RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – October is here and the postseason gets one week closer as the sixth week of the 2021 high school football regular season begins. Some of this week’s matchups included Atlee (3-2) vs. Mechanicsville (1-3), Dinwiddie (2-0) vs. Matoaca (4-0) and the 8Sports Blitz Game of the Week Hanover (2-1) vs. Varina (3-0).

8News reporters were at nine games tonight sharing updates and highlights from the fields. Below are images from this week’s games across Central Virginia.

Varina Pregame Run Out
Varina High School runs out on to the field before their 8Sports Blitz Game of the Week matchup against Hanover High School on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo: Olivia Jaquith)
Midlothian High School Student Section
The Midlothian High School student section showed out in full effect in the team’s matchup against Cosby High School on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo: Natalie Kalibat)
Atlee vs. Mechanicsville
Atlee vs. Mechanicsville (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)
Thomas Jefferson High School Kickoff
Thomas Jefferson high school prepares to kickoff to Deep Run High School’s return team on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo: Sam Hooper)
Scoreboard at Mills Godwin
A look at the scoreboard when Glen Allen traveled to Mills Godwin on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo: Will McCue)
Student section at Mills Godwin
A crowded student section at Mills Godwin high school. (Photo: Will McCue)
John Marshall at Douglas Freeman
John Marshall at Douglas Freeman (Photo: Sam Hooper)
Dinwiddie High School Bag
The Dinwiddie High School Generals took on the Matoaca High School Warriors on Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021. (Photo: Jordan Bondurant)
Mechanicsville High School football
Mechanicsville High School quarterback warms up with his teammates before the Atlee game. (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)