Bird stops Matoaca in second half track meet

In a game that was marked by one big play after another, the homestanding L.C. Bird Skyhawks finally put the game away in the waning moments with a 64-yard scamper by Kie Johnson. The score, giving Bird its final 36-23 margin, capped a 184-yard effort by Johnson that included three touchdowns. Anthony Harris proved to be a solid field general from his quarterback position, while Deon Clarke was a dominating force on defense with 13 tackles, including three for losses. JaQuante King totaled 177 all-purpose yards for the 0-2 Warriors.

Up the road at Meadowbrook, the Monarchs were battling Highland Springs between the 30-yard lines. Late in the third quarter, the Springers put together a 73-yard, 12-play drive culminating in a 24-yard sweep by Antoine Wilkerson for a 7-0 lead. Meadowbrook immediately responded by driving the ball to the Springers 4-yard line, but they turned the ball over on downs. Although Meadowbrook had chances, the Highland Springs defense proved to be outstanding all evening in shutting out the Monarchs. Dimico Phillips was held to a mere 50 yards in one of the least productive outings of his career.

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