2010-10-06 / School & Sports

SGA Warriors Win Showdown in Damascus

Warriors strike first in game against the Valwood Valiants. Warriors strike first in game against the Valwood Valiants. by Coach B

All week long the Warriors’ football team was tuned into their coaches as they spoke about the challenge that lay in front of them Friday night. The Warriors played host to the Valwood Valiant’s from Valdosta who came into the game undefeated and scoring over 40 points per game. The Valiants’ offense and defensive line out-weighed the Warriors line by almost 100 pounds per kid. The Warriors knew it would take a complete game in order to defeat the Valiants, and you could tell from the opening kickoff that they were ready to put one together. SGA struck first with 11 seconds left in the first quarter when QB

Dillon Driver scored from 11 yards out. The Warriors put a second touchdown on the board when FB Troupe Tabb went up the middle for a 21 yard touchdown run. An SGA miscue gave the Valiants a short field, and they brought the score to 14-7. SGA quickly responded with a seven play drive that took just under two minutes that was highlighted by an ESPN Top Ten Plays of the Week quality 43 yard over the shoulder catch by senior Taylor Tabb. Tabb capped the drive with a 9 yard touchdown run. The Warriors added two more scores before the night was over. Senior FB Troupe Tabb added another touchdown to his total when he scored from 3 yards out, and senior TE Allen Gray added a 5 yard touchdown reception. The Warriors’ defense stood tall all night long, allowing the highly potent Valwood offense only 222 yards. Defensive standouts were Seniors Troupe Tabb who recorded nine tackles and an interception and Jameson Burch who added 11 tackles of his own. Junior Dillon Driver also had an interception to go along with his nine tackles. The Warriors’ offense was led by Dillon Driver who had 21 carries for 149 yards and was five for seven throwing the ball for 100 yards. The Tabb duo in the backfield added 106 yards, 59 by Taylor and 47 by Troupe. Taylor Tabb also had 80 yards receiving on three receptions, and Allen Gray had 20 yards on two receptions. The Warriors defeated the Valiants 35-21 and will host region foe Arlington Christian from Fairburn, GA, who are coached by ex-Georgia star Robert Edwards, Friday night at 7:30.

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