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Warriors Defeat Jets For Second Win

White County (2-0) earned their second straight win to open the season, as they defeated the Cumberland County Jets (0-2) in Crossville, Tennessee, by a score of 31-20.

The Warriors opened the scoring on a Will Cheeks field goal that gave the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Cumberland answered with a drive that ended with quarterback Trevor Parsons taking the ball into the endzone from two yards out to give the Jets a 6-3 lead.

Junior Noah Hamilton found Cheeks in the endzone for a 34-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave White County a 10-6 lead. Cumberland County scored one more time before halftime to take the advantage into the locker room, as Parsons secured another two-yard touchdown run to give the Jets a 14-10 lead.

The third quarter is where the Warriors created separation. Will Griggs and Jayden Richmond took over on the ground, as Griggs had scores from eight and 17 yards out. Richmond took the ball to the house from 28 yards out, and White County built a 31-14 lead in the fourth quarter.

Parsons added a third touchdown run, but it was too little too late as the Warriors claimed their second victory of the year by a final score of 31-20 over the Jets.

Richmond led the way on the ground with 117 yards on 16 carries to go with his two touchdowns. Griggs added 87 yards on nine carries, and the Warriors rushed for 276 yards as a team.

Parsons led both teams in passing, as he finished with 90 yards on 8-14 passing. He also carried the ball 17 times for 114 yards to go with his three touchdowns. Brandon Dalton added 54 yards on 15 carries, while Treven McGhee had 51 yards on four receptions.

White County returns home to play Christian Academy of Knoxville on Sept. 6 at 7 P.M., while the Jets will hit the road to take on Livingston Academy.

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