By Chris Edwards
WARREN – For the second week in a row, the Warren Warriors came out on top.
The 2-0 Tyler County team drilled the West Hardin Oilers on Warrior land for Warren’s homecoming last Friday. The game was a shut-out, with a final score of 41-0.
The Warriors were strong right out of the gate with senior Luke Whisneant plowing down the field in the first quarter for a 45-yard touchdown.
Warren led by 29 points at halftime, and never let up going into the second half. The Oilers’ offense just could not get past the Warrior defense, and the
Warriors put a couple more touchdowns on the scoreboard in the second half.
On Friday, the Warriors look to keep the streak going when they play the Deweyville Pirates at Deweyville. The Pirates sit at 1-1 thus far and are coming off a win over Colmesneil from last week.
Warren will begin District play next week when they play Anderson-Shiro at home.
Prior to the game, a tribute was made to Mike Paddie. Paddie, who died in July, was the longtime announcer at Warriors football games, and addition to being known as “the voice of the Warriors,” he served Warren ISD as an administrator, teacher and coach for more than 40 years.
During the tribute, the Warrior band played Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A,” and Rep. Brian Babin presented WHS Principal Jimbo Swinney with an American flag in Paddie’s honor.
The Warriors are scheduled to play the Deweyville Pirates on Friday at Deweyville. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
In volleyball action over in Warrior Country, the Lady Warriors are set to play Kountze on Friday at Kountze. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity girls take on the Lady Lions in a District match-up starting at 4:30.
The Lady Warriors played East Chambers at home in a District match on Tuesday. The results of that game are unavailable at press time.