It was a tough start to the season for the junior varsity football team, taking a 34-26 loss in game one.
North Surry scored first on a 23-yard TD pass to go ahead at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. Ashe answered back with runs from Matthew Greer and John Reavis as well as a pass from quarterback Grant Thompson. Reavis pounded the ball in from one yard out. The two-point conversion was no good, making the score 7-6 with 2:11 left in the first half.
The Greyhounds were driving again to open the second quarter when Greer hit the quarterback and forced a fumble that he also recovered. Ashe was not able to capitalize on the turnover.
North struck again with a 50-yard TD pass to go up 14-6, a score they would hold through the halftime break.
In the third, the Huskies tied things up at 14-14 with another one-yard TD plunge from Reavis and a successful two-point conversion.
The Greyhounds scored two times to end the third quarter, first on another TD pass then a toss sweep play that put them in front, 28-14.
North Surry put the game away to open the fourth quarter with the fourth TD pass of the day after a good punt return gave them excellent field position. The Greyhounds were ahead 34-14 with 9:21 left in the game.
Ashe was able to get its ground game working again down the stretch. Runs from Reavis, Harley Sullivan and Dillon Miller helped Ashe moved down field. Sullivan capped off the drive with a 15-yard TD run. Thompson added a rushing TD as time expired.
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