Warriors Use a Big 2nd Half to Stomp the Raiders

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The Warriors secured their first win of the year after a big 27-point 2nd half to run away from Habersham Central 34-6. Tripp Nix connected with WR Vondre Nelson on a big 54-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring, but outside of that big play, neither team could find their footing on offense. White County took a 7-3 lead into the half. Nix would find his stride in the third quarter as passing for two more touchdowns and RB Ryan Fowler would lead the way in the fourth quarter with two rushing touchdowns, one for 25 yards and one of 69. The Raiders would fail to cross the endzone in this one.

Team Notes

The Warriors displayed their balanced offense on Friday night as they finished with 198 yards in the ground game and 207 yards in the air. Nix had himself a night as he lit up the Raiders secondary. He finished 9/16 for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Fowler led the ground game for the Warriors finishing with 160 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, averaging 10.7 YPC. Senior WR Cam Wilson finished with 103 receiving yards and a touchdown. Nelson would finish with 68 yards and a touchdown, while Isaiah Whitlow also caught a touchdown pass from Nix. Junior John Scott led the defense in tackles as he finished with 16, while Alex Johnson, Bryce Dockery, and Noah Williams also recorded double digit tackles. Scott also led the defense with two sacks.

As for Habersham Central, not a lot went right for them on either side of the ball. The Raiders recorded four sacks on Friday night and senior SS Carter Barnett led the team with 12 tackles. Habersham Central did not have offensive stats posted on Hudl or Maxpreps at the time of this posting.

Looking Ahead

White County is headed to Gainesville to take on the 0-1 Chestatee War Eagles. As for Habersham Central, they will be headed to Lawrenceville to face the 2-0 Central Gwinnett Black Knights.

Wesleyan Escapes with a Win

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Wesleyan goes to White County and leaves with a big region win as they knock off the Warriors 22-17. White County has now lost back-to-back home region games putting them in desperation mode going forward. Wesleyan held the Warriors to just 7 points in the second half as the Wolves were able to win in back-to-back week for the first time this season. White County actually outgained the Wolves by 54 yards, but their three turnovers and poor second half performance kept them from mounting a comeback. White County now falls to 0-2 in region play and 2-4 overall. As for Wesleyan they move to 3-4 (2-1) on the season.

Team Notes

Wesleyan QB Ben Brown had a decent showing throwing for 286 yards and 2 TDs, but he did throw 2 INTs. The defense did a good job in the second half as they held off a White County comeback as well as forcing 3 turnovers. Neither Maxpreps nor Hudl had individual stats posted for the Wesleyan Wolves.

As for White County, they hang their heads low once again after two disappointing region games. QB Tripp Nix struggled with the turnovers again, throwing 2 interceptions and fumbling the ball on Friday night. He was only 13/26 for 121 yards though he was able to connect with Vondre Nelson for a 18-yard touchdown as well as run for 90 yards on 12 attempts. Ryan Fowler had a huge game for the Warriors as he ran for 142 yards and a touchdown on 25 carriers, leading the offense. WR Kane Lowery caught the ball 5 times for 62 yards yards leading the team in receiving. On defense, Jacob Holbrook led the team in tackles with 17 as well as adding 2 TFL and Noah Williams totaled 10 tackles and led the defense with 3 TFL. Kane Lowery also made his presence felt on defense as he brought in 2 interceptions.

Look Ahead

Wesleyan will host the Dawson Tigers who sit atop the region at 3-0 and are 5-2 overall this season and White County will now turn their attention to West Hall as they travel to Oakwood to take on the 1-5 (0-2) Spartans who are coming off their 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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