L.C. Bird 36, Clover Hill 0
L.C. Bird improved to 5-0 with a 36-0 shutout of Clover Hill. The defensive shutout was the fourth of the season for the Skyhawks.
J.B Wright enjoyed another mammoth game, rushing for 234 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Shedrick McCall and Waymond Pate added rushing touchdowns.
Quarterback/safety Jalen Elliott was 4-6 passing for 64 yards and a touchdown pass to Kier Townsend. On defense, he picked off a pass and broke up two more.
Defensively, it was again Rayshard Ashby with excellent performance, tallying 14 tackles and a sack. Defensive tackle Chris Hayden added nine tackles and recovered a fumble. Junior linebacker Isaiah Moore finished with eight tackles and a sack. Muftao Oledejo and Damontre Blowe also recorded sacks.
The Skyhawks will gear up for a road contest with Monacan, who is also 5-0. We’ll see if the Chiefs talented defense can produce an upset over L.C. Bird. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Dale 61, Colonial Heights 0
The classic Thomas Dale “Dark Zone” was in full effect last Friday as the Knights held the Colonials to zero yards of total offense en route to a 61-0 blowout win.
Turn back the clock night must be a thing, as Thomas Dale’s rushing attack was strong and balanced, and their leading rusher was named Oxendine. Max, a junior rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns while Daevon Malone, Trent Williams, Traquan Booker, Davonte Russell and Abdul Lazaro all scored via the ground game.
Middle linebacker Sam Stark led the way with 12 tackles and a forced fumble for the Knights defense. J.C. Coy totalled ten tackles and Kyle Alexander was a ball hawk for Thomas Dale, reeling in two interceptions and taking one back for a touchdown.
The Knights (3-1) enjoyed a second straight game with an offensive outburst and will look to keep the momentum rolling on both sides of the ball as they travel to Prince George this Friday. Kick-off is 7 p.m.
The Warriors scored 24 unanswered points in the second half en route to their victory over Prince George. With the win, Matoaca improved to 3-1 and has their best start to a season since 2006, when the team finished 11-1.
This team may not have the talent of the 2006 squad, but they play an exciting brand of football. The offense clicked on all cylinders. Quarterback Justin Ford threw three touchdown passes, two to Anthony Warner and one to Terrence Whitfield. That brings the junior’s total to 15 on the season. Running back Jamison Harrison saw more work under wet field conditions, and took advantage – rushing for 170 yards and a touchdown.
Sophomore corner back Jalen Dowe had a game to remember on defense as he returned an interception 87 yards for a score in the first half, then added a second interception in the second half. Linebacker Jayme Aliceburg led the team with eight tackles and also intercepted a pass.
There’s no time to rest on the laurels of a 3-1 start, as the Warriors have a tough road test this week as they travel to face Dinwiddie Friday at 7 p.m.
Meadowbrook 35, Petersburg 0
The Monarchs (1-3) did what they needed to do after starting the season on a slide. They needed to pick up a decisive victory. Meadowbrook did that on Friday, dispatching Petersburg.
Running back Jace Miller (143 yards, touchdown) and De’Ron Lee (158 yards, two touchdowns) combined for 301 yards, slicing up the Petersburg defense. Matthew Hodges threw two touchdown passes, one to Jacquez Meadows and the other to Jordan Jeter.
Meadowbrook employed a two-quarterback look with both Lee and Hodges under center. Tiller said that while it wasn’t something he had done before, it’s something that he could see potentially working out for the Monarchs offense.
Defensive standouts for the Monarchs included Darryl White seven tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. John Jones collected eight tackles to lead Meadowbrook in the statistic. Steven Delaney also added a sack on the evening.
The Monarchs plays host to Colonial Heights this Friday. Kick-off is 7 p.m.