankle in the Panthers win over Henrico to begin the 2016 postseason. James Carney will start Friday under center.
Kickoff is Friday night at 7:00 p.m. over at Hermitage High School.
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