Surry County girls and boys basketball teams closing in on state crowns


SURRY COUNTY (WAVY) – Surry County High School is a special place for high school hoops these days. 

For the first in school history, both the Cougars boys team (23-2) and the girls (22-4) finished with perfect district records, and are both number one seeds for the region one tournament. “Everybody’s having fun, having a great time, and really enjoying the season,” said senior captain Brandon Drew. 

“We’re going to make it special.”

Each program has a state title to its name. The girls won it all in 2010, and the boys emotional championship season was back in 2005, two months before then-head coach Joe Ellis passed away from colon cancer. 

“The kids know what Joe Ellis poured into this program. It’s one of the things that motivates us alot,” said girls head coach Christopher Brown.

His team almost returned home with a state title last season. The Cougars made it all the way to the championship game, but fell short to McCluer 51-42. 

“That loss in the state championship has been our driving force,” said junior guard Bresha Byrd. 

Now, both teams are five wins away from their dream becoming reality. 

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