WARRENTON --- Albert J. Massey Field hasn't been friendly of late for the Screaming Devils of Warren County High School.
Last Friday night, the Screaming Devils suffered another home loss at the hands of Wilkinson County. Warren County lost to the visitors, 36-6.
The first two games of the season were fruitful for the Screaming Devils, with players winning both games. Since then, Warren County has lost three games in a row and is discovering it a struggle to make the Region 7-A playoffs.
Before playing Wilkinson County, the Screaming Devils did a lot of work on fine-tuning their offensive unit. They even had an open date, which provided for extra practice time.
First year head coach Marleau Blount decided to switch to a spread-type offensive attack, but even that hasn't improved the offensive unit's results.
The new scheme worked briefly during the first quarter of the Wilkinson County game, but it stalled out the other three quarters of the game.
Wilkinson County took advantage of three big mistakes by Warren County. And as a result, they tallied 18 points. The Warriors went on to add another touchdown following a blocked Warren County punt.
As a result, Wilkinson County put 24 unanswered points on the scoreboard in the opening quarter and never again worried about Warren County.
The Screaming Devils' best opportunity to get into the end zone in the first half came when they managed to get to the Warriors' 25 in the second quarter.
Quarterback Dondracus Dozier overthrew receiver Darius Jenkins -- the pass getting picked off by Tom Gillis in the end zone. It thwarted Warren County from possibly getting into the end zone.
Wilkinson County later scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass that gave the Warriors a comfortable 30-0 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wilkinson County scored again to make it a 36-0 game.
Finally in the fourth quarter, the Screaming Devils scored their only touchdown of the game. It came on 3-yard run by running back Coby Reynolds.
This Friday night, Warren County hopes to get back to their winning ways when they do battle with the Hancock Central Bulldogs in Sparta. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.