Virginia’s three-time USSSA Major State Champions and No. 1 ranked team, the 14U Upper Deck Predators, traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to play against the country’s best 14U travel teams in the “Triple Crown Super 64 National Championship.”
Last season, it was Manchester that upset Bird 21-13. The loss at the time gave Manchester an upper hand in the Dominion District standings, but Bird went on to win their 12th straight Dominion District title. This season, both Manchester and Bird are viewed as favorites to contend for the title once again.
Any 12-15 year old student-athletes interested in representing Chesterfield County at the 2013 International Children’s Games should bring a parent to the 9th grade Campus of Thomas Dale High School on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Paul Robertson rushed for 107 yards on just seven attempts and scored three touchdowns to lead Bird to a victory over George Wythe. Quarterback Terrance Ervin threw for three touchdowns, two of which went to Darius Hawkins.
When the Thomas Dale Knights and Varina Blue Devils get together, historically the match-up has been a classic battle. Coming in, many regarded this as the region’s game of the week. Dale, looking to rebound, was coming off of a tough loss at the hands of rival L.C. Bird.
Last year, the Battle of Chester waged on as L.C. Bird was able to sweep Thomas Dale, winning both games the two teams played. The 2011 season was also unique as it was the first time the two teams planned two regular season meetings, and then this will be the same...