Photos courtesy of Rasheeda Usury
Both teams would score again in the first quarter. Tre Little scored again on a 3 yard run and converted the 2 point conversion to give the Panthers a 16-7 lead with 2:14 to go in the first quarter. The Devils only took 28 seconds to answer however with a score of their own. Devocea Lott scored on a 16 yard run and Timothy Seals kicked the extra point to narrow the score to 16-14.
within 2. Quarterback, Jermaine Berry ran the two point conversion in with no time left on the clock and the teams went to the locker room with the score tied at 22-22. Warren County Offensive Coordinator, Ricky Ellis, stated, "That kick return by Lott was key to our success in the second half. It made all the difference in the mindset of our team at halftime."
The Devils would stretch their lead to 21 in the fourth quarter when Jermaine Berry broke lose on a 51 yard run and Timothy Seals again kicked the extra point through the uprights. Seals added to Warren County's point total with a 4th quarter touchdown of his own and capped the scoring off for the Devils with his 6th extra point of the night. Glascock would strike twice themselves in the 4th quarter, but it would not be enough as Warren County led at the final horn by the score of 50-34.
Timothy Seals led all rushers for Warren County with 118 yards on 23 carries. Seals also rushed for 3 touchdowns and was a perfect 6-6 on extra points. Jermaine Berry rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 7 carries. Dantavious Allen carried the ball 4 times for 66 yards, Jaden Hawkins had 3 carries for 42 yards, and Devocea Lott rushed 5 times for 27 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lott also contributed with an 88 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Coach Freeman couldn't be happier with the performance of his team. "I credit the win to all the hard work in the offseason by the players and the coaches," said Freeman. Freeman went on to say, "I said last week that we had gotten one leg over the wall and now we just had to get the other leg over and find a way to win. I think we might have just done that."
The Devils play host next week to the Trojans of Tattnall Square out of Macon. Tattnall Square is in their first year of GHSA play and openend the season last week with a 61-28 win over GMC of Milledgeville. Game time is set for 7:30 at Albert J. Massey field.