Indians Defeat Warriors on Homecoming, 53-14

Stephens County scored early and often on the way to a big win on Homecoming.

Friday night in Toccoa, the Indians defeated the White County Warriors by a score of 53-14 in non-region football.

Indians’ Head Coach Wesley Tankersley said the game represented a strong all-around performance.

“Overall, it was a really good night offensively, defensively and on special teams,” said Tankersley. “It is good to go out of non-region play like this, but we go back now to 0-0 and we have to get ready for a good Monroe Area team and tough region like we have every year.”

A high-scoring first quarter saw the Indians jump out to an early 21-7 lead. Two-yard and three-yard touchdown runs from Javin Gordon and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Ben Stowe to Cam Lacy accounted for the three Stephens County scores. White County got its touchdown on a 95-yard kickoff return by Cason Duvall.

Stephens County added to the lead in the second quarter, getting three more touchdowns on two more short touchdown runs by Gordon and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Stowe to Lacy. The Indians also got a safety off of a bad punt snap.

The teams played the second half under a running clock. White County got its second touchdown of the night on a four-yard touchdown run by Tripp Nix, but the Indians answered with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Stowe to Lacy to make it 51-14 entering the fourth quarter.

Stephens County added two final points in the fourth quarter on their second safety of the game to reach the final score.

With the win, Stephens County moves to 4-1 on the season while White County falls to 2-2 on the year. Stephens County is off this coming week before starting region play on the road against Monroe Area on September 30th.

Meanwhile, Stephens County named Kiara Brisa Lopez, daughter of Tammy and Silverio Lopez, this year’s homecoming queen.

In other games around the region …

  • Franklin County lost to East Jackson, 35-17
  • Habersham Central beat Forsyth Central, 28-21
  • Hart County beat St. Francis, 31-7

Player Awards
Georgia Farm Bureau Player of the Game – Corey Richie
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game – Dylan Hunt
Highway 17 Diner Sub of the Game – Solomon Dupree
First Baptist Church Spirit Award – Cooper Dean