On the road again this week in Dunlap, the Warren County High School Pioneer football team faces the undefeated Sequatchie County Indians in a non-region game.
The matchup will be an interesting one for the Pioneers (0-4, 1-5) who will be looking to take home their second win of the season after playing powerhouses like Smyrna and Oakland the last two weeks.
The Indians (3-0, 6-0) won’t go gentle into that goodnight however, as they have a strong ball club, according to WCHS coach Tom Moore.
All of Sequatchie County’s games – with the exception of Whitwell – have been decided by one touchdown. Warren County could be the spoilers as the Pioneers defeated the Indians last year, 21-16, Oct. 9.
“They’re a solid team,” said coach Moore. “They do things right and have good fundamentals. They have a good ground game.”
The Pioneers have been working on spreading their rushing around with touches going to Pioneer Noah Campbell, Brenden Breedlove, Tre Ladet, Deandre Thomas and others. Moore hinted we might see more use of the passing game this week with QB Isaiah Grayson.
The Pioneer defense will have to play strong, as Sequatchie has threats like FB/LB Hunter Davenport who was honored as a regional defensive player last year. Davenport has rushed for over 500 yards this season and scored 8 touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, he has over 50 tackles.
The determining factor might end up being the offensive line of Warren County as it’s tasked with giving Grayson enough time to pass or throw rather than being as rushed as he was playing in Murfreesboro last week where he was constantly under pressure.
Game time is 7 p.m. in Dunlap tonight.
Class 6A, Region 2
1. Oakland 4-0 6-0
2. Blackman 3-1 3-3
3. Riverdale 3-1 4-3
4. Smyrna 3-1 5-2
5. Cookeville 2-2 5-2
6. Siegel 1-3 1-6
7. Warren Co. 0-4 1-5
8. Coffee Co. 0-4 1-6