Warriors suffer third straight loss
by Andy Southard | September 3, 2018 8:49 am
The Warriors failed to break into the win column when they traveled to Spring Hill, on Friday night, to take on the Summit High School Spartans. The Spartans handed the Warriors their first region loss of the season by a final score of 48-0.
The Spartans would score on every possession they had in the first half, scoring six times to take a 42-0 lead at the half.
The Spartans would finish the game with 395 yards of total offense. They would have 344 yards rushing and 50 yards passing. The Warriors would finish the game with 141 yards of total offense. They would have 108 yards rushing and 33 yards passing. Allen Shoupe would again lead the Warriors’ rushing attack with 72 yards rushing.
The game began with the Warriors on offense. The Warriors would pick up a first down. Shoupe would get the drive going with two rushes for four yards. On third down, Sedryk Leftwich found Kade Clark over the middle for a six-yard gain. However, the Warriors’ offense would stall from there, and they would be forced to punt the ball to Summit.
Summit would get the ball and go three plays 63 yards to score their first touchdown of the game, with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter. The score would give Summit an early 7-0 lead.
After the Warriors went three and out on their next series, Summit would drive down the field in four plays 51 yards to score their second touchdown of the game, with 1:19 remaining in the first quarter to push their lead to 14-0.
The Warriors would once again go three and out on their next series and be forced to punt the ball back to Summit.
Summit would make quick work of their first drive of the second quarter, as they would drive down the field going 57 yards in two plays scoring, with 11:15 remaining in the first half to make it 21-0.
On the Warriors’ next drive, they would pick up a first down on fourth down when they faked a punt. However, a fumble would end their drive, giving the ball back to Summit on the Warriors’ 41-yard line.
Summit would score on the first place of the drive to go up 28-0, with 6:16 remaining in the second quarter. After the touchdown, on the ensuing kick off, the Warriors would have trouble fielding the kick-off, and Summit would recover the fumble at the Warriors’ 34-yard line.
Summit’s running back, George Odimegwu, would take over from there. Odimegwu would carry the ball twice to score Summit’s third touchdown of the second quarter and give them a 35-0 lead, with 5:20 remaining in the first half.
On the Warriors’ next, drive, they would go four and out and give the ball back to Summit on the Warriors’ 36-yard line.
Summit would find the end zone in two plays, with 2:30 remaining in the first half, to push their lead to 42-0, and that would be the score at the half.
Summit would add one more touchdown in the fourth quarter to push their lead to 48-0, and that would be the final score.
With the loss, the Warriors fall to 0-3 on the season. The Warriors will now turn their attention to rival Cookeville. The Warriors will travel to Cookeville, on Friday night. The game is set for a 7 p.m. kick-off.