Whale Branch Warriors fall to Timberland in high school football playoff game

The Whale Branch football team’s season concluded last Friday night as the Warriors fell to highly-touted Timberland in the Class 2-A State Playoffs. Timberland pulled away to defeat Whale Branch 31-7.

Whale Branch concluded its season 7-5.

Setting the tone early, Timberland outscored Whale Branch 13-0 in the opening quarter. Timberland carried a 19-0 lead into halftime. Shortly after intermission, Timberland added two more touchdowns to move ahead 31-0 in the third quarter.

As a team, Timberland rushed for 290 yards.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard when Jordan Wright hauled in a 9-yard scoring pass from Amagee Stephens with 1:03 remaining. Kicker Ben Wallace booted the PAT following Wright’s scoring catch.

Whale Branch was limited to 172 rushing yards.

DJ Davis led Whale Branch on the ground, rushing 10 times for 84 yards. Stephon Eugene, a 1,000-yard rusher, gained 50 yards via eight carries for the Warriors.

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