#8SportsBlitz Rivalry of the Week for Week 2: Douglas Freeman vs. #8 Lee-Davis

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On its face, the Douglas Freeman Rebels and Lee-Davis Confederates don’t seem like natural rivals. They’re not in the same county. They’re not in the same district. They don’t even schedule each other in the regular season.

What brings them together, is the two schools have knocked each other out of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. The Confederates ran all over the Rebels in the 2015 5A Playoffs, while the Rebels won a narrow 14-7 decision in 2016.

The teams have also scrimmaged each other in the preseason for more than a decade, only stopping this year due to their regular season match up.

Lee-Davis enters the game 1-0 after a 30-0 beat down of Freeman’s rival, Mills Godwin, on Thursday night. the Rebels suffered their first loss of the season Friday at James River. They are 1-1 thanks to an season-opening win over Midlothian.