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Kyree Evans pulls away from a Jenkins County defender.

The Warren County Screaming Devils began the 2020 season on Friday against Jenkins County, winning 16-0.

While the fans in attendance socially distanced and wore masks, WCHS took to the field on Sept. 4 with Jenkins County deferring the ball to the second half. Both teams battled back and forth, mostly on the ground, until WCHS was able to put points on the board.

With 7:07 left in the first quarter, Screaming Devils' Jakeem Meadows recovered a Jenkins County fumble on JCHS' 27 yard line. Four minutes later, Kyree Evans scored the first points of the game on a seven yard run. He also scored the two-point conversion, putting Warren County up 8-0. This score would stand until the half.

The second and final score of the game came in the third quarter. RaShad Myers scored on a 14-yard run, and Evans scored the two point conversion on a toss sweep, bringing the score to 16-0.

"I thought the game went pretty well," said head coach Steven Simpson. "There were a ton of positives and a ton of negatives.  Anytime you can win a game and still have plenty to correct you know that you are headed in the right direction."

Simpson said the team needs to continue to improve its overall game but more specifically the blocking schemes and defensive techniques.

Top performers for the game were: offense - Kyree Evans who had 18 carries for 84 yards, one touchdown and two two point conversions; defense - Jalen Hardy with five tackles and two forced fumbles; and special teams - Ken'Vonte Brinkley who, according to Simpson, was solid on kickoffs and punts.

Warren County will travel to Augusta on Sept. 11 to face Westside at 7:30 pm.

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