PREP ROUNDUP: West Point dominates Lawrence County 42-14; Fairview outlasts St. John Paul II; Cold Springs, Good Hope also pick up wins
Per The Cullman Times
West Point's first Class 5A, Region 7 victory was an emphatic one.
After three weeks on the road to the open the season, the Warriors gave the home crowd plenty to celebrate on Friday night, rolling to a 42-14 triumph over Lawrence County.
West Point (2-2, 1-1 in Region 7) scored the game's first 20 points in the first half, and the Warriors never let Lawrence County mount a threat.
"Our defense stepped up and played well after a couple of rough weeks. Our guys keep showing up and working hard. We're trying to get better every week," said West Point coach Don Farley. "It felt good to be at home. It was a good win."
Warriors' quarterback Will Cochran continued his strong season with four total touchdowns – a pair on the ground and through the air. Cochran opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown less than a minute into the game and added a 53-yard touchdown pass to Branson Smith with 4:25 to go in the first quarter.
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Per Clarion Ledger
It looked like Starkville was on its way to a rout early in the first quarter of its rivalry game against West Point. They jumped ahead to a 14-0 lead and seemed to be unstoppable.
Then, West Point showed the mettle of a program that won three straight state championships.
The Green Wave (2-1) responded to Starkville's hot start with 28 unanswered points and staved off a late comeback en route to an impressive 41-35 win over the Jackets (1-2).
Here are a few takeaways from West Point's win.
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