Bird routs Huguenot, Dale bounces back, Meadowbrook’s run-game shines

L. C. Bird 55
Huguenot 0

Bird’s train continued to roll through the Dominion District as they blew out Huguenot last Friday. Bird’s performance was dominant on both sides of the ball as they out-gained Huguenot in total yardage 481-5.  Terrance Ervin threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns, as Darius Hawkins, Lionel Williams and Zack Levine all had touchdown receptions. Running-back Paul Robertson ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns of his own. With Robertson’s performance, he passed the 1,000 yard rushing mark and now has 1,131 yards on the season. Bird set a school record by obtaining 28 first downs in the game.

With the win, Bird improves to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Dominion District. The Skyhawks will continue their flight towards their 13th straight Dominion Championship as they face Monacan at home this Friday with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.

Huguenot      0 - 0 - 0 - 0 – 0
L. C. Bird     22 - 13 - 8 - 12 – 55

Hopewell 38
Matoaca 21

Khalil Coleman returned a kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown and linebacker Winston Reed returned an interception for a touchdown in a losing effort for the Warriors. Hopewell, who has been surging since the start of district play, won the game despite starting quarterback Octavious Taylor being injured.

With the loss, Matoaca moves to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Central District. They will face Dinwiddie on the road this Friday at 7 p.m.

Hopewell    7 - 7 - 7 - 17 – 38
Matoaca      7 - 0 - 0 - 14 – 21

Thomas Dale 34
Prince George 14

The Knights offense rebounded nicely against the Royals, as they were able to put up points and rebound from a two-game losing streak by defeating Prince George. Dale was led by running back D.J. Reid, who rushed for 196 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns. Quarterback A.J. Holliday also connected with wide receiver Aaron Green for a 30-yard score. Green led the way on defense for the Knights with 11 tackles.

The Knights improved to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the Central District, with a big match-up for Senior Night against Meadowbrook at home this Friday at 7 p.m.

Thomas Dale   20 - 6 - 8 - 0 – 34
Prince George   0 - 7 - 0 - 7 – 14

Meadowbrook 48
Petersburg 13

The Monarchs’ run game was at its peak of the season last Friday against the Crimson Wave. Brandon McShine rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and Earl Hughes rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-13 victory over Petersburg. Gerard Johnson hurled three touchdown passes to Terelle Whitaker and threw for 135 yards in a dominant offensive effort.

Meadowbrook moved closer to clinching a playoff spot with another victory in the Central District, improving their record to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the district. The Monarchs will travel to Thomas Dale this Friday at 7 p.m., for what both programs have called ‘a great rivalry’ and in each of the past couple seasons, the game has had playoff implications each time, often eliminating one of the involved teams from the postseason.

Meadowbrook   14 - 14 - 20 - 0 – 48
Petersburg        7 - 6 - 0 - 0 – 13


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