The White County football program kicked off their 2019 season with a 17-6 win over Cannon County on Friday night in Sparta.
First-year Head Coach Mark Frasier began his head coaching career off with a win, and snapped a 24-game losing streak for White County.
“I was just excited to get out of there with a win,” Frasier said. “That was a good football game…After the game, you see the kids and the excitement of getting a win. Several of those seniors had played a lot of games without experiencing a victory. That was exciting to see their excitement after the game.”
Prior to Friday night’s matchup, Frasier expressed concern about containing Cannon County’s versatile quarterback.
“He did make some big plays,” Frasier said. “He threw a great pass and we blew a coverage and he hit the guy perfectly for their first score on their first drive…We ended up making enough plays to keep it under control and get the victory.”
Offensively. the Warriors rushed for over 200 yards. Frasier plans to lean heavily on running backs Will Griggs and Jayden Richmond this season.
“Both those guys had very good games and the offensive line played a great game,” Frasier said. “Three yards here and five there. Not a lot of big plays. Grind them out kind of football game. Both running backs stuck their noses in there and fell forward when they didn’t have holes and found the holes when the offensive line made them.”
White County travels to Cumberland County this Friday to take on the Jets. Frasier says they are going to have a tough test in week two’s matchup.
“When you watch them on film, they are strong,” Frasier said. “We are going to have to go up there and play physical and do a better job than we did last week being physical on the defensively line especially.”