It’s an over-used cliche that the best defense is a good offense. For Galax Friday, at least in the early going, its best offense was an opportunistic defense.
The Maroon Tide’s defensive and special teams units outscored its offense in a 35-point first quarter, quickly ending any hopes of a major upset by Twin Valley as No. 3 Galax trounced the No. 14 Panthers 52-7 in a Region 1A West first-round game at Galax High School.