The Huskies scored a pair of early touchdowns and let the defense take care of the rest in the 13-0 win over North Surry on Thursday.
Ashe got the ball first and quickly marched down the field. Carries by Skye Sullivan and Colin Ellis put the ball at the Greyhound 30-yard line. After a penalty against North Surry moved the ball inside the red-zone, Matthew Greer powered across the goal line from 11 yards out for the score. Kendall Richardson’s extra point was good, giving the Huskies a 7-0 lead.
Up next, the Ashe defense got to put its imprint on the game. Josh Hamilton forced a fumble on a big hit and Alex Richardson scooped the ball up and returned it 10 yards to the North Surry 15-yard line.
A. Richardson took a hand-off and carried the ball down inside the five-yard line. Sullivan quickly punched the ball in from three yards out for the TD. The extra point was no good, but Ashe was in front 13-0 late in the first quarter.
North had a good kickoff return on its next possession, but the Husky defense stifled the drive, allowing just two yards and forcing a turnover on downs.
On the next Greyhound possession, Ashe player Sam Hudler put an end to that offensive series with an interception near midfield.
The Huskies held the 13-0 lead from the halftime break through the rest of the game, completely shutting down the Greyhound offensive attack.
This week, Ashe will travel to Watauga. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday.