KERNERSVILLE — North Surry’s rushing attack keeps churning up yards, helping the Greyhounds to a 38-22 win over Bishop McGuinness on the road.
The Hounds picked up 374 yards on the ground, while holding the Villains to just 65 yards rushing.
For the first time in four games, North Surry got the ball first, noted Coach Danny Lyons.
From about the 30-yard line, the Hounds marched 70 yards down the field and scored for a 7-0 lead.
The Hounds would score again in the second quarter to go up 14-0. From there the visiting team played good defense and kept a two- or three-score lead the whole time, said Lyons.
On a couple of drives, the coach said he just wanted to run the ball straight at the defense. The offensive line did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage, and that set the tone for the rest of the game.
Plus, all the handoffs drew the defense up and allowed QB Austin Handy to make some nice plays off play-action passes, he said.
Handy finished 5-10 for 79 yards and a TD.
Four of those passes went to fullback Shawn Dehart for 73 yards and the score. Dehart also rumbled for 43 yards on six carries and blocked for halfback Blaze Acord.
Acord finished with 243 yards on 26 carries (9.3 yards per carry) and two TDs.
George Rumplasch scored on a 21-yard run off a fullback trap play. Then on defense, Rumplasch picked off a pass.
Dakota Goss added another 68 yards rushing off nine carries.
The Hounds also posted a long field goal in building a 24-7 halftime lead.
Lyons said Carlos Flores was perfect on all five extra points and boomed the field goal from 38 yards out.
The one score the Villains had in the first half came off a long pass play, Lyons said.
North scored in the third quarter to go up 31-7, and the coach began substituting liberally.
Bishop scored late in the third quarter and got another TD in the fourth to make the final margin a little closer.
The home team had about 130 yards passing, so the Hounds held Bishop to just under 200 yards in total offense.
Katlin Sias performed very well on defense, and the whole defensive line made a great collective effort.
“Our goal every game is to get better, and for four straight games we’ve done that,” said Lyons.
After a bye week and two road games, the Hounds are finally back at home on Friday, hosting North Stokes.