When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
How Stone Bridge Got Here: Junior QB Mike O'Brien, the Region II offensive player of the year, has emerged as the team's premier playmaker. O'Brien has rushed for five touchdowns, thrown for another score and generated nearly 400 yards of total offense in the Bulldogs' two playoff games. Junior RB Landon Gouveia also has had a hand in six postseason touchdowns (five rushing, one passing).
What Stands in Stone Bridge's Way: Lafayette, the defending Virginia AA Division 4 champion, is playing in the state semifinals for the fourth time in five years. The Rams' offense averages 317.5 yards and 32.5 points per game, led by senior RB Stanley Charity (1,006 yards). Senior DE Ross Pinkett is the Region I defensive player of the year.
Best-Case Scenario for Stone Bridge: If Stone Bridge's defense can slow Charity, the Bulldogs' powerful single-wing offense, which has averaged 42.3 points a game the past three weeks, should score enough to win.
Worst-Case Scenario for Stone Bridge: If Pinkett disrupts Stone Bridge's offense, the Bulldogs could be in trouble. Lafayette defeated Liberty and its power running game, 3-0, in last year's state semifinal, so the Rams are used to playing in a close game.
-- Colin Fitzgibbons