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Pioneers fall in season opener
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DeleteThe Warren County High School football team was defeated 26-7 by the DeKalb County Tigers on opening night at Nunley Stadium.
After playing a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers struck for two touchdowns in the final four minutes to take a 13-0 lead into halftime.
The first score was a three-yard run by Zach Taylor, while the second was a 17-yard strike from Lucas Phillips to Will Molander with :07 left in the half.
The Pioneers surged back in the second half, with Cameron Lusk scoring from six yards out to make it 13-7 on the team’s opening possession.
The Tigers answered with a score 47 seconds later as Phillips found Taylor in the endzone for a two-yard touchdown pass.
Warren County had two late opportunities to cut into DeKalb County’s 19-7 lead, but Hunter Mullican, who took over midway through the first quarter when Connor Dixon left with an injury, threw two interceptions.
DeKalb County scored in the fourth quarter on another Phillips pass to Taylor, this time from seven yards out, to make the final 26-7.
Warren County will return to action next week with a home game against Shelbyville. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Nunley Stadium.