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TCHS hosts scrimmage vs. Bryan County and Johnson County
TCHS football players during Thursday night scrimmage.
TCHS football players during Thursday night scrimmage. (PAUL EVANS)

The Tattnall County High School (TCHS) Battle Creek Warriors hosted a preseason scrimmage on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The Warriors squared off for a half against Bryan County and Johnson County, while Johnson County and Bryan County also faced each other.

In the first session, Bryan County took on Johnson County. On the second play of the contest, the Trojans got on the board with a 70-yard jaunt off the right side. The PAT was good, and the Trojans led, 7-0. Things would settle down somewhat after that, as neither team was able to score from that point.  

Tattnall County took first possession from their own 30-yard line. Three plays later, the Warriors were forced to punt. Johnson County then marched down to the Tattnall County 10-yard line but turned the ball over on downs. The Warrior offense continued to struggle and was forced to punt as the period came to an end. In the second stanza, the Trojans drove deep into Warrior territory. But the drive halted when Tattnall’s defensive back intercepted a pass in the end zone. The Warriors would get the ball at their own 20-yard line. Two plays later, the Warriors turned the ball over on a fumble at their own 40-yard line. Neither team was able to score in the last five minutes.

In the nightcap, the Warriors faced the Redskins. On the second play from scrimmage, Tattnall County intercepted a tipped pass attempt from Bryan County near mid-field. After two penalties, Tattnall County attempted a 47-yard field goal that sailed wide left on 4th down. The two teams would end the varsity session scoreless.

The Tattnall County JV and Bryan County JV would battle the last five minutes. The Redskins scooped up a Warrior fumble and returned it inside the Tattnall five-yard line. Bryan County would punch it in the end zone a few plays later. The PAT was good, and Bryan County led, 7-0, with 2:30 remaining. Tattnall County tried desperately to tie the game, but time ran out and the score ended with Bryan County 7, Tattnall County 0.

It’s back to the basics this week, as the Warriors prepare to open the regular season Friday in Claxton. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the new Tiger town facility. Claxton no longer plays in the famous Pecan Grove.