Windsor stumbles in showdown with Surry

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 26, 2007

WINDSOR—Surry County High School made it known Friday night who’s the best football team in the Tri-Rivers District. And they did it with an exclamation point. Geoffrey Warren rushed for 233 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 42-6 win over Windsor.

Surry is now in the driver’s seat to win the district. The Cougars are 7-1 and 2-0 in the Tri-Rivers District and play Charles City and Sussex Central, two beatable teams.

Despite a steady rain and soggy field with standing water in places, Surry was able to move the ball at will against the Dukes (6-3). The Cougars amassed 280 yards of offense to Windsor’s 98 in the first half.

Warren scored the first of his four touchdowns with 2:51 to play in the first quarter on a 9-yard run to put Surry up 6-0. The seven-play drive featured a 30-yard run by Warren.

Windsor went three and out on its next series and Surry took over on the Windsor 46. It took the Cougars only a minute to move the ball to the end zone when Warren ripped off runs of 19 and 18 yards, then scored on a 5-yard dash with no time left on the clock. Tevin Johnson’s 2-point run made it 14-0.

The Dukes turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, and Surry started its next drive from its own 37. Quarterback Montel White completed a 16-yard pass to Demitric Brown, then Warren bolted 47 yards for a touchdown at the 7:57 mark of the first half.

Again, Windsor could not move the ball on its next possession and Surry took advantage. Warren ended an 11-play drive with a 34-yard touchdown run with 1:16 to play in the half and a 26-0 lead.

To make matters worse, Surry’s Marquis Warren ran the opening kickoff of the second half 70 yards for a touchdown. Johnson ran in the extra point for a 34-0 lead.

Windsor’s lone score came with 9:51 remaining in the game. Starting on their own 49, the Dukes moved the ball down to the Surry 11, mainly on a 24-yard run by Brooklyn Presson. Three plays later, Kwamane Harris hit his favorite target n Ryan Acey n in the back of the end zone for a touchdown.

Layfette Murphy rushed for 71 yards on 12 carries. Harris was 5-for-23 through the air for 62 yards for Windsor.

Surry rolled up 391 yards total offense on the evening.

Windsor head coach Bruce Carroll was not happy with his team’s effort. &uot;We played soft,&uot; was all he could mutter after the teams exited the muddy field.

Windsor has a week off and then hosts Franklin on Nov. 9 in the season finale. The Dukes are clinging to the possibility of a playoff spot, but Carroll said his team has to want it.

&uot;It’s a gut check. We’ll find out how bad they want to play 11 games,&uot; he said. &uot;We were good enough to win that football game. We’re a whole lot better than what we showed tonight, and we’ll find out how good we are come Monday.&uot;