First Posted: 10/16/2009
KERNERSVILLE Surry Central came close to pulling off a huge upset for its first win of the season, but ended up dropping a 22-13 decision to Bishop McGuinness Friday night.
The Villains (7-1, 3-1 Northwest 1A/2A) benefited from a Golden Eagles fumble late in the second half that led to the home team getting on the scoreboard on Thomas Lawlers 5-yard run and taking a 7-6 lead into the locker room. Bishop scored in both the third and fourth quarters, while Surry Central (0-8, 0-4) was shut out in the final frame.
We had our chances, Surry central coach Monty Southern said. We were in there until the very end.
The Villains came into the game having scored the second-most points in the conference with 285, more than 100 points more than the third-highest scoring team. Bishop McGuinness and its deceptive running game that hides the ball for small and speedy running backs usually confuses opponents, but the Golden Eagles held their ground last night.
We had a great week of preparation and we had a lot of kids that really stepped up, Southern said. We just played well as a unit. (We had) guys taking on blocks, turning runners back.
Dave Wilmoth got the Golden Eagles on the board first with a first-quarter 1-yard plunge. In the third quarter, Casey Felts found the end zone on a 9-yard scamper.
Surry Central hosts North Surry next Friday.
Bishop McGuinness 22,
Surry Central 13
SC 6-0-7-0 13
BM 0-7-8-7 22
SC Wilmoth 1 run (kick failed)
BM Thomas Lawler 5 run (Kevin Saxon kick)
BM Josh Rathburn 46 run (Lawler from Rathburn)
SC Casey Felts 9 run (Ben Earnest kick)
BM Rathburn 1 run (Saxson kick)