The Screaming Devils traveled to Macon Friday to face the Academy for Classical Education (ACE) Gryphons, winning 44-13.
With the win, WCHS is now in second place in the region behind Hancock Central. Head coach Steven Simpson said the team has secured a spot in the playoffs, but a win against Wilkinson County on Nov. 20 will guarantee a home game for the first round.
As for Friday night's win, Jatavian Allen opened the scoring for WCHS with a three-yard run and subsequent two-point conversion to put the Screaming Devils ahead 8-0 in the first quarter.
ACE answered on a 29-yard pass play with a PAT to bring the score to 8-7 at the end of the first quarter.
During the second quarter, the Screaming Devils' pass game sparked to life with three touchdown passes by RaShad Myers. He completed a 69-yard touchdown pass to Kyree Evans, who then scored the two-point conversion, bringing the score to 16-7.
Myers connected with Evans again for a 33-yard touchdown completion with Evans again scoring the two-point conversion, bringing the score to 24-7. Myers then had a touchdown completion to Jalen Hardy for three yards, however, the two-point conversion failed. The score going into the half was 30-7.
At the beginning of the third quarter, ACE scored on a four-yard rush to bring the score to 30-13.
Warren County added to their lead in the second half with a 12-yard touchdown run by Myers. He then completed a two-point conversion pass to Enoch Grier to make the score 38-13.
Myers scored the last points of the game on a two-yard run, but the two-point conversion was no good to bring the final score to 44-13.
"The game went good in spurts," Simpson said "We had a hard time being consistent. Part of that is due to the game plan that ACE had, and I believe part of it was the fact that we had not played in two weeks. I believe that we learned how to overcome some adversity when things are not working right off the bat. We also were able to gain a little confidence in the passing game and take advantage of what the other team was giving us."
Simpson said Myers was the top player on offense, accounting for five of the team's touchdowns. He added that Lorenzo Johnson played strong on both sides of the ball.
"He had two great catches and unfortunately had a touchdown called back," Simpson said. "He also played extremely well along the defensive front."
Warren County will travel to Wilkinson County on Nov. 20 for the last regular season game, which begins at 7:30 pm.
"Wilkinson is very much like us," Simpson said. "They run the same offense and defense that we run. We will spend the week continuing to try to improve what we do and working to stop the things they do well."