MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Douglas Freeman and Atlee are not exactly neighbors. The two schools in different counties and they were in separate districts. After splitting two match-ups last year, however, both teams are entering Friday's match-up with a little more intensity.
Freeman handed the Raiders their only defeat of the 2013 regular season, but Atlee would avenge that loss in the 5A-South regional semifinal, ending the Rebels' season. Both teams finished last season with just two losses, and with a good number of players returning on each side, both have deep postseason runs as goals once again.
Atlee comes in with a 2-0 record with victories over Deep Run and Patrick Henry. Douglas Freeman is also 2-0, topping Midlothian and James River.
Friday's kickoff is set for 7:00pm at Atlee High School.