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.
The Meadowbrook Monarchs moved one step closer to achieving their goal of returning to the playoffs in beating Thomas Dale last Friday in Central District action 33-19. For the Monarchs, the Knights have been a tough test the past few seasons, as Thomas Dale had been responsible or partially responsible for knocking Meadowbrook out of the playoffs in both 2010 and 2011.