Posting a 23-0 shutout on Friday night at Springfield has qualified the Henry County High School football team for the semifinal game of the Class 5A state playoffs.
The Patriots (8-5) will travel Page High School of Franklin for a 7 p.m. contest. Page (12-1) rolled past Green Hill 31-14 on Friday in a quarterfinal game.
Henry County earned a spot in the Class 5A Final Four with a defensive effort that limited Springfield to just 95 yards in total offense. The Patriot offense got two rushing touchdowns from senior Cole Townsend and another one from junior Morgan Barrick.
Look for more details and photographs of the Patriots' big quarterfinal victory over Springfield in Monday's Post-Intelligencer.