First Posted: 9/9/2009
DOBSON Look out, Trinity.
After missing last weeks 48-22 loss at Wilkes Central, Surry Central B-back/linebacker Luke Harris will suit up for Fridays 7:30 p.m. non-conference clash in Dobson.
Harris said he sprained ligaments in his right ankle two weeks ago against East Wilkes, but will be ready to rock come Friday. While he may not be 100-percent healthy, Harris cant wait to get back on the field, as he plans to, …put a hurtin on somebody.
Golden Eagles coach Monty Southern hopes the rest of his defense brings the same attitude. Surry Central (0-3) has allowed 122 points this season.
The last couple days we have really, really focused on defense, Southern said Tuesday night.
Trinity (2-1) might be just what the doctor ordered. The Bulldogs arent putting up big numbers and have scored only 45 points in three games. They are coming off a 7-6 loss to West Stokes.
Another factor working in the Golden Eagles favor is that the Bulldogs run a similar offense to Centrals triple option.
We kind of know what were getting into, Southern said. Theyre not real big and theyre not really fast, but theyre solid everywhere.
The two players that caught Southerns attention on film were B-back Angelo Dunn and quarterback Rhyne Kavett. Dunn is a big back that hits the line of scrimmage hard. Southern said Kavett will not present the same problems as East Wilkes Micah Bryan, a big quarterback who romped for six scores in Week 2. Kavett is similar in size to Surry Central quarterback Dave Wilmoth (5-foot-9, 155-pounds), Southern said.
Harris most likely will not get a chance to make hits as a linebacker. Southern said Harris will probably be limited to his offensive and punting duties.
Its probably a little tougher to play defense on a sprained ankle because you dont know where youre going, Southern said.
Hounds looking to rebound
WEST JEFFERSON Both Ashe County and North Surry are coming off lopsided losses and playing for their first win of the season.
After a loss in which his team gave up 30 unanswered points during a nightmare second half, North Surry coach Brian Hampton felt some players didnt give their all in a 36-7 loss to Starmount.
Quarterback Joston Phipps, running back Nik Morgan and running back Terry Adams each sprained an ankle. If the Greyhounds have healed in time, it might be their first week with all their offensive pieces in place.
Junior quarterback Tanner Hiatt, who was the starter the previous two years, had set his sights on returning this Friday. If thats the case, Hiatt will be under center and Phipps will move to his natural position of tailback.
That could also mean headaches for the Huskies, who have only seen tape of Phipps running the offense this year.
There is no better week than this for the Greyhounds to get that first W. At 0-2, the host Huskies have been outscored 82-7 this season, including last weeks 52-7 drubbing at the hands of Mount Airy.
Cards stay home
East Surry has an open date this week.