The Warren County Screaming Devils traveled to Sparta Friday for a region matchup against the Hancock Central Bulldogs.
"The game went really well for us," said head coach Steven Simpson. "We finally came out and played well early. We still had a few unnecessary penalties, but we played well early. The highlights for me were the way our offensive and defensive lines played all night. Also our younger guys played well to preserve the shutout."
Last year, the Bulldogs served as the Screaming Devils' only region loss, but this year was much different. WCHS scored four touchdowns in the first quarter.
The first came on a 40-yard touchdown rush by Travis Moss. Moss also scored the two-point conversion, bringing the score to 8-0. Ken'Vonte Brinkley then scored on a 37-yard fumble return. Moss again scored the two-point conversion to bring the lead to 16-0.
Moss scored his second touchdown of the night on a 59-yard run, but the two-point conversion failed, bringing the score to 22-0. Brinkley also scored for a second time on a 20-yard pass from Rashad Myers. Moss was successful for the two-point conversion, to bring the score to 30-0 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Enoch Grier scored on a 36-yard pass from Myers who then scored the two-point conversion to strengthen the lead to 38-0. Jamarion Scott rounded out the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown reception from Myers, who then again scored the two-point conversion to bring the final score to 46-0.
Simpson said Brinkley and DJ Thomas were the standout players for the night. Brinkley had a touchdown reception, a fumble return for a touchdown and did a "fantastic job of kicking the ball all night," according to Simpson.
"DJ Thomas was outstanding on defense and offense," Simpson added. "He forced a fumble and was a team leader in tackles. Offensively, DJ did a fantastic job of blocking at the point of attack all night long."
Warren County is now 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the region, shutting out both of their region opponents. They have an open date this week and will face ACE of Macon for Homecoming on Oct. 15 at Albert J Massey Field at 7:30 pm.
"We will use this off week to help get some of our guys healthy as well as improve on our own fundamentals," Simpson said. "The week off will also give us time to look at ACE as well as other upcoming opponents and start to consider things that will help us later in the season."