Thomas Dale and Matoaca has what could be described as a ‘good-side rivalry.’ Always a hard fought game in the Central District, both sides are always ready to play each other.
Congratulations are in order for Harrison Fink, who has been selected as the Village News male athlete of the week. Lately, the senior has been the leader of the cross country team, finishing in 2nd place in his last two events, the Goochland Invitational, helping to lead Thomas Dale into their district meets.
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.”