Thomas Dale 14 (2-4, 2-2)
The Knights dropped their second decision in a row, losing to Dinwiddie last Friday. Sedarius Williams had a great game for the Generals, rushing for 171 yards and gaining two touchdowns- one on the ground and one through the air. With the loss, Thomas Dale faces a very bleak outlook for the playoffs this season, as they are currently two games behind Meadowbrook in the Central District with four games left to play. In recent history, one loss in the district is typically enough to keep teams out of the playoffs.
Dale was led by running back and Virginia Tech commit D.J. Reid, who rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown. The Knights will look to rebound this Friday on the road at Prince George. The Royals won their first two games of the year, but since then have lost four straight and are winless in the Central District. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m.
DINWIDDIE 7 0 0 14 - 21
THOMAS DALE 0 7 7 0 - 14
Matoaca 23 (3-3, 2-1),
Sophomore wide-out Trevion Armstrong had two touchdown receptions for the Warriors and Khalil Coleman rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown against the Crimson Wave. The Matoaca defense played well, holding Petersburg at bay after a first quarter touchdown.
Matoaca has moved ahead in the standings in recent weeks, and plays a Hopewell squad that knocked off Thomas Dale just two weeks ago at home this Friday, 7 p.m. kick-off.
Petersburg 7 0 0 0 — 7
Matoaca 7 6 10 0 — 23
Bird 33 (6-0, 5-0),
Paul Robertson nearly broke the L.C. Bird single game rushing yardage record for the Skyhawks as he torched Midlothian for 298 yards and three touchdowns in a lopsided victory. Quarterback Terrance Ervin continued to be effective when needed, throwing for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Bird improves to 6-0 on the season and has hushed critics as they look to cruise to their 13th straight Dominion District title. Bird’s calling card is again their rushing game and a dominant defense, which allows just 7.3 points per game this season. Friday, they face Huguenot on the road, 7:30 p.m. kick-off.
L.C. Bird 12 14 0 7 — 33
Midlothian 0 0 0 6 — 6
Meadowbrook 35 (5-1, 3-0),
Prince George 0
The Meadowbrook running game was on display as the Monarchs blew out the Royals. Running-back Brandon McShine rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns and senior Isaiah Adebiyi added 83 yards on a touchdown. Gerard Johnson threw two touchdown passes- one to McShine for 46 yards, who totaled three touchdowns and one to Terrelle Whitaker for 50 yards.
The Monarchs continue to roll through the District. Winners of four straight games, Meadowbrook travels to Petersburg Friday for a 7 p.m. kick-off and are in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot via a Central District Championship. The Monarchs must continue to win to punch a ticket to the playoffs.
Prince George 0 0 0 0 — 0
Meadowbrook 14 14 7 0 — 35