Elkin is jockeying with Starmount and Alleghany for the two spots the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference will get when regional play begins next month.
Fresh off Monday’s win at Oakwoods, the Buckin’ Elks need to be what Coach Zim Zimmerman calls, “the two most consistent.”
“I think this Elkin High School team can be as good as we’ve had in the last three, four years,” Zimmerman continued. “I don’t think we’ve reached our potential.”
As they were Monday, Elkin is led by senior Josiah Blevins. “He’s an excellent player,” Zimmerman said. “He’s been playing in the top six since he was a freshman. His golf game has gotten better each and every year.
“He’s also a very good person and a very good team person. Elkin High School is fortunate to have him.”
Freshman Harrison Hall has had several impressive scores this season. “He’s a very good, young player,” Zimmerman said. “He’s worked hard over the last five years or so. He has helped us tremendously. It takes four scores; one player can’t do it by himself.
“Harrison has put the team in position to do very, very well.”
Cory Anderson, a senior, “has played some very good golf as well,” Zimmerman said. “Winter has been long. Winter has been tough. We don’t think we’ve seen his best scores.”
Two more seniors, Noah Carter and Jacob Christian, also score regularly for the Buckin’ Elks. “They’re very valuable players,” Zimmerman said. “They keep improving. I think they will keep improving.”
Elkin has been bolstered by the play of junior Logan Johnson. “Logan Johnson has been a great surprise,” Zimmerman said. “He only started playing 15 months ago. We have counted his scoring several times. He has the passion for the game.”
Elkin is at New River Thursday.
Jim Fuller may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @elkinareasports.