Warriors will travel to Lincoln County Friday night

by | October 12, 2017 8:23 am

The WCHS Warriors break through the banner this past Friday night before their game with Page. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The White County High School Warriors will hit the road this week when they travel to Fayetteville to take on Lincoln County High School.

This will be the first time the Warriors and the Falcons have ever met each other on the gridiron. This will also be a battle to see who can pick up their first region win of the season. The Falcons sit at 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in region play. The Falcons lone win this season came against Giles County. The Falcons picked up a 17-7 win over the Bobcats.

Lincoln County’s offense is set up similar to the Warriors’ spread option look. Lincoln County likes to run a two-quarterback system, though. Junior A.J. Alcorn is leading the Falcons in passing going 26-40 for 217 yards and two TDs. The other quarterback is freshman Neyland Jean who is 19-37 for 175 yards and 1 TD. Jean also has 58 carries for the season for 177 yards and a touchdown. The Falcons’ primary receiver this year has been Cade Cooper. Cooper has 18 receptions for 181 yards. The primary running back for the Falcons has been Rudy Cooper. Copper has 47 carries for 244 yards.

This week, the Warriors will look to turn around their offensive woes from a week ago. The Warriors last week gained 59 yards of total offense compared to 256 yards that they gained the week before against Shelbyville. But, last week the Warriors were without Andrew Cantrell, who took over the reins behind center against Franklin County and had brought to life the Warriors’ offense. This week, the Warriors will be without Cantrell again, who might punt but was still uncertain as of Tuesday. The Warriors’ defense is coming off their best game of the season and will look to ride that into this week.

On Friday night, one team will walk off of the field with their first region win of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Fayetteville. For those who cannot make it to the game, check SpartaLive.com for updates.

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