The Elkin soccer team shut out East Wilkes, 3-0, in Ronda on Monday.

The Buckin’ Elks, a half-game out of second place in the Northwest 1A Conference, rose to 7-4-1 overall and 4-1 in league play.

The Cardinals backslid to 2-11, 2-5.

Sophomore Ty Ferguson had three shots on goal and senior Eddie Garcia recorded 17 saves for the Cardinals.

Forbush flips West

League-leading Forbush posted an 8-1 victory over West Wilkes in Millers Creek on Monday.

The Blackhawks’ lone goal came in the first half. Alexi Ramires scored off an assist from Kevin Gonzalez.

The Falcons moved up to 11-3 overall and 7-0 in the Foothills 2A Conference, while the Blackhawks slipped to 4-9, 1-6.

Eagles, Hounds tie

Wilkes Central forged a 2-2 draw with North Surry on Oct. 6 in Mount Airy.

The Eagles trailed 2-1 at the break but got the game-tying goal in the second half. Johnie Randy and Miguel Mariano netted goals for Central.

The teams then played a scoreless 20-minute overtime period.

The Eagles saw their mark change to 5-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Foothills 2A.

The Greyhounds adjusted to 4-6-1, 2-3-1.

Bears wipe Cards

League-leading host Mount Airy posted a 7-0 shutout of East Wilkes on Oct. 6.

Elkin Lopez turned the hat trick for the Bears. Goalie Edwin Ramirez stopped shots by East’s Jose Trinidad-Ventura and Brandon Beck.

The Bears powered up to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the Northwest 1A.

The Cardinals dipped to 2-10, 2-4.

Surry denies West

League-leading Surry Central needed only a first-half goal to edge West Wilkes, 1-0, in Dobson on Oct. 6.

The Golden Eagles rose to 11-1-1 overall and 6-0 in the Foothills 2A while the Blackhawks regressed to 4-8, 1-5.

North blanks East

North Wilkes picked up a nonconference win over East Wilkes, 3-0, in Hays on Oct. 5.

North’s Ivan Duran scored in the early minutes of the game on a corner kick from Mathew Pardo.

Elgar Bonilla scored later in the half on a pass from Duran.

In the second half, Duran scored late on another corner kick from Pardo.

“During warm-ups one of our starters had a medical emergency that required EMS to respond,” explained North Coach Logan Johnson. “It was a very scary moment for everyone involved. Before the game, the guys really stepped up and made it clear that they wanted to get the win for their teammate.

“They played hard for the full 80 minutes and were able to get the job done.”

Johnson added that East “showed a lot of fight and made it hard for us. We have played really well at times during every game this season. It was good to see it put together for a complete game.”

The Vikings bettered to 3-8-1 overall while the Cardinals dipped to 2-9.

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