Narrows (6-1, 2-0) got their first shut out of the season, defeating the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs (2-5, 0-2) to remain unbeaten in the Pioneer District.
Wyatt Freeman, who surpassed the single game passing record last week, threw for 143 yards and a touchdown through the air while adding one on the ground. In the first quarter, Freeman connected with wide receiver Chase Blaker. The Green Wave receiver shook off his defender and sprinted 75 yards for the Green Wave’s first score. After a blocked extra point, Narrows lead 6-0. Blaker finished the game with five catches for 131 yards.
The Mustangs started rolling in the second quarter when quarterback Dylan Owens carried the ball on the end around into the end zone but a holding penalty negated the score.
Matthew Morgan got the second score for the Wave, punching it in from five yards out. After a failed two-point conversion, Narrows went into half with a 12-0 lead.
Neither team showcased much offense in the second half. The Green Wave did get another score in the fourth when Freeman scored on the ground. After a successful two-point conversion, Narrows put the game out of reach with a 20-0 lead.
Owens threw for 158 yards but was picked off three times. Mustang receiver Justin Tyree caught six passes for 90 yards.
Next game: Narrows returns home to host the Craig County Rockets. East Montgomery travels to Covington.
Born in Pulaski, Va it only took a few years before I would end up in the beautiful Giles County where I would graduate in 2012 from Giles High School. Since the age of 4, Pearisburg has been my homeplace and I don’t have any plans to leave.
Sports have always been big in my family. My father was fortunate enough to be able to play football for the Spartans in 1978, which was the first year that Coach Steve Ragsdale introduced the single-wing offense which we will still run today.
My high school football career was cut short due to a knee injury that I sustained my junior year, but fortunately I was able to compete in the State Championship my senior year as a shot put thrower on the track and field team.
I now get to enjoy the football games in the stands with my father as we are known as, “them guys with the train horn,” which we take to every football game. GO SPARTANS!