Warriors Dominate the Spartans, get 1st Region Win

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The Warriors used a 49-point first half to dominate West Hall, 56-14. Fowler has now put together back-to-back +100-yard performances and Tripp Nix found his stride as he added 4 TDs of his own. White County had 405 yards on 40 plays while West Hall managed just 319 yards on 45 plays. White County quickly took control of this one with a 28-point first quarter and if that wasn’t enough, they added another 21 points in the 2nd quarter to head into the half up 49-0. West Hall was able to add two 4th quarter scores in garbage time.

Wins have been hard to come by for West Hall this season as they now fall to 1-6 (0-3) on the year and have a -133-point differential in just 3 regions games. As for White County, they were able to pick up a much-needed win in region play as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are now 3-4 (1-2) on the year and find themselves tied 5th with Pickens in the region standings.

Game Notes

White County dominated every aspect of the game. The offense accumulated over 400 yards while the defense forced 4 turnovers and shut out West Hall in the first 3 quarters of the game. As mentioned, QB Tripp Nix was finally able to produce like he did before region play, as he added 4 total TDs. Nix was 4/4 for 153 yards and 2 TDs in the air while he also added 61 yards on three runs and another 2 TDs. Ryan Fowler added 121 yards on 6 attempts and 2 TDs and Braxton Anderson added another TD on the ground. Fowler now has over 300 yards in his last two games. Caysen Duvall was able to get it done on special teams as he took it to the house on a 61-yard punt return TD. Vondre Nelson led the team in receiving with 75 yards on two catches and a TD and Colton Turner was able to haul in a big 50-yard TD pass from Nix in the third quarter.

West Hall has now lost their last 5 games and perhaps players and fans alike are ready for the season to be over. The Spartans have a -189-point differential in their 7 games this season. The defense has not been able to find their footing and it appears West Hall is destined to finish at the bottom of this tough region. Neither Maxpreps nor Hudl had individual stats posted for West Hall.

Look Ahead

West Hall will host Pickens County in what appears to be their best chance at a region win. Pickens County is now 2-5 (1-2) after a shocking region upset over Gilmer. As for the Warriors, they will host the Lumpkin County Indians who are 6-1 (2-1) and are fresh off a Bye Week.

Despite a solid game from Tripp Nix, the Warriors fall to the Raiders

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After a solid win in Week 1 over North Hall, the Warriors defense failed to keep the Raiders off the board as Habersham Central won the game 42-28. QB Tripp Nix had the offense rolling, but it was the defense who failed to come up with stops to keep White County in the game. The Warrior’s secondary was getting scorched play after play as they allowed over 300 yards in the air. White County also racked up 114 penalty yards in this one.

Team Notes

Nix was the real bright spot for the Warriors on Friday night as he accounted for 81% of the yards by himself. Going 14/22 for 162 yards and adding 156 yards on 27 attempts and a TD on the ground, Nix was the MVP for the Warriors. Unfortunately, the defense allowed 496 total yards and failed to come up with the necessary second half stops. RB Noah Williams and Ryan Fowler were each able to pick up rushing TDs, while Caysen Duvall added a 78-yard punt return TD.

Habersham Central was rolling all game and the Warriors had no answer. The key to their win on Friday night was their second half defense as they held White County to just one TD in the half. Neither Maxpreps nor Hudl had individual stats posted for Habersham Central.

Look Ahead

The Warriors will return home for a matchup against the Chestatee War Eagles (0-1). The War Eagles defense allowed 61 points in their first matchup so look for Tripp Nix to have another big game on Friday night. For the Raiders they will take their win into a Bye Week as they prepare to host the Central Gwinnett Black Knights (2-0) on 09/09.

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