In ‘97 GC beat Jefferson Forrest in the State Semis...they are a legitimate Division 4 school.
Yes, worth noting that we also lost to both PV and Appy in the regular season that year — with all 3 of those team winning state titles.
I’m not sure SWVA as a whole has late 90’s level talent on the immediate horizon...much less GC. But, we have historically been competitive on a state level every decade since Virginia football playoffs began in 1970 (Didn’t win one in the 80’s with the Fry - Colobro transition, but had a couple deep runs). We still have the kids...including LL...just need to get them in the system early and then out of the HS halls and on the team. Easier to type than to actually do, but completely do-able — with the right staff.