Smithfield, Surry fall in opening round of football playoffs

Published 7:26 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Football season is over for area teams.

Smithfield High and Surry County High lost their opening games in the regional playoffs over the weekend.

The Packers fell 32-25 to Hampton Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Class 4 playoffs, ending the season with a 5-6 record.

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SHS scored first and led 7-0 after the first quarter, but the Crabbers sprinted to a 16-7 halftime lead and held off the Packers in a high-scoring second half. Hampton improved to 7-4.

Surry ended the season with a 3-8 record after a 64-16 playoff loss to Altavista, 8-3.

Altavista led 64-0 at halftime.