Turnovers hurt the Warriors as they fall to the Pioneers

Posted on August 28, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Grayson Johnson breaks away from Warren County’s defense to score the Warriors’ first touchdown of the year. Johnson finished the night with 126 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Will Griggs and Andrew Cantrell teams up to bring down Warren County’s runner.

It was a tough night for the Warriors in their match-up in McMinnville against Warren County High School.

The Pioneers (2-0) rolled past the Warriors 55-14 on Friday night. The Pioneers scored five times in the second quarter thanks to three   Warrior fumbles and a blocked punt.

The Pioneers offense got things going. It would take the Pioneers nine plays to get on the board. Warren County’s … CONTINUED

Warrior Youth Football teams fare well in jamboree over the weekend

Posted on August 10, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Warrior Youth Football teams kicked off their 2017 season at the Middle TN Youth Football Conference jamboree hosted by the Cookeville Youth Football League, on Aug. 5.

All three age divisions competed against DeKalb County in two 10- minute quarters. All three teams made significant efforts, with room for improvement in the weeks to come.

The senior division, which consists of 10-and-11-year-olds, won their contest 14-0 over DeKalb. Nate Mullins and Theo Brown each ran in for a touchdown. The Warriors’ defense was very stingy on the day, allowing minimal yardage to DeKalb. Asher Kelso, Devin Johnson, and Keaton Sparkman led the defense with several big tackles, shutting … CONTINUED

WCHS football schedule looks a lot different than last year

Posted on August 10, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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With a new school year starting, the new Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association regions will take effect.

With the new region, that means the Warriors will be traveling in a different direction this year. Over the past two years, the Warriors have been in one of the toughest regions in the state of Tennessee. With powerhouses like Ooltewah, Rhea County, Walker Valley, and Cleveland, the Warriors struggled to find their way the past two seasons, going 0-12 in region play.

This season, the Warriors’ region will still have some powerhouses like Summit, who is coming off a 7-4 season, and Shelbyville who went 8-3 a season ago, but … CONTINUED

Cantrell named to Preseason All-SAC Football

Posted on August 7, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 3 – Seven Tusculum student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Football Team announced league officials Thursday. The preseason team is selected by a vote of the league’s eight football media relations directors.

Jay Boyd was named to the All-SAC first team both as a defensive back and return specialist, while Ian O’Grady was tabbed the first team long snapper. Garnering second team recognition are running back Tony Belle, offensive lineman Keveon Broadwater, punter Hunter Cantrell and defensive linemen Colton Strickland and Britt Hasty.

Tusculum’s eight total selections were tied for the third most in the conference with Catawba leading … CONTINUED

Warriors continue their preparations for season opener

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Grayson Johnson breaks away on a 70-yard run, on Friday afternoon, at Clay County. Johnson had one of the longest plays of the day.

Jayden Hicks scores a touchdown, on Friday night. Hicks scored the first touchdown of the game.

The White County High School Warrior football team continued its preparation for the season opener against Livingston Academy by traveling to Clay County, on Friday night. The scrimmage was the second of the preseason for WCHS.

The scrimmage was the final tune-up for the Warriors, as they will now have the next 11 days to prepare for their Aug. 18 home opener.

Friday’s scrimmage was much like the … CONTINUED

Warriors fare well during the first scrimmage

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Will Griggs gets tackled from behind after catching a pass from Jayden Hicks.

Allen Shoupe scores a touchdown from four yards out after he runs over a Jackson County player, on July 27.

After getting one full week of contact practice, the   Warriors finally got to hit someone other than each other as they traveled to Jackson County for a three-way scrimmage on July 20.

The Warriors were finally glad to hit players in different colored jerseys, and that was evident when they hit the field. The defense was flying around, making lots of contact early and setting the tone for the scrimmages.

Since football ended last October, … CONTINUED

Spring sports teams rack up wins today

Posted on April 2, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

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White County High School’s spring sports teams racked up wins Thursday.  Rain was bearing down, but soccer, baseball and softball were all able to play and pick up wins.

The Warriorette softball team defeated Cumberland County 5-3 in a District 6AAA outing in Sparta.  The Warrior baseball team traveled to Carthage and came home with a 13-1 non-district win over Smith County.  The Warrior soccer team defeated Bledsoe County 6-0 in Pikeville.

See Monday’s print edition for details of all the games.

The teams are all scheduled for action Friday as well.  The Warrior baseball team hosts DeKalb County at 5 p.m .  The soccer team hosts Livingston … CONTINUED

Gray wins Maroon and Gray football game

Posted on May 18, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Maroon and Gray action. The Warrior football team wrapped up spring drills with the Maroon and Gray game, which the gray won 37-16. Above, Hunter Kline tries to get around the end for the gray as Jake Shockey closes in for the maroon.

The Warrior football team completed their spring workouts with the Maroon and Gray intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Thursday due to graduation preparations and then had to be moved to the practice field due to wet field conditions. There was still a good crowd on hand to watch the gray team pick up the 37-16 … CONTINUED

Two Warrior footballers ink on National Signing Day

Posted on February 10, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Headed to Tusculum. Hunter Cantrell signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Tusculum College in Greeneville. Cantrell was joined by his family (front row, l to r): grandfather, Edd Cantrell, mom, Delisa Cantrell, dad, Edd Cantrell II, and brothers Luke and Andrew Cantrell. Back row are the Warrior coaches, (l to r): Josh Hackett, Mark Houser, Jeremy McDonald, Montuka Murray and head coach, Matthan Houser.

Football signees. River Boruff (left) signed with ETSU and Hunter Cantrell (right) signed with Tusculum on National Signing Day.

From a Warrior to a Buccaneer. River Boruff, pictured front-center with his grandparents, Bill and Barbara Boruff, signed a National Letter of


East falls to West in Toyota All Star football game

Posted on December 16, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Getting off a punt. Hunter Cantrell punts during the first half of the East/West All Star game played Friday at Tennessee Tech. (Photo courtesy of Tony Marable)

The Toyota East/West All Star game was an entertaining one for those that like points and lots of them.
In the game played Friday at Tennessee Tech’s Overall Field, the West defeated the East 55-39 in a shootout.
The game featured not one, but two 100-yard kick off returns by the West. There were six other touchdowns scored in the game in excess of 30 yards on the scoring play. One of those touchdowns was a 73-yard interception return for a … CONTINUED

Warrior football celebrates successful season

Posted on December 13, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Team award winners. The Warrior football team was honored with their banquet Sunday in the WCHS cafeteria. Several players took home awards for the season. Front row (l to r): Blake Lynn (Dee Harris Award, Offensive Most Valuable Player, Offensive Back, Senior Award and permanent team captain), River Boruff (Team Most Valuable Player, Linebacker and permanent team captain), Tommy Odom (Wide Receiver) and Seth Davis (Defensive Most Valuable Player). Second row: Hunter Cantrell (Stan Mitchell Sportsmanship Award, Speciality Player and permanent team captain), Michael Harris (Weight Room Award), Zack Lynn (Freshman Award), Blake Newman (Defensive Line Award). Back row: Chris Foster-Palmer (Most Improved), Caleb Cravens (Offensive Line), Ethan


Cantrell selected to play in All Star game

Posted on December 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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All Star game selection. Warrior senior football player, Hunter Cantrell, has been selected as a member of the East squad in the Toyota East/West All Star game to be played at Tennessee Tech on Friday, December 13th.

Even though the season ended for the White County High School football team a few weeks ago, one Warrior senior will get the chance to prolong his high school career for one game next week.
Hunter Cantrell has been selected to play in the seventh annual Toyota East/West All Star Classic. The game will be played Friday, December 13th at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
Players, all seniors, were nominated by their … CONTINUED

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