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Cougars improve to 4-3 with 50-point win

Surry County High School’s varsity football team may have fallen behind 6-0 against host Windsor High School on Friday, Oct. 15, but the Cougars went on to score seven unanswered touchdowns en route to a 56-6 blowout win that pushed them above .500 for the year.

“I thought we executed well offensively,” Surry Head Coach Zach Orlando said. “We also played better defensively after a slow first quarter.”

The Dukes were fueled by a large homecoming crowd in attendance, but the Cougars were able to get their bearings and start putting points on the board late in the first quarter. The score was 32-6 by halftime.

For the game, Surry senior running back Harrygan Kelly Jr. stood out on offense with 10 carries for 108 yards and three touchdowns.

On defense, sophomore linebacker Damon Moody recorded nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, and a sack, and senior defensive lineman Malachi Brown registered eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.

With the win, the Cougars are now 4-3 this season. They have won blowouts against visiting Franklin High School (66-36), visiting Bruton High School (36-14) and Windsor, and they also earned a tight 30-28 victory against host Brunswick High School.

Surry is set to visit Southampton High School (1-3) on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.