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TIPTONVILLE (November 20) — The West Carroll War Eagle football season drew to a close Friday as they faced off against the defending state champions Lake County Falcons. The third round TSSAA …
TIPTONVILLE (November 20) — The West Carroll War Eagle football season drew to a close Friday as they faced off against the defending state champions Lake County Falcons. The third round TSSAA playoff game showed great promise as a rematch from October 16. Much to the chagrin of the War Eagles, they were unable to move the ball for much of the night leaving it in all the field with the 42-8 loss.
Statistically, the War Eagles ran into a buzzsaw against the Falcons. West Carroll accumulated 118 yards of offense; 76 rushing and 42 passing. Their leading rusher was Xander Moon with 9 carries for 32 yards followed by Malik Lee with 6 carries for 19 yards. Moon was 2 for 6 passing for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. Lake County had 421 offensive yards; 318 on the ground and 103 in the air. Rylan Williams led the ground game with 14 carries for 195 yards. James Wilson was 7-10 passing for 103 yards.
West Carroll’s sole touchdown of the night came late in the fourth quarter. On a tipped pass, Jacob Blankenship was able to snag Moon’s pass in the back of the end zone. The two-point conversation was successful on a pitch-and-catch from Moon to Jack Barrow.
Finishing the season with a 7-4 record, the War Eagles had an excellent 2020 season. West Carroll had three close regular-season losses falling short of a 9-1 record by 24 points; Fayette Academy (14-8; OT), Dresden (33-26; four overtimes) and Lake County (46-38). They handily defeated the Greenfield Yellowjackets in back-to-back games to close the regular season and open the second round of the playoffs.