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Goochland Football State Championship

The football team and cheerleaders will need to be at GHS by 10:15 on Saturday morning. Coach Fowler would like us to provide breakfast for the teams before their departure at 11:30 a.m. Please let Donna Coffey (coffeybreaks@aol.com) know if you are available to help and what items you can provide for the breakfast. We need to meet at school in the cafeteria at 9:00 AM to prepare for breakfast.

We would like to have a “send off” on Bulldog Way (between the rear parking lot of GHS and Rt. 522). We need lots of fans with flags, posters, etc. cheering our Bulldogs on as the buses travel down Bulldog Way! Please park in the school parking lots and walk to Bulldog Way. Please be mindful that this is a public road, and there will be cars traveling up and down. Please keep your kids safe. Be at school and lined up on Bulldog Way before 11:30. Spread the word! Even if you can not make the state game, come out and support our team. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these boys. Let’s cheer them on!

Presale tickets for the State Championship Game will be sold to students during lunch periods on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All parents and fans wanting presale tickets ($10 each) can come to GHS (front office) or contact Bryan Gordon (bgordon@glnd.k12.va.us) to purchase.

There will be no charter buses for fans. There will be a school bus which students can purchase a ticket to ride. More information will be out on Wednesday.

The State Championship Game will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Salem City Stadium, next to the Salem Civic Center. The directions from Google Maps:

  • From the high school
  • Head east on VA-6 E/River Rd W toward US-522 N/Sandy Hook Rd
  • Turn right onto US-522 S/Maidens Rd/State Route 634
  • Continue to follow US-522 S/Maidens Rd
  • Turn right onto US-60 W/Anderson Hwy
  • Continue to follow US-60 W
  • Slight left onto VA-24 W/Mt Rush Hwy
  • Continue to follow VA-24 W
  • Turn right to merge onto US-460 W (72.2 miles)
  • Slight left onto Salem Turnpike NW
  • Slight right onto Melrose Ave NW
  • Continue onto E Main St
  • Turn left onto S Electric Rd/US-460 Alt W
  • Continue to follow US-460 Alt W
  • Destination will be on the left
  • 147 miles – 2 hours, 51 minutes

The address for the Salem Civic Center is 1004 Texas Street, Salem, VA.

There are many items that will NOT be allowed at this VHSL State Event:

  • alcohol
  • backpacks
  • weapons
  • laser pointers
  • food & beverages
  • sport bags
  • video cameras
  • artificial noise makers (No horns!!)
  • umbrellas
  • coolers, bottles, cans, empty containers
  • banners/flags on sticks or poles

Body paint will not be permitted. Face painting is acceptable if done prior to entering the gate (No products for face painting will be permitted in the stadium). No bare chests!

NO ONE is allowed on the field at the end of the game! Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Good sportsmanship is a top priority of the VHSL! Let’s show them how the BULLDOGS do it.

Hand held banners and signs are allowed (no sticks or poles) as long as they do not impede another guest’s view.

If you want more information on the State Championship Game, please visit the VHSL website.

Michelle Nixon has ordered more red towels for us to wave. Please look for her on Saturday to purchase your spirit towels for $1.00.

GET YOUR POSTERS MADE AND COME OUT SATURDAY MORNING TO BULLDOG WAY AND CHEER OUR TEAM ON AS THE BUSES HEAD OUT FOR SALEM!!!

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR BULLDOGS – LET’S SHOW THEM!!

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