“We’re looking forward to the rematch,” were the unusual words from Thomas Dale’s Jacob LeSueur after the Knights fell last week at Matoaca. The loss marked the end of an incredible district unbeaten streak for the Knights.
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The Matoaca Warriors completed their regular season with an impressive 151-162 victory over the Thomas Dale Knights on the par-36 layout at The Country Club at the Highlands.
When the Meadowbrook Monarchs opened their Central District season this past Friday night, they expected a tough matchup with the Blue Devils out of Hopewell. The game was hard fought in the trenches, but, ultimately, Meadowbrook would start its district schedule with a 27-7 win over Hopewell.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, 12 new inductees were added to the L.C. Bird Athletic Hall of Fame, including the school’s first principal, who has been credited with establishing what has come to be known as the “Lindsay Legacy.”
The 37th edition of the Battle of Chester took place Friday at J.Wilson Crump Stadium, and both teams knew what was on the line: Bragging rights and pride. For L.C. Bird High School, a victory would even the series at 18 wins and one draw apiece. And even the series is exactly what the Skyhawks did, defeating Thomas Dale by a count of 29-3 behind the legs of junior Yakkie Johnson and a strong defensive performance.