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Last updated: June 01. 2013 11:47AM - 122 Views
Jessica Pickens
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WEST JEFFERSON - A furious second-half comeback by the Buckin’ Elks came up seven-points short in Ashe County.


Trailing 28-7 at the intermission, Elkin scored the first 13 points in the second and gave the Huskies all they could handle before surrendering a first down in the closing seconds of the game to fall 42-34.


Quarterback Josh Strickland bounced back from three first-half turnovers with four scores in the second half - two to electrifying wideout Jamiles “Chunky” Hayes - and two more on the ground. Seth Creed rounded out the scoring for the Elks.


Elkin falls to 2-2 on the season and drops their conference record to 1-1.


In Ronda, Starmount dropped East Wilkes 26-3 for their 35th-straight Mountain Valley Conference victory.


The Rams improve to 4-0 on the year, while the Cards fall to 0-4.


Starmount returns to action against Ashe County next Friday, while the Elks head into their by week.


For full recaps, check out Monday’s Tribune.


Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or mgorry@heartlandpublications.com.


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