Junior High Warriors ground the Hawks
The Hawks from Mountain View Middle School flew into Warrior Field with a 2-0 record last Wednesday evening, and they returned home with their first loss.
The Warriors got on the board first with a four-yard blast from Morgan Mason. He then added the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0. After an interception by Mason on the Hawks’ next possession, the Warriors were back on the warpath. The offense marched 67 yards on the drive behind their strong offensive line and scored their second touchdown when Mason struck again from two yards out. Drake Warder added the conversion and the score was 16-0 in the second quarter. The defense again forced a punt by the Hawks on their next possession and the Warrior offense took over at the Hawks’ 49 yard line. After Michael Morrison ran for a 19 yard gain, the Warriors were poised to strike again. Wyatt Workman took the snap, dropped back and hit Ryan Irvine for a 30 yard touchdown pass. The conversion was no good. The halftime score was 22-0.
The Hawks took the second half kick-off and drove the ball to the Warrior 19 yard line. On fourth down, Brady Jones sacked the quarterback and caused a fumble. Danny Kimble recovered for the Warriors. The Warrior offense then drove the ball to the Hawks’ 24 yard line. Workman then scored on a 24 yard TD run to make the score 28-0. The Hawks scored twice in the fourth quarter to make the final score 28-14 in favor of the Warriors.
As a result of great blocking by the offensive line, Mason finished the game with 157 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. Workman added 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground and threw for a touchdown. The story of this game, though, was the Warrior defense. They completely shut down the Hawks’ vaunted offense. The unit was led by Justin Hendrick with six tackles; Kimble with five tackles and one fumble recovery; Jones, four tackles, two sacks, one caused fumble; and Keith Harrah with five tackles. Jesse McCarty had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
The Warriors will take on the Western Greenbrier Timberwolves Thursday, September 20, at Western Greenbrier. Game time is 6 p.m.
Warriors post win at Webster Springs
The Pocahontas County Junior High football team traveled to Webster Springs Thursday, September 6, and defeated the Wildcats, 28 - 14.
On their second offensive series, the Warriors found themselves down 6 – 0, after an interception return of 75 yards for a touchdown by the Wildcats’ safety. Brady Jones stopped Webster’s running back on the two-point conversion attempt. Undaunted, the Warriors regrouped and put together a 12-play drive that culminated in a 12-yard TD run by Wyatt Workman. Morgan Mason added the two-point conversion for an 8 – 6 Warrior lead.
The Warriors defense forced a three and out by the Wildcats on their next possession. Logan Davis returned the punt back to the Wildcats’ 29 yard line. After a miscue on the snap on first down, the Warriors were backed up to the 44 yard line. Workman then took the ball to the end zone on a quarterback draw play. The two-point conversion attempt failed. The Warriors were up 14 -6 at the half.
After a fumble, early in the third quarter, the Wildcats took over on their own 38 yard line. On second down, as the Wildcats quarterback dropped to pass, Keith Harrah read the play from his linebacker spot and picked it off. He turned the play into six more points for the Warriors, as he raced 41 yards to pay- dirt. Jones caught a pass over the middle from Workman for the two-point conversion and the score was 22 – 6.
The Warriors scored their last touchdown midway through the fourth quarter when Drake Warder scored on a five-yard run up the middle. The conversion was no good.
The Wildcats scored again late in the game, making the final score 28 – 14.
The was defense was the difference in this game, as they completely shut down the Wildcat offense. The defense was led by Jesse McCarty and Jones who had eight and four tackles, respectively. The Warrior offense line opened the holes as Mason had 122 yards on 20 carries and Workman finished with 94 yards on nine carries.