Riverheads rolls to Class 1A state semifinals

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STAUNTON, Va. -- Riverheads defeated William Campbell, 49-14, Friday night to claim the Region 1B championship and advance to the Class 1A state semifinals.

The Gladiators led 35-0 at halftime behind five rushing touchdowns.

Riverheads rushed for 428 yards on the evening with three players passing the century mark. Jaden Phillips gained 149 yards on on 12 carries while scoring three touchdowns. Devin Morris added 121 yards and two TDs on 12 carries while Zac Smiley ran for 106 yards on 11 attempts and scored a TD.

Riverheads awaits the Region 1A winner in the semifinals. Essex and Northumberland will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. with the winner advancing to play the Gladiators.