UPDATED: These projections now reflect the official playoff seedings announced by the Virginia High School League.
Week 10 of the high school football season is nearly complete. After a late Friday night full of football, caffeine and far too much math, we’ve compiled our playoff projections for the Virginia regions that include local teams.
Official playoff brackets will be released by the Virginia High School League on Sunday.
To view our Maryland region playoff projections, click here.
6A NORTH REGION
1. Lake Braddock (9-1)
2. Madison (9-1)
3. Westfield (8-2)
4. South Lakes (9-1)
5. Centreville (8-2)
6. South County (8-2)
7. West Potomac (8-2)
8. Hayfield (8-2)
9. Patriot (7-3)
10. T.C. Williams (5-5)
11. Battlefield (7-3)
12. Mount Vernon (5-5)
13. Oakton (4-6)
14. W.T. Woodson (5-5)
15. Washington-Lee (5-5)
16. Robinson (4-6)
No. 16 Robinson at No. 1 Lake Braddock
No. 15 Washington-Lee at No. 2 Madison
No. 14 W.T. Woodson at No. 3 Westfield
No. 13 Oakton at No. 4 South Lakes
No. 12 Mount Vernon at No. 5 Centreville
No. 11 Battlefield at No. 6 South County
No. 10 T.C. Williams at No. 7 West Potomac
No. 9 Patriot at No. 8 Hayfield
• Lake Braddock held off Conference 7 rival South County, 52-44, to nab the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the region tournament. A year ago, the Stallions won the same matchup to claim the top spot and they advanced to the region final.
• Madison earned the No. 2 seed by holding off Conference 6 rival Hayfield, 38-34, on Friday.
• Washington-Lee scored a touchdown in the final minute or regulation to knock off rival Yorktown, 14-10, and clinch a playoff spot. The Generals will travel to Madison two weeks removed from a 34-17 loss to the Warhawks on the same field. Yorktown, which was also vying for a place in the field, did not make the cut as a result of the loss.
• Several teams that did not reach the postseason a year ago punched their tickets this fall, including T.C. Williams and Mount Vernon, which rounded out an impressive contingent from Conference 7. Six of the conference’s eight teams made the 6A North region playoffs, and the 7-10 matchup between Alexandria West Potomac and T.C. Williams will be an all Conference 7 affair.
• Annandale (vs. West Springfield) and Chantilly (vs. Westfield) both lost Friday, dashing their hopes of extending their seasons.
6A SOUTH REGION
Note: The region is split into two eight-team brackets based on geography. Only the north half includes teams from within The Post’s coverage area.
1. Manchester (9-1)
2. Colonial Forge (8-2)
3. Thomas Dale (8-2)
4. Riverbend (7-3)
5. Freedom-Woodbridge (8-2)
6. James River (6-4)
7. Hylton (6-4)
8. Cosby (5-5)
North first-round matchups
No. 8 Cosby at No. 1 Manchester
No. 7 Hylton at No. 2 Colonial Forge
No. 6 James River at No. 3 Thomas Dale
No. 5 Freedom-Woodbridge at No. 4 Riverbend
• Freedom-Woodbridge enters the postseason riding a wave of momentum after storming past Colonial Forge, 27-17, on Friday to cap a turnaround regular season for an Eagles team coming off consecutive three-win campaigns.
• Hylton struggled with close games all year, but the Bulldogs finished off Forest Park, 34-17, on Friday to claim their spot in the field.
5A NORTH REGION
1. Massaponax (9-1)
2. Brooke Point (9-1)
3. Stone Bridge (8-2)
5. Albemarle (8-2)
6. Broad Run (8-2)
7. Patrick Henry-Roanoke (8-2)
8. Patrick Henry-Ashland (7-3)
9. Briar Woods (4-6)
10. North Stafford (6-4)
11. Tuscarora (5-5)
12. Falls Church (7-3)
13. Orange (6-4)
14. Atlee (5-5)
16. Marshall (5-5)
No. 16 Marshall at No. 1 Massaponax
No. 15 Mountain View at No. 2 Brooke Point
No. 14 Atlee at No. 3 Stone Bridge
No. 13 Orange at No. 4 Potomac Falls
No. 12 Falls Church at No. 5 Albemarle
No. 11 Tuscarora at No. 5 Broad Run
No. 10 North Stafford at No. 7 Patrick Henry-Roanoke
No. 9 Briar Woods at No. 8 Patrick Henry-Ashland
• Massaponax clinched the top seed with a 42-18 blowout victory over Brooke Point on Friday. Both teams will have home-field advantage until a potential state semifinal matchup on Dec. 2 or 3.
• All five teams in Conference 14 made the field, continuing the bolster the league’s reputation as one of the strongest in the state. Stone Bridge, Broad Run, and Potomac Falls will each host a first-round game.
• Marshall needed quite a bit of help to make the playoffs: a win against Jefferson and then four losses around the region. All five results fell in the Statesmen’s favor, so they march on to the region playoffs for a matchup against top-seeded Massaponax.
4A WEST REGION
1. Woodgrove (10-0)
2. William Byrd (9-1)
3. Salem (9-1)
4. Dominon (8-2)
5. Amherst County (8-2)
6. Millbrook (8-2)
7. GW-Danville (7-3)
8. Charlottesville (6-4)
9. Champe (7-3)
10. Heritage (7-3)
11. Loudoun Valley (7-3)
12. Pulaski (7-3)
Bye: No. 1 Woodgrove, No. 2 William Byrd, No.3 Salem, No. 4 Dominion
No. 12 Pulaski at No. 5 Amherst County
No. 11 Loudoun Valley at No. 6 Millbrook
No. 10 Heritage at No. 7 GW-Danville
No. 9 Champe at No. 8 Charlottesville
• Woodgrove clinched the top seed and its first undefeated regular season with a 48-27 win over Purcellville rival Loudoun Valley on Friday night.
• By dispatching Park View, 57-20 on Friday, Dominion earned its highest playoff seed to date and a first-round bye to get healthy and scout their potential second-round opponents.
• Champe, Heritage, and Loudoun Valley all hit the road in round one in search of an upset.