WARNER ROBINS -- The Warner Robins Demons turned in a dominating performance Friday, picking up a 59-10 victory over the Grovetown Warriors in GHSA Region 2-AAAAA action.
I thought we played really well, Warner Robins head coach Bryan Way said. I knew wed had a good week of practice, and the kids were really focused after not playing well and getting beat last week. I hope we can kind of use this as a little momentum starter, continue to work hard to get better and then see what happens.
The Demons offense was unstoppable in the first half as it scored touchdowns on its first six possessions to build a 44-10 lead at the break.
Three different Warner Robins tailbacks found the end zone with Jaquan Burns scoring twice, Terry Harris scoring twice and Danny Hite Jr. adding another score.
(Grove-town) had been playing pretty good defense on the film that we had and people werent just running up and down the field on them, Way said. I thought we ran the ball well, and when we threw it, we did it effectively and efficiently.
Quarterback Caden Johnston opened the game a perfect 8-for-8 passing with 126 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to Blake Davis. The Demons racked up more than 400 yards of offense in the first two quarters.
He played really well, Way said of Johnston. I thought last week that he tried to do a little bit too much and take things on him a bit. Competitors do that, and you dont want to diminish that, but he did a lot better job (Friday) of staying within himself, throwing to the open guy and just managing the game.
Warner Robins played its reserves the entire second half, and backup signal-caller Shamair Mitchell added a pair of rushing touchdowns.
The Demons will now turn their attention to the rivalry showdown with Northside. Warner Robins controls its own destiny in the Region 2-AAAAA championship race if it can win its final two games. Warner Robins is currently tied with Lakeside-Evans for second place at 4-1 in region play.
Its a big game like it always is, Way said. Weve got to win and somehow find a way to beat Lakeside, and were the region champions. Thats always our No. 1 goal every year. (The Northside Eagles are) the defending champions, and rightfully so. Theyve got another outstanding football team, and weve got our work cut out for us, but I know were going to prepare well and play hard.