Matoaca High School celebrated their annual homecoming football game and the 50th Anniversary of the school on Friday, October 4. The celebration kicked off with an outdoor pep rally for the student body that featured a joint performance of the Woo Woos of Virginia State University and the Matoaca High cheerleaders.
While lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, it’s the newest sport at Thomas Dale High School. Founded by Native Americans and often played to resolve conflict, lacrosse has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports in America.
The Monarchs used a “double pass” trick play to gain 40 yards before sophomore quarterback Talik Mann threw to wide receiver Terrelle Whitaker for five-yard touchdown with 1.8 seconds remaining as Meadowbrook defeated Prince George 36-29 in Meadowbrook’s 50th anniversary homecoming thriller.
After a semester at Fork Union, Coble transferred to JMU and earned playing time as a freshman before redshirting last season. Playing alongside fellow Chester area resident Michael Birdsong, the former Monarch has caught six passes for 24 yards in limited playing time in the slot.
Coming into the 2013 season, the expectations for the Matoaca golf team were high. Losing no one to graduation, the team of 19 was loaded to the brim with both experience and talent.
Jaelyn Jackson is an athlete. The 6 foot 3 inch volleyball player is all over the court for the Warriors, and is the team’s leader. With improved team chemistry and a great supporting cast, Jackson, a two-time defending Central District Player of the Year and University of Maryland commit, has guided the Warriors to an 11-4 start to the 2013 season.