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Lafayette, Bruton learn football playoff opponents

The pairings for the Virginia High School League football playoffs were released on Sunday.

Lafayette (10-0) earned the top seed in the 3A East bracket and will host No. 16 Huguenot (1-9) of Richmond Friday at Wanner Stadium at 7 p.m. The winner faces either No. 9 Hopewell (4-6) or No. 8 Skyline (7-3) in the second round.

The Rams will play at home through the state semifinals should they advance that far. Huguenot, Warhill (3-7) and Colonial Heights (2-8) finished tied for 16th in the region power ratings with Huguenot claiming the postseason berth via tie-breaker.

Bruton (2-8) is the No. 16 seed in 2A East and will travel to Staunton Friday to meet top-seeded and unbeaten Riverheads. The winner meets either No. 9 King William (8-2) or No. 8 Strasburg (7-3).

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