Week 8 recaps: Bird, Dale, Meadowbrook blow out opponents

L.C. Bird 35, Cosby 0

The Bird defense pitched their fifth shutout of the season and Earl Hughes rushed for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lift Bird over Cosby for their 22nd straight win and seventh straight victory over the Titans.

Wide receiver Rasheed Worsham set three more school standards in the game as he set single season records for receptions (28), yards (597) and touchdowns (10). These records were set in addition to single game marks for yardage and touchdowns earlier this season.

Defensively, Bird was led by defensive lineman Mike Harris with eight tackles, defensive tackle Tayvon Harris recovered two fumbles and Worsham intercepted a Cosby pass.

Bird has scored 397 points this season, breaking the record for the most points scored in a season, previously held by the 2011 squad with 374.

The Skyhawks improved to 8-0. Bird kicks off against Clover at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

SCORE BY QUARTER
L.C. Bird (8-0)    6 - 15 - 7 - 7 -- 35
Cosby (5-3)        0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0

Matoaca 27, Prince George 21

The Warriors dealt the Royals their second straight heartbreaking loss as running back Aaron Monts hit wide receiver Trevion Armstrong on an 86 yard touchdown pass to put the Warriors up with 1:33 left in the game.

The Matoaca defense held off a furious rally from Prince George as they reached the Warrior 12 on the final drive, but a sack by linebacker Petie Bush  on fourth down sealed the game.

Monts finished with 89 yards rushing and a touchdown and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass of 86 yards. Armstrong, a junior added Pittsburgh to a long list of college offers this week. The wide out celebrated by catching four balls for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Ardell Christian led the Warriors defense with seven tackles.

Matoaca travels to Hopewell for a 7:30 p.m kick-off Friday, looking to keep their playoff hopes alive.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Matoaca (4-4)           7 - 0 - 6 - 14 -- 27
Prince George (3-5)  7 - 7 - 7 - 0 --  21 

Thomas Dale 47, Petersburg 12

Running back Eric Finney led the way again for the Knights with a standout performance rushing for 215 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Knights exploded for 28 points in the 2nd frame as Finney started scoring with a 56-yard touchdown dash and added a 10-yard touchdown later in the quarter. Fullback Justin Cooper added a 23-yard touchdown run for Dale.

The second half would be all Knights as the defense stiffened and the offense continued to produce quarterback with Trevor Luke passing 30 yards to A.J. Holliday for a touchdown and Eric Finney torching the Petersburg defense for a 92-yard touchdown run.

Trey Young and Raun Hall anchored the defensive line picking up seven tackles and a sack each. Defensive tackle Dean Lee recorded his first career interception.

The Knights host undefeated Dinwiddie (8-0) at 7 p.m. this Friday as they look to continue their playoff push and earn a first round home game in the playoffs.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Thomas Dale (6-2)  0 - 28 - 12 - 7 -- 47
Petersburg (2-6)      0 - 12 - 0 - 0 -- 12

Meadowbrook 53, Colonial Heights 0

Meadowbrook cruised to a victory over Colonial Heights on senior night.

Running back Justin Miller rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns while freshman running Shedrick McCall added 90 yards on the ground and recorded a touchdown of his own. Quarterback Talik Mann was a perfect 5-5 passing for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Terrelle Whitaker caught three balls for 71 yards and two of those touchdowns.

The special teams unit clicked on all cylinders for the Monarchs, as Khylil James returned punts for 50- and 65-yard touchdowns.

The Monarchs improved to 5-3 and are currently the seventh seed in 5A South Conference. The Monarchs travel to Petersburg Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Colonial Heights (0-8)  0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Meadowbrook (5-3)    28 - 19 - 0 - 6 -- 53

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