Warren Central High School football are now the District Champions after defeating Callaway 27-20 on Friday. WC Head Coach Josh Morgan also won his 100th career game.
The Vikings managed to get the ball quickly after an interception by Dakesi Crump. The Chargers eventually struck first after throwing a 55-yard touchdown.
Multiple false start penalties damaged WC’s chances of getting in the end zone. Julien Demby grabbed a sack just before the end of the first quarter as the Vikings trailed 6-0.
WC made a few big plays in the second quarter including multiple stops by Garrett-Orgas Fisher along with Ronnie Blossom who popped the Chargers’ ball carrier.
A bad snap late in the second quarter would cause a safety that gave Callaway a 8-0 lead going into halftime.
Coming out of halftime, the Chargers drove down the field and scored from a 15-yard pass. The Vikings quickly responded as Aden Greer ran a 33-yard touchdown to put the score at 14-7 after the successful extra point from Jonah Artman.
Shortly before the end of the third quarter, quarterback Nash Morgan hit Maddox Lynch for a 35-yard gain. After a quick pass to Jadarius Miller, WC got a nice run from Eric Collins Jr. On the next play, Lynch bulldozed his way into the end zone. Artman’s extra point was blocked as WC trailed 14-13.
With less than six minutes left to play, Callaway scored from another pass to give them a 20-13 lead over WC.
The Vikings didn’t hesitate to strike back as Collins broke out for 56-yard touchdown run and Artman tied the game with the extra point.
The Viking defense stepped up on the next drive to force a punt with 2:21 left to play.
Morgan threw a long pass to Zack Evans where a pass interference was called which put WC in great field position. Collins would then score from a 10-yard run to give WC the 27-20 win.
The Vikings are now 7-2 along with being named the district champions for the first time since 2004.
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