Loudoun County picked a prime time to avenge a couple regular season losses.
Buoyed by a brilliant start, the Raiders held off Leesburg rivals Tuscarora, 30-21, on Friday night to advance to the Virginia AA Region II Division 4 final and avenge losses in each of the last two regular seasons. With the win, Loudoun County move on to their first region final since 1996.
Loudoun County roared to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter behind quarterback Jake Lokey. The senior threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns and led a crucial drive that ended in a 20-yard field goal to extend the Loudoun County lead to 30-21 with 4 minutes 48 seconds left. Senior Mike Anderson had two interceptions to lead a rugged defensive effort by the Raiders (10-2).
The Huskies (10-2) won, 21-7, on Loudoun County’s home field in September and also knocked off their Route 15 neighbors last fall, providing added motivation for the Raiders .