Posted On: 03/11/19 3:34 PM
It was the eighth of nine state championships for me this season, and it’s one we all had a feeling would be pretty competitive. We had no idea as 26-4 Eastside travelled from SWVA to Richmond to meet 28-2 Surry County. The teams were not just from opposite parts of the state but their style of play was very different as well. It was a matchup of two different styles but a very intriguing one at that.
From the beginning this game was nip-and-tuck the whole way. Eastside jumped out early, then Surry answered. Surry got some extra opportunities, Eastside answered with a couple of threes. Eastside led 14-13 after a first quarter that saw six lead changes and three ties. It was much of the same in the second quarter, with Surry sen