WC shutout Northwest Rankin 24-0 on Wednesday

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Nash Morgan: Photo by Richard Miller

Warren Central High School concluded their Spring football season with an impressive 24-0 victory over Northwest Rankin. Nash Morgan showcased his skills at the quarterback position by throwing two touchdown passes
during the game.

“It really echoes the hard work we put in over the last few weeks and we’ve been working hard and we found a way to get something going,” Morgan said.

The Cougars initially found success running the ball, but the momentum shifted when Demario Conner and Landon Green delivered impactful hits,forcing Northwest Rankin to punt. The Vikings struggled with their running
game early on, leading to turnovers, while Green, TK Qualls and Allen Oliver made crucial defensive plays to maintain a scoreless game.

TK Qualls tackling: Photo by Richard Miller

In the first quarter’s midpoint, Nash connected with Mike Hall for a spectacular 62-yard touchdown pass. Jonah Atman’s successful extra point put WC ahead 7-0. During a brief break after the first quarter, Harber Williams
stepped in at quarterback and threw a
touchdown pass to Chester Savage.

In the second quarter, Gavin Davenport’s 20-yard run and Aden Greer’s tough yards through the middle all contributed along with Morgan who made some key throws. A 13-yard completion to Jadarius paved the way for Artman’s successful 41-yard field goal, extending WC’s lead to 10-0.

The WC defense shined as freshman Micah Moore delivered a critical stop, followed by Roosevelt Harris Jr.’s impressive 87-yard interception return for a touchdown just before halftime. Artman’s extra point increased WC’s
lead to 17-0 heading into the final
quarter.

”I never experienced that before but that’s what Coach Josh has been teaching us all year,” Harris said.

Jonah Artman: Photo by Richard Miller

Between the second and third quarters, Williams connected on a long touchdown pass, this time to Landon Lumpkin.

Entering the final quarter, Morgan continued his strong performance by linking up with Hall and Jaylon Winters for crucial plays before finishing with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Miller. Teryn Green capped off the night with
a long reception as time expired, securing WC’s dominant 24-0 shutout victory. Ricky Neal also snagged an interception late in the win.

“We have the best coaching staff here and we’re definitely going far this year,” Harris added.

Published by Keith Phillips