Mount Airy scored its first touchdown of the night on a seven-yard strike from quarterback Ben Hinson to Jordan Schwartz.
The Huskies answered by putting together its only scoring drive of the night, which ended in a 42-yard field goal from Andrew Lopp to cut the Bears’ lead to 7-3.
It did not take long for Mount Airy’s quick strike offense to continue the onslaught. Hinson found Schwartz again for a touchdown, this time a 50-yard bomb that put the Bears up 14-3 at the end of the first quarter.
The points kept piling up against Ashe in the second quarter of play. Hinson once again found Schwartz in the endzone for a seven-yard pass to push the lead to 21-3. After that, the Bears turned to its ground game to keep putting the pressure on the Huskies. Ty Simmons took the ball across the goal line from 13 yards out to give the Bears a four score lead. Mount Airy would find the endzone yet again in the second quarter. Following a Husky punt, Demetrius Rucker took the handoff and burst through the line, galloping down the field for a 48-yard touchdown to put the game away by halftime. The Bears took a 35-3 lead into the break.
The second half saw better defense by the Huskies, but the offense still could not put forth any sort of challenge for the Bears. Mount Airy scored its final points of the night on a 20-yard field goal from Dylan Wright.
Following the game, Huskies’ head coach Bill Strong acknowledged the frustration that his team has been dealing with so far this season.
The Huskies will go back to the drawing board in practice, hoping to fix the offensive struggles that the team has faced this season. Ashe has been outscored so far 73-3 in the squad’s two games this year. Ashe will travel to North Surry this Friday to take on the Greyhounds. North Surry is 2-1 on the young season with a blowout win over Forbush and a hard fought victory over Elkin. Last week, the Geyhounds were pummeled by Starmount 52-0.
Up next on the schedule for Mount Airy will be the Parkwood Rebels. Parkwood has struggled the past couple of years, finishing last in the Southern Carolina 3A/4A conference last year, and so far this season are 0-3 and have been outscored 120-26.