Late in the second quarter, Indian Land workhorse running back Breyon Williams had a 60-yard touchdown called back by an illegal motion penalty, pushing the Warriors back to their own 35 yard line. Williams responded by taking the next carry for a 65-yard score after a scintillating run down the sideline.
The play was one of many instances where everything clicked for the Warriors offense, which fired on all cylinders in the first half and resoundingly beat the Whitmire Wolverines 58-8.
It was another devastating turn of events for the Region AA Wolverines, who have only managed 20 points in their first four games. Despite reliable play from stout running back Tim Epps resulting in an early third quarter touchdown, the Wolverines were outmatched from the onset and never had an answer for the Warriors bruising ground attack.
Williams and quarterback Rondreas Truesdale -- who threw only once -- combined for 213 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the first half. He sat out the remainder of the game to let the Warriors' backups take the snaps.
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The Warriors are 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005. Yet, the team started the 2009 season with two wins, only to end the year with a 3-7 record. While last season's collapse still remains fresh in his head, coach Mike Mayer believes that the intelligence and work ethic of his squad will yield far different results.
INDIAN LAND 58
RUSHING-Indian Land: Rondreas Truesdale 3-108, Breyon Williams 4-105, DJ Moore 9-40, Michael Rodriguez 3-40, Josh Williams 2-8, Boone 3-7. Whitmire: Tim Epps 17-53, Thomas Miller 9-3, Dakota Miller 1-3
PASSING-Indian Land: Truesdale 1-1-7, Rodriguez 1-3-18-1. Whitmire: Miller 3-10-21-2
RECEIVING--Indian Land: Jarrell Robinson 2-25. Whitmire: Chris Rice 1-10 Corey Robertson 2-11