The defending state champions aren’t going to rest on the laurels of 2012.
“We want to be good again, and we have to work for that,” said Bedwell. “We’re not last year’s team and we haven’t done anything yet.”
Injuries hassled the Knights in 2012 as they finished the year 4-6 after winning the Central District in 2011. A down season by Thomas Dale standards, the Knights are looking to restore the program’s pride this season.
The five-year-old dirt bike racer, Aiden Eyler, competed in the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 31st Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills Tn.
Matoaca finished last season 4-6 overall and 3-4 in the Central District. While struggling at times, the Warriors are looking to build on the experience of having younger varsity teams in 2011 and 2012, in addition to inheriting the talent from a junior varsity squad that finished 10-0 last season.
The Monarchs won the Central District last season going 9-2 but fell to Varina in the first round of the playoffs 30-29 on a last second field goal.
In recent years, Chesterfield has been increasing emphasis on sports tourism and has found success in efforts like the Collegiate School Aquatic Center and the Bronco World Series hosted at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge.