The Warren County Screaming Devils traveled to Augusta to face Westside on Friday, winning 18-6.
The first quarter saw both teams exchanging possessions but no scoring. Then, the Westside Patriots, a AA team, struck first, scoring on a one-yard run to bring the score to 6-0 at the beginning of the second quarter.
Later in the second quarter, the Screaming Devils' Jatavian Allen got the team into the red zone with a 63-yard run. With the help of blocking from Omarrion Jackson and Rashad Myers, Kyree Evans tied the game up with a three-yard rushing touchdown. Going into the half, the game was tied 6-6.
Warren County put up two more scores in the third quarter to solidify the win. The first came on an 84-yard kickoff return by Evans at the beginning of the second half. The final score came halfway into the third quarter on a 59-yard run by Travis Moss.
Head coach Steven Simpson said the defense was able to continue their solid play for the remainder of the game to preserve the win.
The top offensive performers for the Sept. 11 game were Allen and Moss, with 5 carries for 87 yards and four carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, respectively.
On defense, Diamonte Devero led the team in tackles with eight, three solo and five assisted. Allen also shined on the defensive side for the Screaming Devils with three important pass breakups. Evans was the top special teams performer with his 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Warren County will look to continue their season next week in Hephzibah, facing the Rebels in Richmond County at 7:30 p.m.
"This week we are still working in fixing what we do," Simpson said. "We have got to play better all the way around. It is great to be 2-0 and still have plenty to work on. That means that with focus and effort we can get much better. As far as preparing for Hephzibah, we have got to figure out a way to stop the quarterback. He is a great athlete that has the ball in his every play with the ability to run or throw it successfully."