The Daleville Warhawks (3-0, 1-0) continued their winning ways on Friday, Sept. 6, with a 44-13 thumping of Class 2A, Region 2 foe Houston County Lions (0-2, 0-1) on the road.
The Warhawks wasted no time in jumping ahead as Daleville scored on its second play of the game when senior running back Jalen White raced for a 41-yard touchdown run, and then converted the two-point conversion. Daleville led 8-0 right out of the gate.
Fellow running back Sincere McKenzie added a 52-yard touchdown run on Daleville’s next possession. The two-point conversion gave Daleville a 16-0 lead.
Houston County was able to cut into that lead with a 25-yard touchdown pass on its next possession, but a failed two-point try meant Daleville still led 16-6.
White scored his second touchdown run of the game late in the first quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion extended Daleville’s 24-6 late in the first quarter.
White wasn’t done, however, as he raced to an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The failed two-point conversion gave Daleville a 30-6 lead at halftime.
White scored his fourth touchdown on a 25-yard scamper in the third quarter to put the Warhawks up 38-6 following another two-point conversion.
In the fourth quarter, quarterback Peanut Bloodsaw scored on a 10-yard touchdown run. The failed two-point conversion left the score 44-6 in Daleville’s favor.
Houston County scored on a late 38-yard touchdown pass to make the final score a 44-13 Warhawk win.
White continued his impressive senior campaign with 209 yards and four touchdowns on just 13 carries, which is more than 16 yards per carry.
McKenzie added 97 yards and a touchdown on just four attempts, which is more than 24 yards per carry.
Bloodsaw had 59 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
In total, the Warhawks rushed for 475 yards on just 25 attempts despite playing against a running clock for most of the second half. That means the Warhawks averaged nearly 20 yards per rushing attempt. Daleville attempted just one pass in the game.