GIBSON, Ga. --- Warren County traveled to Glascock County for their season opener looking for a win last Friday night and they found it. The Panthers entered the game looking to maintain their momentum from last season, which helped Glascock finish with a record of 8-2 -- one of their best records in school history. The Screaming Devils, on the other hand, were looking for some help because they finished 4-7 last season.
The game started with the Screaming Devils getting the first possession on their own 35-yard line. The first possession showed that the Devils came to Glascock County for a win with Coby Reynolds, Montavious Erwin, Dondracus Dozier, and Dominique Menchaca carrying the ball a combined 12 times for 65 yards. Menchaca scored the first touchdown with 5:47 left in the first quarter and the 2-point conversion by Steve Burley was successful, giving the Devils an early 8-0 lead.
The Panthers' first possession didn't last long. Quarterback, Brandon Osborne, fumbled the snap on the first play from scrimmage for the Panthers. The Devils recovered the ball on the Panthers' 27-yard line with 5:35 to go in the first. The Devils could not capitalize on the turnover and gave the ball back to Glascock on downs.
The Panthers' second possession started off better with carries by Montavious Myrick, Lewis Watkins, and Antonio Gibson, but penalties, a sack by Menchaca, and a stop on fourth down gave the Devils back the ball.
The Devils' third possession began on their own 13-yard line. Reynolds, Dozier, Jabari Wilson, and Menchaca came out running the ball getting at least 3 yards an attempt. The Devils' running game opened up the passing game for Warren County, allowing Cornelius Pinkston to catch a 60-yard pass from Dozier with 6:29 left in the second quarter. The 2-point conversion was good by Steve Burley, giving the Devils a 16-0 lead.
The Devils tacked on one final score in the first half with a 33-yard touchdown by Reynolds with 2:04 on the clock. A 2-point conversion attempt failed, closing the half with the Devils ahead 22-0.
The Devils held Glascock on three straight plays and forced them to punt on their opening possession of the second half. Dominique Menchaca blocked the punt at the 10-yard line and Cortez Wentz recovered the loose ball on the Panthers' 5-yard line. Reynolds carried the ball for a 5-yard touchdown with 9:06 left in the third quarter. The extra point was good, putting the Devils ahead 29-0.
Reynolds scored twice more for the Devils on a 16-yard run and a 64-yard run to put the Devils at 42-0 at the end of the third quarter.
The Panthers got their first touchdown on a Jacquez Menchaca fumble when Zach 0'Connor picked it up and went 53 yards to the end zone with 10:41 left in the fourth quarter. The extra point was blocked by Ed'Ricus Williams, making the score 42-6. On the next Panthers' possession Myrick ran for a 20-yard touchdown with 1:25 left. The extra point attempt failed, making the score 42-12.
The 42-12 season-opening win gave coach Marleau Blount's his first win as head coach.