L.C. Bird lost in the playoffs. That six-word sentence sent shockwaves through the Central Region last Friday. The Skyhawks finally fell from postseason grace after an epic nearly four season run that included three consecutive state championships and a 33-game winning streak. Hermitage defeated the Skyhawks 21-12 last Friday... Read more
For the third time in 15 years, the Thomas Dale Knights and the C.D. Hylton Bulldogs met in the 6A South Regional Quarterfinals, and this time, the Knights prevailed victoriously, 17-14. Led by Roderick Wilson’s 19 tackles and one sack, the Knights’ Dark Zone defense was present early and... Read more
Last weekend, the 10U CVA Hurricanes won the AAU State Championship with their win over VA Wolverines – 32-0. This win has given them the opportunity to compete for the National Championship in Florida on Dec. 9-13. Pictured above front row from left: Jayden Mason, Michael Dabney, Zyaire Burton,... Read more
6A South #3 Thomas Dale 26, #6 Woodbridge 0 Going into the playoffs with three straight losses isn’t how coach Kevin Tucker drew up the last third of the season. But a 26-0 shutout victory for Thomas Dale over Woodbridge in the first round of the 6A South playoffs... Read more
Matoaca 44, Thomas Dale 35 In a wild game, Matoaca defeated rival Thomas Dale 44-35 on their senior night and capped the program’s best season since 2006, finishing 7-3. A go-ahead field goal by Justin Dyke gave Dale the lead at 37-35 and running back Jamison Harrison, returning from... Read more
1. L.C. Bird (10-0) The Skyhawks ran the table this year, finishing the regular season undefeated for the sixth time in seven years. The defense was, in a word, dominating. L.C. Bird’s defensive team allowed just 19 points all season. Just seven of those points were scored against the... Read more
Football Recaps: Week 10
L.C. Bird 55, Huguenot 0 The Skyhawks rolled over the Huguenot Falcons again, 55-0. Huguenot has not scored on L.C. Bird since 2006, when they defeated the Skyhawks. J.B. Wright rushed for 145 yards and three scores, while Shedrick McCall ran for 116 yards and two scores. Jalen Elliott... Read more
Speed, Grit and Diligence
Kobe Bryant once said in a press conference – “Everything negative- pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” For this year’s version of the Meadowbrook football team and its senior running back, Jace Miller, that statement holds a lot of weight. The Miller family is... Read more
Village News Top 5
1. L.C. Bird (9-0) As everyone expected, the Skyhawks took care of Huguenot in convincing fashion, 55-0. The Falcons have not scored a point on L.C. Bird since 2006, as Tim Holmes, a friend and twitter follower of mine points out, George W. Bush was still in office. That... Read more
Recaps: Week 8
Meadowbrook 23, Thomas Dale 14 For the second straight week, Meadowbrook made the most of their opponent’s mistakes. This week, five special teams gaffs aided in a 23-14 victory over Thomas Dale. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead on the strength of a 53-yard touchdown pass from Michael... Read more