Shymarr Wright rushed for five touchdowns and St. Michael snapped a 14-all halftime tie by outscoring Fuqua 25-8 in the second half to get its first-ever playoff win, 39-22, against Fuqua in the VISAA Division III semifinals Friday night in Farmville.
Jalen Smith added the other score, also on the ground, for the third-seeded Warriors.
St. Michael (9-1) advanced to visit top-seeded Roanoke Catholic, a 22-13 winner over Portsmouth Christian in Friday’s other semifinal, in next Friday’s championship game.
The Celtics (9-1) have won three straight, and four of the last five, VISAADivision III championships.
LOUISA 42, ALBEMARLE 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE—Louisa wasted zero time getting things rolling Friday night against the Albemarle.
The Lions roared out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 42-0 victory over the Patriots in the regular season finale for both teams.
Louisa (10-0) got rushing touchdowns from Alexander Washington, Kalup Shelton, Gavin Lindner and Nasir Jackson.
Noah Robinson, Xavien Hunter added receiving scores as the Lions cruised to a win that gave them their third staright unbeaten regular season.
Louisa earned top seed in the Region 4B playoffs.
—Jake Elliott, The Daily Progress