South Stokes fell to East Surry 24-22 in the first round of state playoffs on Friday night.
The Sauras and the Cardinals both had a touchdown in the first quarter, which tied the game up 7-7.
Cards’ Jon Dickenson grabbed a touchdown in the second quarter, which brought the score to 14-7.
Sauras’ Jacquan Martin struck back with a touchdown. After a two-point conversion, the Sauras led 15-14. But, after this the Sauras began to lose their steam on the field.
The Cards made a field goal in the final moments of the second quarter, which put them in the lead 17-15. This was the beginning of the lead that carried them the rest of the night. After some good passing plays the Cards made their way down the field for another touchdown, which brought the score to 24-15.
Sauras recovered a fumble late in the third quarter, but it was too late to make anything happen on the field.
South Stokes’ Quarterback J.J. Davis sneaked the ball into the endzone with only two minutes to go in the forth quarter, evening up the score a bit to 24-22. The Cards got the ball in the final minutes of the game.
The Sauras nearly recovered a fumble late in the game, but the ball went out of bounds before any of the Sauras could nab it.
With only seconds left in the close game, the Cards safely chose to let the clock run out. The final score of the game was 24-22.