Village News Top 5: Football
1. L.C. Bird (6-0) In the misty, wet rain filled Thursday game with Monacan, it was L.C. Bird that prevailed. In a game marred with 11 turnovers, the Skyhawks turned their six turnovers into 36 points, while the Chiefs struggled to capitalize, only converting one of L.C. Bird’s turnovers... Read more
Football Recaps: Week 4
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... Read more
1. L.C. Bird (5-0) As expected, the Skyhawks took care of Clover Hill, pitching their fourth shutout on defense. The Cavaliers were able to make some plays defensively, but were grossly overmatched. Running back J.B. Wright continued his outstanding season, rushing for a season high 234 yards while scoring... Read more
Top Prospects
Christopher Artis, MBK 6-3 305 OT Senior No Offers A big, physical blocker, Artis is imposing on a high school field and has a body that can easily translate to the college level. Howard University is very interested in Artis and dipped into the area last year and nabbed... Read more
Village News Sports Top 5
1. L.C. Bird (4-0) After a lackadaisical first half effort, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks woke up, scoring 28 points in the second half to put away Manchester 35-0. The Lancers won on a hail mary last year in week 10 of the season. Though dominant on defense, pitching their... Read more
Recaps: Week 2
Thomas Dale 42, Varina 7 A week after struggling, Thomas Dale’s offense woke up and in a big way as the Knights cruised to a 42-7 victory over Varina in what most thought would be a tightly contested game. Junior quarterback, Matt Lawton tossed two touchdown passes – one... Read more
Malik Johnson, the younger brother of Indiana guard Robert Johnson (L.C. Bird/Benedictine) and former Bird standout running back Yahkee, had quite a football game Friday night. Known for his basketball skills at point guard, Johnson also plays cornerback and running back for the Blue Ridge School. Friday in a... Read more
Through sports, Johnson survives the streets to lead Matoaca Warriors
Matoaca coach Derrick “D.L.” Johnson went to see the box-office hit “Straight Outta Compton” twice in its opening week. Johnson applauded the movie because its closeness to the real thing – Johnson grew up in the tough Los Angeles suburb. Formerly an assistant coach at James River, Johnson took... Read more
Village News Top 5
1. L.C. Bird (3-0) The Skyhawks rolled over Midlothian 67-0 to maintain the top spot in the Village News Sports Top 5 poll. A good day on offense was had by all in the rout. Quarterback Jalen Elliott was 7-9 passing for 165 yards and two touchdowns, while J.B.... Read more