EAST BEND — Surry Central struggled with turnovers early and fell to Forbush 27-7.
“Early on, we moved the ball well, but we kept putting it on the ground,” said Coach Monty Southern. Then later in the game, the offense stopped being able to move the ball.
“Offensively we never got in a rhythm at all,” Southern said.
Forbush’s running back, Jordan Sawyers, was a hard player to tackle, the coach said. The Golden Eagles did pretty well containing him on the first series, but couldn’t stop him after that.
The Falcons didn’t break off huge runs, but they consistently moved the chains, he said.
Sawyers ran really hard and showed a nice burst of speed, he added.
East Bend had more rain Friday than Dobson, so the field was sloppy, he said. But that’s no excuse because both teams had to play in those conditions.
“They out coached us, outplayed us and out prepared us, apparently,” he said.
The loss drops Central to 5-5 on the year and 2-2 in the Western Piedmont Conference.
Still, with West Stokes losing to Carver, the Eagles remain tied for second place along with the Wildcats, Greyhounds and Falcons.
Carver clinched first place with the win over West Stokes, while South Stokes remains winless in league play at 0-4.
Surry Central will hold its Senior Night next week against West Stokes. North Surry plays Forbush, so the winners of those two games will be tied for second place in the conference.