Pioneers top Coffee County 32-21
Cole Hawkins carries the ball Friday against Warren County. (Photo by Rebekah Hurst)
Friday’s football matchup was the closest one so far this season for the Central High School Red Raiders, but after a long and hard-fought battle, the Warren County Pioneers ended up on top 32-21.
Warren County suffers from a lack of depth this season, but they didn’t need a whole lot of depth for their offense to post impressive numbers. Over and over quarterback Hunter Mullican went to the same three players–D’Andre League, Cameron Lusk and Tristan Reish–and they got the job done.
Coffee County had its moments as well. Cody Howes and Dalton Carter made some big runs, Chris Vaughn snagged key receptions, and J.C. Simmons contributed timely, bone-crushing blocks. The CHS defense also shined at times with key tackles from Ben Hosea, Justin Smith, Mill Harner, Seth Thompson, Jimmy Hollandsworth and Tyrese McGee.
But in the end it wasn’t enough for the Red Raiders.
“The bottom line was, they made more plays than we did,” said CHS coach Lee Davis.
CHS quarterback Peyton Meeker was hurt in the last minute of play and left the field with numbness and swelling in his hand. At the time of this posting he was having a CT scan done on his head, neck and back, according to the team. For updates on Meeker’s condition, please see our Twitter feed.
Warren County’s season record improves to 1-3, and Coffee County falls to 0-4. CHS plays again Friday at home in a district matchup against Lawrence County.
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