Hound linemen are top dogs


North Surry wins title at Linemen Challenge

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The North Surry Greyhounds were the top dogs in the Linemen Challenge at West Stokes earlier this week, winning both the varsity and JV portions of the competition between the trench fighters of five area schools. Taking part in the event were: (front row, from left) Jayden Edwards, Seiver Huff, Trey Butcher, Pedro Ramirez, Cole Westmoreland, Blaike Watra, Cole Smith, Trevor Marsh, Noah Holder, Caleb Hunter, Nick Wood, and Matthew Cox; (back row) Hank Ward, Carson Todd, Holden Huff, Carson Mauldin, Dylan Stokes, Nic Huff, Alex Gudino, Bailey Gaylean, Ryan Eldridge, Hunter Crouse, and Chase Brintle.


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Several North Surry linemen won individual awards during the Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School last week. From left to right: Pedro Ramirez, Seiver Huff, Ryan Eldridge, Carson Todd, Bailey Gaylean, Alex Gudino, Nic Huff and Caleb Hunter.


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The North Surry junior varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.


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The North Surry varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.


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Several members of the North Surry High School football team took part in a Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School earlier this week, claiming the overall victory in both the JV and varsity classifications while competing against four other schools.

Joining the Greyhounds and the host school in the Challenge were East Surry, Northeast Guilford and Starmount. North Surry topped county rival East Surry for the overall victory.

“This was a lot of fun for the kids,” said North Surry coach Danny Lyons. “You never see the linemen get the recognition they deserve, so this was a good thing to be a part of.”

The linemen from the various schools rotated through a series of drills in the opening round, where they had to throw a medicine ball, carry 40 pounds of water, pull a sled over a course of approximately 25 yards, and then a 30-second tire flip. The next round featured an event where two teams would try to pull a tire out of a circle, followed by a team tug-of-war that featured all five varsity teams and seven JV teams, with a few schools fielding more than one team.

Teams throughout the state are continuing with summer drills, with competition limited to 7-on-7 until the official start of practice for NCHSAA schools on Monday, Aug. 1. Teams can hold scrimmages with other schools starting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, with the first official games on Friday, Aug. 19.

The North Surry Greyhounds were the top dogs in the Linemen Challenge at West Stokes earlier this week, winning both the varsity and JV portions of the competition between the trench fighters of five area schools. Taking part in the event were: (front row, from left) Jayden Edwards, Seiver Huff, Trey Butcher, Pedro Ramirez, Cole Westmoreland, Blaike Watra, Cole Smith, Trevor Marsh, Noah Holder, Caleb Hunter, Nick Wood, and Matthew Cox; (back row) Hank Ward, Carson Todd, Holden Huff, Carson Mauldin, Dylan Stokes, Nic Huff, Alex Gudino, Bailey Gaylean, Ryan Eldridge, Hunter Crouse, and Chase Brintle.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_V__2DF5.jpgThe North Surry Greyhounds were the top dogs in the Linemen Challenge at West Stokes earlier this week, winning both the varsity and JV portions of the competition between the trench fighters of five area schools. Taking part in the event were: (front row, from left) Jayden Edwards, Seiver Huff, Trey Butcher, Pedro Ramirez, Cole Westmoreland, Blaike Watra, Cole Smith, Trevor Marsh, Noah Holder, Caleb Hunter, Nick Wood, and Matthew Cox; (back row) Hank Ward, Carson Todd, Holden Huff, Carson Mauldin, Dylan Stokes, Nic Huff, Alex Gudino, Bailey Gaylean, Ryan Eldridge, Hunter Crouse, and Chase Brintle. Contributed photo

Several North Surry linemen won individual awards during the Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School last week. From left to right: Pedro Ramirez, Seiver Huff, Ryan Eldridge, Carson Todd, Bailey Gaylean, Alex Gudino, Nic Huff and Caleb Hunter.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_V__9CA6.jpgSeveral North Surry linemen won individual awards during the Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School last week. From left to right: Pedro Ramirez, Seiver Huff, Ryan Eldridge, Carson Todd, Bailey Gaylean, Alex Gudino, Nic Huff and Caleb Hunter. Contributed photo

The North Surry junior varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_V__A863.jpgThe North Surry junior varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.Contributed photo

The North Surry varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_V__E636.jpgThe North Surry varsity linemen won the Tug of War Challenge against four other schools in the West Stokes Lineman Challenge last week.Contributed photo
North Surry wins title at Linemen Challenge

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