The Daleville Warhawks (0-1) and Lady Hawks (0-1) got the 2021-2022 season off to a tough start, both falling to the Class 5A Carroll Eagles in Ozark on Nov. 16.
The Warhawks dropped their game with Carroll by a score 80-37. Daleville fell behind early 22-4 with a number of players getting into foul trouble and then Carroll outscored the Warhawks 25-11 in the second quarter to take a resounding 47-15 lead into halftime.
At one point in the third quarter, the Warhawks went on a 10-0 run and ended up outscoring Carroll 18-13 in the period but still trailed 60-33 going into the fourth quarter. Carroll again dominated the final period, outscoring Daleville 20-4, to pick up the win.
Daleville sophomore Moses McDowell – a 6-foot-3-inch transfer from North Carolina – led the Warhakws with 12 points, while senior Brian Beckwith scored eight points and junior Jeremiah Moore scored six points. Senior Amaury Gomez added five points in the loss.
The Lady Hawks also got down big to the Lady Eagles 23-3 in the first quarter. Carroll continued to pour it on in the second quarter outscoring Daleville 20-5 to take an insurmountable 43-7 lead into halftime.
Carroll outscored Daleville 18-0 in the third quarter and 4-3 in the fourth quarter to pick up the 65-10 win. Kiani Schmitz and Tatianna McKenzie both led Daleville with three points each. Laterria Adams and Katelyn High scored two points each in the loss.
Daleville will hit the road again on Nov. 30 to face Headland before finally hosting Ariton on Dec. 3 for the school’s first home game of the season.