L.C. Bird is going to the ship. They’ll play in Charlottesville, Va., for the third straight year, for their third straight state title. The Skyhawks played an excellent defensive game and a smart, methodical offensive game to dismantle the Salem Sun Devils for the second straight year, winning 21-13.
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Jack Herron reflects on Manchester football's season- perhaps the best ever for the program.
L.C. Bird and Hermitage has become a playoff tradition. In fact, the two schools have met for the past five years in the postseason. The Skyhawks took the most recent meeting in convincing fashion, dispatching the Panthers 28-7 with one of the stingiest defensive efforts mounted against Hermitage all year.
A second half collapse ended a very successful season for the Monarchs last year. Although they were upset by a talented Prince George squad in the Conference 12 semi-finals, they had one of their best seasons in school history, finishing at 16-6 and for a time, looked like a legitimate contender.