Wk 8 NRV 2022 George Wythe @ Galax game

Wk 8 NRV 2022 George Wythe @ Galax game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

George Wythe’s defense makes lead stand up in 20-7 win over Galax

Galax High School, Galax, VA – On a good night for football, the Marooons of George Wythe scored early, scored before half and added one more after the break to outpace Galax. The George Wythe defense made it hold up for the win. Galax’s only score was a ‘pick 6’ in the second half by LB 7 Austin Ashworth. Wythe scored on a 23-yard pass from QB 15 Tandom Smith to WR/LB 1 Laden Houston over the middle on their first drive and never looked back. Smith was special this night. His 99-yard TD run with only :16 left before half, was a back breaker for the Maroon Tide. George Wythe Head Coach Brandon Harner spoke highly of his Junior signal caller. “He’s doing a good job, a special player, making plays. He’s an athlete out there.” Even so, the long TD run just before half even caught Coach Harner by surprise, “We were just trying to not give them a safety down there… tremendous play, our kids ust came out and blocked it. You have got to make plays like that when you’re playing a great team like them.” Smith led all rushers with 171 yards on 8 carries and 2 touchdowns. That coupled with his TD pass to Houston and it was a pretty good night for the Junior. Galax was led by RB 9 Tedruhn Tucker with 113 yards on 27 carries. These two could very well meet again in the Region finals, so hang on to your hats.

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