Pioneer fans are getting reacquainted with Nunley Stadium in a hurry.
For the second time this week, the Warren County High School football team is playing a home scrimmage. Tullahoma is the opponent Friday night with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m.
“Tullahoma is much improved from last year,” said Pioneer head coach Tom Moore. “They will give us a look that will be good for us to see because they spread the field and they throw the ball around. That will be the case with a lot of teams we face this year, starting with DeKalb County.”
Tullahoma’s football team has endured a painful stretch, failing to win a game the past two seasons. But the outlook is more promising for the Wildcats this year with some playmakers at the skill positions.
“They have two pretty solid classes back-to-back and those players are now sophomores and juniors,” said coach Moore. “Plus they had a family move back into town with a really good running back and a good receiver who will definitely help them.”
In the scrimmage Monday against Lincoln County, the Pioneer defense held up like a fort against the run, not letting anybody through. Where Warren County experienced difficulty was defending the pass as Lincoln County threw for one TD and used a 70-yard bomb to set up another.
The Warren County first-team offense failed to score in its first two possessions against Lincoln County. But the Pioneers gained superhero strength after that and reached the endzone on two straight possessions. QB Isaiah Grayson and RB Jay Rozier both scored on runs.
“We got on track in the second quarter and put some points on the board,” said coach Moore. “I would have liked to have seen what we could have done with that momentum coming out after halftime, but we decided to get some younger players in the game at that point.”