The Warren County High Screaming Devils finally accomplished a goal that Head Coach Lee Hutto has been striving for since the beginning of the season.
In their homecoming game last week against the Georgia Military College Bulldogs, the Devils placed points on the scoreboard very early in the game, a task that had eluded the team all season. With this happening, the shift of momentum was in the hands of the Devils from the beginning.
"Our team did an outstanding job both running the ball and blocking against GMC," Coach Hutto said. "Our defense played well, especially in the second half."
This big win at Legion Field in Warrenton increased the Devils' overall record to 2-3 and their region mark to 1-1.
"We had some special teams mistakes that we must work on and correct this week," Coach Hutto said. "And we are still continuing to turn the ball over too much. We had five turnovers against GMC, which will get you beat against a good football team."
Warren County amassed 300 yards of total offense against the Bulldogs, all of it coming on the ground. GMC recorded 155 yards of total offense, with 87 rushing yards and 68 passing yards.
Quadrez Reese was the leading rusher for Warren County with 146 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. Following him was Reynolds with 73 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Other offensive standouts were Quamaine Walker with 43 yards on three carries and one touchdown and Tommy Seals with 27 yards on 10 carries and one score.
The first score for Warren County was set up as a result of a GMC turnover. The Bulldogs fumbled the opening kickoff which was quickly recovered by the Devils' Darius Jenkins on the GMC 10 yard line.
Two plays after the Bulldog miscue, Reynolds took a handoff from Seals and scored on a 9 yard run at the 11:07 mark of the first quarter. The extra point kick failed, making the score 6-0.
The second quarter was filled with scoring, as Georgia Military and Warren County each put two scores on the board.
Georgia Military struck first - taking a 10-6 lead on a Cody Brown field goal and a long touchdown pass. But Warren struck back quickly, scoring two touchdowns with less than two minutes remaining before halftime.
Reese put the Devils back on top with only 1:48 left in the first half on a 17-yard touchdown run. The two point conversion run failed, thus making the score 12-10.
On the ensuing kickoff, Georgia Military fumbled the ball after a big hit from kicker Ivory Story. The fumble was recovered by Kentrell Latimore. Seals then scampered 24 yards for a touchdown with only 57 seconds remaining in the half to make the score 18-10.
Warren County added two more unanswered scores in the second half to take a dominate advantage in the game. With 1:44 remaining in the third quarter, Reynolds found the end zone on a 16-yard run
Then, Quamaine Walker scored Warren County's final touchdown of the game at the 3:36 mark of the fourth quarter on a 20-yard run. Story's run for the two point conversion made the final score 32-10.
The Devils will begin a two-week road trip this Friday night, as they travel to Augusta to take on the winless Aquinas Fighting Irish in a key region game.
"Aquinas has a good group of football players, led by fullback John Douglas," Coach Hutto said. "Douglas has committed to play at Auburn University. ... (They) also have a defensive lineman that was selected last year as an all-state player by the Georgia High School Association."
Warren County 32, Georgia Military 10
Star of the Game: Quadrez Reese rushed for a touchdown and a massive 146 yards on 20 carries for a 7.3 yards per carry average.
Plays of the Game: Kentrell Latimore recovered two fumbles with less than two minutes to play in the first half, of which one led to a Warren County score.
Up next: The Devils will travel to Augusta this Friday night to take on the winless Aquinas Fighting Irish in a key region matchup.