KING WILLIAM, VA (WWBT) - The Essex Trojans will play for the state title for a second consecutive season after beating Haysi 35-13 Saturday in the 1A state semifinals.
The Trojans scored late in the first quarter and added another score in the second to take a 14-6 lead into halftime.
Essex pulled away in the second half to dispatch Haysi.
The Trojans will play Altavista Saturday at noon in Salem. This is a rematch of the state title game from last year won by Altavista, 21-0.