Surry Central returned to the field after coming off two one-sided losses to defeat South Stokes by scoring touchdowns on five of their seven first-half possessions, and then scoring the final 24 points of a 58-18 rout of South Stokes.
The Eagles (3-5, 1-1 Western Piedmont Conference) took the opening possession at its 22-yard line and drove to paydirt in just six plays, the last a 45-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Johnson to Jed Kidd for a 7-0 lead with 9:22 left in the opening quarter.
After a quick three-and-out by the Eagle defense, the offense started with strong field position at the Sauras’ 38. A personal foul on South Stokes eliminated 15 yards of that distance right away, and then Johnson connected with Kidd for a first-and-goal at the 5. Eric Ramirez negotiated the distance on the next play, and it was already 14-0 with 6:47 still left in the first quarter.
South Stokes got on the board 63 seconds later when running back Cain Thomas managed to break containment and run 78 yards for a touchdown, but that just made Surry Central mad. The Eagles hacked out a nine-play, 56-yard march to the Sauras’ end zone, culminating in Ramirez’ 1-yard dive at the 1:24 mark of the first.
Thomas scored another touchdown for South Stokes midway through the second quarter, but Ramirez answered with runs of 30 and 22 yards on the next series, the second of which went for a touchdown and a 27-12 lead. Central added one more score with 64 seconds remaining in the first half.
The Sauras scored one more time to open the second half, but the 34-18 score was as close as they were getting. The rest of the night belonged to the Golden Eagles.
South Stokes (0-8) travels to West Stokes (7-1) Friday night for a 2A Western Piedmont Conference game.