It was business as usual for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks Friday, as they finished their season at a perfect 10-0, defeating Midlothian by a score of 41-0 in Dominion District football action. The win secured their seat as the top seed in the Division 6 regional playoffs. A major milestone was also reached, as Bird’s Yahkee Johnson rushed for 174 yards against Midlothian, bringing his season total to 2,001 yards. The team also employed the stifling defense Bird fans have been accustomed to all season.
The Village News is pleased to announce 15 high school athletes as its Athletes of the Year and Scholar-Athletes of the Year in each of the five fall sports.
The newspaper clipping from last year was on the sideline as motivation to win, and a Vince Lombardi quote adorned a sign held by Meadowbrook’s players as they charged onto the field to the sounds of Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle.
The Thomas Dale High School junior varsity volleyball team won the Highland Springs Invitational JV Volleyball Championship (Gold Division) on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Highland Springs High School.
Until this season, Thomas Dale’s Boys’ Volleyball team had never lost a district match. That streak ended with an early season loss to a much more experienced Matoaca team.
Elizabeth Davis Middle School proved too tough for the field last Wednesday in the Southern Division Meet held at Carver Middle School. The girls’ team dominated competition, with Jeana Boersma, Dominique Grubbs, Mikayla Grubbs, Alison Jeter, Sarah Rieber, Natalie Smith and Megan Tucker all finishing in the top 15.