Wheatmore Celebrates Homecoming with Victory Over AtkinsPosted on October on 06, 2012 @ 02:38:00 by Matt Smith
Wheatmore High School
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The Warriors took the field tonight with hopes of picking up their first conference win. Atkins got off to a great start tonight by holding Wheatmore to a 3 and out on their first possession. They then scored on their first possession to take a 6-0 lead with 7:08 remaining in the 1st quarter. Cody Campbell blocked the extra point attempt for the Warriors.
Wheatmore responded on the next possession with 6 points of their own when Bryan Robles completed a 13 yard pass to Jonathon McCoury. Garrett Rains then converted the 2-point conversion to give the Warriors an 8-6 advantage with 3:15 left in the 2nd quarter. The Wheatmore defense held tough against the Camels and they took the lead into the half.
Kendra Smith was crowned homecoming queen during halftime. The first score of the second half came with 8:55 left in the 3rd quarter when Brayton Hardin of Wheatmore broke loose and scored on a 37 yard run. Bradley Barnette’s extra point attempt was good. The Warriors took a 15-6 lead.
Marvin Taylor came up with an interception on the next possession on the Atkins 33 yard line. It appeared as if Wheatmore had all the momentum and they were going to put the game out of reach for the Camels. Atkins changed that by recovering a Wheatmore fumbled the snap.
Atkins was driving down the field when Wheatmore picked up their second interception of the game. Jason Hamby intercepted a pass on the Wheatmore 20 yard line. The Warriors capitalized on the turnover with a Hardin 8 yard touchdown run. Barnette made the extra point attempt to give Wheatmore a 22-6 lead with 9:14 remaining in the game.
The Camels scored their second touchdown of the game with 1:11 left in the game. Wheatmore went on to win the game 22-12. Wheatmore is now 1-1 in conference play and 4-4 overall. Head Coach Eugene Everhart was pleased with the play of his defense and happy to get a “W.”
The Warriors will travel just down the road next week to take on their community rival, Trinity. This should once again be a great matchup between the Warriors and Bulldogs. Coach Everhart commented, “This will be the game that the seniors for both schools will remember for the rest of their lives. We finally beat them last year, so now it’s a rivalry.”
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Great ballgame Warriors one more and we are in playoffs!!! To the Atkins players great game guys!! To the Atkins coaching staff what a classless act not shaking hands at end of game. POOR SPORTSMANSHIP!!! This is not a good way to be a roll model the next generation. This is 2 years in a row the Atkins coaching staff has neglected our team and coaches. I wonder do they do this to every team? We won by 10 pts. Andrews won by over 50 did they shake their hand and acknowledge them? Maybe its just that they cant take losing to a school in Randolph county. You just cant win them all guys. I think it goes without saying Atkins coach should not be a coach not a good leader.
TO SAY THAT THE COACHES OF ATKINS ARE POOR LEADERS IS A DRASTIC UNDERSTATEMENT. FOR GROWN MEN TO BE HARRASSING THE CHAIN GANG, CHEST BUMPING THEM AND GIVING THEM ATTITUDE BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING THEIR BUTTS HANDED TO THEM IS REDICULOUS AND CHILDISH. THOSE GUYS SHOULD BE FIRED AND OR REPREMANDED SOME HOW FOR THIER BEHAVIOR FRIDAY NIGHT. MAYBE THEY JUST COULDN`T TAKE GETTING THEIR BUTTS KICKED BY A BUNCH OF WHITE BOYS. I HEARD FROM A FEW OF OUR PLAYERS THAT SOME OF THE ATKINS PLAYERS WERE MAKING COMMENTS TO THAT EFFECT BUT THATS TO BE EXPECTED, LOOK AT THE EXAMPLE THATS BEING SET BY THE COACHES OF ATKINS. GOOD JOB WARRIORS NOW LETS SHOW TRINITY WHO THE BEST TEAM IN THE COMMUNITY REALLY IS, CAUSE 1 THINGS FOR SURE WE`RE NOT A BUNCH OF QUITERS LIKE SOME OF THEM.