Skyhawks roll through first half of season

Bird 16, Cosby 7

The Skyhawks toughed out another defensive battle and notched their third come-from-behind win of the season defeating the Titans last Friday night. Bird trailed in the fourth quarter but was able to come back on the strength of a 38-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Terrance Ervin to wide receiver Darius Hawkins and then an 84-yard touchdown run from running-back Paul Robertson, who rushed for 152 yards in the game.

Linebacker Darius Gillus led Bird with 10 tackles, a sack and an interception. Linebacker Justin Pallimore notched nine tackles and 11 assists while defensive-back Shawn Payne also added an interception. Bird is now 5-0 and 4-0 in the Dominion District. Friday, the Skyhawks will face Midlothian on the road at 7:30 p.m.

Cosby        0-0-7-0--7
L.C. Bird     0-3-0-13--16

KNIGHTS SUFFER FIRST DISTRICT LOSS OF SEASON

Hopewell 14, Dale 7

The Blue Devils completed an 11-yard pass from quarterback Octavious Taylor to receiver Taybus Taylor with six seconds remaining in the game to upset the Knights 14-7. The game was a defensive battle with both teams being held scoreless through the first three quarters of the game.

D.J. Reid carried the ball for 148 yards and a touchdown. Dale is now 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the Central District. The loss drops Thomas Dale into a tie for second place in the district. District winners receive automatic playoff bids. Thomas Dale will have a tough match-up with  Dinwiddie at home this Friday at 7 p.m.

Thomas Dale    0-0-0-7--7
Hopewell          0-0-0-14--14

MONARCH’S FIREPOWER FUELED BY JOHNSON

Meadowbrook 41, Dinwiddie 27

Meadowbrook’s Gerard Johnson led the way for the Monarchs as he was involved in five of the Monarch’s six touchdowns. Johnson had 258 total yards (158 passing) throwing for three scores and rushing for two others.

Defense held the Generals at bay in the end, as linebacker and defensive captain Raequan Peoples intercepted a pass and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to seal the game for Meadowbrook. The Monarchs are now in the driver’s seat for the Central District title, but must continue to win to avoid any potential tiebreakers. This Friday, they will host Prince George at home at 7 p.m.

Meadowbrook     14-7-13-7--41
Dinwiddie            7-7-13-0--27

WARRIORS DEFEAT COLONIALS

Matoaca 26, Colonial Heights 6

Matoaca with the victory over Colonial Heights advanced to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Central District. The Warriors host Petersburg on Friday at 7 p.m.

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