Story and Photo by Brennan Waldorf
Nandua Warriors bring in massive crowd for homecoming blowout.
The Warriors’ homecoming turnout speaks volume as it brought out over a thousand spectators. The Warriors didn’t disappoint on the field either as they laid the hammer down on the 1-5 Snow Hill Eagles.
Scoring for the Warriors came easily and frequently in the first half. They racked up 49 points in the half giving their crowd plenty to cheer about. Nandua’s first offensive possession started on the Snow Hill 33-yard line after the Eagles failed to convert on a fourth and 7. The first play for the Warriors was a flea flicker that advanced the ball to the 12-yard line. Jahiem Bailey quickly finished the drive with a 12-yard rushing touchdown. The Warriors then went for 2 and what appeared to be botched play due to bad snap was still converted thanks in part to Joe Teasley’s scrambling ability.
After the Warriors stout defense forced a three and out, the offense threw a screen to Zykeese Davis who took the pass 50 yards to house for a single play score. This trend continued throughout the half as the Eagles were unable to move the chains against the Warriors. Nandua put 22 points on the board in the first quarter alone after a series of plays ended with another rushing touchdown from Jaheim Bailey.
Snow Hill down three scores would look to run but found little room on their next offensive play as Bryan Greene read the offense like a book and recorded a sack for loss. The Eagles, looking at third and fifteen, went to the pass but were unsuccessful as Jaheim Bailey picked the ball off, putting his team on the Eagles’ 35. Nandua added to their score on another single play after a passing touchdown to Julian Major. The lone bright spot on the Eagles’ defense came when Snow Hill blocked the extra point putting the score at 28-0 with 10:46 remaining in the half.
Snow Hill’s struggles on offense continued as Nandua’s defense forced another three and out, rendering no first downs to the Eagles in the first half. The Warriors would close the half up 48-0 after Jahiem Bailey returned an Eagles’ punt for 40 yards.
Similar to the Warriors’ last home game, the clock was set to run and the starters were pulled in the second. Nandua went on to win 56-14 in front a very large and welcoming homecoming crowd. They will be back in action Oct. 25 at home against district rival Arcadia.