Varina Blue Devils win first VHSL football state championship, defeat Broad Run 28-21

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Varina Blue Devils are heading back to Henrico with the school’s first-ever football Class 4 state championship after a close win against the Broad Run Spartans of Ashburn.

The game was held at Liberty University and began at noon on Saturday.

Varina fans made the trip to Lynchburg and filled the stands.

The Blue Devils hadn’t been to the state finals since 1999 when head coach Marcus Lewis was on the team.

Varina scored first through a 1-yard drive by Anthony Fisher to make it 7-0.

Late in the 2nd quarter, Varina got another touchdown through Myles Derricott. Derricott lobbed the ball to Fisher who then dished it back to Dericott for the combo touchdown. Broad Run struggled to contain the two throughout the game.

Broad Run rallied from a 21-7 deficit at the start of the 4th to bring the score to 28-21 but could not close the gap.

Varina lifted the title and Coach Lewis was overjoyed to finally bring a championship back home.

“It’s a great feeling. It’s been a long time,” he said. “My phone is about to be blowing up. The alumni, all the kids — it’s about time we got a ring at Varina High School.”

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