Peewee and Senior Warriors headed to Super Bowl
By Andy Southard | October 11, 2018 11:55 am
It was a hot and eventful day at the Warriors youth stadium on Saturday, as all three Warrior youth football teams took the field to try and earn their spot in the Super Bowl.
The day started with the Peewee Warriors staying perfect on the season and claiming the western conference title, with a 35-21 win over the Smith County Owls. Griffin Adams continued his dominance, as he ran for four touchdowns and over 250 yards. Ashton Thurman also had a 55-yard score. Clay Brewington, Gabe Palmer, and Griffin Adams, who combined to make 24 tackles, led the Warriors’ defense. The Peewee Warriors will try to finish off their perfect season in the Super Bowl against the York Dragons, at 3 p.m. at Monterey High School.
The game of the day saw the Junior Warriors fall short to the undefeated DeKalb Tigers 30-29. Tucker Pinion, who had two touchdown catches from Will Thomas and ran in another, led the Junior Warriors. JoJo Dowell would also finish the day with a touchdown. Hudson Dodd, Will Thomas, and Pinion led the Warriors’ defense. The Junior Warriors ended their season with a 7-3 record.
The final game of the day saw the 9-0 Senior Warriors take on the 7-2 Smith County Owls. The Warriors’ offense continued to run wild like they have all season where they are averaging close to 40 points per game, with a 49-22 win over the Owls. Tripp Pinion, who finished the day four touchdowns, three on the ground and one through the air, led the Warriors’ offense. Pinion would end the day with over 350 yards of total offense by himself. Kayden Blaylock would also have a good day running the ball as he finished the day with over 100 yards and two touchdowns. Exavior Gamblin would catch a 50-yard touchdown from Pinion. Isiah Kelso, T.J. Dodd, and Wyatt Dilts, who had a huge interception for the Warriors, led the Warriors’ defense.
The Warriors will look to finish off their perfect season at 7 p.m., on Saturday, at Monterey High School, when they take on the Stone Memorial Panthers.