Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jacks Continue to Dominate the Saline River Shootout

The Warren Lumberjacks received the opening kickoff against the Monticello Billies Friday night on the road.  Warren moved the ball quickly into Monticello territory and appeared on their way to an early touchdown.  However, Monticello intercepted a pass and took over deep in their own territory.
D'Shawn Jackson and Carrington Gilbert were captains
for the night.

The teams battled back and forth, and the first period concluded 0-0.  At the 9:09 mark of the second quarter, Monticello scored the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run.  The extra point was good making the score 7-0 in Monticello's favor.

With only seconds left in the first half, Hayden Lassiter passed 18 yards to Treylon Burks for a Lumberjack touchdown.  Warren had driven the ball the length of the field to score.  Due to a poor snap, the extra point failed, and the half ended with Monticello 7 and Warren 6.

Monticello received the opening kickoff of the second half, and the Lumberjacks held them on four downs.  Monticello lined up to punt on 4th down and faked the punt, however,  Warren stopped them in Monticello territory.
Hayden Lassiter gains yardage on a quarterback keeper.
The Warren offensive drive ended a 3-yard touchdown run by Hayden Lassiter.  He then passed to Treylon Burks for a 2-point conversion, putting Warren ahead 14-7.  Warren recovered the ensuing kickoff, and shortly thereafter, Lassiter ran 36 yards for a touchdown.  The extra point by Sergio Yepes was good, and Warren took a 21-7 lead.
Gage Watson (55), Kemontre' McKnight (7) and Braden Hargis (17) move to quarterback Hayden Lassiter to defend him against the Billies.

Late in the third quarter, Monticello scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass.  The extra point was good making the score 21-14.
Junior Joe Morris gets sideline advice from the coach.

In the fourth quarter, with the Warren offense clicking more efficiently, Dennis Daniels scored from 18 yards out, and Yepes converted to set the score at 28-13.

Monticello drove the ball deep into Warren territory, and with 6:54 left in the game, the Lumberjacks held the Billies on downs and took over at the Warren 10-yard line.  The Lumberjacks moved the ball, and Lassiter hit Burks for a long touchdown pass which was called back due to a penalty. Warren was able to keep possession of the football due to excellent running by Daniels and Lassiter and ran out the clock.  The final score was 28-14.
Treylon Burks scores a touchdown as he lands in the Billies' endzone.

At the conclusion of the game, the Union Bank and Trust Saline River Shootout trophy was presented to the Lumberjacks.  Since the establishment of the rivalry trophy sponsored by Union Bank, the Lumberjacks have dominated in the rivalry.  The first year of the trophy, the two teams were not in the same conference, and the game ended in a tie.  Each team kept the trophy in its school for a semester.  However, since that time, the Lumberjacks have dominated the rivalry, and the trophy has been proudly displayed in the Warren High School Library.
The Lumberjack Cheerleaders presented a halftime dance routine for the crowd.

Holding the line...
The Lumberjacks are now 8-0 on the year and remain undefeated in Conference 8-4A.  This sets up a conference showdown next Friday with the Hamburg Lions who are also undefeated in Conference play.  Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. , Friday, October 28, at Jim Hurley Jr. Stadium.  The game has been designated a "Pink Out" night.  All fans from both teams are encouraged to support breat cancer awareness by wearing pink.

More photos to come tonight of this rivalry game.

Braden Hargis turns the corner.
Quarterback Hayden Lassiter lets it fly!
The Lumberjacks defend their territory.

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