The North Surry Greyhounds lost a 35-34 decision Friday night despite a 336-yard, three-touchdown outburst by running back Dakota Goss.
All totaled, the Greyhounds gained 508 yards, but fell short when North Wilkes blocked an extra point attempt late in the fourth quarter after George Rumplasch scored a touchdown.
Starting quarterback Tanner Snow got the Hounds on the board first on a quarterback sneak in the first quarter. Snow, who left the game with a concussion, had six carries for 49 yards and was 3 of 4 for 28 yards with one touchdown.
The Vikings led at halftime 28-14, but the Hounds tied the score after two Goss touchdowns in the third. After falling behind again, Rumplasch ran in the last Hound touchdown up the middle in the fourth quarter.
In the third quarter, Jacob Patten came in for the Hounds and threw 2 for 2 for 20 yards after Snow was injured.
Head North Surry Coach Danny Lyons said both quarterbacks did a good job.
Lyons said the team fought to the bitter end, but early turnovers cost them.
“Until we do things not to beat ourselves we will not win. The little things become the big things.”
The Hounds did show versatility in the ground and the passing game but overall, it was not enough, said Lyons.
The offensive line pushed hard the entire game against the Vikings and Lyons said Devin Pruitt and Carlos Flores got the job done at right guard and tackle. Overall, the O-line played well, said Lyons.
The defense made several key stops in the second half on third-down conversions. Lyons said he gives credit to senior Devin Burnett and company for their hard work in the second half.
Lyons said the team is being asked to play on both sides of the football. Due to several injuries to starters, the team is going deep into its bench. On defense the team moved up three players from junior varsity who played in the second half, said Lyons.
Also in offensive scoring, Rumplash had 10 carries for 90 yards and one touchdown; and Snow recorded six carries for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Caleb Ramey scored was 4 of 5 in extra point attempts with one kick blocked by the Vikings.
The Greyhounds are 2-3.