Warren County struggles with turnovers in scrimmage against Grovetown
By Brian Bowden

Three turnovers were the deciding factor in a scrimmage between the Grovetown High School Warriors and Warren County High School Screamin' Devils Friday night. "We made some real mental, mental mistakes," said WCHS Head Coach Cherard Freeman. "It's stuff that's correctable though. We worked on that yesterday [Monday] at practice. We're going to work on that again today [Tuesday]." The final in Friday night's matchup was Grovetown 41, Warren County 21. "I thought overall we played well," said Freeman. "We handled it well too. We really did."
The game started out favorable for the Screamin' Devils as junior quarterback Jermaine Berry scored a touchdown with 2:02 left in the first quarter to put his team up 7-0. The Warriors quickly answered back as junior running back Shiyear Woodbury ran in a touchdown with 1:18 left in the first quarter to even it up at seven.
In the second quarter, Berry threw a costly interception on second-and-four with 11:45 left in the second quarter. "As a young kid, he has to learn how to take that mistake, learn from it and move onto the next play," said Freeman. "He's going to get better at that over time." Grovetown quickly capitalized on the turnover by scoring via a QB sneak to go up 14-7. The Warriors scored once again before halftime to go up 21-7. The rest of the game was a bit rocky for Warren County as Freeman put in a lot of his younger guys to get them some playing time before the start of the regular season.

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