Indians Drop Football Opener
A strong White County football team hands Stephens County a loss in the season opener.
Warrior quarterback J. Ben Haynes ran for two touchdowns and threw for three more as White County defeated the Indians in Cleveland Friday night, 44-6.
Haynes started quickly, throwing a 24-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Turner and then running for a five-yard score to give White County a 13-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Warriors extended the lead to 20-0 on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Haynes to Kane Lowery before Stephens County got on the board with its lone touchdown courtesy of a Ben Stowe three-yard touchdown run.
White County scored two more touchdowns before halftime on a Haynes two-yard run and 25-yard pass to Reece Dockery to make it 34-6 in favor of the Warriors at the half.
Andrew Pierce kicked a 23-yard field goal and Darius Cannon scored on a 26-yard run for White County in the second half to close out the scoring.
For the Indians, Zhy Perry had an interception defensively.
Stephens County falls to 0-1 on the season with the loss, while White County moves to 1-0 with the win.
In other area games …
- Franklin County beat Lumpkin County 33-3
- Habersham Central beat Madison County 27-6
- Hart County lost to Wayne County 29-13
- Rabun County beat Ridgeland 35-0
- Oconee County beat North Oconee 27-7
The Indians return home Friday night to host North Hall at the Reservation. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. with coverage on WNEG and wnegradio.com starting at 5:30 p.m. with the Indian Tailgate Show.
- Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game: Zach Feaster
- Hart EMC Lineman of the Game: Quanah Martin
- X-Factor Sub of the Game: Bryson Trimier
- Toccoa First Baptist Church Spirit Award: Jahari Burns