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Football: Warriors win home opener 57-6

By Roger Greene
Coastal Observer

The Waccamaw High football team put on a show for the fans at Warrior Field on Friday night. Owning a decided advantage over visiting Creek Bridge in all facets, the Warriors scored early and often, rolling to a 57-6 victory in their home opener.

It was the second consecutive win for Waccamaw following its Week 0 loss at North Myrtle Beach. The Warriors will have a bye next weekend and will return home to Pawleys Island on Sept. 20 against Hannah-Pamplico.

"It's was a good way for us to go into a bye week," WHS coach Tyronne Davis said. "We're getting better. There is still a lot for us to do, but we can see the improvement."

From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, the outcome was never in doubt on Friday. Creek Bridge fumbled on the game's second play deep in its own territory and the Warriors immediately cashed in.

Justin Holmes provided the first strike, rumbling into the end zone from 9 yards out and giving WHS a 7-0 lead just two minutes into the game. From there, the Warriors opened up the offense in all phases, demonstrating scoring ability from long, intermediate and short range.

The big play ability was particularly pleasing for Davis, who believes the Warriors must be able to get the ball downfield at times to provide balance in an offense that is more ground oriented. Quarterback Jalen Simmons was quick to showcase his arm strength in the first half, connecting with Jack Monroe on scoring passes of 49 and 67 yards that helped lift Waccamaw to a 41-6 advantage at haltime.

"Jalen's confidence continues to grow," Davis said. "He's taking the games as it comes. We're not a team that is going to throw the ball around a lot, but we have to be able to make plays in the passing game when the opportunities are there. Jalen did that for us tonight."

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