Warriors host their second pre-season scrimmage

By | August 6, 2018 8:58 am

Hunter Pope tries to bring down a Cumberland County player in Friday’s scrimmage.

Allen Shoupe finds some running room in Friday’s scrimmage against Cumberland County. Shoupe was the leading rusher for the Warriors in Friday’s scrimmage against Cumberland County.

The White County High School Warrior football team, continued their preparation for the season opener against Livingston by hosting Cumberland County Friday, at the WCHS practice field.

The scrimmage was the second of the pre-season for WCHS and leaves them with one more tune-up. They will travel to Cannon County, on Aug. 10, to wrap up their pre-season scrimmages.

Friday’s scrimmage was more like an actual game situation. Teams had to pick up first downs. After each team went through six series, each team let their junior varsity teams get a series and then went to the 10 plays each format.

The Warriors went on offense first. The Warriors would move the ball down the field, with some big catches coming from the Warriors’ skilled players. The Warriors would finally find the end zone on a five-yard pass from Sedryk Leftwich to Kade Clark to put the Warriors up 7-0.

The Warriors’ defense would give up a first down on Cumberland County’s first series but would ultimately force a four and out.

On the Warriors’ second offensive series, the Warriors would pick up a big chunk of yards on the first play on a screen pass from Leftwich to Allen Shoupe. However, the Warriors would throw an interception on their next play.

Cumberland County would go three and out on their next series, but the Warriors would give it right back to them, as they would fumble on their third play.

Cumberland County looked like they would take advantage of the Warriors’ mistake, as they would get the ball down to the 20-yard line. However, the Warriors’ defense would hang tough and force a turnover on downs.

The Warriors would use the momentum that their defense gained and drive down the field and punch the ball into the end zone when Leftwich would find Will Griggs for the touchdown to make it 14-0 in favor of the Warriors.

Cumberland County would try to answer back on their next offensive series by getting down to the five-yard line, but once again the Warriors’ defense wouldn’t break, as they would force a turnover on downs.

The Warriors would find the end zone again on their next series when Griggs would make a circus catch, out-jumping three Cumberland County defenders, and would run it into the end zone on a pass from Tucker Nash to make it 21-0.

On Cumberland County’s next offensive series, the Warriors’ backs would be against the wall. Cumberland County’s offense would drive the ball down to the three-yard line and would try to score. However, the Warriors’ defense would keep the Jets out of the end zone. The biggest play came on the final one of the series when Cumberland County had to score. Griggs would come off the end and would run down Cumberland County’s quarterback for the sack.

The Warriors would use that momentum to drive down the field on their next series. They would find the end zone on a Leftwich pass to Clark to make it 28-0.

Cumberland County would score on their final offensive series of the day on a 20-yard pass. However, that would be the last varsity play of the day.

During the JV series, Cumberland County would score once, and the Warriors would get close but were unable to find the end zone.

The Warriors will spend another week of practice before heading to Woodbury for their final tune-up against Cannon County High School.

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