Since the “Battle of Chester” began in 1980, the rivalry between Thomas Dale and LC Bird, separated by just six miles, is led in the all-time series by LC Bird. The Skyhawks have consistently been crowned the champions until an upset in 2017, when the Knights dominated in a 36-6 victory.  The Knights look to continue their late success and make it four in a row this year in one of Virginia’s fiercest rivalries.




Ethan Minter
Thomas Dale


Myles Lawing

LC Bird

Myles Tank Lawing was the 2021 L. C. Bird students of the year. He is apart of culinary arts department at CTC Hull and enjoys cooking. He hopes to attend Norfolk State University next f
William Brooks

Thomas Dale

Honor Roll every year of high school. Currently Will has all A's. Volunteer at the rescue squad. A member of FFA (future farmers of America). Future plans are to attend VCU for paramedic school.


Early in the first quarter Thomas Dale scored a TD plus the 2-pt conversion to open the game 8-0. They followed up by drilling a field goal to take an 11-0 lead as the 1st quarter ended. LC Bird answered with a TD bringing the score to 11-7 in the 2nd quarter. After another touchdown, Thomas Dale took the game into halftime 18-7. In the 3rd quarter, the Skyhawks put up another 7 closing the gap with a score of 18-14. Two touchdowns in the 4th quarter extended the Knights lead to 32-14. LC Bird scored again but Thomas Dale took the victory with a final score of 32-21.