First Posted: 10/14/2009
PILOT MOUNTAIN After three consecutive arduous battles, the East Surry Cardinals appear to be getting a bit of a break this week.
On Sept. 19, the Cardinals (7-0, 3-0 Northwest 1A/2A) survived a tougher-than-expected dogfight against Surry Central, winning 19-14. The following week saw East Surry win a 17-12 decision over West Stokes, a consensus Top 3 team in the conference in the preseason. Last week was a matchup with formerly undefeated Bishop McGuinness, which the Cardinals won, 9-7.
This week? The South Stokes Sauras (0-6, 0-3) come to Pilot Mountain for the Cardinals homecoming game. The Sauras have allowed a conference-worst 312 points while mustering just 37. Last week, they allowed North Surry, which entered the clash without a win, to ring up a season-high 60 points.
However, the Cardinals still have to play well in order to preserve their unblemished record. Coach Dave Diamont said his players have been working on things like sinking their hips when they tackle and footwork.
East Surry running back/quarterback Hunter Diamont will be in the lineup. Against Bishop, he nearly had to sit out before Dr. Randy Keith made what has to be the closest game-time decision of the year.
Hunter didnt practice at all last week, he had a slight tear (behind his knee), Dave Diamont said. He dressed and we were going to have the doctor look at him. We thought he was totally out. Right before we went out for the coin toss, Dr. Randy Keith said he looked a whole lot better.
Diamont rushed for 107 yards against the Villains.
Contact Ed Phillipps at [email protected] or 719-1921.