On November 17, the Cadets will look to get their revenge on the Huskies and claim yet another state championship. Last year Flint Hill knocked off the Cadets in the first round of the playoffs. The loss still leaves a bitter taste in some of the players' mouths. "I'm glad we get to play Flint Hill again," said senior kicker Kyle Miller. "We went out sad last year, we didn't compete. Now we get to show them what we're really capable of."
Following a three-game win streak, the Cadets look to carry that momentum over to Saturday’s game. Those three wins, however, took place on the Cadet’s home field, Bobby Ross Stadium. Saturday they will have to travel to Oakton, Virginia to take on the undefeated and reigning state champions, the Flint Hill Huskies.
"Preparation, it's all about preparation," said senior Blake Smith. "We don't win the state championship on the day of, but we win it in the practices leading up to the big day."
The Cadets' defense will look to stall Flint Hill's Jordan Houston, the running back who has received multiple D-1 offers and interest. "We're not backing down from anyone," said junior defensive end Noah Aboelmatty. "He puts on his pads and plays football just like the rest of us."
Kickoff is at 1 p.m.