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WCHS upended in first round of playoffs

WARRENTON, Ga. - What had been a turnaround season in basketball for the Screaming Devils of Warren County High School has now come to an end.

The Warren County Screaming Devils' season ended with an 84-57 loss to Calvary Day School of Savannah last Saturday night.

"I felt like we had a good week of practice and that we would be prepared to play Calvary Day School," Warren County first year Head Coach Lavon Grant said. "Apparently, we just weren't ready."

Coach Grant admitted that he feels partially responsible for the loss because he wasn't with his team.

Instead, he was with his wife who was having the couple's first baby. On the day of the game in Savannah, Mrs. Grant went into labor and delivered a little girl, Alana, later that evening.

"This was a moment in my life I couldn't miss, no matter what," Coach Grant said of being with his wife and newborn baby instead of his team. "My team understood, though."

Coach Grant, who guided the Screaming Devils to a 12-13 overall record this season, had assistant Coach Terry Stephens direct the team against Calvary Day School.

"I felt like a general not being with his soldiers on the battlefield," Coach Grant said. "I wanted to be with them so badly, but it was just one of those things where I couldn't be."

At least three WCHS players turned in a nice effort against Calvary Day School, he added. They included Stanley Johnson, Tay Erwin and Jonathan Lewis.

"I'm so proud of the entire team," Coach Grant said. "They really worked hard all season and did what was asked of them."

Web posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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