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Galax picks up first MED win

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 BASTIAN -- Galax sophomore Jordan Vaughan carried 25 times for 185 yards and Galax used a quick start to roll past Bland County 20-6 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

Vaughan scored two first-quarter touchdowns, on runs of 4 and 6 yards, as the Maroon Tide (2-7 overall, 1-2 district) jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead. Defending MED champion Bland County (2-8, 0-4) cut the margin to a touchdown on Aaron Blankenship’s 20-yard reception from Dylan Kidd in the second period, but Galax held the Bears in check the rest of the night. The Maroon Tide added a late score with Deion George hauled in a 35-yard Terrance Mazon pass for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Mazon completed 14 of 20 passes, finishing with 210 yards through the air. Galax, which still holds the slimmest chance of reaching the Region C Division 1 playoffs. will close out its regular season this week when its hosts Narrows, a 35-7 loser Friday at Grayson County.   Galax               14  0  0  6––20 Bland County  0  6  0  0––  6

Gal – Vaughan 4 run (Ramirez kick) Gal – Vaughan 6 run (Ramirez kick) BC – Blankenship 20 pass from Kidd (kick failed) Gal – George 35 pass from Mazon (kick failed)