Dinwiddie had racked up points and defensive stops on the way to an unbeaten record heading into Friday’s Central District match-up with visiting Thomas Dale. While the Generals emerged with a 28-19 victory, things didn’t look so good for the home team as the evening progressed. “I was concerned... Read more
By Zach Long Thomas Dale 56, Colonial Heights 7 The Thomas Dale “Dark Zone” defense continues to impress in a 56-7 victory over Colonial Heights. The Knights only needed 39 snaps on offense to score 56 points, as the defense racked up three touchdowns. The Knights have scored 44... Read more
When you play three of the best teams in the area to start your season every year, you’re going to take your lumps. You might even get beat up. But not this time. Meadowbrook was getting progressively better, with each start. As a result, surprised the top-ranked team in... Read more
By Josh Mathews & Zach Long Thomas Dale 22, Varina 13 The Knights’ “Dark Zone” defense returned against Varina this past week as Thomas Dale didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in 22-13 victory over the Blue Devils. Thomas Dale kicker Austin Feeser booted a 37-yard field goal to give... Read more
L.C. BIRD 33, THOMAS DALE 0 L.C. Bird’s defense reigned supreme in the Battle of Chester, holding Thomas Dale to less than 100 total yards of offense as Bird cruised to victory 33-0. The Knights weren’t able to sustain a long drive, and they picked at the Skyhawks’ defense,... Read more
Thomas Dale 36, Cosby 6 Just when doubt clouded the Knights’ season opener and first few weeks of the season, the Dark Zone arrived. Thomas Dale turned two turnovers into touchdowns, amassed eight sacks, and held Cosby’s standout running back (Joe Hunt-put in if it is?) to just 31... Read more
A sign of an excellent program, one that has reached dynasty levels, is an 11-1 season being considered an off year. That’s exactly what L.C. Bird did last year, falling short of its fourth consecutive 5A state championship as they fell to Hermitage in second round. The Skyhawks have... Read more
A senior-laden group pushed Thomas Dale to their best playoff performance since they won the 2009 state championship under head coach Vic Williams. The Knights won three playoff games, defeating Woodbridge, C.D. Hylton, and Cosby before falling to Oscar Smith in the 6A state semi-finals. “These guys had lots... Read more
Meadowbrook, under the direction of Bill Bowles, had long been a consistent winner and contender, bringing home a state championship in 2006. After several successful years under Troy Taylor, former Amelia coach Adam Tiller took the reins in 2015. The result was another 5A South playoff berth that ended... Read more
First year head coach D.L. Johnson entered his first season with a goal of achieving a .500 record. His team outperformed that goal, finishing the regular season 7-3 and earning a playoff berth in an ultra-competitive 5A South. While they fell to then three-time defending state champions L.C. Bird... Read more