Warriors tame Wildcats
Published 12:09 am Saturday, October 17, 2015
By GREGORY STARLING / Special to the Reporter
ALABASTER – Thompson celebrated Senior Night by hosting the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats. It took the Warriors a full half to get things clicking, but once they did, they were able to walk away with a 27-0 victory.
Senior quarterback Walker Lott looked like he may run away with it by himself early as he scrambled down to the Wildcats 18-yard line on the first drive for the Warriors. On first and 10, the Warriors fumbled the ball away and it looked like it might be another long night.
Thompson’s second drive started at its own 22-yard line. Again, the Wildcats had problems containing Lott and he rumbled 58 yards for the first Thompson score. With 6:42 remaining in the first quarter, Dimitri Davis hit the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
The remainder of the first half saw neither team being able to successfully move the ball. The Warriors had two more turnovers in the half.
With 3:20 left in the third quarter, the Warriors took possession at their own 14-yard line. On the very first play, Lott dropped back to pass, and then tucked the ball and headed down the sideline for an 86-yard touchdown. Davis again added the extra point and the Warriors led 14-0. Lott finished the night with 232 rushing yards.
As the quarter was drawing to a close, Tuscaloosa County had its deepest penetration of the night, moving the ball to the Thompson 13-yard line. The Wildcat quarterback’s pass was intercepted by Nick Mobley at the seven and he scampered 93 yards for a pick six. After the kick, Thompson led 21-0.
Senior receiver Jordan Heywood got in on the scoring late in the fourth when he hauled in a Lott pass and took it 40 yards to give the Warriors their final score of the night. The extra point was no good leaving the final score at 27-0.
The Warriors will face Oak Mountain next week on the road.