By Darren Nichols | Photo by Willie Prince
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Warner Robins is heading to its fifth straight state title game, earning a ticket to downtown Atlanta next week with another dominant performance in a 40-15 victory over Creekside.
Warner Robins head coach Marquis Westbrook has done nothing but win since he took over the program. All three of his years leading the Demons have ended with a championship game appearance, including winning it all last season.
“Our team stepped up to the challenge," Westbrook said. "We had a really tough opponent that we had to prepare for, and we did it. I had a good feeling in my stomach."
Although the game was played at Banneker High School, Creekside had the crowd and home-field advantage.
That advantage vanished in the first quarter when Warner Robins came out as a team on a mission.
The Demons opened the game by asserting their dominance in the run game.
Chaz Sturn started the party with a 34-yard run up the middle on the Demons' first possession to put them up 7-0.
JaFredrick Perry joined the fun with 11- and 10-yard runs to give Warner Robins a quick 21-0 lead.
The Creekside crowd had been silenced, while Warner Robins’ fans were erupting.
Creekside came into this matchup second in the state in sacks, but Warner Robins gave the Seminoles a taste of their own medicine Friday night.
The Demons sacked Creekside quarterback Nyqua Lett eight times in the first half, barely giving him a chance to get his fingers on the laces before a defender was breathing down his neck.