The Warriors wasted little time in jumping in front of rivals Lumpkin, and took a 49-6 victory for the third straight win in the series, all of which have been lopsided victories. White County led 31-0 at the half.
Less than two minutes in, White County took advantage of a Lumpkin fumble, and converted it into a 16-yard Zion McMullen touchdown run. On the next Warriors drive, it was J. Ben Haynes who found the end zone, scoring from 8 yards out to push the lead to 14-0.
McMullen led the efforts on the next drive, punching in a 3-yard TD after two big runs to set it up. The Warriors were up 21-0 after the first, and scored to open the second quarter when Haynes had another rushing touchdown, which was helped by a huge pass to Jesse Thomas, who had made a diving catch up the middle of the field.
When Haynes found Will Sampson inside the red zone on the fifth drive for White County, the Warriors were first and goal looking to go up 35-0. After being pushed back, they settled for a 29-yard field goal, making it 31-0 at the break.
The Warriors tacked on 18 more points in the second half to cruise to the win. White County (1-0) has now bested Lumpkin (0-2) 38 times in the 50 total games played against the neighbors.
The Warriors take on Habersham Central on the road in Week 3, while Lumpkin will travel to Jackson County.