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November 19, 2009

Wayne County-West Jones: The Rivalry

West Jones and Wayne County will do battle for the 15th time today, meeting for the first time in 1991, with Wayne County leading the series 9-5.



1991

Wayne County 13, West Jones 7


Both teams came into the second game of this season undefeated. West Jones had downed Columbia in their season opener while Wayne County had blanked St. Martin.

Ricky Ballard scored on a 37-yard run in the third period and Shannon Lofton had a short run in the fourth period for the War Eagles.



1992

Wayne County 7, West Jones 3


The Saturday sports section proclaimed a couple of heavyweight boxers stood toe-to-toe for three periods. J.P. Varnell kicked a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth period to give the visitors a 3-0 lead.

Wayne County on the next series struck like lighting when sophomore quarterback Cory Reynolds hit Derrick Lang on a 65-yard score with less than six minutes to play.



1999

West Jones 25, Wayne County 14


West Jones scored 18 points in the first eight minutes of the game to dominate the War Eagles.

Erick McDonald scored on a 10-yard run and fired two touchdown passes to Thomas Barnett. McDonald hit Barnett on tosses of 5 and 61 yards. Jason Gardner had a 42-yard interception return for a score in the first period.



2000

Wayne County 12, West Jones 0


Bobby Hall made his debut in this Thursday night game.

Marcus Powe hit Brett Wilson for a 10-yard first period score and Cedric Powe ran 2 yards on a keeper in the fourth period.



2003

West Jones 23, Wayne County 15


No one had seen anything like it. Both teams entered the contest at 8-0 in front of 10,000 fans as the War Eagles fell for the first time in 14 games.

Wayne County had the upper hand in the opening period as Michael McLaughlin ran 11 yards for a score. West Jones then turned the tables in the second period as Britt Barefoot hit three field goals of 20, 40, and 19 yards. Barefoot also caught a 42-yard TD pass in the game.

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