Daleville crushes Barbour County en route to first region win
By Andy Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
"We try to just go back to fundamentals," Parrish said."We worked fundamentals this week, no matter who the opponent was. Every single person got into the game, and that's what we were shooting for."Daleville quarterback Coley Locke didn't see much action Friday night, but with the way the Warhawks were playing, he didn't need much time. He did get his name on the score sheet three plays into the Warhawks' first series on a 24-yard run after K.J. Walker forced a fumble on defense, which was recovered by Daleville.Walker forced three fumbles in the first quarter that resulted in 13 of the Warhawks' first 19 points. "K.J's a hustler," Parrish said."He hustles so much that good things are going to happen for him. He's always around the ball because he hustles so much. I expect things like that from K.J."Alex McNeal muscled his way into the end zone on a 1-yard run after a nine-play, 54-yard drive after the third of the recovered fumbles.Josiah Berry continued the trend of big plays from last Friday when he sprung loose for a 70-yard run before being tackled at the one. TJ Tanner played clean-up and scored from the 1-yard line. The score was Tanner's first of two in the first half. He would score an 11-yarder at the death of the first half.Chance Head took over for Locke under center after a couple of series and played for two and a half quarters, making quite the impact. He hooked up with Jaylyn Hinton for a 45-yard pass that gave the Warhawks their first passing touchdown of the season.Hinton finished the game with only a pair of catches, but they were big ones going for 77 yards between the two.With such a big lead built up in a short span of time, the opportunity for Parrish to play some of his younger players was ideal. "That was the main goal," Parrish said."Our focus is the build a program. The only way to build that program is to have those guys playing. We accomplished that goal the whole second half, so I'm proud of that." Barbour County was able to salvage a score late in the fourth quarter after the game had all but been decided.The Warhawks will have no time to celebrate, as they have a grueling three-game stretch upcoming starting with Wicksburg at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 on the road.