Warren County's defense shuts down Northwest, 46-0

Sep. 21, 2013 @ 09:52 PM

Warren County’s game at Northwest Halifax Friday went about as smoothly as it could have for the Eagles.

Warren County didn’t allow a point, was turnover free and head coach John Ward got his underclassmen plenty of valuable repetitions in the 46-0 win.

The Eagles (2-2) are back at .500 following last week’s 21-8 loss to Northern Nash.

“Our defense played very well,” said Ward. “I’m not so sure they played any better than last week. They just played a different opponent.”

Defensive tackle George Burnette had at least three sacks for Warren County, which led Northwest (0-5) 32-0 at halftime.

Ward said his offense ran significantly less plays than usual, which means the defense created good field position.

Devonte Hargrove was the Eagles’ leading rusher with 68 yards. He also added a touchdown.

Quarterback Kaelen Evans ran for 65 yards and Chris Privett scored twice on the ground and ran in for three two-point conversions.

Pete Johnson had a long touchdown run, Jaquan Jones had a punt return for touchdown and Jones, a wing back, connected with tight end Dennis Waddell for a 44-yard score.

Waddell also had a rushing score as the Eagles put up 352 yards of total offense.

Jarrod Jones added an interception for Warren County, which also had a fumble recovery.

The Eagles visit Weldon (1-3) this week.

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