August 18, 2022

McCreary leads Greyhounds to 12-2 start – Mount Airy News

East Surry and Shelby are two Regional-Final regulars that will do battle this week for the first time ever.

The Cardinals won the 1AA West Regional Title in 2018, 2019 and Spring 2021 seasons. The Golden Lions have competed reached the 2A/2AA West Regional Final in eight of the past nine seasons – including seven consecutive appearances from 2013-2019 – and were victorious in 2013-2016, 2018 and 2019…….

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East Surry and Shelby are two Regional-Final regulars that will do battle this week for the first time ever.

The Cardinals won the 1AA West Regional Title in 2018, 2019 and Spring 2021 seasons. The Golden Lions have competed reached the 2A/2AA West Regional Final in eight of the past nine seasons – including seven consecutive appearances from 2013-2019 – and were victorious in 2013-2016, 2018 and 2019.

Shelby is an all-time great program, and not just in North Carolina. Prior to the 2021-22 season, Football Friday Night reported Shelby mark of 828 wins is No. 14 among all high schools in the country. Only two other schools in N.C. even have 700 wins, those being are Reidsville and Mount Airy.

The Cardinals have their work cut out for them against the No. 1 seed in the 2A West. Shelby, the champion of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference, has won its past 27 home playoff games, the latest of which ended the 32-game winning streak of three-time defending 2A State Champion Reidsville. That said, East Surry has broken a few legendary streaks over the past few seasons.

The only team that defeated Shelby this season, South Carolina’s South Pointe, is the fifth-ranked team in the Palmetto State and reached the Class AAAA State Championship game.

The winner of Shelby-East Surry will face the winner of the East Regional Final being contested between No. 1 Princeton (13-0) and No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill (12-2) in the 2A State Championship.

AT FIRST GLANCE

East Surry Cardinals

Record: 13-0 overall, 6-0 FH2A Conference (Champion)

Current streak: 13 wins

Playoff seed: No. 2

Key regular season victories: 56-22 @ North Surry, 40-14 @ Forbush, 47-0 vs. Surry Central

Key losses: None

MaxPreps strength of schedule: +0.3

Wins against teams that finished over .500: 7

Playoff scores: 30-6 vs. No. 31 Newton-Conover, 37-20 vs. No. 15 Forbush, 10-9 vs. No. 7 Monroe, 36-35 vs. No. 3 Maiden

Shelby Golden Lions

Record: 13-1 overall, 6-0 SPAC Conference (Champion)

Current streak: 11 wins

Playoff seed: No. 1

Key regular season victories: 37-14 @ Kings Mountain, 38-28 vs. Crest, 16-14 vs. Burns

Key losses: 51-37 vs. South Pointe (SC)

MaxPreps strength of schedule: +4.6

Wins against teams that finished over .500: 9

Playoff scores: 55-3 vs. No. 32 Owen, 42-20 vs. No. 17 Polk County, 64-15 vs. No. 24 East Gaston, 31-14 vs. No. 4 Reidsville

OFFENSE

East Surry Cardinals

Passing yards per game: 258.2

Yards per completion: 15.5

Passing TD per game: 2.2

Rushing YPG: 175.5

Yards per carry: 6.3

Rushing TD per game: 3.5

TDs …….

Source: https://www.mtairynews.com/uncategorized/103702/mccreary-leads-greyhounds-to-12-2-start