EAST BEND — The Falcons celebrated Senior Night in style Friday in East Bend.
Forbush capitalized on four Surry Central fumbles en route to a convincing 27-7 victory at Falcon Stadium to stay in the thick of the Western Piedmont Conference standings.
The Falcons evened their league mark to 2-2 and 5-5 overall with the win, pulling into a four-way tie for second place with West Stokes (7-3, 2-2), Surry Central (5-5, 2-2) and North Surry (4-6, 2-2). All four teams are looking up at Carver (9-1, 4-0), which clinched the first conference title Friday with a 14-0 victory over West.
Leading the charge in Friday’s win over the Golden Eages was junior Cory Hayden, who recorded a game-high 15 total tackles with three tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Zach Ragsdale added 13 tackles and two passes defended.
Cody Shrewsbury tallied eight tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss, while Tyler Holden and Donovan Beavers added seven and six stops, respectively.
Offensively, Jordan Sawyers powered the Falcons with 181 yards of total offense (171 rushing, 10 receiving), while Carson Fulp completed 7-of-10 passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The junior signal-caller added 22 yards on the ground.
Tyler Johnson hauled in three passes for 33 yards and a score, while Cameron Butner caught the second touchdown.
Holden rushed for 75 yards on only seven carries and a touchdown.
Josue Agulair rounded out the scoring for Forbush with a pair of field goals, including a long of 25 yards.
The Falcons close out the regular season Friday in Mount Airy against North Surry looking to end the year with a winning record.
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.