North Surry has a scientific exhibition

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North Surry has a scientific exhibition

The Cardinals will host a third-round matchup of the state playoffs on Friday against Monroe. East Surry has reached the third round of the playoffs in each of the past five seasons.

East Surry and Monroe have only faced-off three times. These meetings all came in the 1AA State Playoffs and took place in back-to-back-to-back seasons. The Redhawks are 3-0 against the Cardinals.

Friday’s game will be the first game between the two teams to take place in Pilot Mountain.

The first meeting was in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, which Monroe won 34-27. The two teams faced-off again in the first round in 2011, and the Redhawks won that came 50-6. Finally, Monroe and East Surry met in the Sweet 16 of the 2012 playoffs. Monroe won that game 53-0 and went on to finish as West Regional Runners-Up.

Story Highlights

  • In its first postseason since being promoted to the 2A division, East Surry finds itself in a similar situation to years past.

  • East, the champions of the Foothills 2A Conference, will battle the visiting Redhawks of Monroe High School, the champions of the Rocky River 2A/3A Conference.

AT FIRST GLANCE

East Surry Cardinals

Record: 11-0 overall, 6-0 FH2A Conference (Champion) Current streak: 11 wins

Playoff seed: No. 2 Key victories: 56-22 @ North Surry, 47-0 vs. Surry Central, 37-20 vs. Forbush

Key losses: None MaxPreps strength of schedule: -5.7

Monroe Redhawks Record: 8-1 overall, 4-0 RR2A Conference (Champion)

Playoff scores: 30-6 vs. No. 31 Newton-Conover, 37-20 vs. No. 15 Forbush Wins against teams that finished over .500: 5