Chesterfield Classic Equestrians, represented by six riders and their coaches, competed in the Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse and Pony Show held at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va., in September.
Billed as the “Battle of State Champions” on the program at Lake Taylor High School, L.C. Bird traveled to Norfolk, ranked as the third best team in the state according to www.maxpreps.com, to face off against the Titans, who ranked 7th.
During his time at Bird, Gore was a Second Team All-Dominion District performer and a member of the All-Academic team. As a freshman at Bridgewater, Gore played mostly special teams and tallied 11 tackles.
Running back Eric Finney led the way for Thomas Dale for the second straight week, scoring three touchdowns while rushing for 138 yards on 23 carries as Thomas Dale won their homecoming game 18-13.
The 6-3 290 pound defensive lineman has made waves since attending Shepherd and has been a two-year starter on a defensive line that anchors the best run defense in D-2 college football for the past three seasons.
With a first-half filled with offense, and a second-half of grind-it-out defense, Friday’s match-up between the Meadowbrook Monarchs and Matoaca Warriors offered football’s equivalent of the best of both worlds.