Warriors win two-in-a-row
Things are shaping up for the Warriors as they head into mid-season. The squad managed to squeeze out a touchdown with less than a minute-and-a-half on the clock Friday night against the Bath County Chargers.
“That game is always an interesting one,” said Warrior head coach Chris Sutton. “Another time, in the past few years, we won 7-6 — so it was real similar to that win.”
Sutton said the Chargers ran a single-wing offensive formation all night, similar to what the Warriors employed earlier in the season. He said the fact that Bath ran that offense ultimately helped the Warriors last week.
“It definitely did,” said Sutton. “Also seeing how other teams played us defensively throughout the year, definitely a big help with our reads.”
Sutton said a strong Warrior defense contributed to the victory.
“In my mind, we played phenomenal defensively. We forced a lot of punts. We had one fumble, but we picked two passes. Anytime you're plus one on turnovers, you're in good shape,” he said.
Sutton said the team will continue to work on their offensive blocking throughout the week.
“I think we weren't real strong as far as blocking,” he said. “With Richwood, I was really pleased with the offense. Not as much with the defense. This game, against Bath, I was happy with the defense and not so much with the offense. It'd be nice to get 'em together and have 'em play in the same game.”
Sutton said this Friday's game against Greenbrier West will be a real test for the team, but the coaching staff has a strategy.
“They're a really tough team,” explained Sutton. “Right now they're ranked number two in the state. They lost against Buffalo, which is a really good team. They run the football a lot. They have a really tall receiver that they like to throw to. A lot of what we like to do now on offense is what they like to do, and they do it well. We'll have to bring a good disciplined defense, and we should be all right.”
The Warriors are scheduled to host the Greenbrier West Cavaliers on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m.