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Golden Hawks too talented for Warriors

Posted: August 31, 2012 - 10:51pm  |  Updated: August 31, 2012 - 11:01pm
 Grovetown quarterback Juwan Biggers is stopped by Washington County's Terry Gilmore (center) and Tyreion Smith. The Warriors fell to the Golden Hawks, 65-14 Friday night.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
Grovetown quarterback Juwan Biggers is stopped by Washington County's Terry Gilmore (center) and Tyreion Smith. The Warriors fell to the Golden Hawks, 65-14 Friday night.

It wasn't the kind of home- and season-opener the Grovetown Warriors were looking for Friday night.
Hosting the Washington County Golden Hawks, the Warriors were outplayed in all phases of the game, losing 65-14.
In their only two previous meetings, Washington County had beaten Grovetown by an average of 42-14 and bettered that by halftime, leading 44-7.
"You want to be great right off the bat and win them all, it'd be nice, but it doesn't work out like that," said Warriors head coach Rodney Holder. "After week one there's a lot of people who have a different plan. So, we're in the plan now to get better and win every one but this one."
The Warriors couldn't contain the Golden Hawks offensive attack, which scored on six of its first seven possessions. All told, the Golden Hawks racked up 558 yards of offense, rushing for 425 yards on 29 attempts. Quarterback William Walker rushed for 76 yards and two scores and passed for 133 yards and two scores.
The Warriors also rushed 29 times, gaining 168 yards in the process. They attempted just four passes, completing two for 14 yards. Special teams also had an early breakdown, allowing a punt to be blocked, setting up a quick Golden Hawks' first-quarter score.
The game is one the Warriors purposely won't forget anytime soon.
"We'll take this game to practice Monday and keep it in our head and build on it to get better," said Warriors running back Jamal Cummings. "I don't think we're as bad as the sore shows."
Cummings was a bright spot for the Warriors as he returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 108 yards, including a 83-yard burst down the sideline for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

First Quarter
W-Melvin Hill 3 run (J.W. May kick), 8:33
G-Jamal Cummings 95 kickoff return (Corey Stone kick) 8:18
W-William Walker 22 run (May kick), 7:36
W-Walker 5 run (Walker pass good) 2:24
Second Quarter
W-Hill 5 run (Walker pass good), 10:25
W-Deonte Latimer 52 pass from Walker (May kick), 6:02
W-Josh Burden 18 pass from Walker (May kick), :27
Third Quarter
W-Jukilo Johnson 80 run (May kick), 11:22
W-A.J. Gray 50 run (May kick), 4:32
Fourth Quarter
W-Danyale Witaker 16 run (May Kick), 7:57
G-Cummings 83 run (Stone kick) 4:31

W G
First Downs 18 4
Rushes-Yards 29-425 29-168
Passing Yards 133 14
Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-5-0 2-4-1
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Punts-Yards 0-0 6-234
Penalties-Yards 2-18 4-23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-Washington County: William Walker 6-76, Jukilo Johnson 5-132, Logan Hunt 1-4, Danyale Witaker 11-92, Melvin Hill 3-12, A.J. Gray 2-100, Shaquille Brown 1-9. Grovetown: Jamal Cummings 9-108, Terrell Hughes 6-17, Juwan Biggers 3-19, Alex Taul 1-0 , Trandy Barnes 1-0, Linward Jackson 5-5, Eugene Davis 4-19
PASSING-Washington County: Walker 5-5-0 133. Grovetown: Juwan Biggers 2-4-1 14.
RECEIVING-Washington County: Josh Burden 3-79, Deonte Latimer 1-52. Gray 1-2. Grovetown: Cummings 1-5, Taul 1-9

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