Sauras Stumble Against Alleghany - The Stokes News - by Amanda Dodson
The Sauras used a third-quarter rally to a clench a win against North Stokes last week, but were unable to overcome an early deficit and were shut down 33-0 by Alleghany Friday night at home.
“They’re a darn good football team, well coached and I think they beat us up front and we didn’t have an answer for that,” said Coach Jonathan Frasher. “Tonight we got beat in the trenches.”
The Sauras moved up the field on a number of short running plays but were halted by the Trojans tight defense.
With four minutes left in the first quarter Alleghany broke free for their first touchdown of the night and added an extra point.
Treshawn Scales came through with a drive down the middle bringing momentum and a first down for South at the 19-yard line but it was short lived following a quarterback sack.
The Trojans, undefeated this season, scored on the next three possessions putting them in a comfortable 27-0 position going into halftime.
“I felt like we were behind the chains tonight,” Frasher said. “We tried to get something going but we couldn’t complete anything downfield.”
South stopped a number of hard-nosed running plays in the second half. Robert Dean brought down a Trojan 16-yard run followed by a hard hit tackle by Tanner Moore.
A third quarter South fumble at the 45-yard line allowed the Trojans to score padding their lead to 33-0.
South’s quarterback CJ Clayton struggled in the first half connecting passes but completed two to senior Dawson Flynt in the fourth quarter pushing the Sauras down the field.
“Even though CJ didn’t complete many passes, he had a good game. I think he’s going to be a whole lot better as the season progresses and I’m very proud of that kid,” Frasher said.
The coach said he saw improvement in the second half.
“Cody Collins made some good plays on the D line tonight and Tanner Moore played well,” Frasher said. “Michal (Phillips) also ran the ball hard.”
Frasher noted Dawson Flynt as the game’s MVP.
“He played a heck of a game and had some great catches. He listens to everything you say, absorbs it like a sponge. He may not do everything perfect but he dies trying.”
The coach said it’s back to the drawing board for his team.
“We’ve got to do the best we can do next week and come in with a good attitude and ready to go to work.”