The Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors traveled to Savannah on Friday, September 29, and shut out the Windsor Forest Knights, 27-0. The game was played at Savannah High School’s new stadium.
Tattnall County took their opening possession and drove deep into the Knights’ territory. But penalties pushed the Warriors back and Tattnall failed to score. Both teams were able to move the ball at times, but the first half ended scoreless at (0-0).
The Warriors finally got on the board in the third quarter, when Xavier Friendy broke free down the left sideline on a 28-yard touchdown run. The PAT was good and Tattnall County led 7-0. A few minutes later, Friendy found pay dirt again, this time on a 15-yard run off the right end. That gave the Warriors a 14-0 lead in the third quarter. Windsor Forest then made a nice drive, only to see it end with a Tattnall County interception near the Warrior 8-yard line. Early in the 4th quarter, Kell Lawson would add to the Warriors’ lead. Lawson followed his blocker around the right side and out raced the Knights defenders on a 67-yard touchdown run.
Tattnall County led 21-0 midway through the 4th quarter. Xavier Friendy would later score his third touchdown of the night. Facing second down and six from the Knights’ 11-yard line, Friendy ran off right guard and bulldozed his way into the endzone on a 7-yard run. The PAT failed and the Warriors led 27-0. The Warrior defense then preserved the shutout with another interception, this time in the end zone. Tattnall County got a big 27-0 Region win over the Knights. Tattnall County is now (2-4) (1-1) in the Region. Windsor Forest drops to (2-4), (0-2) in the Region play.
Senior Xavier Friendy paced the Warrior offense with 20 carries for 184 yards and scored 3 touchdowns. Junior Dajuan Brown led the Warriors defense with 5 tackles with 2 tackles for loss.
Next up: Tattnall County travels to Vidalia for a rare Thursday night match-up in another key Region showdown. The game kicks-off at 7:30 p.m.