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.

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.

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