Off to the races, Titans win

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 18, 2006

DEMOPOLIS – The sweet smell of victory was what the West Alabama Prep Titans came away with last night.

Though it was an exhibition game, the 46-6 win over the Warrior Academy Braves was what the Titans needed to kick off their 2006 season under new head coach Pierre Goode.

“We played a difficult ball team,” said Goode after the game. “We amassed over 200 yards in penalties, so we have a lot to work on.” WAP rushed for unofficially 215 yards, most of the yards resulted from broken plays.

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The Titans reached the end zone three time is the first quarter before Warrior knew what hit them.

Terrance Irby scored his first of three touchdowns on a 3-yard run. The two-point conversion was good. Barron Taylor plowed up the middle on a 6-yard touchdown run, then scored on the two-point conversion. Andrew Snipes reached the end zone on a 11-yard run off tackle. Irby converted the two points on a run giving West Alabama a 24-0 advantage with 4:58 left in the first quarter.

The Titan added another score on an Irby run of 18 yards with forty seconds left to half time.

The Braves finally got on the board in the third when Robbie Gray hit Jamie Dawson with a 17-yard strike. The two-point conversion failed.

“I was impressed with the fact that the kids didn’t give,” said Warrior Academy coach John Freeland, “but we have some mental things to work on as well as some plays cover.”

Snipes hit pay dirt for the second time in the game for the Titans early in the fourth in a 1-yard run.

Taylor converted the two-pointer on a run. Irby added the final score of the game on a 9-yard burst around end.

The Titans made good on their two-point conversion with a Irby to Chris Kimbrough pass.

WAP will host Shelby Academy to open the regular season on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30p.m.