For most of the month of August, Warren County harkened back to its gridiron glory days. Fans packed Nunley Stadium to see the Pioneers play, and for two weeks, they weren't disappointed.
In coach Tom Moore's third season, the Pioneers started the year with back-to-back wins. It was the first time since 2007 that Warren County made it two weeks into the season without a loss.
The Pioneers began the season with a defensive destruction of DeKalb County, winning 26-10. Warren County terrorized Tiger quarterback Tyler Cantrell, dropping him six times and picking off three passes.
Isaiah Grayson captained the offense, showing his dual-threat style with 101 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Sophomore Jay Rozier also announced his presence with a rushing touchdown, giving the Pioneers a much-needed, one-two punch on the ground.
Grayson, who coach Moore called one the best quarterbacks in the state following the season, took center stage a week later.
Grayson accounted for four touchdowns in a 55-14 victory over White County, the highest point total for the Pioneers since beating Soddy Daisy 55-35 in 2012.
Grayson was phenomenal through the air, finishign 11-of-13 for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He also piled up yardage on the ground, going for 56 yards and two more scores.
Ethan Cowan and Rozier also had rushing touchdowns for the Pioneers against White County.
The promising start for the Pioneers didn't hold up once region play began. Warren County lost all six of its region games, but did pick up another victory late in the season over Fayetteville City, 28-21.