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Trailed by Thomas Dale defenders, L.C. Bird senior running back Yahkee Johnson breaks an 80-yard touchdown run at the start of the third period in 2011.

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Thomas Dale Head Coach Kevin Tucker (middle) confers with Rick Green (left) and Quentel Lambert (right) during their game against Manchester Friday, September 10, 2010.

Thomas Dale vs. L.C. Bird - 9/4/08

Vic Williams led Thomas Dale to a Division 6 state title in 2009. 

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L.C. Bird coach David Bedwell celebrated after the Skyhawks beat Briar Woods in the 5A state title game at Scott Stadium on Dec. 14, 2013. Bedwell went 16-5 against Thomas Dale during his tenure at Bird (2000-2016) and led the Skyhawks to three straight state titles (2012-14).

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Thomas Dale’s Rudi Johnson went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions in the NFL.

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Bird QB Ant Harris (7) runs over Dale’s Lorenzo Fields (8) on his way to the end zone to score Bird’s first TD for a 6-0 lead.

Thomas Dale vs. L.C. Bird all-time results

Bird leads series 27-20-1 (games listed with year, location, winner and score; d-played at Thomas Dale, b-L.C. Bird, r-University of Richmond Stadium; *playoffs; **OT)

Year Winner Score
1980-d Tie 0-0
1981-b Dale 26-14
1982-b Dale 25-24
1983-d Bird 33-0
1984-b Dale 22-14
1985-d Bird 14-16
1986-b Bird 18-8
1987-d Bird 21-7
1988-d Dale 21-13
1989-b Dale 27-20
1990-d Bird 17-3
1991-b Dale **13-10
*1991-r Bird 28-0
1992-d Dale 21-12
*1992-r Dale 12-7
1993-b Bird 22-15
1994-d Bird 34-6
1995-b Dale 14-7
1996-d Dale 47-0
*1996-d Dale 64-15
1997-d Dale 27-7
1998-d Dale 24-7
1999-b Bird 33-0
2000-d Bird 30-0
2001-b Bird 23-6
*2001-b Dale 21-7
2002-d Dale 25-8
*2002-d Dale 14-7
2003-b Bird 10-7
2004-d Bird 21-6
2005-b Dale 27-21
2006-d Bird 17-9
2007-b Bird 45-0
2008-d Bird 7-6
2009-b Bird 21-14
*2009-b Dale 28-14
2010-d Bird 29-3
2011-b Bird 28-3
*2011-d Bird 15-7
2012-d Bird 14-7
2012-b Bird 42-3
2013-b Bird 35-6
2014-d Bird 20-15
2015-d Bird 35-7
2016-d Bird 33-0
2017-d Dale 36-6
2018-d Bird 36-20
2019-b Dale 28-0

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