Last year’s game was a barn burner and this year was no different. Dale came out strong in the first half and scored early on a 36 yard drive for the first touchdown of the game. LC Bird continued trying to move the ball forward in the first quarter but, Skyhawk fans began to wonder if their team came to play. Both teams left the field at half time with Dale leading.
HALL OF FAME
Jason Snelling played four years of varsity football with LC Bird, 1998-2001. During his high school career, he had 20 100-yard rushing games, had 47 touchdowns, scored 288 points, and rushed a total of 4153 yards. In his senior year, Jason received First Team Honors in All-District, All-Region, All-Metro, and All-State. In 2001 he was the offensive player of the year for the Dominion District and the Central Region. Jason went on to the University of Virginia where he starred as a tailback. He currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons.
William “Boogie” Henderson played four years of varsity football with Thomas Dale, 1986-1989, including four rivalry games with LC Bird. He scored a touchdown in 1998 and made numerous tackles from his linebacker position during those years. He earned a grant-in-aide from UNC at Chapel Hill, playing fullback for the Tarheels for four years after being redshirted his first year because of a knee injury. He was named a captain his junior and senior year, then was drafted in 1995 in the third round by the Green Bay Packers. During his 12 years at Green Bay, he played in over 160 consecutive games and earned two NFC championship rings and one Super Bowl ring. He was named to the Pro-Bowl and All-NFL teams in 2005.