Coming into Friday’s game 2-0, L.C. Bird was still considered one of the top teams in the region, dispatching Thomas Dale rather handily and defeating George Wythe 42-0. L.C. Bird would face a familiar opponent in the Manchester Lancers.
With no disrespect to former running back and 2,000-yard rusher Mico Phillips, currently a red-shirted freshman at Virginia State University, it appears that Meadowbrook has answered questions about their running game this season.
It was a story of old friends and long-time rivals as the L.C. Bird Skyhawks and the Thomas Dale Knights took the field last Friday night – the 38th meeting between the two teams. With the series record even at 18-18-1, someone would have to come out on top.
The high school football season kicked off last Thursday, but for many local football fans, their season will kick off this Friday. That’s when the Thomas Dale Knights and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks will face off in the 38th rendition of the “Battle of Chester.”
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but the Chester-based VA Lady Titans would beg to differ. The female fast-pitch travel team just returned from Chattanooga, Tenn., where they won the National Softball Association 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series, repeating what they had accomplished in 2009.
The 2010 brand of the L.C. Bird Skyhawks did something no other Bird team had done before: they won their first 11 games of the season. In their twelfth game in the regional playoffs, they fell to Hermitage 17-14. Bird finished their season at 11-1 and won yet another Dominion District Championship.