Irwin County Indian head football coach Jon Lindsey may want to tape his halftime speech from his squad’s 41-34 victory Friday night over the fourth-ranked team in the state Class A football poll, the Wilkinson County Warriors.
After scoring the first touchdown of the game on a Robert Moore 5-yard touchdown run, the Indians had watched the Warriors answer with 28 unanswered points to take the big halftime lead.
However, the Indians came back out and dominated the second half, outscoring the Warriors, 34-6, to take the victory.
Irwin got second half touchdowns from five different players, James Curtis, Donte Studstill, Jakyron Young, Ryan Peterson and Autuane Merritt.
Studstill then added an interception to end the Warriors’ last threat.
Irwin put up 538 yards on the ground, and 39 through the air.
"I have never been on a team that put up nearly 600 yards of total offense," said Lindsey after the game. "I am so proud of these guys. I think we finally played like we are capable of."
Peterson led the Irwin rushers with 172 yards on 12 carries. Studstill added 126 yards on eight carries, while Young added 96 yards on nine carries.
James Curtis also had 67 yards on five carries.
The Indians get a week off to celebrate the big win.