Greyhounds improve to 2-0, beat Elkin 44-27
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
ELKIN — North Surry beat Elkin 44-27, but may have lost its star running back to injury.
Coach Danny Lyons said Blaze Acord was injured on an tackle at the sidelines. Acord was headed to the local hospital for evaluation. Lyons didn’t want to speculate as to the nature and severity of the injury.
Acord scored a 92-yard touchdown on a kick return following Elkin’s only score of the first half. The Hounds led 17-7 after the first quarter and 27-7 at the break.
“Offensively we played much better in the first half than last week,” said Lyons, who didn’t think the team earned enough first downs against Ashe County.
The Hounds scored on two of their first three drives Friday.
“We threw the ball well at the start,” he said. Nolan Stanley caught a 21-yard TD catch from quarterback Jacob Patten, who completed five passes, but also was intercepted.
On the third drive, fullback Dakota Goss scored from seven yards out.
Soccer standout Caleb Ramey made the extra point as well as booting three field goals during the game. The first kick was good from 39 yards to boost North up to 17 points.
Once North built a sizable lead, Elkin went to the pass early and often. The Elks scored a touchdown on a 40-yard fade pass to make it 17-7.
On the ensuing kickoff, Acord made his long return for a 24-7 score.
Ramey made another field goal for a 27-7 lead before halftime.
In the third quarter, Goss broke free for a long touchdown run of about 40 yards, Lyons said.
Then Corbin Bullins scored a 14-yard TD run to make it 41-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Ramey kicked a 28-yard field goal in the fourth, then the Rams scored twice through the air.
With all the pass plays stopping the clock, the game lasted close to three hours, Lyons said.
The coach said he is very happy to improve to 2-0 and is proud of his players showing good composure after two Elkin players were ejected.
North Surry returns home next Friday to host rival East Surry, who is also 2-0.
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