L.C. Bird’s offense failed to find the end zone last week against Monacan, losing a 14-0.
The 7-1 Chiefs got their third win in a row over Bird not having not defeated the Skyhawks since 1998.
“Our coaching staff did a great job of preparing our guys tonight,” Monacan coach Jim Henderson said. “We also had a great performance up front with our players making good tackles.”
All of the game’s offensive scores came in the first half.
Monacan struck in the first quarter, with running back Keyshawn Jefferson punching in a 3-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, the Chiefs scored on a Tyler Hensley 10-yard pass to wide receiver Kyjuan Pettis.
K.B. Miles, who rushed for 142 yards against Cosby, started at quarterback for Bird due to injuries. He threw the ball well, completing 11 of 20 passes for 119 yards.
Tyler Henderson, who burst onto the scene this year with his knack for interceptions (five), caught four passes for 46 yards.
Defensively, Shaun Allen led the way for Bird with seven tackles.
Chris Barfield added six tackles. Michael Allen had five, teaming up with Tyson Pledger on a sack.
Jordyn Bentley intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter that kept Bird’s hopes alive.
“The kids never quit and played very hard,” Bird coach Troy Taylor said.
Bird’s loss was damaging to their playoff hopes. Now the Skyhawks will likely need to beat the defending 6A state champions Manchester (7-1) and James River (1-7) to qualify for the playoffs.
The game against the Lancers will be senior night for Bird. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
In other local football, Hopewell defeated Meadowbrook 61-0. The Monarchs are 0-8.