Virginia High School League

Despite loss to New Kent, Warhill still in position for football playoffs

— The postgame scene following Warhill's 42-28 football loss Friday to New Kent was reminiscent of a season finale or playoff defeat. Many of the Lions' players were in tears during the postgame huddle.

Despite the homecoming loss on Senior Night, in which Warhill rallied to overcome a 14-0 deficit, the Lions aren't out of postseason contention. Warhill (3-5, 2-5) hung on to its position in eighth place of the VHSL 3A East ratings, one spot ahead of New Kent, (4-4, 3-4), which is seeking its first playoff appearance in 13 years.

"Of course, our goal is to get in the playoffs," Warhill senior linebacker Trey Drummond said. "That hurts a ton. But we still...