Warren Central now at 6-0 with nailbiter over upstart Chargers

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 4, 2002

[10/05/02]Warren Central improved to 6-0 on the season after defeating Callaway 17-13 for a hard-fought homecoming victory.

It would be Callaway that drew first blood in this battle of divisional foes as wide receiver Terrance Jones connected with quarterback Geoffrey Gray for a 55-yard touchdown pass that put the Chargers up 6-0 with 9:24 remaining in the first quarter.

Warren Central answered with a touchdown of its own just over four minutes later when Richmond Fields, Class 5A’s leading rusher, ran it in from 6 yards out. Will Clark’s point after tied the ballgame 7-7 with 5:16 remaining in the quarter.

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The Vikings scored what proved to be the game winning touchdown when Jeremy Ferguson connected with Henry Williams for a 43-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Will Clark added the PAT to put the Vikings up 14-7.

Callaway scored the first points of the second half on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Gray to William Walker. Korrie Ashford’s PAT attempt sailed wide left making the score 14-13 with 6:22 remaining the third quarter.

Clark added a 45-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in the third quarter to seal the victory for the Vikings.

“They’ve got speed, speed, speed. Those boys can go and they’ve got good coverage” Ferguson said, “but our offense clicked tonight just like in practice all week.”

Ferguson was 5 of 10 for led 60 yards, while Richmond Fields led the Vikings with 43 yards on 16 carries. Williams added 52 yards on 10 carries.

“My hats off to the guys. They kept fighting and never gave up. We had a lot of players banged up and our back ups stepped in and did their job,” WC coach Robert Morgan said.

Warren Central’s offense gained 146 all purpose yards while the defense allowed Callaway to run up 282.

“We did execute a few different plays on offense than we normally do. The offense stepped up and did what it had to do” Morgan said.

When asked about his teams victory over a tough Callaway team Morgan said, “We are very proud and fortunate to get the win. We did not play as well as we could have. They have a lot of good skilled players.”

Warren Central (6-0) will be on the road next week at Madison Central.

“We haven’t beaten Madison in a couple years and we have to play better next week than we did tonight or we are not going to win,” Morgan said.