Any time that a team from North Carolina crosses the borders and plays a school from out of state that it doesn’t typically play, that game immediately becomes a big deal.
Yesterday was one of those big deals when West Forsyth loaded up the busses and made the five-hour trek to the Tidewater Region of Virginia to face 6A powerhouse Oscar Smith High School.
Led by recent Auburn commit Cam’Ron Kelly at quarterback and running back Joe Bray, the Tigers powered their way past the Titans to claim a 41-26 non-conference victory.
Smith tallied 471 yards of total offense in a game that saw West Forsyth tested to the limits, but the story isn’t that the Titans lost the game, but rather how hard they fought against much better, much bigger, and much stronger foe.
Down 21-7 at one point, the Titans dug in and kept fighting for yardage and clawed themselves back into the game to make it a respectable showing against the 6A state title contenders.
Ultimately this could be a game that is dropped by West (1-1) when it comes to their playoff seeding later this season, but I do feel that a test like this could prove beneficial to the growth of this team and also gives Adrian Snow and his coaching staff a lot to work on in the coming weeks.
West Forsyth will travel to rival Mount Tabor on Friday.
— Chris Hughes (@ChrisHughesCP) August 25, 2018