Senior quarterback Ryan Burns leads Stone Bridge back to its fifth state final in eight years. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)
Virginia AAA Division 5 Final

When: Saturday, 12:07 p.m. Where: Scott Stadium at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Tickets: $10.

How they got here: Stone Bridge (14-0) held off Hanover, 28-21, to advance to its fifth state title game in the past eight years.

Lake Taylor (14-0) rallied past North Stafford, 23-21, on a last-second field goal to reach its first final since 1982.

Drew Dettra, Luke Fitzgerald and the rest of Stone Bridge’s front seven must put pressure on Lake Taylor quarterback Delmon Williams. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

When Stone Bridge has the ball: The Bulldogs’ single-wing offense has proved efficient all season, with Sterling Dailey rushing for at least 100 yards and a touchdown in his past seven games. Meantime, Stanford recruit Ryan Burns has thrown for a school-record 2,423 yards, with D’Ante Yarborough (40 catches, 1,070 yards, 18 touchdowns) as the main beneficiary. Stone Bridge will be challenged by Lake Taylor defensive end Jalyn Holmes, who has 74 tackles and 11 sacks for a Titan defense that has given up fewer than 200 net rushing yards this season.

When Lake Taylor has the ball: The Titans light up the scoreboard, averaging 45 points per contest behind a veer offense. Quarterback Delmon Williams has thrown for 33 touchdowns while the one-two punch of Brandon Moore and Daquan Davis have totaled more than 3,200 rushing yards and 44 scores. Stone Bridge senior lineman and Alabama recruit Jonathan Allen will be charged with generating a pass rush to thwart the Lake Taylor attack.

Skinny: While Stone Bridge is looking for its first state crown since 2007, the Titans are trying to make history as the school’s first boys’ state champion in any sport. With each team running a non-traditional offense while boasting a strong defense, building an early lead could be key in gaining confidence in what should be a close contest.

Wide receiver D'Ante Yarborough must make plays in the passing game to keep Lake Taylor’s defense from loading up to stop the single-wing ground game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

— Brandon Parker