West Point finished off its region schedule with a gritty 16-14 road win over East Limestone on Friday night.
The Indians had no answer for Warrior quarterback Bryant Farley, who compiled 245 rushing yards and two touchdowns — runs of 38 and 50 yards — on 27 carries to lead West Point (3-6, 2-5 in Class 5A, Region 8) to the win.
“I’m proud of the guys,” Warrior coach Don Farley said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game. It was a great team effort. I can't say enough about the guys for stepping up and handling it.”
Tristin Skinner gave West Point a 3-0 lead on a 32-yard field goal midway through the first quarter before East Limestone’s Sylvaugn Turner broke loose for a 65-yard touchdown run to give the Indians a 7-3 lead at the break.
However, Farley took over in the second half, scoring on the Warriors’ opening possession of the third quarter.
After East Limestone answered with a Josh Petty 4-yard run, Farley proved to be the difference once again when he gashed the Indian D and scrambled for the game-winning score.
West Point held strong with a defensive stand inside its own 5-yard line that ultimately gave the Warriors the victory.
“The defense played outstanding,” Farley said. “They had a couple of fourth-down stops, an interception and a goalline stand to seal the game.”
Kobe Smith and Tristan Dubberly each gained 35 yards apiece on the ground, while Will Wrenn caught the lone pass of the night by Farley for 13 yards.
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