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Eyes on the Tigers
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With only a week left to prepare for the start of the football season, coach Tommy Johnson couldn’t afford to let a downpour cost the Pioneers a day of work.Instead of sending his team home for a long weekend, coach Johnson started Friday’s practice in Charlie Dalton Gym working on special teams before the sun came out and gave Warren County just enough time to hold a second intersquad scrimmage of the preseason.Friday didn’t provide the perfect conditions for football, but the Pioneers weren’t worried about things being perfect when they went to work with one week remaining before the team kicks off its season against the DeKalb County Tigers.When lightning forced the Pioneers inside, coach Johnson and his staff decided special teams needed some extra attention. After spending an hour going over kicking, the sun finally emerged and the Pioneers got a surprise when the team took the field.Coach Johnson held a sequel of last Saturday’s “Blue and White” scrimmage as he split the Pioneers into two teams for a short intersquad scrimmage.The results didn’t change much as the White team won 7-3 Friday, getting a touchdown catch from freshman Ethan Fliss to win.The Blue team was forced to settle for a field goal on its only possession, which started after Christian Taylor recovered a fumble on the White team’s first drive.Junior Johnny Smith connected on a 25-yard field goal after the Blue team drove the length of the field behind the running of Cameron Lusk and arm of freshman Christian Wilkinson. Wilkinson completed two passes on the drive, connecting with senior Kendall Rutledge and freshman Josh Clark.The White team rebounded from its early miscue to win again.

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