L.C. Bird and Hermitage has become a playoff tradition. In fact, the two schools have met for the past five years in the postseason. The Skyhawks took the most recent meeting in convincing fashion, dispatching the Panthers 28-7 with one of the stingiest defensive efforts mounted against Hermitage all year.
A second half collapse ended a very successful season for the Monarchs last year. Although they were upset by a talented Prince George squad in the Conference 12 semi-finals, they had one of their best seasons in school history, finishing at 16-6 and for a time, looked like a legitimate contender.
L.C. Bird is the only team from the area left in the playoffs after they beat Highland Springs 25-23 on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Keaton Riley with 1:11 left. An interception by Daijuane Dorsey thwarted a last minute drive by the Springers.
The Matoaca boys had high expectations last year with a talented roster. They fell in the Conference 12 tournament semi-finals 64-48. That wasn’t quite what head coach Michael Knight had in mind, but a successful season none the less.
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