Henrico, VA (WWBT)- Hermitage and Varina has become traditional Central Region dominators during recent years. In four of the last five seasons, one of the teams has won the regional championship and the two non-district foes will renew acquaintances Friday night in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week.
Hermitage has won the last three meetings between these two teams, including twice during the 2010 season. The Panthers' most recent triumph over Varina came in the regional playoffs last year, ending the Blue Devils' season, something that has remained on the minds of many during the offseason.
Both teams enter with 2-0 records. Hermitage topped Highlights Springs to open the season, then beat Glen Allen last weekend. The Panthers have only allowed seven points in their two games so far this season. Varina, meanwhile, knocked off Dinwiddie and topped Thomas Dale last week in its home opener to earn a perfect mark coming into this game.
Kickoff on Friday night is set for 7:00 pm at Hermitage High School.