Trojans spoil Elkin’s Senior Night
by Matthew Gorry Sports Writer
ELKIN — Friday’s 1A Mountain Valley Conference match-up between Alleghany and Elkin had all the makings of an old fashion shootout.
The Buckin’ Elks came into the night averaging close to 33 points per game in league play, while the Trojans averaged more than 25 points per contest, with both squads right in the hunt for the 1A conference crown.
Two plays into the game, Alleghany fired first on a 48-yard run by Chandler Caudill. Elkin responded on the ensuing kickoff when Eric Kelly scooped up a squib kick and darted 70 yards down the right sideline for the score.
The Trojans answered with another shot on a Caudill 28-yard touchdown run to grab a 14-6 lead.
Looking to answer, the Elks simply ran out of bullets as Alleghany kept firing. The Trojans ran off 40-unanswered points to win handily, 47-6.
Jake Hampton rushed for four touchdowns in the span, while Keaton Albertson hauled in an 11-yard touchdown catch as Alleghany cruised.
The Elks dropped to 6-4 overall with the loss and 3-3 in conference play, while Alleghany improved to 6-4 and 4-2.
Elkin returns to the field Friday night in its regular-season finale on the road against Ashe County. The Huskies are one of three times tied for first place.
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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