The Oak grove Warriors took the opening kickoff on Friday night at their own 39 yard line & drove 14 plays all the way down to the Laurel Tornado 1 yard line. On 4th and goal from the one Warrior Quarterback Kirk McCarty was stopped when he fumbled the ball away at the goal-line. After the Tornado offense went 3 & out, their punt team put the Warriors on the board when an errant snap rolled out of the back of the end-zone for a safety and the warriors led 2-0 with 6:58 to play in the 1st quarter. The warriors took the ensuing free kick at mid-field. It only took 5 plays to find paydirt on a 7 yard pass play from McCarty to Picasso Nelson Jr. Luke Little would add the first of his three extra points on the night. O.G. led at this point 9-0 in the 1st. the warriors came knocking once again in the 2nd quarter only to have the Laurel D stop them at the 5 yard line again on 4th down.
The Tornadoes got on the board in the 2nd quarter when they blocked O.G. punter Kyle Roblin’s kick up the middle and scooped it for a 40 yard touchdown to make it 9-6. That was as close as the Tornadoes would get though. O. G. got their offense going again in the 2nd when Cameron Myers leaped over two Laurel defenders to make a spectacular grab for a 42 yard score. O.G. led 16-6 going into halftime.
Late in the 3rd McCarty got his 3rd touchdown toss of the night, this time finding Johnathan McNair on a 3 yard scoring Play to put the warrior up 23-6. Laurel added another score in the 4th to come within 23-13, but on the ensuing kickoff McNair rumbled 86 yards down the sideline for a score to put the warriors up 30-13 as it would stand.
McCarty ended his night 23-42 for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Warriors 3-0 travel to Gulfport next Friday night. Gametime is set for 7:30.