The third time was a charm for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks against Hermitage in the post-season. The defending state champions came into the game against Bird with a perfect 10-0 record and a 34 game winning streak against the Central Region in tact. Bird rallied back from down 20-10 using the last eight minutes of the game to win 24-20 and advance to the regional championship to play Varina this Friday night.
The Meadowbrook Monarchs are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. This time they have their first outright Central District Championship in school history, assuring that with their 44-6 romp over Matoaca last Friday night.
Bird finished their season 10-0 and 8-0 in the Dominion District with a 35-0 shut out victory over the Clover Hill Cavaliers last Friday night. The win also secured the Skyhawks’ 12th straight Dominion District title and earned them the 4th seed in the Central Region playoffs.
After a closely contested game to open the season between Thomas Dale and L.C. Bird in the Battle of Chester, a game that Bird won 14-7, the two teams circled their second match-up on the calendar. Bird was able to jump out early and dominate the Knights throughout and earn their fifth straight win in the series defeating Dale by a score of 42-3 last Friday night.
The lone score of the contest came in the third quarter as Matoaca running back Jordan Reyes ran for a 40-yard touchdown. A ceremony was held for assistant coach Richard Stegemerten who passed away last Monday after suffering a heart attack.
The Chester Kiwanis held its first annual Chester Kiwanis 5K over the weekend, with Harrison Wood named the overall winner, finishing in 17:40. The race attracted about 150 runners to Linear Park from the region, and the race was a very successful event, according to president of the club, Thomas Sokol.