Eagles competitive again in second loss

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 08:13 PM

Warren County was in it until the final quarter of Friday’s 21-8 loss at home to Northern Nash.

The Knights (1-3), of the 3-A Big East Conference, led 14-8 at halftime and maintained that lead until they tacked on another score in the fourth.

Warren County dropped to 1-2 on the season.

“Our defense until that last score had played what I thought was a very good football game against a much bigger club,” said Warren County head coach John Ward.

Ward said the Eagles reverted back to ball control issues, putting the ball on the ground four times.
“Players get wins,” said Ward. “Coaches get losses. You have to take it upon your own self to try to do some teaching stuff. We have to show our kids what they can and cannot do.”

Quarterback Kaelen Evans scored Warren County’s lone touchdown and Chris Privett ran in for the two-point conversion.

Ward said Evans, Devonte Hargrove and Dyami Wortham each were productive on the second-quarter scoring drive that cut the Northern Nash lead to 14-8.

The Knights scored those 14 points in the first quarter.

“Our defense played all in all pretty good,” said Ward. “I give them credit. The defense played most of the night as a unit.”

Warren County visits 1-A opponent Northwest Halifax (0-4) this week.

“We sure can’t sit back and think this is automatic,” Ward said of the game in Littleton, “because it certainly is not going to be.”

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