WEST JEFFERSON – On Thursday, September 23, the Ashe County High School boys’ football team played host to the North Wilkes Vikings, ultimately drawing a 4-4 tie on the ringing final.
The boys started off on a roll, scoring in the opening 60 seconds of the game against the Vikings. Husky Michael Acevedo came on goal after an error with the opposing goalkeeper, a kick attempt returned by the Vikings. Acevedo was on point when he found the ball and quickly pulled it into the net, Ashe getting the first number on the board.
However, as the first half dwindled, North Wilkes came back with three goals against Ashe’s, leaving them with more determination and effort.
Ashe’s John Perkins earned those two points over time, one in regular play and the other from a penalty kick.
North Wilkes scored again on the hosts as the game was about to end, but Gracen Cline managed a goal with the help of teammate Harrison Langdon, leaving the final score tied.
This is the second tie of the season for the Huskies, now 4-5-2. The team managed a total of 16 shooting attempts in the September 23 game. Goalkeeper Chris Tomko made a total of three saves and Langdon made five.
The Vikings are now 2-5-1, with both teams now preparing for their own conference season, which is set to begin the week of September 27.
On Monday, September 27, the Huskies will host their first conference game at Alexander Central starting at 5 p.m. They will then host a home game on September 29 against Hibriten at 5 p.m.